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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704384/quantitative-thyroglobulin-response-to-radioactive-iodine-treatment-in-predicting-radioactive-iodine-refractory-thyroid-cancer-with-pulmonary-metastasis
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Chen Wang, Xin Zhang, Hui Li, Xin Li, Yansong Lin
OBJECTIVE: Current diagnosis of radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory (RAIR) differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is based on the imaging technique, which is of a high cost. Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is a sensitive and easily obtained biomarker. Hence, we aimed to assess the predicting value of quantitative response of Tg in earlier identifying the RAIR-DTC with pulmonary metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pulmonary metastatic DTC patients who underwent total or near-total thyroidectomy and at least two times of RAI therapy were included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687563/axitinib-treatment-in-advanced-rai-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-dtc-and-refractory-medullary-thyroid-cancer-mtc
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Jaume Capdevila, Jose Manuel Trigo, Javier Aller, Jose Luis Manzano, Silvia Garcia-Adrian, Carles Zafon, Oscar Reig, Uriel Bohn, Teresa Ramon Y Cajal, Manuel Duran, Beatriz Gonzalez-Astorga, Ana Lopez-Alfonso, Javier Medina, Ignacio Porras, Juan Jose Reina, Nuria Palacios, Enrique Grande, Elena Cillan, Ignacio Matos, Juan Jose Grau
BACKGROUND: Axitinib, an antiangiogenic multikinase inhibitor (MKI) was evaluated in the compassionate-use-program in Spain (October 2012-November 2014). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 47 patients with advanced radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC, n=34) or medullary thyroid cancer (MTC, n=13) with documented disease progression were treated with axitinib 5 mg bid. The primary efficacy endpoint was overall response rate (ORR) by RECIST v1.1. Progression-free survival (PFS) and adverse events (AEs) were secondary objectives...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687430/management-of-the-lateral-neck-in-well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
J R Cracchiolo, R J Wong
Lateral neck lymph node metastases in well differentiated thyroid cancer are common, ranging from 30% to 60%, with the majority of these foci identifiable only as microscopic deposits. A skilled ultrasound evaluation of the lymph nodes in the lateral neck is recommended for all patients presenting with newly diagnosed thyroid cancer undergoing surgical management. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy may be used to cytologically confirm suspected lateral neck nodal metastases prior to surgery. For patients with large volume nodal disease, extranodal extension, or multiple nodal metastases, computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck with contrast is an important additional imaging modality to accurately localize disease prior to surgery...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665259/defining-radioiodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-efficacy-and-safety-of-lenvatinib-by-radioiodine-refractory-criteria-in-the-select-trial
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Naomi Kiyota, Bruce Robinson, Manisha Shah, Ana O Hoff, Matthew H Taylor, Di Li, Corina E Dutcus, Eun Kyung Lee, Sung-Bae Kim, Makoto Tahara
BACKGROUND: While there is a clear consensus for defining radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-DTC), it is unknown whether these criteria are equally valid for determining when radioiodine (RAI) therapy is no longer beneficial and systemic treatment should be considered. Lenvatinib, a multikinase inhibitor, significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) compared to placebo in a Phase 3 trial in RR-DTC (SELECT; hazard ratio [HR]: 0.21 [99% confidence interval (CI) 0...
August 14, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635560/sorafenib-in-japanese-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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Yasuhiro Ito, Naoyoshi Onoda, Ken-Ichi Ito, Iwao Sugitani, Shunji Takahashi, Iku Yamaguchi, Koki Kabu, Katsuya Tsukada
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic options for treating advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) are still limited in Japan, even though vandetanib for MTC and lenvatinib for MTC and ATC have been approved. Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). An uncontrolled, open-label, multicenter, single-arm, Phase 2 clinical study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib in Japanese patients with MTC and ATC...
July 24, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318881/targeted-therapy-in-thyroid-cancer-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
L Valerio, L Pieruzzi, C Giani, L Agate, V Bottici, L Lorusso, V Cappagli, L Puleo, A Matrone, D Viola, C Romei, R Ciampi, E Molinaro, R Elisei
Thyroid cancer typically has a good outcome following standard treatments, which include surgery, radioactive iodine ablation for differentiated tumours and treatment with thyrotropine hormone-suppressive levothyroxine. Thyroid cancers that persist or recur following these therapies have a poorer prognosis. Cytotoxic chemotherapy or external beam radiotherapy has a low efficacy in these patients. 'Target therapy' with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) represent an important therapeutic option for the treatment of advanced cases of radioiodine refractory (RAI-R) differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and possibly for cases of poorly differentiated (PDTC) and anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC)...
May 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225999/radioactive-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-an-uncommon-but-challenging-situation
#7
Angelica Schmidt, Laura Iglesias, Michele Klain, Fabián Pitoia, Martin J Schlumberger
Radioiodine (RAI)-refractory thyroid cancer is an uncommon entity, occurring with an estimated incidence of 4-5 cases/year/million people. RAI refractoriness is more frequent in older patients, in those with large metastases, in poorly differentiated thyroid cancer, and in those tumors with high 18-fluordeoxyglucose uptake on PET/CT. These patients have a 10-year survival rate of less than 10%. In recent years, new therapeutic agents with molecular targets have become available, with multikinase inhibitors (MKIs) being the most investigated drugs...
January 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088233/successful-recovery-from-a-subclavicular-ulcer-caused-by-lenvatinib-for-thyroid-cancer-a-case-report
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Morimasa Kitamura, Tomomasa Hayashi, Chiaki Suzuki, Shigeru Hirano, Ichiro Tateya, Yo Kishimoto, Koichi Omori
BACKGROUND: There are currently no effective therapeutic methods for locally recurrent, metastatic, or progressive radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. However, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as lenvatinib or sorafenib have been approved for patients with RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer as a second targeted therapy, and these agents can prolong patient survival. However, several cases have been reported that TKIs have caused fatal complications such as fistula formation or bleeding...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837029/digitalis-like-compounds-facilitate-non-medullary-thyroid-cancer-redifferentiation-through-intracellular-ca2-fos-and-autophagy-dependent-pathways
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Marika H Tesselaar, Thomas Crezee, Herman G Swarts, Danny Gerrits, Otto C Boerman, Jan B Koenderink, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Mihai G Netea, Johannes W A Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Theo S Plantinga
Up to 20%-30% of patients with metastatic non-medullary thyroid cancer have persistent or recurrent disease resulting from tumor dedifferentiation. Tumor redifferentiation to restore sensitivity to radioactive iodide (RAI) therapy is considered a promising strategy to overcome RAI resistance. Autophagy has emerged as an important mechanism in cancer dedifferentiation. Here, we demonstrate the therapeutic potential of autophagy activators for redifferentiation of thyroid cancer cell lines. Five autophagy-activating compounds, all known as digitalis-like compounds, restored hNIS expression and iodide uptake in thyroid cancer cell lines...
January 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734713/lenvatinib-for-the-treatment-of-radioiodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-indirect-comparison-with-sorafenib
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REVIEW
Pawel Kawalec, Iwona Malinowska-Lipień, Tomasz Brzostek, Maria Kózka
Thyroid carcinoma is the most prevalent endocrine malignancy, with an increasing incidence over the past decades. Treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer consists of surgery followed by radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation of the thyroid remnant, and TSH suppression. Among new therapeutic solutions for patients with advanced RR-DTC stage, the most promising seem to be sorafenib and lenvatinib, up to now considered to be orphan drugs. Areas covered: We performed a systematic review of medical databases to collect all eligible clinical trials referring to the topic of our analysis...
December 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704399/consensus-on-the-management-of-advanced-radioactive-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-on-behalf-of-the-spanish-society-of-endocrinology-thyroid-cancer-working-group-gtseen-and-spanish-rare-cancer-working-group-gethi
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REVIEW
J Capdevila, J C Galofré, E Grande, C Zafón Llopis, T Ramón Y Cajal Asensio, E Navarro González, P Jiménez-Fonseca, J Santamaría Sandi, J M Gómez Sáez, G Riesco Eizaguirre
Thyroid cancer is the single most prevalent endocrine malignancy; differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) accounts for more than 90 % of all malignancies and its incidence has been rising steadily. For more patients, surgical treatment, radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppressive therapy achieve an overall survival (OS) rate of 97.7 % at 5 years. Nevertheless, locoregional recurrence occurs in up to 20 % and distant metastases in approximately 10 % at 10 years. Two-thirds of these patients will never be cured with radioactive iodine therapy and will become RAI-refractory, with a 3-year OS rate of less than 50 %...
March 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618325/current-concepts-in-the-molecular-genetics-and-management-of-thyroid-cancer-an-update-for-radiologists
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Tatiana Kelil, Abhishek R Keraliya, Stephanie A Howard, Katherine M Krajewski, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Jason L Hornick, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Sree Harsha Tirumani
Substantial improvement in the understanding of the oncogenic pathways in thyroid cancer has led to identification of specific molecular alterations, including mutations of BRAF and RET in papillary thyroid cancer, mutation of RAS and rearrangement of PPARG in follicular thyroid cancer, mutation of RET in medullary thyroid cancer, and mutations of TP53 and in the phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K)/AKT1 pathway in anaplastic thyroid cancer. Ultrasonography (US) and US-guided biopsy remain cornerstones in the initial workup of thyroid cancer...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614988/multitargeted-kinase-inhibition-in-metastatic-differentiated-radioiodine-refractory-thyroid-cancer-a-look-at-new-therapeutic-options-for-a-rare-disease
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REVIEW
Katharina Mischler, Stefan Kneifel, Richard Cathomas
BACKGROUND: Metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is a rare disease that is in the first line treated with iodine-131 radioisotope therapy. Until recently, options were very limited in the case of progressive radioactive-iodine (RAI)-refractory disease. Based on new study results, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have attracted attention. The TKI sorafenib demonstrated significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in a phase III trial. Recent data from another phase III trial showed that the TKI lenvatinib achieved high response rates and a large improvement in PFS in metastatic RAI-refractory DTC patients in the first-line setting and after 1 prior line of TKI...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493271/tert-promoter-mutation-predicts-radioiodine-refractory-character-in-distant-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Xue Yang, Jiao Li, Xiaoyi Li, Zhiyong Liang, Wen Gao, Jun Liang, Shujun Cheng, Yansong Lin
Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutation has been reported to be associated with aggressive characteristics in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). This study examined the status of TERT mutation in distant metastatic DTC and evaluated the correlation between TERT mutation and radioiodine uptake, as well as that between TERT mutation and therapy response. METHODS: TERT promoter and B-Raf proto-oncogene (BRAF) V600E mutation were retrospectively examined in primary tumors of 66 patients with distant metastatic DTC...
February 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493262/grouping-of-metastatic-thyroid-carcinoma-by-molecular-imaging-features-to-allow-for-individualized-treatment-with-emphasis-on-the-tenis-syndrome
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Sandip Basu, Rahul Vithalrao Parghane
The process of radioiodine ((131)I) refractoriness, dedifferentiation, and development of thyroglobulin elevation and negative iodine scintigraphy (TENIS) syndrome in metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) could be viewed as a disease continuum rather than a single event or an all-or-none phenomenon. In this report, the important role of molecular functional imaging in systematically exploring the disease biology and course of metastatic DTC is presented. Making this role the base, this report proposes a novel clinical classification for TENIS syndrome using molecular functional imaging...
September 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398740/efficacy-of-lenvatinib-in-treating-thyroid-cancer
#16
Jolanta Krajewska, Aleksandra Kukulska, Barbara Jarzab
INTRODUCTION: Radioiodine [RAI]-resistant advanced and progressive differentiated thyroid cancer [DTC], although rare, constitutes a real challenge as its prognosis is poor and available therapeutic options, until now, have been limited. Discovery of a crucial role of distinct tyrosine kinases in DTC pathogenesis opened up new options in systemic treatment. Lenvatinib is an oral potent multi kinase inhibitor [MKI] of different growth factor receptors including VEGFR1/Flt-1, VEGFR2/KDR, VEGFR3, FGFR1,2,3,4, PDGFR-β as well as RET and KIT signaling networks...
August 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367142/targeted-therapies-in-thyroid-cancer-an-extensive-review-of-the-literature
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Athanasios Bikas, Shivangi Vachhani, Kirk Jensen, Vasyl Vasko, Kenneth D Burman
Introduction Patients with progressive, metastatic, RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), as well as patients with advanced medullary (MTC) and anaplastic thyroid cancer represent a cohort for which therapeutic options are limited. The recent discoveries in the molecular mechanisms implicated in TC have provided insight of the pathogenesis and progression of disease. In that respect, targeted therapies have emerged as a promising alternative for the treatment of those patients. Areas Covered Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKIs) have been studied extensively in TC: sorafenib and lenvatinib have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic, RAI-refractory DTC, while vandetanib and cabozantinib are FDA approved for use in advanced MTC...
July 1, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313476/treatment-patterns-health-state-and-health-care-resource-utilization-of-patients-with-radioactive-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#18
Andrew G Gianoukakis, Natalia M Flores, Corey L Pelletier, Anna Forsythe, Gregory R Wolfe, Matthew H Taylor
BACKGROUND: Patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) often respond well to treatment but some become refractory to radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment, and treatment options are limited. Despite the humanistic and economic burden RAI refractory disease imposes on patients, published research concerning treatment patterns and health care resource utilization is sparse. METHODS: Data were collected from an online retrospective chart review study in the US and five European Union (EU) countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK) with physicians recruited from an online panel...
2016: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27306093/effects-and-role-of-multikinase-inhibitors-in-thyroid-cancer
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Rasmus Laursen, Markus Wehland, Sascha Kopp, Jessica Pietsch, Manfred Infanger, Jirka Grosse, Daniela Grimm
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine neoplasia. Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) represents 94% of all thyroid cancer types. Approximately 20% experience local recurrence and 10% distant metastasis. The recurrent DTC often becomes less differentiated, loses the iodine uptake capability and consequently loses the radioactive iodine treatment option. Under these circumstances survivability drops below 10% at 10 years. The treatment options for dedifferentiated thyroid cancers are extremely limited...
June 13, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27210070/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-to-treat-radioiodine-refracted-metastatic-or-recurred-and-progressive-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-review
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REVIEW
Yasuhiro Ito, Shinichi Suzuki, Ken-Ichi Ito, Tsuneo Imai, Takahiro Okamoto, Hiroya Kitano, Iwao Sugitani, Kiminori Sugino, Hidemitsu Tsutsui, Hisato Hara, Akira Yoshida, Kazuo Shimizu
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is generally indolent in nature and, even though it metastasizes to distant organs, the prognosis is normally excellent. In contrast, the overall survival (OS) of patients with radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory and progressive metastases is dire, because no effective therapies have been available to control the metastatic lesions. However, recently, administration of tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has become a new line of therapy for RAI-refractory and progressive metastases...
July 30, 2016: Endocrine Journal
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