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Hongxi Wang, Guohua Shen, Chong Jiang, Li Li, Futao Cui, Rong Tian
METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Medline databases for eligible articles. SUVmax, MTV, and TLG on B-PET/CT, DS on I-PET/CT and DS on E-PET/CT were regarded as efficacy data. Combined hazard ratios (HRs) for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were estimated using RevMan 5.3 software. RESULTS: Nine trials with a total of 535 ENKTL patients were included. SUVmax, MTV and TLG on B-PET/CT were significantly associated with PFS with HRs of 2...
2018: PloS One
Venessa Chin, Adnan Nagrial, Katrin Sjoquist, Chelsie A O'Connor, Lorraine Chantrill, Andrew V Biankin, Rob Jpm Scholten, Desmond Yip
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a highly lethal disease with few effective treatment options. Over the past few decades, many anti-cancer therapies have been tested in the locally advanced and metastatic setting, with mixed results. This review attempts to synthesise all the randomised data available to help better inform patient and clinician decision-making when dealing with this difficult disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both for first-line treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer...
March 20, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Alessandro Inno, Vincenzo Di Noia, Maurizio Martini, Ettore D'Argento, Mariantonietta Di Salvatore, Vincenzo Arena, Giovanni Schinzari, Armando Orlandi, Luigi Maria Larocca, Alessandra Cassano, Carlo Barone
Erlotinib is approved for the treatment of patients with EGFR mutation positive, metastatic NSCLC. It is also approved as second/third line therapy for EGFR mutation negative patients, but in this setting the benefit of erlotinib is modest and there is no validated biomarker for selecting EGFR wild-type patients who may benefit the most from the treatment. We retrospectively assessed EGFR and K-RAS mutational status, and EGFR, c-MET and IGF1-R expression in tumor samples of 72 patients with metastatic NSCLC treated with erlotinib after at least one prior line of chemotherapy, from 2008 to 2012...
March 20, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Darren M C Poon, Kuen Chan, Siu H Lee, Tim W Chan, Henry Sze, Eric K C Lee, Daisy Lam, Michelle F T Chan
Background: This study aimed to compare the efficacy of abiraterone acetate (AA) versus docetaxel (T) as first-line treatment in chemo-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients with or without the ineligible factors of the COU-AA-302 study (presence of visceral metastases, symptomatic disease, and/or Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ≥ 2). Materials and methods: The clinical records of chemo-naïve mCRPC patients who received AA in six public oncology centers or T in two of these centers between 2003 and 2014 were reviewed...
March 2018: Prostate International
Takashi Nagai, Taku Naiki, Keitaro Iida, Toshiki Etani, Ryosuke Ando, Shuzo Hamamoto, Yosuke Sugiyama, Hidetoshi Akita, Hiroki Kubota, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Noriyasu Kawai, Takahiro Yasui
Background: Development of novel agents targeting the androgen axis has led to improved overall survival in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This study aimed to investigate the optimal timing of treatment with one such agent, abiraterone acetate (AA), in Japanese patients. Materials and methods: Between July 2014 and February 2016, 106 CRPC patients were administered AA in Nagoya City University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan and in four affiliated hospitals following failure of primary combined androgen blockade (CAB)...
March 2018: Prostate International
Nan Mu, Jintao Gu, Nannan Liu, Xiaochang Xue, Zhen Shu, Kuo Zhang, Tonglie Huang, Chu Chu, Wangqian Zhang, Li Gong, Huadong Zhao, Bo Jia, Dakuan Gao, Lei Shang, Wei Zhang, Qingdong Guo
Purpose: Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive type of primary brain malignancy and is associated with a poor prognosis. Previously, we found that phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) was significantly up-regulated in glioblastoma as determined by a microarray analysis. However, the function of PRL-3 in glioblastoma remains unknown. We aimed to investigate the clinical relationship between PRL-3 and glioblastoma, and uncover the mechanisms of PRL-3 in the process of glioblastoma. Methods: PRL-3 expression was evaluated in 61 glioblastoma samples and 4 cell lines by RT-qPCR and immunohistochemistry...
2018: Theranostics
Yue Zhao, Hao Huang, Changhao Chen, Hao Liu, Hongwei Liu, Feng Su, Junming Bi, Thomas B Lam, Jiaping Li, Tianxin Lin, Jian Huang
Background : Most patients receiving docetaxel-based chemotherapy for castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) will eventually progress, and the optimal interventions for these patients are controversial. The objective of our study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of pharmacological interventions for CRPC patients progressing after docetaxel-based chemotherapy. Methods : A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis of the literature was carried out according to standard methods. Major electronic databases including PubMed, Web of Science and Embase were searched until Jan 2017...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Yaqiong Liu, Yi Fan, Xiaoyu Wang, Zijian Huang, Kun Shi, Bei Zhou
Cervical cancer is one of the most common gynecological malignancies. Mousasi 2 (Msi2) is a RNA-binding protein that regulates various key cellular functions and has emerged as a crucial regulator of cancer development. However, the clinical significance and biological functions of Msi2 in cervical cancer remain unknown. The current study assessed the expression of Msi2 mRNA using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Furthermore, the expression of Msi2 was examined in 162 cervical cancer samples using immunohistochemistry and the association between Msi2 expression and patient clinicopathological features was analyzed...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Xiu-Liang Xia, Dong Xue, Ting-Hai Xiang, Huai-Yong Xu, De-Kun Song, Pei-Guang Cheng, Jian-Qiang Wang
The clinical significance and essential role of long non-coding RNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (lncRNA CRNDE) have been well illuminated in various cancers. However, the function of CRNDE in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) has not been reported at present. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of CRNDE in IHCC. Firstly, the relative expression of CRNDE was observed to be upregulated in IHCC cell lines and tissues. And high CRNDE expression was statistically associated with IHCC differentiation grade, lymph node metastasis, tumor-nodes-metastasis (TNM) stage and size...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Bing-Yang Huang, Xin-Min Li, Xiao-Yong Song, Jun-Jun Zhou, Zhuang Shao, Zhi-Qi Yu, Yi Lin, Xin-Yu Guo, Da-Jiang Liu, Lu Li
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to retrospectively evaluate the 10-year overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control rates of patients with inoperable stage Ia non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in a single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with inoperable NSCLC underwent RFA between 2004 and 2016. Thoracic surgeons evaluated the patients and performed RFA under CT guidance...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Koji Kawamura, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Yoshinobu Kanda, Takashi Ikeda, Akiyo Yoshida, Yasunori Ueda, Tadao Ishida, Kenshi Suzuki, Hirokazu Murakami
Although allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is considered a potentially curative therapy for patients with multiple myeloma, the role of allo-HCT remains unclear in the novel agent era. We conducted a retrospective study of 65 patients with multiple myeloma who underwent allo-HCT at 19 institutions from 2009 to 2016. Patients received a median of 3 (range 1-7) lines of prior therapy, including at least 1 novel agent, except for autologous HCT. The 3-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were 18...
March 16, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Teng Hwee Tan, Yu Yang Soon, Timothy Cheo, Francis Ho, Lea Choung Wong, Jeremy Tey, Ivan W K Tham
PURPOSE: To determine if the addition of induction chemotherapy (IC) to concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC) can improve survival. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies (OBS) to compare the effects of addition of IC to CCRT versus (vs) CCRT alone on overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) and adverse events (AE) in LA-NPC...
March 16, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Cheng-Chia Lee, Daniel M Trifiletti, Arjun Sahgal, Antonio DeSalles, Laura Fariselli, Motohiro Hayashi, Marc Levivier, Lijun Ma, Roberto Martínez Álvarez, Ian Paddick, Jean Regis, Samuel Ryu, Ben Slotman, Jason Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become popular as a standard treatment for cavernous sinus (CS) meningiomas. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the published literature specific to the treatment of CS meningioma with SRS found through a systematic review, and to create recommendations on behalf of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. METHODS: Articles published from January 1963 to December 2014 were systemically reviewed...
March 15, 2018: Neurosurgery
Qiang Xu, Youhua Huang, Hongjian Shi, Qian Song, Yuanfeng Xu
PURPOSE: To compare sunitinib vs sorafenib plus transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2016, 104 patients with inoperable stage III HCC were included and randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the sunitinib+TACE (SU+TACE) group received sunitinib orally 37.5 mg daily, while patients in the sorafenib+TACE (SO+TACE) group received sorafenib 400 mg twice daily. The two groups were given sunitinib or sorafenib on an interrupted schedule, with a 4-7 days interval before or after TACE sessions...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
John E Mullinax, MacLean Hall, Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Jeffrey Weber, Nikhil Khushalani, Zeynep Eroglu, Andrew S Brohl, Joseph Markowitz, Erica Royster, Allison Richards, Valerie Stark, Jonathan S Zager, Linda Kelley, Cheryl Cox, Vernon K Sondak, James J Mulé, Shari Pilon-Thomas, Amod A Sarnaik
Purpose: Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) for metastatic melanoma can be highly effective, but attrition due to progression before TIL administration (32% in prior institutional experience) remains a limitation. We hypothesized that combining ACT with cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 blockade would decrease attrition and allow more patients to receive TIL. Experimental design: Thirteen patients with metastatic melanoma were enrolled...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Mingyi Zhou, Lingyu Fu, Jingdong Zhang
Whether there is a difference in the efficacy of maintenance treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) between patients who achieve complete response (CR)/partial response (PR) and those with stable disease (SD) after induction treatment is controversial. PubMed, Cochrane Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Collaboration Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials,, and databases of conferences were queried to identify randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of maintenance treatment for mCRC patients...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Paola Queirolo, Francesco Spagnolo, Virginia Picasso, Laura Spano, Enrica Tanda, Valeria Fontana, Laura Giorello, Domenico Franco Merlo, Ester Simeone, Antonio Maria Grimaldi, Marcello Curvietto, Michele Del Vecchio, Paolo Bruzzi, Paolo Antonio Ascierto
Background: BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib achieves high response rate and an improvement in survival in patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma. However, median progression-free survival is only 6.9 months in the phase 3 study. Retrospective analyses suggest that treatment with BRAF inhibitors beyond initial progression might be associated with improved overall survival. We aimed to prospectively investigate the activity of prolonged treatment with vemurafenib and the addition of fotemustine in patients with systemic progression on prior single-agent BRAF inhibitor...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Chao Liang, Huiyu Dong, Chenkui Miao, Jundong Zhu, Jie Wang, Pu Li, Jie Li, Zengjun Wang
Recent studies have shown that tripartite motif-containing protein 29 (TRIM29) had prognostic values in several cancers. However, different studies have been inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis to elucidate the precise predictive value of TRIM29 in various human malignant disease. Eleven eligible studies with 2046 patients were ultimately enrolled in this meta-analysis. Heterogeneity between studies was assessed using I2 statistics. Pooled Hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for patient survival and disease recurrence were calculated to investigate the correlation between TRIM29 expression and cancer prognosis...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Haohua Wang, Roujun Peng, Xiuxing Chen, Rui Jia, Chunyue Huang, Yuanyuan Huang, Liangping Xia, Guifang Guo
Although hexokinase (HK) 2, pyruvate kinase muscle (PKM) isozyme 2 and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) A predict the efficacy of medicines in various solid tumors, their ability to predict the efficacy of cetuximab in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) remains unclear. mCRC patients with pathological specimens who received cetuximab and chemotherapy from 2005 to 2015 in the present institution were enrolled. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect HK2, PKM2 and LDHA expression. SPSS20 was used for statistical analysis...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Chang Gao, Min Li, An-Li Jiang, Rui Sun, Hong-Lin Jin, Hua-Wei Gui, Fei Xiao, Xiang-Wu Ding, Zhen-Ming Fu, Jue-Ping Feng
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated protein-1 (TRAP-1), a mitochondrial chaperone, contributes significantly to the progression of cancer. However, the understanding of its involvement in the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains limited. The aim of the present study was to assess the significance of TRAP-1 expression in CRC. The expression of TRAP-1 was evaluated in corresponding cancerous, paracancerous, lymph node and distant metastatic tissues of 256 cases of CRC by immunohistochemistry...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
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