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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532133/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-different-stages-of-breast-cancer
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Fezzeh Elyasinia, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Farham Ahmadi, Susan Rezaei, Mohammad Ashouri, Reza Parsaei, Maryam Yaghoubi, Fahimeh Elyasinia, Armita Aboutorabi, Ahmad Kaviani
Despite many advances in the treatment of breast cancer, it is still the second most common cause of death in women in the United States. It has been shown that inflammation plays a major role in the treatment of these cancers and inflammatory factors enhance tumor growth, invasion, metastasis, and vascularization. In this study, we would like to analyze peripheral blood neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in breast cancer patients and its correlation with disease staging. This cross-sectional analytic study was conducted in Imam Hospital, affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences; a total of 195 female patients with breast cancer met the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529747/amrubicin-monotherapy-may-be-an-effective-second-line-treatment-for-patients-with-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-or-high-grade-non-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
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Norimitsu Kasahara, Kazushige Wakuda, Shota Omori, Kazuhisa Nakashima, Akira Ono, Tetsuhiko Taira, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Tateaki Naito, Haruyasu Murakami, Keita Mori, Reiko Watanabe, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Nakajima, Masanobu Yamada, Toshiaki Takahashi
There is no standard chemotherapy for pulmonary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) and this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose using biopsy specimens. At the Shizuoka Cancer Center, when small biopsy specimens are used, they are diagnosed as high-grade non-small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (HNSCNEC) and the patients are treated according to the small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) guidelines. Amrubicin is an effective second-line treatment for patients with SCLC, although it remains unclear whether amrubicin monotherapy is effective for patients with LCNEC or HNSCNEC...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524832/measles-outbreak-in-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-patients-in-shanghai-2015
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Yan-Ling Ge, Xiao-Wen Zhai, Yan-Feng Zhu, Xiang-Shi Wang, Ai-Mei Xia, Yue-Fang Li, Mei Zeng
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress toward measles control are making in China, measles outbreaks in immunocompromised population still pose a challenge to interrupt endemic transmission. This study aimed to investigate the features of measles in pediatric hematology and oncology patients and explore the reasons behind the outbreak. METHODS: We collected demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data of immunocompromised measles children. All suspected measles cases were laboratory-confirmed based on the presence of measles IgM and/or identification of measles RNA...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522573/lenalidomide-melphalan-dexamethasone-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-results-of-a-prospective-phase-2-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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Ute Hegenbart, Tilmann Bochtler, Axel Benner, Natalia Becker, Christoph Kimmich, Arnt V Kristen, Jörg Beimler, Ernst Hund, Markus Zorn, Anja Freiberger, Marianne Gawlik, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Dirk Hose, Anna Jauch, Anthony D Ho, Stefan O Schönland
Chemotherapy in light chain amyloidosis aims to normalize the involved free light chain in serum, which leads to an improvement or at least stabilization of organ function in most responding patients. We performed a prospective single center phase 2 trial with 50 untreated patients not eligible for high-dose treatment. The treatment schedule comprised 6 cycles of oral lenalidomide, melphalan and dexamethasone every 4 weeks. After 6 months complete remission was achieved in 9 patients (18%), very good partial remission in 16 (32%) and partial response in 9 (18%)...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521413/chromosome-t-7-11-p15-p15-translocation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-coexisting-with-multilineage-dyspoiesis-and-mutations-in-nras-and-wt1-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jingke Yang, Xiaodong Lyu, Xinghu Zhu, Xiangguang Meng, Wenli Zuo, Hao Ai, Mei Deng
The chromosomal translocation t(7;11)(p15;p15) and the resulting nucleoporin 98-homeobox A9 (NUP98-HOXA9) gene fusion is rare but recurrent genetic abnormity in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The present study describes a case of AML plus maturation (-M2) with multilineage dyspoiesis in a 30-year-old male in whom a 46,XY,t(7;11)(p15;p15) karyotype was detected through chromosome analysis. Subsequent molecular and sequencing analysis demonstrated a NUP98-HOXA9 fusion gene with a type I fusion between NUP98 exon 12 and HOXA9 exon 1b, and mutations in neuroblastoma V-Ras oncogene homolog and Wilms tumor 1...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518219/impact-of-the-timing-of-hepatitis-b-virus-identification-and-anti-hepatitis-b-virus-therapy-initiation-on-the-risk-of-adverse-liver-outcomes-for-patients-receiving-cancer-therapy
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Jessica P Hwang, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Scott B Cantor, Andrea Barbo, Heather Y Lin, Sairah Ahmed, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Christian Donato-Santana, Cathy Eng, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Michael J Fisch, Peter McLaughlin, George R Simon, Gabriela Rondon, Elizabeth J Shpall, Anna S Lok
BACKGROUND: Data on the incidence of adverse liver outcomes are limited for cancer patients with chronic (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]-positive/hepatitis B core antibody [anti-HBc]-positive) or past (HBsAg-negative/anti-HBc-positive) hepatitis B virus (HBV) after chemotherapy. This study was aimed at determining the impact of test timing and anti-HBV therapy on adverse liver outcomes in these patients. METHODS: Patients with solid or hematologic malignancies who received chemotherapy between 2004 and 2011 were retrospectively studied...
May 18, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515926/cisplatin-based-chemoradiotherapy-with-5-fluorouracil-or-pemetrexed-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-unresectable-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis
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Zengyun Li, Peiliang Zhang, Qingtong Ma, Dongqing Wang, Tao Zhou
Treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (PF regimen) remains the most frequently used chemotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed/cisplatin (PP regimen) as definitive treatment compared with PF. A total of 60 patients with locally advanced, unresectable SCC of the esophagus receiving concomitant chemoradiotherapy were recruited in this study; of those patients, 29 received four cycles (two concomitant and two post-radiotherapy) of the PF regimen (arm A, cisplatin 25 mg/m(2)/day i...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513496/intra-arterial-chemotherapy-for-retinoblastoma-two-year-results-from-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-india
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Pukhraj Rishi, Tarun Sharma, Minal Sharma, Aditya Maitray, Abhinav Dhami, Vishvesh Aggarwal, Saravanan Munusamy, R Ravikumar, Satheesh Ramamurthy
AIM: The aim of this study is to describe treatment outcomes and complications of selective intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for intraocular retinoblastoma (RB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, interventional series of 10 eyes with RB which underwent IAC using melphalan (5 mg/7.5 mg) and topotecan (1 mg), or melphalan (5 mg/7.5 mg) alone. Treatment outcomes were evaluated in terms of tumor control, vitreous seeds (VS) and subretinal seeds (SRS) control, and globe salvage rates...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507811/adoptive-natural-killer-cell-therapy-is-effective-in-reducing-pulmonary-metastasis-of-ewing-sarcoma
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Alexander A Tong, Hasan Hashem, Saada Eid, Frederick Allen, Daniel Kingsley, Alex Y Huang
The survival of patients with metastatic or relapsed Ewing sarcoma (ES) remains dismal despite intensification of combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy, precipitating the need for novel alternative therapies with minimal side effects. Natural killer (NK) cells are promising additions to the field of cellular immunotherapy. Adoptive NK cell therapy has shown encouraging results in hematological malignancies. Despite these initial promising successes, however, NK cell therapy for solid tumors remains to be investigated using in vivo tumor models...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506782/the-misleading-effect-of-serum-galactomannan-testing-in-high-risk-hematology-patients-receiving-prophylaxis-with-micafungin
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A Vena, E Bouza, A Álvarez-Uría, J Gayoso, P Martin-Rabadan, F Cajuste, J Guinea, J Gómez Castellá, R Alonso, P Munoz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the performance of the routine serum galactomannan (sGM) assay in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in high-risk hematology patients receiving prophylaxis with micafungin. METHODS: Retrospective study including all hematological patients who received prophylaxis with micafungin during high-risk IA episodes (neutropenic patients after chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia/myelodysplastic syndrome; allogeneic HSCT during early neutropenic phase or graft-versus-host disease requiring high prednisone doses)...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499912/cyclophosphamide-and-acrolein-induced-oxidative-stress-leading-to-deterioration-of-metaphase-ii-mouse-oocyte-quality
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Roohi Jeelani, Sana N Khan, Faten Shaeib, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Sarah R Aldhaheri, Tohid Najafi, Mili Thakur, Robert Morris, Husam M Abu-Soud
Cyclophosphamide (CTX) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used to treat ovarian, breast, and hematological cancers as well as autoimmune disorders. Such chemotherapy is associated with reproductive failure and premature ovarian insufficiency. The mechanism by which CTX and or its main metabolite, acrolein, affect female fertility remains unclear, but it is thought to be caused by an overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we investigated the effect of CTX on metaphase II mouse oocytes obtained from treated animal (120mg/kg, 24 h of single treatment), and oocytes directly exposed to increasing concentrations of CTX and acrolein (n=480; 0, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100μM) with and without cumulus cells (CCs) for 45min which correlates to the time of maximum peak plasma concentrations after administration...
May 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498252/completing-or-abandoning-radical-hysterectomy-in-early-stage-lymph-node-positive-cervical-cancer-impact-on-disease-free-survival-and-treatment-related-toxicity
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Marloes Derks, Freek A Groenman, Luc R C W van Lonkhuijzen, Paulien C Schut, Henrike Westerveld, Jacobus van der Velden, Gemma G Kenter
INTRODUCTION: Management regarding completing hysterectomy in case of intraoperative finding of positive lymph nodes in early-stage cervical cancer differs between institutions. The aim of this study was to compare survival and toxicity after completed hysterectomy followed by adjuvant (chemo-)radiotherapy versus abandoned hysterectomy and primary treatment with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: A retrospective multicenter cohort study was performed. All patients were scheduled for radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy (RHL)...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498013/disparities-in-counseling-female-cancer-patients-for-fertility-preservation
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Angela K Lawson, Jamie M McGuire, Edernst Noncent, John F Olivier, Kristin N Smith, Erica E Marsh
BACKGROUND: Female cancer patients who are exposed to gonadotoxic chemotherapy are at risk of future infertility. Research suggests that disparities in fertility preservation counseling (FPC) may exist. Previous research is limited by recall bias; therefore, this study examined objective electronic medical chart data regarding FPC at an academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included reproductive-aged women (18-45 years old) with a diagnosis of breast, gynecological, or hematological cancer and who were exposed to a gonadotoxic chemotherapeutic agent from 2009 to 2013...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490356/transhepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-using-a-combination-of-miriplatin-and-cddp-powder-versus-miriplatin-alone-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kenya Kamimura, Takeshi Suda, Takeshi Yokoo, Hiroteru Kamimura, Tsutomu Kanefuji, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Nobuo Waguri, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Shuji Terai
BACKGROUND: Based on promising results from a Phase I study of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy using a combination of miriplatin and cisplatin powder (DDP-H) for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (UMIN-CTR000003541), a multicenter, open-label, randomized phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination therapy versus miriplatin monotherapy. METHODS: Nineteen patients, five and fourteen Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer staging classification A and B cases, respectively, were randomly assigned to receive either miriplatin monotherapy (n = 9) or miriplatin/DDP-H combination therapy (n = 10)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488730/octreotide-associated-neutropenia
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Stacy S Tse, Troy Kish
Drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis are rare adverse events but can be fatal. Neutropenia can be induced by a myriad of drugs from almost every pharmacologic class. Octreotide is a somatostatin analogue that has been used to treat variceal bleeding, acromegaly, and severe diarrhea associated with metastatic tumors, and to reduce symptoms in the setting of malignant bowel obstruction and pseudo-obstruction. The most common adverse effects associated with octreotide include pain at the injection site and gastrointestinal effects such as loose stools, cramping, and nausea; neutropenia is not currently listed as an adverse effect of the drug...
May 10, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486692/early-results-of-a-randomized-two-by-two-factorial-phase-ii-trial-comparing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-two-and-four-courses-of-cisplatin-s-1-and-docetaxel-cisplatin-s-1-as-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer
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T Aoyama, K Nishikawa, K Fujitani, K Tanabe, S Ito, T Matsui, A Miki, H Nemoto, K Sakamaki, T Fukunaga, Y Kimura, N Hirabayashi, T Yoshikawa
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is a promising method of improving the survival of resectable gastric cancer. Cisplatin/S-1 (CS) and docetaxel/cisplatin/S-1 (DCS) are both effective against metastatic gastric cancer. This report clarified the impact of these regimens on early endpoints, including the pathological responses, chemotherapy-related toxicities, and surgical results. Patients with M0 and either T4 or T3 in case of junctional cancer or schirrhous type received 2 or 4 courses of cisplatin (60 mg/m 2 at day 8)/S-1 (80 mg/m 2 for 21 days with 1 week rest) or docetaxel (40 mg/m 2 at day 1)/cisplatin (60 mg/m 2 at day 1)/S-1 (80 mg/m 2 for 14 days with 2 weeks rest) as neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486431/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-a-role-in-hematopoietic-transplantation
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Luciana De Luca, Stefania Trino, Ilaria Laurenzana, Daniela Lamorte, Antonella Caivano, Luigi Del Vecchio, Pellegrino Musto
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a heterogeneous cellular population containing different progenitors able to repair tissues, support hematopoiesis, and modulate immune and inflammatory responses. Several clinical trials have used MSCs in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) to prevent hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) engraftment failure, reduce aplasia post chemotherapy, and to control graft versus host disease (GvHD). The efficacy of MSCs is linked to their immune suppressive and anti-inflammatory properties primarily due to the release of soluble factors...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485336/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-cetuximab-with-chemotherapy-in-recurrent-and-metastatic-head-and-neck-cancer-a-prospective-observational-study
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S Tiwari, V Goel, M C John, N Patnaik, D C Doval
BACKGROUND: In squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), epidermal growth factor receptor is expressed at very high levels. Hence, we have done this study to assess the response and tolerability of cetuximab and platinum-based chemotherapy in recurrent and metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) in view of paucity of data from the Indian subcontinent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, patients of R/M SCCHN were randomly enrolled from September 2012 to April 2015...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483765/targeting-the-interleukin-1-pathway-in-patients-with-hematological-disorders
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Charlotte E M de Mooij, Mihai G Netea, Walter J F M van der Velden, Nicole M A Blijlevens
Interleukin-1α (IL-1α) and IL-1β are potent inflammatory cytokines that activate local and systemic inflammatory processes and are involved in protective immune responses against infections. However, their dysregulated production and signaling can aggravate tissue damage during infection, inflammatory diseases and chemotherapy-induced intestinal mucositis. Additionally, cytokines of the IL-1 family play an important role in homeostatic as well as 'emergency' hematopoiesis and are involved in the pathogenesis of several myeloid and lymphoid hematological malignancies...
May 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482728/safety-and-feasibility-of-lower-antithrombin-replacement-targets-in-adult-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-receiving-asparaginase-therapy
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Jason N Barreto, Kristen B McCullough, Candy S Peskey, Ross A Dierkhising, Kristin C Mara, Michelle A Elliott, Dennis A Gastineau, Aref Al-Kali, Naseema Gangat, Louis Letendre, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Mrinal M Patnaik
The optimal antithrombin(AT) activity parameters for replacement as thromboprophylaxis following asparaginase remains unclear. This single-center, retrospective study evaluated two sets of AT replacement thresholds and targets in adults receiving asparaginase-containing chemotherapy. AT supplementation adhered to institutional standards, which lowered the AT activity target from 100% to 80% in 6/2014. Ninety-two patients were evaluated. Cumulative thrombosis incidence was 16% at 6 months (95%CI:6.8-24.0, maximum follow-up 315 days) with similar incidence between the 80% and 100% target groups, 14% (2 of the 14) and 13% (10 of the 78), respectively, with a small non-Line-Related DVT incidence (3%)...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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