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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931835/management-of-patients-with-recurrent-advanced-cervical-cancer-beyond-first-line-platinum-regimens-where-do-we-stand-a-literature-review
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Stergios Boussios, Esmeralda Seraj, George Zarkavelis, Dimitrios Petrakis, Aristomenes Kollas, Aikaterini Kafantari, Abraam Assi, Konstantina Tatsi, Nicholas Pavlidis, George Pentheroudakis
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Despite advances in screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, a significant number of women present with or develop advanced disease. Palliative platinum-based chemotherapy (CT) is the standard first-line treatment for metastatic/recurrent cervical cancer. The prognosis remains poor and effective second line options are urgently needed. METHODS: We searched the English-language medical literature as well as relevant guideline databases, published from January 1981 to December 2015 and identified publications related to cervical cancer and its therapies...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924638/understanding-sarcomas-and-other-rare-tumors-an-interview-with-robin-l-jones
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Robin L Jones
Robin Jones speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Robin Jones is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas and Head of the Sarcoma Unit at The Royal Marsden. He completed his medical training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and his oncology training at The Royal Marsden. His postgraduate research degree, with Professor Dowsett at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), evaluated potential predictive and prognostic factors in breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
December 7, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924459/patient-reported-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-with-sunitinib-versus-placebo-for-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-results-from-an-international-phase-iii-trial
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Aaron Vinik, Andrew Bottomley, Beata Korytowsky, Yung-Jue Bang, Jean-Luc Raoul, Juan W Valle, Peter Metrakos, Dieter Hörsch, Rajiv Mundayat, Arlene Reisman, Zhixiao Wang, Richard C Chao, Eric Raymond
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this analysis was to compare patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a pivotal phase III trial of sunitinib versus placebo in patients with progressive, well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NCT00428597). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients received sunitinib 37.5 mg (n = 86) or placebo (n = 85) on a continuous daily-dosing schedule until disease progression, unacceptable adverse events (AEs), or death...
December 6, 2016: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922280/ganetespib-for-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Deepa S Subramaniam, Eiran A Warner, Giuseppe Giaccone
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are part of a complex network of chaperone proteins that are critically involved in the conformational maturation of intracellular proteins and regulate their degradation via the proteasome system Hsps (especially Hsp70 and Hsp90) are upregulated in many cancers and are potentially attractive therapeutic targets. Ganetespib is a potent non-geldanamycin analogue, and avoids the toxicities associated with older analogues due to its small molecular weight, lipophilicity and the absence of the benzoquinone moiety; strong pre-clinical data support its evaluation in lung cancer, especially small cell lung cancer (SCLC)...
December 6, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920137/oncogenic-met-as-an-effective-therapeutic-target-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-resistant-to-egfr-inhibitors-the-rise-of-the-phoenix
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Livio Trusolino
Anecdotal reports have shown that concomitant inhibition of EGFR and MET can be clinically effective in patients with non-small cell lung cancer carrying EGFR mutations and MET amplification, but large phase III trials in genetically unselected individuals have failed to confirm the benefit of this combination therapy. A new study corroborates the evidence that lung cancer susceptibility to EGFR and MET blockade is sustained by genetically based activation of both targets and identifies a mutation in MET that confers acquired resistance to standard MET inhibitors hitting the active kinase, yet is vulnerable to other MET-directed compounds with a different binding mode...
December 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915445/granisetron-extended-release-injection-a-review-in-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
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Emma D Deeks
An extended-release (ER) subcutaneously injectable formulation of the first-generation 5-HT3 receptor antagonist granisetron is now available in the USA (Sustol(®)), where it is indicated for the prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) following moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) or anthracycline and cyclophosphamide combination chemotherapy regimens in adults. Granisetron ER is administered as a single subcutaneous injection and uses an erosion-controlled drug-delivery system to allow prolonged granisetron release...
December 3, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913776/necitumumab-for-the-treatment-of-squamous-cell-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jessica K Brinkmeyer, Donald C Moore
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for about 85% of all cases and is further subdivided into adenocarcinoma, squamous cell, and large cell carcinoma. Necitumumab (Portrazza™, Eli Lilly and Company) is an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody approved for the first-line treatment of squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer in combination with cisplatin and gemcitabine. The safety and efficacy of necitumumab has been evaluated in two-phase III clinical trials, one demonstrating a lack of efficacy in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer and another demonstrating improvement in overall survival and progression-free survival in squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910704/the-safety-of-nivolumab-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Giulio Metro, Biagio Ricciuti, Marta Brambilla, Sara Baglivo, Irene Soli, Elisa Minenza, Giulia Costanza Leonardi, Alessandro D'Arpino, Daniela Colabrese, Marco Tazza, Daniela Zicari, Vincenzo Minotti, Rita Chiari
Immune checkpoint blockaders (ICBs) act by unbalancing the immune system, thus favoring the development of an immune-mediated antitumor effect. ICBs targeting the programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1) have recently been investigated in a number of advanced tumors, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Nivolumab, a fully human IgG4 kappa directed against PD-1, has been the first ICB to be approved for second-line treatment of advanced NSCLC. Areas covered: In this review we focus on the clinical development of nivolumab for the treatment of advanced NSCLC, with an emphasis on its safety profile...
December 2, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908282/role-of-geriatric-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-older-patients-with-cancer-rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-iii-multicenter-trial
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Pierre Soubeyran, Catherine Terret, Carine Bellera, Franck Bonnetain, Olivier Saint Jean, Angéline Galvin, Camille Chakiba, Marie-Dominique Zwolakowski, Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier, Muriel Rainfray
BACKGROUND: In the general geriatric population, programs linking geriatric evaluation with interventions are effective for improving functional status and survival of the patients. Whether or not these interventions improve health related quality of life (HRQoL) or overall survival (OS) in older patients with cancer is not yet clear. Indeed, randomized data on the effect of such interventions on survival and HRQoL are rare and conflicting. We describe the rationale and design of a phase III multicenter trial aimed at assessing the efficacy of geriatric intervention in the management of elderly patients with cancer...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904651/sunitinib-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Thomas A Schmid, Martin E Gore
Sunitinib is an oral multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets various receptors, including vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs). Sunitinib received approval in 2006 and became a standard treatment option in the first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) after a phase III trial showed superiority compared with interferon alpha (IFN-α). Sunitinib has also shown activity in second-line treatment in several trials. Most of the combination trials with sunitinib with various agents have led to considerable toxicity without improving efficacy...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902925/targeted-inhibition-of-wrn-helicase-replication-stress-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Natalie Orlovetskie, Raphael Serruya, Ghada Abboud-Jarrous, Nayef Jarrous
WRN helicase has several roles in genome maintenance, such as replication, base excision repair, recombination, DNA damage response and transcription. These processes are often found upregulated in human cancers, many of which display increased levels of WRN. Therefore, directed inhibition of this RecQ helicase could be beneficial to selective cancer therapy. Inhibition of WRN is feasible by the use of small-molecule inhibitors or application of RNA interference and EGS/RNase P targeting systems. Remarkably, helicase depletion leads to a severe reduction in cell viability due to mitotic catastrophe, which is triggered by replication stress induced by DNA repair failure and fork progression arrest...
November 27, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902583/adverse-events-risk-associated-with-anti-vegfr-agents-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Biao Gu, WenChuang Gao, HongJun Chu, Jian Gao, Zhi Fu, Hui Ding, JunJie Lv, QingQuan Wu
To perform this meta-analysis, we investigated the risk of the most clinically relevant adverse events related to antivascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) agents in advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).A comprehensive literature search for studies published up to October 2015 was performed. Prospective randomized controlled phase II/III clinical trials that comparing therapy with or without anti-VEGFR agents for advanced NSCLC were included for analysis. Summary relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using random effects or fixed effects according to the heterogeneity among included trials...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902496/final-results-of-the-phase-iii-uro-bcg-4-multicenter-study-efficacy-and-tolerance-of-one-third-dose-bcg-maintenance-in-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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François X Nouhaud, Jérome Rigaud, Fabien Saint, Marc Colombel, Jacques Irani, Michel Soulie, Christian Pfister
To assess at 3 years bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) maintenance treatment for NMIBC using one-third dose schedule and fewer instillations every 3 or 6 months. This was a phase III randomized study including patients with intermediate-risk or high-risk NMIBC, who received, after a full-dose induction schedule, three-weekly instillations of one-third dose BCG every 6 months (group I) and two-weekly instillations every 3 months (group II) during 3 years. We assessed oncological efficacy, BCG side effects, leukocyturia, and prostate-specific antigen...
November 29, 2016: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900446/health-related-quality-of-life-and-symptoms-in-patients-with-rituximab-refractory-indolent-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-in-the-phase-iii-gadolin-study-with-obinutuzumab-plus-bendamustine-versus-bendamustine-alone
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Bruce D Cheson, Peter C Trask, John G Gribben, Natalie Dimier, Eva Kimby, Pieternella J Lugtenburg, Catherine Thieblemont, Elisabeth Wassner-Fritsch, Aino Launonen, Laurie H Sehn
We present health-related quality of life (HRQoL) data from GADOLIN, comparing bendamustine (B) alone or combined with obinutuzumab (G-B) in rituximab-refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Lymphoma (FACT-Lym) questionnaire was administered on day 1 of cycles 1, 3, and 5 during treatment, at end of induction (EOI), bi-monthly for 2 years during maintenance/follow-up, and annually during extended follow-up until progression/death. Time to first ≥6-point worsening from baseline in the FACT-Lym trial outcome index (TOI) was estimated...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898364/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-assay-for-the-quantification-of-niraparib-and-its-metabolite-m1-in-human-plasma-and-urine
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L van Andel, Z Zhang, S Lu, V Kansra, S Agarwal, L Hughes, M M Tibben, A Gebretensae, H Rosing, J H M Schellens, J H Beijnen
Niraparib (MK-4827) is a novel poly(ADP-Ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor currently investigated in phase III clinical trials to treat cancers. The development of a new drug includes the characterisation of absorption, metabolism and excretion (AME) of the compound. AME studies are a requirement of regulatory agencies and for this purpose bioanalytical assays are essential. This article describes the development and validation of a bioanalytical assay for niraparib and its carboxylic acid metabolite M1 in human plasma and urine using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896440/a-phase-iii-open-label-randomized-multicenter-controlled-trial-of-oral-versus-intravenous-treosulfan-in-heavily-pretreated-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-study-of-the-north-eastern-german-society-of-gynecological-oncology-noggo
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Jalid Sehouli, Oliver Tomè, Desislava Dimitrova, Oumar Camara, Ingo Bernhard Runnebaum, Hans Werner Tessen, Beate Rautenberg, Radoslav Chekerov, Mustafa Zelal Muallem, Michael Patrick Lux, Tanja Trarbach, Gerald Gitsch
OBJECTIVE: In recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), there is a high demand on effective therapies with a mild toxicity profile. Treosulfan is an alkylating agent approved as oral (p.o.) and intravenous (i.v.) formulation for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. Data on safety and efficacy for either formulation are rare. For the first time we conducted a randomized phase III study comparing both formulations in women with ROC. METHODS: Patients having received at least two previous lines of chemotherapy were randomly assigned to one of two treatment arms: treosulfan i...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896243/profile-of-tivantinib-and-its-potential-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-evidence-to-date
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REVIEW
Daniel Pievsky, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fastest rising cause of cancer-related death in the United States and carries a very poor prognosis, with a median survival time of <50% at 1 year for advanced disease. To date, sorafenib is the only therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of advanced HCC. Tivantinib (ARQ-197), a non-ATP competitive inhibitor of cellular mesenchymal-epithelial transcription factor (c-MET), has shown a survival benefit in patients with advanced HCC who have failed or are intolerant to sorafenib in Phase I and II trials...
2016: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894673/treatment-related-death-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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O Abdel-Rahman, D Helbling, J Schmidt, U Petrausch, A Giryes, A Mehrabi, O Schöb, M Mannhart, H Oweira
AIMS: We carried out a meta-analysis to determine the risk of treatment-related death associated with immune checkpoint inhibitor use in cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined data from the Medline and Google Scholar databases. We also examined original studies and review articles for cross-references. Eligible studies included randomised phase II and phase III trials of patients with cancer treated with ipilimumab, pembrolizumab; nivolumab; tremelimumab and atezolizumab...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894601/treatment-rationale-and-study-design-for-the-relay-study-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-study-of-erlotinib-with-ramucirumab-or-placebo-in-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-positive-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Edward B Garon, Martin Reck, Luis Paz-Ares, Santiago Ponce, Jesus Corral Jaime, Oscar Juan, Ernest Nadal, Pablo Lee, Rita Dalal, Jingyi Liu, Shuang He, Joseph Treat, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
INTRODUCTION: We present the treatment rationale and study design for the RELAY study (NCT02411448 ). This phase Ib/III study will assess safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination of ramucirumab with erlotinib in previously untreated stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer patients with an activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study is being conducted in approximately 120 sites in North America, Europe, and Asia and is currently open for enrollment...
June 8, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893535/cytoplasmic-hur-status-predicts-disease-free-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-a-post-hoc-analysis-from-the-international-phase-iii-espac-3-clinical-trial
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Talar Tatarian, Wei Jiang, Benjamin E Leiby, Amanda Grigoli, Masaya Jimbo, Nooreen Dabbish, John P Neoptolemos, William Greenhalf, Eithne Costello, Paula Ghaneh, Christopher Halloran, Daniel Palmer, Markus Buchler, Charles J Yeo, Jordan M Winter, Jonathan R Brody
OBJECTIVES: We tested cytoplasmic HuR (cHuR) as a predictive marker for response to chemotherapy by examining tumor samples from the international European Study Group of Pancreatic Cancer-3 trial, in which patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) received either gemcitabine (GEM) or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) adjuvant monotherapy. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have implicated the mRNA-binding protein, HuR (ELAVL1), as a predictive marker for PDA treatment response in the adjuvant setting...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Surgery
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