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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734183/influence-of-non-measurable-disease-on-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Hadar Goldvaser, Domen Ribnikar, Rouhi Fazelzad, Bostjan Seruga, Arnoud J Templeton, Alberto Ocana, Eitan Amir
BACKGROUND: The presence of non-measurable disease is common in metastatic breast cancer. It is unknown whether treatment effect on progression free survival (PFS) is consistent among patients with measurable and non-measurable disease. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified phase III randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in metastatic breast cancer that reported outcomes in patients with non-measurable and measurable disease. Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals were computed to compare the individual trial treatment effect on PFS in non-measurable versus measurable disease...
July 11, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732369/efficacy-and-safety-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-a-meta-analysis-of-published-randomized-studies
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Gengchun Liu, Zhongyi Dong, Baqun Huang, Yuelong Liu, Yan Tang, Qing Li, Yihui Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) technology has theoretical advantages in comparison with traditional adjuvant radiation therapy (whole-breast irradiation; WBI) after breast-conserving surgery. However, published randomized controlled trials have shown inconsistent outcomes. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and safety of APBI technology is needed. RESULTS: A total of 7 studies of 7452 patients were included in this analysis...
July 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729180/symptom-and-quality-of-life-improvement-in-lux-lung-8-an-open-label-phase-iii-study-of-second-line-afatinib-versus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-after-first-line-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Enriqueta Felip, Vera Hirsh, Sanjay Popat, Manuel Cobo, Andrea Fülöp, Charles Dayen, José M Trigo, Richard Gregg, Cornelius F Waller, Jean-Charles Soria, Glenwood D Goss, James Gordon, Bushi Wang, Michael Palmer, Eva Ehrnrooth, Shirish M Gadgeel
INTRODUCTION: In the phase III LUX-Lung 8 trial, afatinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) versus erlotinib in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing during or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (QoL) in these patients are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 795) were randomized 1:1 to oral afatinib (40 mg/d) or erlotinib (150 mg/d)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727865/proton-beam-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-final-results-of-a-phase-2-study
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Joe Y Chang, Vivek Verma, Ming Li, Wencheng Zhang, Ritsuko Komaki, Charles Lu, Pamela K Allen, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel Gomez, Melenda Jeter, Michael O'Reilly, Ronald X Zhu, Xiaodong Zhang, Heng Li, Radhe Mohan, John V Heymach, Ara A Vaporciyan, Stephen Hahn, James D Cox
Importance: Proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) has the potential to reduce toxic effects in the definitive management of locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but long-term prospective data are lacking. Objective: To report the final (5-year) results of a prospective study evaluating concurrent chemotherapy and high-dose PBT to treat unresectable stage III NSCLC. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this open-label, single-group assignment study, with median follow-up of 27...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726491/interview-with-thomas-powles-the-use-of-durvalumab-in-urothelial-cancer-the-latest-strides-in-immuno-oncology
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Thomas Powles
Thomas Powles speaks to Sebastian Dennis-Beron, Commissioning Editor: Dr. Thomas Powles is a clinical professor of genitourinary oncology and the lead for solid tumor research at Barts Cancer Institute in London. His main research interests are in genital and urinary cancers, in which he leads a spectrum of clinical studies from Phase I to randomized Phase III investigating novel targeted and immune therapies. His research also focuses on correlation of novel biomarkers and aims to define markers with prognostic value that may predict response or resistance to therapy...
July 20, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725277/sabcs-2016-systemic-therapy-for-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Simon Peter Gampenrieder, Gabriel Rinnerthaler, Richard Greil
At the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, several interesting phase II and phase III studies investigating systemic therapies for metastatic breast cancer were presented. The PrEGOC 0102 trial demonstrated that the combination of fulvestrant plus everolimus is safe and effective and could be an alternative to exemestane plus everolimus for selected patients with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative disease. The pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib showed some activity in combination with fulvestrant after failure of everolimus in the BELLE-3 trial...
2017: Memo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724419/real-life-clinical-practice-results-with-vinflunine-in-patients-with-relapsed-platinum-treated-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-an-italian-multicenter-study-movie-goirc-01-2014
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Rodolfo Passalacqua, Silvia Lazzarelli, Maddalena Donini, Rodolfo Montironi, Rosa Tambaro, Ugo De Giorgi, Sandro Pignata, Raffaella Palumbo, Giovanni Luca Ceresoli, Gianluca Del Conte, Giuseppe Tonini, Franco Morelli, Franco Nolè, Stefano Panni, Ermanno Rondini, Annalisa Guida, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Laura Doni, Elisa Iezzi, Caterina Caminiti
BACKGROUND: Vinflunine is the only chemotherapeutic agent shown to improve survival in platinum-refractory patients with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium (TCCU) in a phase III clinical trial, which led to product registration for this indication in Europe. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of vinflunine and to evaluate the prognostic significance of risk factors in a large, unselected cohort of patients with metastatic TCCU treated according to routine clinical practice...
July 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723662/acetyl-lupeolic-acid-inhibits-akt-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-chemoresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Claudia Schmidt, Cornelia Loos, Lu Jin, Michael Schmiech, Christoph Q Schmidt, Menna El Gaafary, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet
The triterpenoid acetyl-lupeolic acid (ac-LA) isolated from the oleogum resin of Boswellia carterii reduced the viability of a panel of cancer cell lines more efficiently than lupeol. There was no detectable intracellular conversion of ac-LA to lupeol and vice versa. In contrast to docetaxel, ac-LA did not induce selection of treatment-resistant cancer cells. By various parameters including DNA fragmentation, ac-LA was shown to induce apoptosis in androgen-independent PC-3 cells, whereas in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, ac-LA led to cell accumulation in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle, but not to apoptosis...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723264/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-with-the-addition-of-chemotherapy-to-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Vivek Verma, Jeffrey M Ryckman, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
PURPOSE: The standard of care for stage I (T1N0) nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is definitive radiotherapy (RT). Given the phase III evidence supporting combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for stage II NPC, we investigated practice patterns and outcomes associated with administration of chemotherapy to RT alone for stage I NPC. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for clinical T1N0 primary NPC cases (2004-2013) receiving curative-intent RT. Patients with unknown RT/chemotherapy status were excluded, as were benign/sarcomatous histologies and receipt of pharyngectomy...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722210/plasma-microrna-based-signatures-to-predict-3-year-postoperative-recurrence-risk-for-stage-ii-and-iii-gastric-cancer
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Xinyang Liu, Xiaowei Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Jinjia Chang, Zhichao Wang, Zheng Wu, Chenchen Wang, Zuojun Sun, Xiaoxiao Ge, Ruixuan Geng, Wenbo Tang, Congqi Dai, Ying Lin, Fengjuan Lin, Menghong Sun, Weihua Jia, Wenqiong Xue, Jiafu Ji, Ying Hu, Guoyou Qin, Jin Li
Our aim was to identify plasma microRNA (miRNA)-based signatures to predict 3-year postoperative recurrence risk for patients with stage II and III gastric cancer (GC) so as to provide insights for individualized adjuvant therapy. Plasma miRNA expression was investigated in three phases, involving 407 patients recruited from three centers. ABI miRNA microarray and TaqMan Low Density Array were adopted in the discovery phase to identify potential miRNAs. Quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction was used to assess the expression of selected miRNAs...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721881/final-report-of-a-prospective-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-the-dose-response-relationship-for-postoperative-radiation-therapy-and-pathologic-risk-groups-in-patients-with-head-and-neck%C3%A2-cancer
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David I Rosenthal, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Adam S Garden, William H Morrison, Adel K El-Naggar, Mona Kamal, Randal S Weber, Clifton D Fuller, Lester J Peters
PURPOSE: To present the long-term and final report of a phase 3 trial designed to assess dose-response relationship for postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) and pathologic risk groups in head and neck cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients who underwent primary surgery for American Joint Committee on Cancer stage III or IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx and who required PORT were eligible. Patients' primary sites and involved necks were independently assigned to higher- or lower-risk categories based on a cumulative point score representing increasing risk of recurrence...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721753/nintedanib-in-ovarian-cancer
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Saira Khalique, Susana Banerjee
Advanced ovarian cancer remains an unmet clinical need. Angiogenesis is considered a therapeutic target in ovarian cancer, with bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, being the first drug to show a progression-free survival benefit. Nintedanib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting VEGF receptor 1-3, FGFR 1-3 and PDGFR α and β, which has entered phase III trial development in ovarian cancer. Areas covered: This article reviews the preclinical and clinical efficacy of nintedanib in ovarian cancer, its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics profile, safety issues, together with an overview of clinical trials carried out so far...
July 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719890/effect-of-neoadjuvant-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine-therapy-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-nac-ga-trial
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Ken-Ichi Okada, Toshio Shimokawa, Seiko Hirono, Manabu Kawai, Masayuki Sho, Sohei Satoi, Ippei Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshiaki Murakami, Suguru Yamada, Mariko Doi, Hiroki Yamaue
We conducted a prospective multicenter phase II trial of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma to investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine therapy on overall survival (OS). The clinical trial primarily evaluated OS time from the first day of protocol therapy as a primary endpoint. The secondary endpoints were recurrence-free survival from the first day of protocol therapy, safety of the protocol therapy (adverse effect), morbidity based on the Clavien Dindo classification of more than III, response rate, preoperative/postoperative tumor marker (CA 19-9, CEA), rate of normalization, reduction rate of the maximum standardized uptake value on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (limited to institutions where positron emission tomography-computed tomography was available), chemotherapeutic effect grade based on Evans' classification, resection rate, R0 resection rate, surgical data (operative time, blood loss, transfusion, postoperative hospital day), overall morbidity rates (reoperation, rate of readmission, mortality), patient rate in postoperative adjuvant therapy (entry rate, completion rate), dose intensity, quality of life regarding fatigue and malaise assessed by the questionnaire of FACIT-F (Japanese version), and peripheral sensory neuropathy assessed by the questionnaire of the FACT/GOG-NTX subscale (version 4; Japanese version)...
July 19, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716815/exposure-response-analyses-of-ramucirumab-from-two-randomized-phase-iii-trials-of-second-line-treatment-for-advanced-gastric-or-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer
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Josep Tabernero, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Eric Van Cutsem, Sang Cheul Oh, György Bodoky, Yasuhiro Shimada, Shuichi Hironaka, Jaffer A Ajani, Jiri Tomasek, Howard Safran, Kumari Chandrawansa, Yanzhi Hsu, Michael Heathman, Azhar Khan, Lan Ni, Allen S Melemed, Ling Gao, David Ferry, Charles S Fuchs
Ramucirumab is an IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2. Ramucirumab, 8 mg/kg every two weeks, administered as monotherapy (REGARD) or in combination with paclitaxel (RAINBOW), was safe and effective in patients with previously treated advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. We evaluated exposure-efficacy and exposure-safety relationships of ramucirumab from two randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trials. Sparse pharmacokinetic samples were collected and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was conducted to predict ramucirumab minimum trough concentration at steady-state (Cmin,ss)...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716370/a-systematic-review-and-framework-for-the-use-of-hormone-therapy-with-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Daniel E Spratt, Robert T Dess, Zachary S Zumsteg, Daniel W Lin, Phuoc T Tran, Todd M Morgan, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Paul L Nguyen, Charles J Ryan, Howard M Sandler, Matthew R Cooperberg, Edwin Posadas, Felix Y Feng
CONTEXT: Salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is a standard of care for men who recur postprostatectomy, and recent randomized trials have assessed the benefit and toxicity of adding hormone therapy (HT) to SRT with differing results. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of randomized phase III trials of the use of SRT ± HT and generate a framework for the use of HT with SRT. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Systematic literature searches were conducted on February 15, 2017 in three databases (MEDLINE [via PubMed], EMBASE, and ClinicalTrials...
July 14, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712615/predicting-real-world-effectiveness-of-cancer-therapies-using-overall-survival-and-progression-free-survival-from-clinical-trials-empirical-evidence-for-the-asco-value-framework
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Darius N Lakdawalla, Jason Shafrin, Ningqi Hou, Desi Peneva, Seanna Vine, Jinhee Park, Jie Zhang, Ron Brookmeyer, Robert A Figlin
OBJECTIVES: To measure the relationship between randomized controlled trial (RCT) efficacy and real-world effectiveness for oncology treatments as well as how this relationship varies depending on an RCT's use of surrogate versus overall survival (OS) endpoints. METHODS: We abstracted treatment efficacy measures from 21 phase III RCTs reporting OS and either progression-free survival or time to progression endpoints in breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709816/-current-knowledge-on-perioperative-treatments-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinomas
#17
REVIEW
S Brosseau, C Naltet, M Nguenang, V Gounant, P Mordant, B Milleron, Y Castier, G Zalcman
Surgery is still the main treatment in early-stage of non-small cell lung cancer with 5-year survival of stage IA patients exceeding 80%, but 5-year survival of stage II patients rapidly decreasing with tumor size, N status, and visceral pleura invasion. The major metastatic risk in such patients has supported clinical research assessing systemic or loco-regional perioperative treatments. Modern phase 3 trials clearly validated adjuvant or neo-adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy in resected stage I-III patients as a standard treatment of which value has been reassessed several independent meta-analyses, showing a 5% benefit in 5y-survival, and a decrease of the relative risk for death around from 12 to 25%...
July 11, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707844/castration-resistance-prostate-cancer-what-is-in-the-pipeline
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Cosimo DE Nunzio, Fabrizio Presicce, Silvana Giacinti, Maria Bassanelli, Andrea Tubaro
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the available evidence on the standard diagnosis and management of men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and providing the timely update on new pharmacological treatments. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search from from January 2000 until March 2017 was performed by combining the following MESH terms: castrate resistant prostate cancer, abiraterone, enzalutamide, 223radium, sipuleucel-T, docetaxel, cabazitaxel, resistance mechanisms, resistance to androgen deprivation, Androgen Receptor (AR) mutations, amplifications, splice variants, and AR alterations...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707274/cancer-immunotherapies-are-they-as-effective-in-the-elderly
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Kate Poropatich, Joel Fontanarosa, Sandeep Samant, Jeffrey A Sosman, Bin Zhang
Almost two-thirds of all new cancer diagnoses are made in persons over the age of 65 years, yet it is unclear if age affects patient responsiveness to immunotherapy, which is increasingly becoming first-line therapy in advanced stages of different tumor types. Preclinical animal studies may be difficult to translate into humans since they frequently use young mice (2-3 months of age) equivalent to adolescent human subjects. Nevertheless, ex vivo studies from humans are concordant with mice tissue findings-older patients have an increased density of circulating regulatory immune cells and a decreased ratio of naïve-to-memory T cells...
July 13, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707048/psychometric-evaluation-of-an-item-bank-for-computerized-adaptive-testing-of-the-eortc-qlq-c30-cognitive-functioning-dimension-in-cancer-patients
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Linda Dirven, Mogens Groenvold, Martin J B Taphoorn, Thierry Conroy, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Teresa Young, Morten Aa Petersen
BACKGROUND: The European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group is developing computerized adaptive testing (CAT) versions of all EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) scales with the aim to enhance measurement precision. Here we present the results on the field-testing and psychometric evaluation of the item bank for cognitive functioning (CF). METHODS: In previous phases (I-III), 44 candidate items were developed measuring CF in cancer patients...
July 13, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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