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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
Sergio A Acuna, Rinku Sutradhar, S Joseph Kim, Nancy N Baxter
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR) with pretransplant malignancies (PTM) have worse overall survival (OS) compared to recipients without history of malignancy. However, it is unknown whether the increased risk of mortality is due to recurrent cancer-related deaths. METHODS: All SOTR in Ontario between 1991 and 2010 were identified and matched 1:2 to recipients without PTM using a propensity score. OS was compared using the Kaplan-Meier estimator and Cox proportional hazard models...
March 20, 2018: Transplantation
Maliha Khan, Tariq Muzzafar, Hagop Kantarjian, Ifra Badar, Nicholas Short, Xuemei Wang, Kamal Chamoun, Preetesh Jain, Courtney DiNardo, Naveen Pemmaraju, Prithviraj Bose, Gautam Borthakur, Jorge Cortes, Srdan Verstovsek, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Zeev Estrov
The impact of bone marrow fibrosis grade on the prognosis of patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) remains controversial. Therefore, we examined the records of 82 patients diagnosed with CMML at our institution and summarized baseline characteristics and molecular profiles by subgroups of absent or mild (grades 0/1) and moderate (grade 2) fibrosis. Cox proportional hazards models were constructed to assess the prognostic significance of fibrosis grade. Grade 2 fibrosis was identified in 63 patients (76...
March 20, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Yoon Kyoung So, GilJoon Lee, Dongryul Oh, Sunju Byeon, Woori Park, Man Ki Chung
Objective To investigate the prognostic impact of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer (HPV+ OPC). Study Design Retrospective institutional database analysis. Setting Tertiary referral medical center. Material and Methods In total, 104 patients with HPV+ OPC were enrolled. From the blood laboratory data checked within 4 weeks before initiation of primary treatment, NLR was calculated. The association between clinicopathological characteristics and NLR was analyzed, and the prognostic role was evaluated based on overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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
Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Atsushi Natsume, Junki Mizusawa, Hiroshi Katayama, Haruhiko Fukuda, Minako Sumi, Ryo Nishikawa, Yoshitaka Narita, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takashi Maruyama, Tamio Ito, Takaaki Beppu, Hideo Nakamura, Takamasa Kayama, Shinya Sato, Motoo Nagane, Kazuhiko Mishima, Yoko Nakasu, Kaoru Kurisu, Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Takanori Onishi, Yasuo Iwadate, Mizuhiko Terasaki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Akira Matsumura, Eiichi Ishikawa, Hikaru Sasaki, Akitake Mukasa, Takayuki Matsuo, Hirofumi Hirano, Toshihiro Kumabe, Nobusada Shinoura, Naoya Hashimoto, Tomokazu Aoki, Akio Asai, Tatsuya Abe, Atsuo Yoshino, Yoshiki Arakawa, Kenichiro Asano, Koji Yoshimoto, Soichiro Shibui
PURPOSE: This study explored the superiority of temozolomide (TMZ) + interferonβ (IFNβ) to standard TMZ as treatment for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) via randomized phase II screening design. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Eligibility criteria included histologically proven GBM, with 50% of the tumor located in supratentorial areas, without involvement of the optic, olfactory nerves, and pituitary gland and without multiple lesions and dissemination. Patients in the TMZ + radiotherapy (RT) arm received RT (2...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Lieve G J Leijssen, Anne M Dinaux, Ramzi Amri, Hiroko Kunitake, Liliana G Bordeianou, David L Berger
BACKGROUND: Although extended colectomy is often chosen for patients with transverse colon cancer, the optimal surgical approach for mid-transverse colon cancer has not been established. METHODS: We identified patients who underwent a transverse (TC) or an extended colectomy (EC) for mid-transverse colon cancer between 2004 and 2014. To adjust for potential selection bias between the groups, a propensity score matching analysis was performed. RESULTS: A total of 103 patients were included, of whom 63% underwent EC (right 47%, left 17%) and 37% TC...
March 19, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Kathrin Thöne, Anja Rudolph, Nadia Obi, Jenny Chang-Claude, Dieter Flesch-Janys
PURPOSE: Recent cohort studies demonstrated better overall survival (OS) or breast cancer-specific survival (BCS) for breast-conserving therapy (BCT) followed by radiation (RT) compared to mastectomy alone (MT). This is the first observational study in which adjustments for a comprehensive set of prognostic factors, adjuvant therapies, mode of detection, and comorbidities were possible to investigate OS, BCS, as well as recurrence risk of patients undergoing BCT + RT, MT + RT, or MT...
March 19, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Despina Piatopoulou, Margaritis Avgeris, Ioanna Drakaki, Antonios Marmarinos, Marieta Xagorari, Margarita Baka, Apostolos Pourtsidis, Lydia Kossiva, Dimitrios Gourgiotis, Andreas Scorilas
Although childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by high remission rates, there are still patients who experience poor response to therapy or toxic effects due to intensive treatment. In the present study, we examined the expression profile of miR-143 and miR-182 in childhood ALL and evaluated their clinical significance for patients receiving Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster (BFM) protocol. Bone marrow specimens from 125 childhood ALL patients upon diagnosis and the end-of-induction (EoI; day 33), as well as from 64 healthy control children undergone RNA extraction, polyadenylation, and reverse transcription...
March 20, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Kathryn J Schunke, Lauren M Rosati, Marianna Zahurak, Joseph M Herman, Amol K Narang, Irina Usach, Alison P Klein, Charles J Yeo, Larry T Korman, Ralph H Hruban, John L Cameron, Daniel A Laheru, Ross A Abrams
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report toxicity and long-term survival outcomes of 2 prospective trials evaluating mitomycin C (MMC) with 5-fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemoradiation in resected periampullary adenocarcinoma. Methods and materials: From 1996 to 2002, 119 patients received an adjuvant 4-drug chemotherapy regimen of 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, MMC, and dipyridamole with chemoradiation on 2 consecutive trials (trials A and B). Trial A patients received upfront chemoradiation (50 Gy split-course, 2...
January 2018: Advances in Radiation Oncology
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
Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Fumi Utsumi, Shiro Suzuki, Kaoru Niimi, Ryuichiro Sekiya, Jun Sakata, Eiko Yamamoto, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Uterine sarcomas are some of the most malignant and aggressive tumor types among the gynecologic malignancies, and they are associated with a high rate of recurrence and a poor prognosis. Due to their rarity and diversity, the optimal treatment for recurrent uterine sarcomas has not yet been elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of secondary cytoreductive surgery (SCS) for patients with recurrent uterine sarcomas. A total of 18 patients with recurrent uterine sarcomas were retrospectively identified at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan) between January 2002 and December 2015...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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
Hui Chang, Jia-Wang Wei, Kai Chen, Shu Zhang, Fei Han, Li-Xia Lu, Wei-Wei Xiao, Yuan-Hong Gao
Background: In the era of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), distant metastasis remains the major cause of death from nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of pretreatment serum lipid profiles in predicting clinical outcome of NPC. Methodology / Principal Findings: A total of 1927 consecutive patients who had untreated NPC and completed radical IMRT between Jan. 2010 and Dec. 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Pretreatment serum lipid indexes including total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein A-I (apoAI) and apolipoprotein B were analyzed for their association with survivals, together with the clinical features (age, sex, pathological type, anemia, chemotherapy sequence and Epstein-Barr virus deoxyribonucleic acid)...
2018: Journal of Cancer
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
Jinfeng Wang, Huacun Shi, Guang Yang, Guangjie Han, Man Zhao, Xiaoling Duan, Lili Mi, Xin Han, Ning Li, Jianfei Shi, Xiaolei Yin, Fei Yin
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a combination of intra-arterial and intravenous chemotherapy in the treatment of unresectable, advanced gastric cancer, and assess which patients are likely to benefit from combined treatment. The clinical data of 128 patients diagnosed with unresectable, advanced gastric cancer at The Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University (Shijiazhuang, China) from January 2009 to September 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups as follows: Those who received regional intra-arterial chemoembolization plus systemic chemotherapy (combined group; n=62) and those who received systemic chemotherapy only (venous group; n=66)...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
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
Jun Liu, Lei Huang, Pengxiao Su, Tao Song, Wentao Zhang, Jinzhu Fan, Yang Liu
A number of studies have attempted to elucidate the association between mircoRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and cancer-associated processes. The aim of the present study was to determine how miR-499a-5p intervenes in human osteosarcoma cell proliferation and differentiation. The cancerous tissues and adjacent non-cancerous tissues of 62 patients with osteosarcoma (OS) were collected. miRNA microarray analysis revealed that 29 miRNAs were upregulated while 26 were downregulated, among which miR-499a-5p expression was the most decreased...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
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