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Hee Seung Lee, Seung Woo Park
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most lethal cancers. These patients often have multiple symptoms, and integrated supportive care is critical in helping them remain well for as long as possible. Fluorouracil-based chemotherapy is known to improve overall survival (OS) by approximately 3 months, compared to the best supportive care alone. A 1997 study comparing gemcitabine and fluorouracil treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer patients showed an improvement in OS of 1 month in patients receiving gemcitabine...
May 23, 2016: Gut and Liver
Paola Bertocchi, Chiara Abeni, Fausto Meriggi, Luigina Rota, Anna Rizzi, Brunella Di Biasi, Francesca Aroldi, Chiara Ogliosi, Giordano Savelli, Edoardo Rosso, Alberto Zaniboni
Metastatic pancreatic cancer still represent one of the most deadly disease for which there are few therapeutic options, especially in second line and beyond setting. Nabpaclitaxel plus gemcitabine activity was demonstrated in first line setting, but there are no clear evidence suggesting its use after that. We report a retrospective data analysis of 23 patients who received nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine after first line treatment at our Oncology Department. We observed a significant clinical benefit (43,5%) with a median overall survival of 5 months...
2015: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
Yutaka Yamamoto, Ichiro Kawano, Hirotaka Iwase
Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) is a novel formulation of paclitaxel that does not require solvents such as polyoxyethylated castor oil and ethanol. Use of these solvents has been associated with toxic response, including hypersensitivity reactions and prolonged sensory neuropathy, as well as a negative impact in relation to the therapeutic index of paclitaxel. nab-paclitaxel displays greater antitumor activity and less toxicity than solvent-base paclitaxel. In a phase I trial of single nab-paclitaxel, the maximum tolerated dose was 300 mg/m(2) with the dose limiting toxicities being sensory neuropathy, stomatitis, and superficial keratopathy...
2011: OncoTargets and Therapy
Lisa D Volk, Michael J Flister, Deena Chihade, Neil Desai, Vuong Trieu, Sophia Ran
INTRODUCTION: Patients with metastatic disease are considered incurable. We previously showed that nabpaclitaxel (nanoparticle albumin-embedded paclitaxel) combined with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) antibody, bevacizumab, eradicates orthotopic small-sized breast tumors and metastasis. Here, we assessed this therapy in two models of advanced (450-600 mm(3)) breast tumors and delineated VEGF-A-dependent mechanisms of tumor resistance. METHODS: Mice with luciferase-tagged advanced MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-435 tumors were treated with saline, nab-paclitaxel (10 or 30 mg/kg), bevacizumab (4 mg/kg), or combined drugs...
April 2011: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Lisa D Volk, Michael J Flister, Christopher M Bivens, Alan Stutzman, Neil Desai, Vuong Trieu, Sophia Ran
Nab-paclitaxel is an albumin-bound 130-nm particle form of paclitaxel that has shown an improved efficacy in experimental tumor models and clinical studies compared with solvent-based paclitaxel. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) antibody bevacizumab is known to enhance antitumor activity of cytotoxic drugs. This study evaluated the effects of combined nab-paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy on growth and metastatic spread of orthotopic breast tumors. Cytotoxic and clonogenic assays measured VEGF-A-dependent modulation of nabpaclitaxel toxicity on cultured tumor cells...
June 2008: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
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