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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434660/reduced-dose-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Allen M Chen, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Vincent Basehart, Jordan Garst, Phillip Beron, Deborah Wong, Michael H Rosove, Shyam Rao, Heather Melanson, Edward Kim, Daphne Palmer, Lihong Qi, Karen Kelly, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick A Kupelian, Megan E Daly
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) are exquisitely radiosensitive. We investigated whether chemoradiotherapy with reduced-dose radiation would maintain survival outcomes while improving tolerability for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 trial at two academic hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven stage III or IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, positive for HPV by p16 testing, and with Zubrod performance status scores of 0 or 1...
April 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434648/nivolumab-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-checkmate-040-an-open-label-non-comparative-phase-1-2-dose-escalation-and-expansion-trial
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Anthony B El-Khoueiry, Bruno Sangro, Thomas Yau, Todd S Crocenzi, Masatoshi Kudo, Chiun Hsu, Tae-You Kim, Su-Pin Choo, Jörg Trojan, Theodore H Welling, Tim Meyer, Yoon-Koo Kang, Winnie Yeo, Akhil Chopra, Jeffrey Anderson, Christine Dela Cruz, Lixin Lang, Jaclyn Neely, Hao Tang, Homa B Dastani, Ignacio Melero
BACKGROUND: For patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, sorafenib is the only approved drug worldwide, and outcomes remain poor. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of nivolumab, a programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) immune checkpoint inhibitor, in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with or without chronic viral hepatitis. METHODS: We did a phase 1/2, open-label, non-comparative, dose escalation and expansion trial (CheckMate 040) of nivolumab in adults (≥18 years) with histologically confirmed advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with or without hepatitis C or B (HCV or HBV) infection...
April 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426244/piperine-triggers-apoptosis-of-human-oral-squamous-carcinoma-through-cell-cycle-arrest-and-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress
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Sahabjada Siddiqui, Md Sultan Ahamad, Asif Jafri, Mohd Afzal, Md Arshad
Piperine is a nitrogenous pungent substance exhibiting multifunctional pharmacological properties. However, the mechanism underlying its anticancer potential is not well elucidated in human oral squamous carcinoma (KB) cell line. The anticancer potential of piperine was evaluated through potent biomarkers viz. reactive oxygen species (ROS), cellular apoptosis, and loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP). In addition, cell cycle kinetics and caspases-3 activity were also carried out to confirm anticancer activity of piperine...
April 20, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426123/cabozantinib-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-of-a-phase-2-placebo-controlled-randomized-discontinuation-study
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R K Kelley, C Verslype, A L Cohn, T-S Yang, W-C Su, H Burris, F Braiteh, N Vogelzang, A Spira, P Foster, Y Lee, E Van Cutsem
Background: Cabozantinib, an orally bioavailable inhibitor of tyrosine kinases including MET, AXL, and VEGF receptors, was assessed in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as part of a phase 2 randomized discontinuation trial with nine tumor-type cohorts. Patients and methods: Eligible patients had Child-Pugh A liver function and ≤1 prior systemic anticancer regimen, completed ≥4 weeks before study entry. The cabozantinib starting dose was 100 mg daily...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425662/feasibility-of-colorectal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-esd-carried-out-by-endoscopists-with-no-or-little-experience-in-gastric-esd
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Hisashi Shiga, Reina Ohba, Tamotsu Matsuhashi, Mario Jin, Masatake Kuroha, Katsuya Endo, Rintaro Moroi, Shoichi Kayaba, Katsunori Iijima
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is recommended to be carried out only by endoscopists with sufficient experience in gastric ESD. However, early gastric carcinoma is less common in Western countries than in Japan, and endoscopic maneuverability differs between the stomach and colorectum. We assessed the feasibility of colorectal ESD carried out by endoscopists with no or little experience in gastric ESD. METHODS: We analyzed en bloc resection, R0 resection and perforation rates in 180 consecutive colorectal ESD carried out by three endoscopists who had no or <5 cases of experience in gastric ESD...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424962/phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-milciclib-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-in-patients-with-refractory-solid-tumors
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Sandrine Aspeslagh, Kunwar Shailubhai, Rastilav Bahleda, Anas Gazzah, Andréa Varga, Antoine Hollebecque, Christophe Massard, Anna Spreafico, Michele Reni, Jean-Charles Soria
BACKGROUND: This phase I trial evaluated the safety and tolerability of milciclib, an inhibitor of multiple cyclin-dependent kinases and tropomycin receptor kinase A, in combination with gemcitabine in patients with refractory solid tumors. DESIGN: Sixteen patients were enrolled and treated with milciclib at three dose levels (45 mg/m(2)/day, n = 3; 60 mg/m(2)/day, n = 3; and 80 mg/m(2)/day, n = 10) with a fixed dose of gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)/day). Milciclib was administered orally once daily for 7 days on/7 days off in a 4-week cycle, and gemcitabine was administered intravenously on days 1, 8 and 15 in a 4-week cycle...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424871/final-analysis-of-the-randomised-peak-trial-overall-survival-and-tumour-responses-during-first-line-treatment-with-mfolfox6-plus-either-panitumumab-or-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-carcinoma
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Fernando Rivera, Meinolf Karthaus, J Randolph Hecht, Isabel Sevilla, Frédéric Forget, Gianpiero Fasola, Jean-Luc Canon, Xuesong Guan, Gaston Demonty, Lee S Schwartzberg
PURPOSE: To report planned final overall (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) analyses from the phase II PEAK trial (NCT00819780). METHODS: Patients with previously untreated, KRAS exon 2 wild-type (WT) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) were randomised to mFOLFOX6 plus panitumumab or bevacizumab. The primary endpoint was PFS; secondary endpoints included OS, objective response rate, duration of response (DoR), time to response, resection and safety. Treatment effect by tumour RAS status was a prespecified objective...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423647/upregulation-of-the-lncrna-meg3-induces-autophagy-to-inhibit-tumorigenesis-and-progression-of-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-by-regulating-activity-of-atg3
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Yin-Ling Xiu, Kai-Xuan Sun, Xi Chen, Shuo Chen, Yang Zhao, Qing-Guo Guo, Zhi-Hong Zong
Maternally expressed gene 3 (Meg3), a long non-coding RNA, has been reported to be associated with the pathogenesis of multiple malignancies. However, little is known regarding the role of Meg3 in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). In this study, we found that the expression of Meg3 was lower in epithelial ovarian carcinoma, and has potential to be considered as a biomarker for ovarian cancer. After transfecting the ovarian cancer cell lines OVCAR3 and A2780 with Meg3, phenotypic changes and autophagy-related molecules were examined...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423301/risankizumab-versus-ustekinumab-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
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Kim A Papp, Andrew Blauvelt, Michael Bukhalo, Melinda Gooderham, James Krueger, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Alan Menter, Sandra Philipp, Howard Sofen, Stephen Tyring, Beate R Berner, Sudha Visvanathan, Chandrasena Pamulapati, Nathan Bennett, Mary Flack, Paul Scholl, Steven J Padula
Background Interleukin-23 is thought to be critical to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. We compared risankizumab (BI 655066), a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin-23 by specifically targeting the p19 subunit and thus prevents interleukin-23 signaling, and ustekinumab, an interleukin-12 and interleukin-23 inhibitor, in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Methods We randomly assigned a total of 166 patients to receive subcutaneous injections of risankizumab (a single 18-mg dose at week 0 or 90-mg or 180-mg doses at weeks 0, 4, and 16) or ustekinumab (45 or 90 mg, according to body weight, at weeks 0, 4, and 16)...
April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422758/first-in-human-trial-of-multikinase-vegf-inhibitor-regorafenib-and-anti-egfr-antibody-cetuximab-in-advanced-cancer-patients
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Vivek Subbiah, Muhammad Rizwan Khawaja, David S Hong, Behrang Amini, Jiang Yungfang, Hui Liu, Adrienne Johnson, Alexa B Schrock, Siraj M Ali, James X Sun, David Fabrizio, Sarina Piha-Paul, Siqing Fu, Apostolia M Tsimberidou, Aung Naing, Filip Janku, Daniel D Karp, Michael Overman, Cathy Eng, Scott Kopetz, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Gerald S Falchook
BACKGROUND: The combination of multikinase VEGF inhibitor regorafenib and anti-EGFR antibody cetuximab overcomes intrinsic and acquired resistance in both EGFR-sensitive and EGFR-resistant preclinical models of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Utilizing a standard 3+3 design, a phase I study was designed to determine safety, maximum tolerated dose (MTD), and dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) of the regorafenib plus cetuximab combination among patients with advanced cancer including CRC...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422550/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ubc-%C3%A2-rapid-in-bladder-cancer-a-swedish-multicentre-study
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Johan Styrke, Helene Henriksson, Börje Ljungberg, Mudhar Hasan, Ingrid Silfverberg, Roland Einarsson, Per-Uno Malmström, Amir Sherif
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of UBC(®) Rapid - a urine-based marker for bladder cancer - in patients with bladder cancer and controls, and to compare the test results across risk groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective phase II study was conducted at four Swedish hospitals. UBC Rapid was evaluated in four groups: A, newly diagnosed bladder cancer (n = 94); B, follow-up of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (n = 75); C, benign urinary tract diseases (n = 51); and D, healthy controls (n = 50)...
April 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420329/contrast-enhanced-us-with-perfluorobutane-sonazoid-used-as-a-surveillance-test-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-in-cirrhosis-scan-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-for-a-diagnostic-trial
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Ji Hoon Park, Mi-Suk Park, So Jung Lee, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Jae Young Lee, Min Jung Park, Kyunghwa Han, Chung Mo Nam, Seong Ho Park, Kyoung Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography (US) is widely used as a standard surveillance tool for patients who are at a high risk of having hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, conventional B-mode US appears to be insufficient in order to ensure the early detection of HCC. Perfluorobutane allows very stable Kupffer phase imaging for at least 60 min, which is tolerable for examinations of the entire liver. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the added value of contrast-enhanced US using perfluorobutane to that of conventional B-mode US as an HCC surveillance tool for patients with liver cirrhosis...
April 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419248/nivolumab-versus-everolimus-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-japanese-subgroup-analysis-from-the-checkmate-025-study
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Yoshihiko Tomita, Satoshi Fukasawa, Nobuo Shinohara, Hiroshi Kitamura, Mototsugu Oya, Masatoshi Eto, Kazunari Tanabe, Go Kimura, Junji Yonese, Masahiro Yao, Robert J Motzer, Hirotsugu Uemura, M Brent McHenry, Elmer Berghorn, Seiichiro Ozono
Background: Nivolumab improved overall survival (OS) and objective response rate (ORR) versus everolimus in previously treated patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma in the phase III CheckMate 025 study (minimum follow-up: 14 months). We report efficacy and safety in the global and Japanese populations (minimum follow-up: 26 months). Methods: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive nivolumab 3 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks or everolimus 10-mg tablet orally once daily...
April 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419193/a-randomized-phase-ii-iii-study-of-cabazitaxel-versus-vinflunine-in-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-urothelium-secavin
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J Bellmunt, J M Kerst, F Vázquez, R Morales-Barrera, E Grande, A Medina, Mªb González Graguera, G Rubio, U Anido, O Fernández Calvo, E González-Billalabeitia, Ajm Van den Eertwegh, E Pujol, J L Perez-Gracia, J L González Larriba, R Collado, M Los, S Maciá, R De Wit
BACKGROUND: Despite the advent of immunotherapy in urothelial cancer, there is still a need to find effective cytotoxic agents beyond first and second line. Vinflunine is the only treatment approved in this setting by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and taxanes are also widely used in second line. Cabazitaxel is a taxane with activity in docetaxel-refractory cancers. A randomized study was conducted to compare its efficacy vs vinflunine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a multicenter, randomized, open-label, phase II/III study, following a Simon's optimal method with stopping rules based on an interim futility analysis and a formal efficacy analysis at the end of the phase II...
April 13, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415633/a-phase-2-study-of-vorinostat-in-locally-advanced-recurrent-or-metastatic-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Priscila H Goncalves, Lance K Heilbrun, Michael T Barrett, Shivaani Kummar, Aaron R Hansen, Lillian L Siu, Richard L Piekarz, Ammar W Sukari, Joseph Chao, Mary Jo Pilat, Daryn W Smith, Lindsay Casetta, Scott A Boerner, Alice Chen, Elizabeth Lenkiewicz, Smriti Malasi, Patricia M LoRusso
PURPOSE: Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi). Based on a confirmed partial response (PR) in an adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) patient treated with vorinostat in a prior phase 1 trial, we initiated this phase 2 trial. METHODS: Vorinostat was administered orally 400 mg daily, 28 day cycles. The primary objective was to evaluate response rate (RR). Exploratory studies included whole exome sequencing (WES) of selected patients. RESULTS: Thirty patients were enrolled...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413867/a-study-of-adjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-with-tri-weekly-cisplatin-for-postoperative-high-risk-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mitsunobu Otsuru, Yoshihide Ota, Takayuki Aoki, Masashi Sasaki, Takatugu Suzuki, Yuya Denda, Miho Takahashi, Takeshi Akiba, Akihiro Kaneko
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety profile of concurrent chemoradiotherapy with cisplatin in Japanese patients with postoperative high-risk oral cancer. METHODS: Patients with high-risk pathological features were selected from patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma who underwent surgery at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokai University Hospital. Patients were given adjuvant chemoradiotherapy with tri-weekly cisplatin (100 mg/m(2)) (66 Gy/33 Fr), and the treatment completion rate was examined...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412761/preoperative-assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-split-bolus-combined-phase-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Jian Jiang, Ke Wang, Yufeng Xu, Jianxin Liu, Jingjing Luo, Xin Tao, Xiaoying Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a split-bolus combined phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography protocol in evaluation of liver vasculature in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients for the purpose of surgery guidance. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two groups of patients were recruited for the study: 24 consecutive cases of HCC who underwent multiphasic CT examination, and 22 consecutive cases who afterwards underwent split-bolus combined phase CT examination. The multiphasic protocol included an unenhanced scan and 3 image acquisitions after contrast injection...
April 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412590/baseline-carcinoembryonic-antigen-as-a-predictive-factor-of-ramucirumab-efficacy-in-raise-a-second-line-metastatic-colorectal-carcinoma-phase-iii-trial
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Takayuki Yoshino, Radka Obermannová, György Bodoky, Rocio Garcia-Carbonero, Tudor Ciuleanu, David C Portnoy, Tae Won Kim, Yanzhi Hsu, David Ferry, Federico Nasroulah, Josep Tabernero
BACKGROUND: The RAISE phase III clinical trial demonstrated that ramucirumab + (folinic acid plus 5-fluorouracil plus irinotecan) FOLFIRI significantly improved overall survival (OS) versus placebo + FOLFIRI for second-line metastatic colorectal carcinoma (mCRC) patients failing bevacizumab- and oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.84, 95% CI = 0.73-0.98, P = 0.022). Post hoc analyses of RAISE patient data examined the association of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) subgroups with efficacy parameters...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412508/methyl-5-1h-indol-3-yl-selanyl-1h-benzoimidazol-2-ylcarbamate-m-24-a-novel-tubulin-inhibitor-causes-g2-m-arrest-and-cell-apoptosis-by-disrupting-tubulin-polymerization-in-human-cervical-and-breast-cancer-cells
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Daiying Zuo, Xuewei Jiang, Mengting Han, Jiwei Shen, Binyue Lang, Qi Guan, Zhaoshi Bai, Chunming Han, Zengqiang Li, Weige Zhang, Yingliang Wu
Methyl 5-[(1H-indol-3-yl)selanyl]-1H-benzoimidazol-2-ylcarbamate (M-24) is a newly synthesized analogue of nocodazole by our group and has been found to be active for some cancer cells. However, its sensitivity to different cell lines and the underlying anticancer mechanism are still unclear. In this study, we proved that M-24 had strong time- and dose-dependent anti-proliferative effects on human cervical cancer HeLa cells and human breast carcinoma MCF-7 cells. We demonstrated that the growth inhibitory effects of M-24 in both cell lines were associated with microtubule depolymerization...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410911/comprehensive-analysis-of-survival-outcomes-in-non-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-in-clinical-trials
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Guillermo de Velasco, Rana R McKay, Xun Lin, Raphel B Moreira, Ronit Simantov, Toni K Choueiri
BACKGROUND: Clinical data from patients with non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma (nccRCC) receiving targeted therapy are limited, and many clinical trials have excluded these patients from study entry. We sought to investigate the outcomes of patients with nccRCC treated in clinical trials in the modern era compared with the outcomes of patients with clear cell RCC (ccRCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with metastatic RCC who had received targeted therapy in Pfizer-sponsored phase II and III clinical trials from 2003 to 2013...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
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