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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529560/ruanjian-sanjie-decoction-exhibits-antitumor-activity-by-inducing-cell-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer
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Xiumei Zhao, Jing Zhao, Renjie Hu, Qiang Yao, Guixian Zhang, Hongsheng Shen, Ernesto Yagüe, Yunhui Hu
Traditional Chinese medicine, based on theories developed and practiced for >2,000 years, is one of the most common complementary and alternative types of medicine currently used in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Ruanjian Sanjie (RJSJ) decoction, is composed of four herbs, including Ban xia (Pinellia ternata), Xia ku cao (Prunella vulgaris), Shan ci gu (Cremastra appendiculata) and Hai zao (Sargassum pallidum), and has traditionally been used for softening hard lumps and resolving hard tissue masses...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500170/jak2-inhibitors-for-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-what-is-next
#2
Prithviraj Bose, Srdan Verstovsek
Since its approval in 2011, the Janus kinase (JAK) 1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib has evolved to become the centerpiece of therapy for myelofibrosis (MF), and its use in patients with hydroxyurea resistant/intolerant polycythemia vera (PV) is steadily increasing. A number of other JAK2 inhibitors have entered clinical testing, but none has been approved yet, and many discontinued. Importantly, the activity of these agents is not restricted to patients with JAK2 V617F or exon 12 mutations. Although JAK2 inhibitors provide substantial clinical benefit, their disease-modifying activity is limited, and rational combinations with other targeted agents are needed, particularly in MF, where survival is short...
May 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498350/comparison-of-direct-sequencing-real-time-pcr-high-resolution-melt-pcr-hrm-and-pcr-restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism-pcr-rflp-analysis-for-genotyping-of-common-thiopurine-intolerant-variant-alleles-nudt15-c-415c-t-and-tpmt-c-719a-g-tpmt-3c
#3
Wai-Ying Fong, Chi-Chun Ho, Wing-Tat Poon
Thiopurine intolerance and treatment-related toxicity, such as fatal myelosuppression, is related to non-function genetic variants encoding thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) and Nudix hydrolase 15 (NUDT15). Genetic testing of the common variants NUDT15:NM_018283.2:c.415C>T (Arg139Cys, dbSNP rs116855232 T allele) and TPMT: NM_000367.4:c.719A>G (TPMT*3C, dbSNP rs1142345 G allele) in East Asians including Chinese can potentially prevent treatment-related complications. Two complementary genotyping approaches, real-time PCR-high resolution melt (PCR-HRM) and PCR-restriction fragment length morphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis were evaluated using conventional PCR and Sanger sequencing genotyping as the gold standard...
May 12, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491851/pemetrexed-induced-acute-kidney-failure-following-irreversible-renal-damage-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Tito Zattera, Francesco Londrino, Matteo Trezzi, Roberto Palumbo, Antonio Granata, Paola Tatangelo, Valentina Corbani, Valeria Falqui, Nadia Chiappini, Lisa Mathiasen, Marco Cavallini, Davide Rolla
BACKGROUND: Pemetrexed (PEM) is a new-generation multitargeted antifolate agent with a demonstrated broad-spectrum activity in several types of human cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and mesothelioma. Major side effects include dose-limiting hematologic toxicities. PEM nephrotoxicity is well known; however, its frequency is considered to be low. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report two cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) related to PEM administration (500 mg/m2) in patients with NSCLC...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491146/parp-inhibitors-in-ovarian-cancer-evidence-experience-and-clinical-potential
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REVIEW
Tarra Evans, Ursula Matulonis
Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are considered one of the most active and exciting new therapies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. The anticancer activity of PARP inhibitors is based on the DNA repair vulnerability of many ovarian cancer cells, and multiple mechanisms of action of PARP inhibitors have been identified. As single agents, PARP inhibitors have demonstrated their greatest activity in ovarian cancer cells that harbor mutations in BRCA genes. Additionally, recent phase III studies have shown that single-agent PARP inhibitor activity extends beyond BRCA-related cancers and can benefit patients with ovarian cancers that do not have known BRCA mutations, especially when clinical characteristics such as platinum sensitivity and high-grade serous histology are present...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489919/efficacy-and-safety-of-gemcitabine-plus-docetaxel-in-japanese-patients-with-unresectable-or-recurrent-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma-results-from-a-single-institutional-analysis
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Masanobu Takahashi, Keigo Komine, Hiroo Imai, Yoshinari Okada, Ken Saijo, Masahiro Takahashi, Hidekazu Shirota, Hisatsugu Ohori, Shin Takahashi, Natsuko Chiba, Takahiro Mori, Hideki Shimodaira, Chikashi Ishioka
BACKGROUND: Combination therapy with gemcitabine and docetaxel has been reported to be a good therapeutic strategy for patients with soft tissue sarcoma. The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficacy and toxicity of gemcitabine with docetaxel in Japanese patients with advanced bone and soft tissue sarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the effect of gemcitabine and docetaxel therapy on overall response, progression-free survival, overall survival, and toxicity in 42 patients with bone or soft tissue sarcoma who had received the therapy between October 2006 and September 2015, at Tohoku University Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489727/pharmacology-of-thiopurine-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-complete-blood-cell-count-outcomes-a-five-year-database-study
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Berrie Meijer, Abraham J Wilhelm, Chris Jj Mulder, Gerd Bouma, Adriaan A van Bodegraven, Nanne Kh de Boer
BACKGROUND: Thiopurines Are The Prerequisite For Immunomodulation In Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) therapy. When administered in high (oncological) dose, thiopurine metabolites act as purine antagonists, causing DNA-strand breakage and myelotoxicity. In lower IBD dosages, the mode of action is primarily restricted to anti-inflammatory effects. Then, myelosuppression and hepatotoxicity are the most common adverse events of thiopurines. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of thiopurine metabolites on hematologic and hepatic parameters and to determine which patient characteristics are related to generation of thiopurine metabolites...
May 6, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485350/a-case-series-of-salvage-ccnu-in-high-grade-glioma-who-have-previously-received-temozolomide-from-a-tertiary-care-institute-in-mumbai
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V M Patil, R Abhinav, R Tonse, S Epari, T Gupta, R Jalali
INTRODUCTION: In our center, we routinely use CCNU (Lomustine) as salvage treatment in high-grade glioma patients who cannot afford bevacizumab. This exploratory analysis was done to report the efficacy and toxicity associated with this regimen. METHODS: Patients who were treated with salvage CCNU (postexposure to temozolomide) between January 2015 and August 2016 were included for this retrospective analysis. SPSS version 16 was used for this analysis. Time-to-event analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484882/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-same-day-versus-next-day-administration-of-long-acting-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factors-for-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gary H Lyman, Kim Allcott, Jacob Garcia, Scott Stryker, Yanli Li, Maureen T Reiner, Derek Weycker
PURPOSE: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSF) are commonly used in clinical practice to prevent febrile neutropenia (FN). US and EU prescribing information and treatment guidelines from the NCCN, ASCO, and EORTC specify that pegfilgrastim, a long-acting (LA) G-CSF, should be administered at least 24 h after myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Nevertheless, many patients receive LA G-CSFs on the same day as chemotherapy. This systematic literature review evaluated the relative merits of same-day versus next-day dosing of LA G-CSFs...
May 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469332/taxane-combination-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-centre-in-india
#10
Jyoti Bajpai, Deepa Susan, Vijay Patil, Reena Nair, Jaya Ghosh, R A Badwe, Sudeep Gupta
AIMS: Docetaxel, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide (TAC) is an intensive chemotherapy regimen; however, being highly myelosuppressive, its usage is limited in developing countries and hence merits exploration for feasibility and efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective audit of medical records of breast cancer patients receiving TAC chemotherapy) from 2004 to 2008. Demographic details, toxicity, and outcome analysis were carried out. RESULTS: A total of 133 patients (126 in [neo] adjuvant and 7 in metastatic setting) received TAC chemotherapy...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468251/rutin-enriched-extract-from-coriandrum-sativum-l-ameliorates-ionizing-radiation-induced-hematopoietic-injury
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Xiaodan Han, Xiaolei Xue, Yu Zhao, Yuan Li, Weili Liu, Junling Zhang, Saijun Fan
Hematopoietic injury is a major cause of mortality in radiation accidents and a primary side effect in patients undergoing radiotherapy. Ionizing radiation (IR)-induced myelosuppression is largely attributed to the injury of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). Coriander is a culinary herb with multiple pharmacological effects and has been widely used in traditional medicine. In this study, flavonoids were identified as the main component of coriander extract with rutin being the leading compound (rutin-enriched coriander extract; RE-CE)...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460429/cardioprotective-mechanisms-of-phytochemicals-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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REVIEW
Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Ammar Ismail, Amr Muhammad Abdo Salem, Ahmed M Afifi, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anthracycline antibiotic, which is effectively used in the treatment of different malignancies, such as leukemias and lymphomas. Its most serious side effect is dose-dependent cardiotoxicity, which occurs through inducing oxidative stress apoptosis. Due to the myelosuppressive effect of dexrazoxane, a commonly-used drug to alleviate DOX-induced cardiotoxicity, researchers investigated the potential of phytochemicals for prophylaxis and treatment of this condition. Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456908/use-of-prophylactic-growth-factors-and-antimicrobials-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-a-review-of-the-medicare-database
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Romina Sosa, Shuling Li, Julia T Molony, Jiannong Liu, Scott Stryker, Allan J Collins
PURPOSE: Growth factors and antimicrobials can reduce complications of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression. Their prophylactic use in elderly patients is important given the associated comorbidity in this age group. There is a developing trend by payers to include supportive care agents in chemotherapy care bundles, which could affect clinical practice. We examined whether the febrile neutropenia (FN) risk categories can be used to describe utilization in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid fee-for-service system in older adults...
April 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450306/osteoblasts-support-megakaryopoiesis-through-production-of-interleukin-9
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Min Xiao, Yongkui Wang, Chen Tao, Zhenyu Wang, Jun Yang, Zhenguo Chen, Zhipeng Zou, Mangmang Li, Anling Liu, Chunhong Jia, Bin Huang, Bo Yan, Pinglin Lai, Changhai Ding, Daozhang Cai, Guozhi Xiao, Yu Jiang, Xiaochun Bai
Severe thrombocytopenia is a significant challenge in patients undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy for malignancies. Understanding the biology of platelet-producing megakaryocytes development in the bone marrow microenvironment may facilitate the development of novel therapies to stimulate platelet production and prevent thrombocytepenia. We report here that osteoblasts supported megakaryopoiesis by secreting interleukin-9 (IL-9), which stimulated IL-9 receptor (IL-9R)/Stat3 signaling in promoting megakaryopoiesis...
April 27, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446272/-efficacy-comparison-of-different-salvage-treatment-regimens-for-patients-with-refractory-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Wen-Hui Gao, Hong-Min Li, Jing-Yi Yu, Ya-Li Zheng, Li-Hua Wu, Qing-Guo Liu, Jun-Fan Li, Chun-Hua Liu, Yi-Ming Hu, Ning Xu, Shang-Zhu Li, Ying-Chang Mi, Ping-Ping Huang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of 3 different regimens, namely MAC, FLAG and CAG, as the re-induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia(AML) patients with primary induction failure and relapse. METHODS: The clinical data of 156 AML patients with primary induction failure and relapse, except patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia(APL), treated with any of the above 3 regimens in our center from January 2008 to April 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445979/the-impacts-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-genes-of-cell-cycle-and-nf-kb-pathways-on-the-efficacy-and-acute-toxicities-of-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#16
Chengxian Guo, Yuling Huang, Jingjing Yu, Lijuan Liu, Xiaochang Gong, Min Huang, Chunling Jiang, Yulu Liao, Lihua Huang, Guoping Yang, Jingao Li
Radiotherapy is one of the primary choices for the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and may result in severe radiotoxicities on normal tissues. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of cell cycle and NF-κB pathways have been linked with the prognoses of various cancers. The aim of this study was to explore whether SNPs of genes involved in cell cycle and NF-κB pathways are associated with responses to radiotherapy in NPC patients. We selected 3 SNPs in cell cycle pathway and 5 SNPs in NF-κB pathway and genotyped them in 154 NPC patients treated with radiotherapy...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441920/investigational-janus-kinase-inhibitors-in-development-for-myelofibrosis
#17
Prithviraj Bose, Abdallah Abou Zahr, Srdan Verstovsek
Since the discovery of the activating V617F mutation in Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), a number of pharmacologic inhibitors of JAK2 have entered clinical trials for patients with myelofibrosis. However, ruxolitinib, approved in 2011, remains the only one currently available for treatment of myelofibrosis, with many others having been discontinued for toxicity, and considerable uncertainty surrounding the future of those still in development. Areas covered: The available clinical data on pacritinib and momelotinib, the two agents in the most advanced phases of clinical testing in myelofibrosis, are examined in detail...
May 8, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439497/study-of-recombinant-human-interleukin-12-for-treatment-of-complications-after-radiotherapy-for-tumor-patients
#18
Na Guo, Wen-Qin Wang, Xiao-Jing Gong, Lei Gao, Li-Rong Yang, Wei-Na Yu, Hong-Yu Shen, Ling-Qin Wan, Xi-Feng Jia, Yi-Shan Wang, Yi Zhao
AIM: To evaluate the treatment effects of recombinant human interleukin-12 (rhIL-12) on radiotherapy complications, such as severe myelosuppression or pancytopenia, the decline or imbalance of immune function, etc. METHODS: The patients received high-dose and short-course precise radiotherapy, such as Cyber knife and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), which can cause myelosuppression or pancytopenia and immune function decline within a short time. One-hundred subjects were enrolled in the study, and 50 were randomized to a treatment group which used rhIL-12 and 50 were randomized to a control group which used symptomatic and supportive therapy after radiotherapy...
April 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438855/the-effectiveness-of-febrile-neutropenia-prophylaxis-with-lipegfilgrastim-in-routine-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Lubos Holubec, Jiri Polivka, Lenka Lisnerova, Tereza Kubikova, Martin Safanda
Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common and potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment, particularly in patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. It has been shown that prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), especially its pegylated forms, significantly reduces the incidence of FN, the likelihood of chemotherapy dose intensity reduction and, also, the number of hospitalizations due to FN. This review discusses currently published results from clinical trials dealing with FN prophylaxis in routine clinical practice in patients with solid tumors and myeloproliferative malignancies with a focus on lipegfilgrastim, which is the newest modification of the original molecule filgrastim...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436299/mgmt-gene-variants-temozolomide-myelotoxicity-and-glioma-risk-a-concise-literature-survey-including-an-illustrative-case
#20
Meric A Altinoz, Ilhan Elmaci, Fatih Han Bolukbasi, Cumhur Gokhan Ekmekci, Guven Yenmis, Ramazan Sari, Aydin Sav
Temozolomide may cause thrombocytopenia or neutropenia in 3-4% of glioblastoma patients, respectively. However, pancytopenia is rarely reported. MGMT (O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase) enzyme repairs temozolomide-induced DNA mutations and associates both with antitumour efficacy and myelosuppression. Many studies on the effects of MGMT gene-methylation on temozolomide's effects exist, but much fewer publications concerning MGMT variants were documented. A full sequencing of the MGMT gene was performed in a female glioblastoma patient, who developed pancytopenia following temozolomide treatment...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
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