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Lancet Oncol ; 21(10): e463-e476, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33002442

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Immunotherapy represents a paradigm shift in oncology treatment. The goal of immunotherapy is to overcome immunosuppression induced by a tumour and its microenvironment, thereby allowing the immune system to target and kill cancer cells. The immunotherapy era began when the first immune checkpoint inhibitor, ipilimumab, was approved for use almost a decade ago. This therapeutic approach is associated with distinct types of response, including processes such as pseudoprogression (ie, increased tumour burden via radiology, which is not accompanied by clinical deterioration) and hyperprogression (ie, rapid progression of the disease as a result of immunotherapy). In this Review, we focus on therapeutic approaches for patients who progress on immunotherapy. We review the different types of clinical responses associated with immunotherapy and describe treatment options for this population.


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Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/terapia , Imunoterapia/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias/terapia , Algoritmos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Progressão da Doença , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/diagnóstico , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/imunologia , Humanos , Critérios de Avaliação de Resposta em Tumores Sólidos , Terapia de Salvação
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Croat Med J ; 61(4): 326-332, 2020 Aug 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32881430

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AIM: To assess diseases outcomes and tolerability of real-life second-line nivolumab in a series of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients. METHODS: This retrospective chart review involved prospectively monitored patients (named patient program) treated with second-line nivolumab for mRCC at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb from February 2016 to March 2018. RESULTS: The study enrolled 30 patients, 5 of whom (16.7%) had a complete response. The mean ± standard deviation therapeutic response time to nivolumab treatment was 14.07 ± 8.92 months, with a minimum treatment duration of 2 months and a maximum of 24 months. The median duration of therapy was 17 months (mean: 15.8 months; range: 3-24 months), and 50% (n=15/30) of patients remained alive at the end of follow up. The most common adverse events associated with nivolumab were fatigue (26.67%; n=8/30), anemia (10.0%; n=3/30), adrenal insufficiency (6.67%; n=2/30: G1=1, G2=1), grade 2 pneumonitis (6.67%; n=2/30), grade 2 neuropathy (6.67%; n=2/30), rash (6.67%; n = 2/30: G1=1, G2=1), and hepatitis (3.33%; n=1/30). CONCLUSION: The present study indicates acceptable patient responses and tolerability of nivolumab in mRCC.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int Heart J ; 61(5): 1070-1074, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921673

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We report a case of lethal myocarditis and myositis after pembrolizumab treatment for advanced upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma. A 69-year-old man underwent pembrolizumab therapy as a second-line treatment. He had myalgia and a slightly elevated creatinine kinase (CK) on the day of the second administration of pembrolizumab. Five days later, the patient was admitted with severe fatigue and an abnormal gait. Physical examination revealed reduced muscle reflexes and proximal muscle weakness. An electrocardiogram (ECG) demonstrated a wide QRS complex ventricular rhythm. A marked elevation of cardiac enzymes, including CK, myoglobin, and cardiac troponin I, was detected. Myocardial biopsy revealed inflammatory cell infiltration and the partial impairment of myocardial tissue. The electromyogram was normal, but inflammation in myofibers was noted in a muscle biopsy. Myocarditis and myositis as immune-related adverse events (irAEs) were suspected, and the patient began intravenous steroid therapy and plasma exchange. However, the patient underwent cardiac arrest three days after admission and began extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and intra-aortic balloon pumping therapy. Despite steroid pulse therapy, the patient demonstrated no sign of improvement and subsequently died 17 days after admission. Immune-mediated myocarditis is a rare but fatal irAE of an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI). The present case suggests that myositis precedes myocarditis. Therefore, if myositis is suspected, subsequent myocarditis may need attention. In conclusion, we found that myositis and myocarditis developed in a patient with advanced urothelial carcinoma after pembrolizumab treatment. A routine follow-up of CK and cardiac troponin I, as well as an ECG, should be performed to identify any possible ICI-induced myocarditis and myositis quickly.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Carcinoma de Células de Transição/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Miocardite/induzido quimicamente , Miosite/induzido quimicamente , Idoso , Carcinoma de Células de Transição/secundário , Creatina Quinase/sangue , Creatina Quinase Forma MB/sangue , Ecocardiografia , Eletromiografia , Oxigenação por Membrana Extracorpórea , Evolução Fatal , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Parada Cardíaca , Humanos , Balão Intra-Aórtico , Pelve Renal , Neoplasias Hepáticas/secundário , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Masculino , Músculo Esquelético/patologia , Miocardite/sangue , Miocardite/diagnóstico por imagem , Miocardite/patologia , Miocárdio/patologia , Mioglobina/sangue , Miosite/sangue , Miosite/patologia , Miosite/fisiopatologia , Troca Plasmática , Troponina I/sangue
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Oncology (Williston Park) ; 34(9): 370-376, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32965669

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In an asymptomatic 77-yearold woman, former 55 packyears smoker, a routine X-ray showed a 45-mm superior left lobe lesion. A chest CT scan confirmed a 36-mm superior left lobe lesion and an aortic-pulmonary lymph node enlargement measuring 42 mm, suspicious for neoplasia. A PET-CT scan showed an elevated uptake in the primary lesion, in the aortic-pulmonary lymph node, and in the left hilar lymph node with a standardized uptake value - 40 and 4.3, respectively. CT-guided lung biopsy showed a lung squamous cell carcinoma. An endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for lymph-node staging was negative for lymph node spread. Brain MRI was negative. Final staging was determined to be a IIIA (T2bN2) squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia/diagnóstico , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Carboplatina/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/diagnóstico por imagem , Quimiorradioterapia , Quimioterapia de Consolidação , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Paclitaxel/administração & dosagem , Pandemias , Pneumonia/induzido quimicamente
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5229-5235, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878811

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The prolactin receptor (PRLR) is implicated in the tumorigenesis of breast and prostate cancers where it drives cell proliferation, survival, and migration. LFA102 is a humanized monoclonal antibody against PRLR with promising preclinical antitumor activity. To determine the maximum tolerated dose or a recommended dose, and to delineate the pharmacokinetic profile of LFA102 in Japanese patients, we conducted a phase I study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: LFA102 was intravenously infused every 4 weeks to patients with advanced breast or castration-resistant prostate cancer, and the dose increased from 3 to 40 mg/kg. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were treated, and toxicities were reported in 9 (64%) patients. They were all grade 1 or 2, and the most frequently observed toxicity was nausea (3 patients, 21%). No dose-limiting toxicities were observed. LFA102 did not show antitumor activity as a single agent. CONCLUSION: Treatment with LFA102 was well tolerated.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacocinética , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Esquema de Medicação , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/etiologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5277-5283, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878817

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) has remained challenging. The effect of salvage chemotherapy (SCT) after nivolumab has been identified recently in other cancer types. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of SCT after nivolumab treatment in patients with R/M HNSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at four institutions in Japan. Fifty-six patients were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: The overall survival (OS) in SCT patients was significantly longer than that in best supportive care (BSC) patients. In the SCT patients, the median OS, median progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) were 7.3 months, 2.3 months and 36%, respectively. Prognostic factor for OS and ORR was performance score (PS) and previous radiation, respectively. CONCLUSION: SCT after nivolumab is associated with better clinical outcomes in patients with R/M HNSCC compared to those receiving BSC.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Nivolumabe/administração & dosagem , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Recidiva , Retratamento , Terapia de Salvação , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/diagnóstico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5309-5311, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878822

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Experimental studies have shown that celecoxib is related to the downregulation of Tregs and an increase in the therapeutic efficacy of PD-1 inhibitors; however, such effect has not been shown in human cancers. Our report confirmed the synergistic effect of celecoxib with a PD-1 inhibitor. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old male with advanced pulmonary adenocarcinoma was treated with nivolumab monotherapy as 5th line sequential treatment. Although the patient experienced tumor remission, regrowth of the primary tumor was observed and he complained of lumbar pain. Therefore, celecoxib (400 mg/day) was initiated without cessation of nivolumab. Chest radiography revealed a marked shrinkage of the primary site, with a decreasing trend of carcinoma embryonic antigen. CONCLUSION: This is the report of a case of recovery of sensitivity to nivolumab by additional treatment with celecoxib.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Celecoxib/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Celecoxib/administração & dosagem , Celecoxib/efeitos adversos , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/farmacologia , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/uso terapêutico , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Receptores ErbB/genética , Humanos , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Radiografia Torácica , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4875-4883, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878775

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Some reports showed encouraging efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors among patients who experienced immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Thus, characterization of T-cell repertoire and immune signatures in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and tumors before and after immune checkpoint inhibitors treatment should contribute to better understanding of irAE-provoked anticancer immune responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We applied expression analysis of immune-related genes and T-cell receptor sequencing in tumor and PBMCs from five patients with renal cell carcinoma before combined immunotherapy and at the onset of severe irAEs. RESULTS: We found that the cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8)/forkhead box P3(FOXP3), granzyme B(GZMB)/CD3, perforin 1(PRF1)/CD3 and programmed cell death 1(PD1)/CD8 expression ratios were significantly elevated in PBMCs at the onset of irAEs. In addition, we found expansion of certain T-cell clones in metastatic tissue after irAEs, which were already increased in peripheral blood at the onset of irAEs. CONCLUSION: irAE-provoked T-cells may also circulate and attack distant tumors, leading to durable response in patients with irAEs.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/imunologia , Carcinoma de Células Renais/terapia , Imunoterapia/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Renais/imunologia , Neoplasias Renais/terapia , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/imunologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genes Codificadores dos Receptores de Linfócitos T/genética , Humanos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(10): 1353-1365, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32919526

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BACKGROUND: Tumour mutational burden (TMB) has been retrospectively correlated with response to immune checkpoint blockade. We prospectively explored the association of high tissue TMB (tTMB-high) with outcomes in ten tumour-type-specific cohorts from the phase 2 KEYNOTE-158 study, which assessed the anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab in patients with selected, previously treated, advanced solid tumours. METHODS: In the multi-cohort, open-label, non-randomised, phase 2 KEYNOTE-158 study, patients were enrolled from 81 academic facilities and community-based institutions across 21 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Eligible patients were aged 18 years or older, had a histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced (ie, unresectable or metastatic, or both) incurable solid tumour (eligible tumour types were anal, biliary, cervical, endometrial, mesothelioma, neuroendocrine, salivary, small-cell lung, thyroid, and vulvar), progression on or intolerance to one or more lines of standard therapy, had measurable disease per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST; version 1.1) assessed by independent central radiological review, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, life expectancy of at least 3 months, adequate organ function, and a tumour sample for biomarker analysis. Participants were given pembrolizumab 200 mg intravenously every 3 weeks for up to 35 cycles. Tissue TMB (tTMB) was assessed in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumour samples using the FoundationOne CDx assay (Foundation Medicine, Cambridge, MA, USA). The prespecified definition of tTMB-high status was at least 10 mutations per megabase. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients with an objective response (complete or partial response) as per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours (version 1.1) by independent central review. This prespecified analysis assessed the association between antitumour activity and tTMB in treated patients with evaluable tTMB data. Efficacy was assessed in all participants who received at least one dose of pembrolizumab, had evaluable tTMB data, and were enrolled at least 26 weeks before data cutoff (June 27, 2019), and safety was assessed in all participants who received at least one dose of pembrolizumab and had tTMB-high status. KEYNOTE-158 is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02628067, and is ongoing. FINDINGS: Between Jan 15, 2016, and June 25, 2019, 1073 patients were enrolled. 1066 participants were treated as of data cutoff (June 27, 2019), of whom 805 (76%) were evaluable for TMB, and 105 (13%) of 805 had tTMB-high status and were assessed for safety. 1050 (98%) of 1066 patients enrolled by at least 26 weeks before data cutoff, of whom 790 (75%) were evaluable for TMB and included in efficacy analyses. 102 (13%) of these 790 patients had tTMB-high status (≥10 mutations per megabase), and 688 (87%) patients had non-tTMB-high status (<10 mutations per megabase). Median study follow-up was 37·1 months (IQR 35·0-38·3). Objective responses were observed in 30 (29%; 95% CI 21-39) of 102 patients in the tTMB-high group and 43 (6%; 5-8) of 688 in the non-tTMB-high group. 11 (10%) of 105 patients had treatment-related serious adverse events. 16 (15%) participants had a grade 3-5 treatment-related adverse event, of which colitis was the only such adverse event that occurred in more than one patient (n=2). One patient had fatal pneumonia that was assessed by the investigator to be treatment related. INTERPRETATION: tTMB-high status identifies a subgroup of patients who could have a robust tumour response to pembrolizumab monotherapy. tTMB could be a novel and useful predictive biomarker for response to pembrolizumab monotherapy in patients with previously treated recurrent or metastatic advanced solid tumours. FUNDING: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, a subsidiary of Merck & Co, Inc.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias/terapia , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Critérios de Avaliação de Resposta em Tumores Sólidos , Análise de Sobrevida
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ESMO Open ; 5(5)2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958531

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BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression induced by anticancer therapy in a COVID-19-positive asymptomatic patient with cancer may have a devastating effect and, eventually, be lethal. To identify asymptomatic cases among patients receiving active cancer treatment, the Federico II University Hospital in Naples performs rapid serological tests in addition to hospital standard clinical triage for COVID-19 infection. METHODS: From 6 to 17 April 2020, all candidates for chemotherapy, radiotherapy or target/immunotherapy, if negative at the standard clinical triage on the day scheduled for anticancer treatment, received a rapid serological test on peripheral blood for COVID-19 IgM and IgG detection. In case of COVID-19 IgM and/or IgG positivity, patients underwent a real-time PCR (RT-PCR) SARS-CoV-2 test to confirm infection, and active cancer treatment was delayed. RESULTS: Overall 466 patients, negative for COVID-19 symptoms, underwent serological testing in addition to standard clinical triage. The average age was 61 years (range 25-88 years). Most patients (190, 40.8%) had breast cancer, and chemotherapy with or without immunotherapy was administered in 323 (69.3%) patients. Overall 433 (92.9%) patients were IgG-negative and IgM-negative, and 33 (7.1%) were IgM-positive and/or IgG-positive. Among the latter patients, 18 (3.9%), 11 (2.4%) and 4 (0.9%) were IgM-negative/IgG-positive, IgM-positive/IgG-negative and IgM-positive/IgG-positive, respectively. All 33 patients with a positive serological test, tested negative for RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test. No patient in our cohort developed symptoms suggestive of active COVID-19 infection. CONCLUSION: Rapid serological testing at hospital admission failed to detect active asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. Moreover, it entailed additional economic and human resources, delayed therapy administrationand increased hospital accesses.


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Infecções Assintomáticas , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Triagem/normas , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Quimiorradioterapia/efeitos adversos , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/economia , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/economia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Testes Diagnósticos de Rotina/economia , Testes Diagnósticos de Rotina/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/imunologia , Pandemias , Admissão do Paciente/economia , Admissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , RNA Viral/isolamento & purificação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/economia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/estatística & dados numéricos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(37): e22153, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925773

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BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) brings hope to many late-stage cancer patients yet its marker for response remains elusive. METHODS: We developed a hypothesis that treatment-related adverse events (TrAEs) could predict objective response rate (ORR) to ICB. We plotted ORR against corresponding any and grade 3 to 5 (G3-5) TrAEs across a variety of cancer types by performing a meta-analysis using linear regression. RESULTS: We identified 113 eligible studies encompassing 25 types of malignancies that were treated with ICB or ICB-based regimes. A significant linear correlation was observed for any and severe TrAEs, respectively. The correlation coefficient was 0.57 (r = 0.324) for any TrAE and 0.61 (r = 0.37) for G3-5 TrAE. For melanoma, the correlation coefficient was 0.81 (r = 0.57) for any TrAE and 0.65 (r = 0.42) for G3-5 TrAEs. For RCC, the correlation coefficient was 0.86 (r = 0.74) for any TrAE and 0.91 (r = 0.83) for G3-5 TrAE. For NSCLC, the correlation coefficient was 0.55 (r = 0.3) for any TrAE and 0.74 (r = 0.86) for G3-5 TrAE. For UC, the correlation coefficient was 0.47 (r = 0.68) for any TrAE and 0.27 (r = 0.52) for G3-5 TrAE, yet the correlation was insignificant for severe AEs. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that over half of ICB responses could be reflected by any adverse events and ∼60% of responses could be reflected by severe AEs. Further validation is needed in individual trials.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno CTLA-4/antagonistas & inibidores , Humanos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias/patologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5245-5254, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878813

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To determine whether BMI and sarcopenia were related to treatment-limiting toxicity or efficacy of pembrolizumab treatment in melanoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records for melanoma patients undergoing pembrolizumab treatment at Duke University from January 2014 to September 2018 were reviewed. Pre-treatment measurements such as BMI were collected. Pre-treatment CT imaging was used to determine psoas muscle index (PMI). Patients in the lowest sex-specific tertile of PMI were sarcopenic. Logistic regression measured associations with treatment toxicity and response. Kaplan-Meier analysis assessed progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: Among 156 patients, the overall objective response rate was 46.2% and 29 patients (18.6%) experienced treatment-limiting toxicity. Sarcopenia was not significantly associated with toxicity, response, or survival. However, obese patients (BMI >30) experienced higher rates of toxicity (p=0.0007). CONCLUSION: Sarcopenia did not appear to predict clinically relevant outcomes. Obesity, however, represents a readily available predictor of pembrolizumab toxicity.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Índice de Massa Corporal , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/etiologia , Melanoma/complicações , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Melanoma/diagnóstico , Melanoma/etiologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Prognóstico , Sarcopenia/complicações , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet Haematol ; 7(9): e660-e670, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853585

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BACKGROUND: Recognising that the immune suppressive microenvironment promotes tumour growth in Hodgkin lymphoma, we hypothesised that activating immunity might augment the activity of targeted chemotherapy. We evaluated the safety and activity of combinations of brentuximab vedotin with nivolumab or ipilimumab, or both in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, phase 1/2 trial, patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma aged 18 years or older who had relapsed after at least one line of therapy, with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2 or lower, and adequate organ and marrow function, with no pulmonary dysfunction were eligible for inclusion. Phase 1 primary objectives were to determine the maximum tolerated dose and dose limiting toxicities of brentuximab vedotin combined with ipilimumab (ipilimumab group), nivolumab (nivolumab group), or both (triplet therapy group) using a 3 + 3 dose escalation design with expansion cohorts. During the dose escalation phase, patients were enrolled sequentially into one of six cohorts: in the ipilimumab group fixed brentuximab vedotin 1·8 mg/kg with ipilimumab 1 mg/kg (cohort A) or 3 mg/kg (cohort B); in the nivolumab group fixed nivolumab 3 mg/kg with brentuximab vedotin 1·2 mg/kg (cohort D) or 1·8 mg/kg (cohort E); and in the triplet therapy group fixed nivolumab 3 mg/kg and ipilimumab 1 mg/kg with brentuximab vedotin 1·2 mg/kg (cohort G) or 1·8 mg/kg (cohort H). Additional patients were enrolled in the expansion phase at the same doses of cohorts B, E, and H. All drugs were given intravenously; brentuximab vedotin and nivolumab were given every 3 weeks, ipilimumab was given every 6 weeks in the ipilimumab group and every 12 weeks in the triplet therapy group. All eligible and treated patients were included in the analysis. This phase 1/2 study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01896999. The phase 2, randomised portion of the trial is still enrolling. FINDINGS: Between March 7, 2014, and Dec 28, 2017, 64 patients were enrolled; two patients in the ipilimumab group and one patient in the nivolumab group were excluded due to ineligibility after enrolment and 61 were evaluable. A total of six dose limiting toxicities were reported in four patients, and the doses used in cohorts B, E, and H were established as maximum tolerated doses and patients were subsequently enrolled onto expansion cohorts (C, F, and I) with these schedules. There were ten (43%) grade 3-4 treatment related adverse events in the ipilimumab group, three (16%) in the nivolumab group, and 11 (50%) in the triplet therapy group including: eight (13%) of 64 patients reporting rash, and colitis, gastritis, pancreatitis and arthritis, and diabetic ketoacidosis each occurring in one (2%) patient. There were two (3%) treatment related deaths, one in the nivolumab group and one in the triplet therapy group. The overall response rate was 76% (95% CI 53-92) in the ipilimumab group, 89% (65-99) in the nivolumab group, and 82% (60-95) in the triplet therapy group, and the complete response rate was 57% (95% CI 34-78%) in the ipilimumab group, 61% (36-83%) in the nivolumab group, and 73% (50-89%) in the triplet therapy group. With a median follow-up of 2·6 years (IQR 1·8-2·9) in the ipilimumab group, 2·4 years (2·2-2·6) in the nivolumab group, and 1·7 years (1·6-1·9) in the triplet therapy group, median progression-free survival is 1·2 years (95% CI 1·7-not reached) in the ipilimumab group, but was not reached in the other two treatment groups. Median overall survival has not been reached in any of the groups. INTERPRETATION: There are clear differences in activity and toxicity of the three combination regimens. The tolerability and preliminary activity for the two most active regimens, brentuximab vedotin with nivolumab and the triplet therapy, are being compared in a randomised phase 2 trial (NCT01896999). FUNDING: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Brentuximab Vedotin/uso terapêutico , Doença de Hodgkin/tratamento farmacológico , Ipilimumab/uso terapêutico , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Brentuximab Vedotin/efeitos adversos , Progressão da Doença , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Doença de Hodgkin/mortalidade , Doença de Hodgkin/patologia , Humanos , Hipersensibilidade/etiologia , Ipilimumab/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Dor/etiologia , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Recidiva , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Immunother Cancer ; 8(2)2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788235

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To report a multi-institutional case series of patients with advanced microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) prostate adenocarcinoma identified with clinical cell-free DNA (cfDNA) next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing and treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and MSI-H tumor detected by a commercially available cfDNA NGS assay Guardant360 (G360, Guardant Health) at eight different Academic Institutions in the USA, from September 2018 to April 2020. From a total of 14 MSI-H metastatic prostate cancer patients at participating centers, nine patients with mCRPC with 56% bone, 33% nodal, 11% liver and 11% soft-tissue metastases and a median PSA of 29.3 ng/dL, were treated with pembrolizumab after 2 lines of therapy for CRPC. The estimated median time on pembrolizumab was 9.9 (95% CI 1.0 to 18.8) months. Four patients (44%) achieved PSA50 after a median of 4 (3-12) weeks after treatment initiation including three patients with >99% PSA decline. Among the patients evaluable for radiographic response (n=5), the response rate was 60% with one complete response and two partial responses. Best response was observed after a median of 3.3 (1.4-7.6) months. At time of cut-off, four patients were still on pembrolizumab while four patients discontinued therapy due to progressive disease and one due to COVID-19 infection. Half of the patients with PSA50 had both MSI-H and pathogenic alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in their G360 assays. The use of liquid biopsy to identify metastatic prostate cancer patients with MSI-H is feasible in clinical practice and may overcome some of the obstacles associated with prostate cancer tumor tissue testing. The robust activity of pembrolizumab in selected patients supports the generalized testing for MSI-H.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , DNA Tumoral Circulante/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus , Humanos , Biópsia Líquida , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia
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J Comput Assist Tomogr ; 44(5): 652-655, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32842069

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Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy has revolutionized the treatment of many different types of cancer. However, despite dramatic improvements in tumor oncologic response and patient outcomes, immune checkpoint blockade has been associated with multiple distinctive side-effects termed immune-related adverse events. These often have important clinical implications because these can vary in severity, sometimes even resulting in death. Therefore, it is important for both radiologists and clinicians to recognize and be aware of these reactions to help appropriately guide patient management. This article specifically highlights imaging manifestations of the most common cardiothoracic toxicities of these agents, including pneumonitis, sarcoid-like granulomatosis and lymphadenopathy, and myocarditis.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Pneumonia , Sarcoidose , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia/induzido quimicamente , Pneumonia/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia/patologia , Sarcoidose/induzido quimicamente , Sarcoidose/diagnóstico por imagem , Sarcoidose/patologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2385-2392, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32748163

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Up to 30% of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) are not responsive to frontline therapy or relapse after primary treatment. In these cases, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) is the standard of care. The combination of brentuximab vedotin and bendamustine (BV + B) is an effective salvage regimen in this challenging subpopulation. This nationwide multicenter study investigated the real-world efficacy and safety of the BV + B regimen as a bridge to AHSCT in patients with primary refractory or relapsed cHL. A total of 41 cHL patients underwent AHSCT after receiving at least 1 cycle of BV + B (with brentuximab vedotin given at 1.8 mg/kg on day 1 and bendamustine at 90 mg/m2 on days 1-2 every 4 weeks). After a median of 3 (1-6) cycles of BV + B, the objective response rate was 78%, with 29 (70.7%) patients achieving complete remission. Twelve (29.3%) patients relapsed after AHSCT, 2 (4.9%) of them died, while 2 (4.9%) patients are lost to follow-up. After a median of 17 months of follow-up, the estimated 2-year overall- and progression-free survival after AHSCT was 93 and 62%, respectively. Features of advanced disease at recurrence (p = 0.038) and the presence of stage IV cHL at relapse (p = 0.024) are strong predictor markers of unfavorable outcomes. Twenty-four (58.5%) patients experienced adverse events of any grade, while no grade IV toxicities were reported. BV + B is an effective salvage option with a manageable toxicity profile in cHL. The real-world safety and efficacy of this combination are similar to the observations made on the study population.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas , Doença de Hodgkin/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia de Salvação , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Cloridrato de Bendamustina/administração & dosagem , Cloridrato de Bendamustina/efeitos adversos , Brentuximab Vedotin/administração & dosagem , Brentuximab Vedotin/efeitos adversos , Terapia Combinada , Avaliação de Medicamentos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Doença de Hodgkin/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença de Hodgkin/terapia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Multicêntricos como Assunto/estatística & dados numéricos , Neutropenia/induzido quimicamente , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Periférico/induzido quimicamente , Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Transplante Autólogo , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2215-2229, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32856140

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The B cell surface antigen CD19 is a target for treating B cell malignancies, such as B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The BiTE® immuno-oncology platform includes blinatumomab, which is approved for relapsed/refractory B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia with minimal residual disease. Blinatumomab is also being evaluated in combination with other agents (tyrosine kinase inhibitors, checkpoint inhibitors, and chemotherapy) in various treatment settings, including frontline protocols. An extended half-life BiTE molecule is also under investigation. Patients receiving blinatumomab may experience cytokine release syndrome and neurotoxicity; however, these events may be less frequent and severe than in patients receiving other CD19-targeted immunotherapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy. We review BiTE technology for treating malignancies that express CD19, analyzing the benefits and limitations of this bispecific T cell engager platform from clinical experience with blinatumomab.


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Anticorpos Biespecíficos/uso terapêutico , Antígenos CD19/imunologia , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfoma de Células B/terapia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/terapia , Adolescente , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/economia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/economia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Criança , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Terapia Combinada , Análise Custo-Benefício , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/etiologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/prevenção & controle , Custos de Medicamentos , Humanos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/efeitos adversos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/economia , Infusões Intravenosas , Injeções Subcutâneas , Linfoma de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma de Células B/imunologia , Neoplasia Residual , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/imunologia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/patologia , Pré-Medicação , Qualidade de Vida , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral , Evasão Tumoral
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(8): e398-e404, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758477

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have now been approved in numerous and diverse cancer types and combination regimens. Effective recognition and treatment of ICI toxicities, which might occur acutely, affect any organ system, and produce many distinct clinical syndromes, have emerged as essential goals of ICI management. Thus, developing robust diagnostic and management approaches for ICI toxicity across the health-care system is an urgent and unmet clinical need. In this Personal View, we describe barriers to high-quality care that have constrained the most effective management of patients with cancer receiving ICI treatment. We review education initiatives to enhance patient and physician awareness, which is necessary given the broad spectrum of ICI toxicities often experienced by patients, and assess various systems-based approaches that maximise the chances of appropriate management. In addition, we describe research pipelines that broaden evidence-based approaches and the pathobiology of these novel events. Developing effective, systematic approaches for the recognition and treatment of ICI toxicities will continue to grow in importance as these agents proliferate in cancer care.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Oncologia/educação , Assistência ao Paciente/métodos , Educação de Pacientes como Assunto/métodos
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