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Oncol Nurs Forum ; 47(6): 629-630, 2020 11 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33063785

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Infusion of antineoplastic medications in nontraditional settings, including the home, is not a new concept. However, the emergence of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has accelerated conversations around ensuring that patients with cancer can continue timely cancer treatment regimens while minimizing their risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. Administration of antineoplastics through home infusion has been offered as a potential solution and continues to gain momentum among healthcare facilities and third-party payers.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Terapia por Infusões no Domicílio/enfermagem , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Enfermagem Oncológica , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Risco , Sociedades de Enfermagem , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22647, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031325

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RATIONALE: Signet ring cell carcinoma of the stomach is prone to relapse and metastasis after traditional surgical treatment, and the prognosis is also poor. We improved the concept of treatment and conducted cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) combined with intraperitoneal (IP) and intravenous (IV) chemotherapy for a gastric signet-cell carcinoma patient. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old male patient with complaint of intermittent hematemesis for over 10 days was referred to our hospital for treatment. The patient developed hematemesis of 800 mL without obvious causes on May 27, 2015, accompanied by dizziness and amaurosis fugax. After the bleeding was stopped with medicinal treatment, diagnostic gastroscopy revealed an ulcer at the less curvature of the stomach, with biopsy pathology diagnosis as severe atypical hyperplasia, which was confirmed to be poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma by a second biopsy. In past medical history, the patient had 5 coronary stents implanted because of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease 3 years ago. DIAGNOSIS: Gastric cancer (cT4NxMx) according to the patient's history and biopsy pathology. INTERVENTIONS: the patient was treated surgery-based multidisciplinary treatments integrating CRS + HIPEC and IP + IV adjuvant chemotherapy. The CRS was curative distal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy, and HIPEC was cisplatin 120 mg plus mitomycin C 30 mg at 43 °C, for 60 minutes. Final pathological diagnosis of after surgery was: poorly differentiate adenocarcinoma with signet-ring cells, with invasion beyond the serosal layer and into the duodenum, 10/23 lymph nodes positive, nerve invasion, vascular tumor thrombi, Borrmann type IV, Lauren type diffuse. TNM stage was pT4aN3M0, IIIC. After operation, the patient received 6 courses of IV chemotherapy with oxaliplatin and 5-fluorouracil/Tegafur Gimeracil Oteracil Potassium capsules, and IP chemotherapy with docetaxel and carboplatin. OUTCOMES: Regular follow-up till July 20, 2020, revealed that the patient has a disease-free survival of over 61+ months. LESSONS: CRS + HIPEC combined with IP + IV chemotherapy achieved long-term disease-free survival for this patient with gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma and deserve further study. This new treatment modality deserves appropriate consideration in routine clinical practice for patients with advanced gastric cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos de Citorredução , Hipertermia Induzida , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Idoso , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Masculino , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22516, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031291

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BACKGROUND: Xihuang pill, a famous traditional Chinese medicine formulation, is a broad-spectrum anti-tumor drug and has been widely used for the treatment of lung cancer in China. The aim of this study is to systematically investigate the efficacy and safety of Xihuang pill for the treatment of lung cancer. METHODS: We will perform the comprehensive literature search in the following databases from their inceptions to August 2020 for data extraction: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database, Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database. Cochrane Risk of Bias tool will be used to assess the risk of bias of included studies. The RevMan 5.4 and Stata 16.0 software will be applied for statistical analyses. Statistical heterogeneity will be computed by I tests. Sensitivity analysis will be conducted to evaluate the stability of the results. The publication bias will be evaluated by funnel plots and Egger test. The quality of evidence will be assessed by the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluate system (GRADE) system. RESULTS: The results of our research will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: The conclusion of this study will provide evidence to show whether Xihuang pill is an effective intervention for patient with lung cancer. OSF REGISTRATION NUMBER: 10.17605/OSF.IO/W2GHN.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/administração & dosagem , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto , Comprimidos
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Med. clín (Ed. impr.) ; 155(5): 202-204, sept. 2020. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-188495

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ANTECEDENTES Y OBJETIVO: La pandemia por Covid-19 afecta especialmente a pacientes con cáncer con mayor incidencia y mortalidad según series publicadas de focos originales de pandemia. El estudio pretende conocer la mortalidad en nuestro centro por covid-19 en pacientes con cáncer durante las primeras3 semanas de epidemia. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se han revisado los pacientes con cáncer fallecidos por covid-19 durante el periodo de análisis describiendo las características oncológicas, de la infección por covid-19 y de los tratamientos instaurados. RESULTADOS: Casos confirmados covid-19: 1069 con 132 fallecimientos (12,3%). Con cáncer 36 pacientes (3.4%), 15 fallecidos (41,6%). De los fallecidos solo6 pacientes (40%) se encontraban en tratamiento activo. El tumor más frecuente asociado fue pulmón (8/15 pacientes, 53,3%), 11 con enfermedad metastásica (11/15, 73,3%). El 40% (6/15) no recibió tratamiento específico contra covid-19, el resto fue tratado con los protocolos activos. CONCLUSIÓN: La mortalidad por covid-19 en pacientes con cáncer casi cuadriplica la de la población general. Hasta disponer de tratamientos eficaces o una vacuna efectiva la única posibilidad de proteger a nuestros pacientes es impedir el contagio con las medidas adecuadas


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Covid-19 pandemic especially affects cancer patients with higher incidence and mortality according to published series of original pandemic foci. The study aims to determine the mortality in our center due to covid-19 in cancer patients during the first 3 weeks of the epidemic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cancer patients who died of covid-19 during the analysis period have been reviewed describing the oncological and the covid-19 infection characteristics and the treatments established. RESULTS: Confirmed cases covid-19: 1069 with 132 deaths (12.3%). With cancer 36 patients (3.4%), 15 deceased (41.6%). Of the deceased, only 6 patients (40%) were in active treatment. The most frequent associated tumor was lung (8/15 patients, 53.3%), 11 with metastatic disease (11/15, 73.3%). No specific treatment wasestablished in 40 % (6/15) of the patients. The rest of them received treatments with the active protocols. CONCLUSION: Covid-19 mortality in cancer patients is almost four times higher than that of the general population. Until we have effective treatments or an effective vaccine, the only possibility to protect our patients is to prevent the infection with the appropriate measures


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Neoplasias/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Neoplasias/complicações , Febre/complicações , Tosse/complicações , Dispneia/complicações , Hidroxicloroquina/administração & dosagem , Lopinavir/administração & dosagem , Azitromicina/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva/estatística & dados numéricos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5181-5189, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878806

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Mathematical models have long been considered as important tools in cancer biology and therapy. Herein, we present an advanced non-linear mathematical model that can predict accurately the effect of an anticancer agent on the growth of a solid tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Advanced non-linear mathematical optimization techniques and human-to-mouse experimental data were used to develop a tumor growth inhibition (TGI) estimation model. RESULTS: Using this mathematical model, we could accurately predict the tumor mass in a human-to-mouse pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) xenograft under gemcitabine treatment up to five time periods (points) ahead of the last treatment. CONCLUSION: The ability of the identified TGI dynamic model to perform satisfactory short-term predictions of the tumor growth for up to five time periods ahead was investigated, evaluated and validated for the first time. Such a prediction model could not only assist the pre-clinical testing of putative anticancer agents, but also the early modification of a chemotherapy schedule towards increased efficacy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Modelos Teóricos , Dinâmica não Linear , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Algoritmos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5255-5261, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878814

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Treatment of recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer remains challenging due to the development of resistance to chemotherapy. Cabazitaxel is a new taxane that has demonstrated beneficial effect in prostate cancer patients resistant to docetaxel. Therefore, it could be anticipated to possibly also have an effect on chemotherapy resistant ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients with chemotherapy-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer were treated with cabazitaxel at a dose of 25 mg/m2 (on day 1 of each 3-week cycle), until progression or inacceptable toxicity, between September 2015 and April 2018. The fraction of patients without progression after three months of treatment was the primary endpoint. Prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) was prescribed to all patients. RESULTS: The median number of cabazitaxel infusions was 4 (range=1-18). In general, cabazitaxel was well-tolerated. The fraction of patients alive and without progression after 3 months of treatment was 54% (14/26). The response rate was 46% (12/26) according to the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup (GCIG) criteria for CA125. Partial response (PR), evaluated by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), was found in 4/26 patients (15%). By intention-to-treat analysis, the median progression-free survival (PFS) was 3.9 months (95% CI=1.9-4.4) using the combination of CA125 or RECIST (whichever came first), while the median overall survival (OS) was 8.4 months (95% CI=5.1-11.0). CONCLUSION: Cabazitaxel holds promise as a drug in recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. It demonstrated efficacy and in general, the toxicity was manageable.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Taxoides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Prognóstico , Qualidade de Vida , Recidiva , Retratamento , Taxoides/administração & dosagem , Taxoides/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5263-5270, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878815

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BACKGROUND: Treatment for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer is difficult and challenging because available chemotherapeutic agents only offer short survival improvements. The efficacy of re-treatment with platinum-based agents including nedaplatin for platinum-resistant patients has not been fully investigated. CASE REPORT: We describe herein three cases of heavily treated platinum-resistant ovarian cancer that were successfully treated with weekly nedaplatin followed by olaparib. After becoming platinum-resistant, the cases were treated with non-platinum chemotherapies. Following these regimens, weekly nedaplatin was introduced, followed by olaparib. At the time of writing, survival since the start of weekly nedaplatin was 30 months for case 1, 20 months for case 2, and 17 months for case 3, with all patients showing no evidence of disease. CONCLUSION: Weekly nedaplatin followed by olaparib might represent a good treatment option for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer and is a solid candidate for further evaluation.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Compostos Organoplatínicos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Biópsia , Terapia Combinada , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Compostos Organoplatínicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/diagnóstico , Ftalazinas/administração & dosagem , Piperazinas/administração & dosagem , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5271-5276, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878816

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Hepatic encephalopathy is an adverse event resulting from lenvatinib use in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We analyzed the influence of lenvatinib on portal venous flow velocity (PVV) and serum ammonia concentration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven patients with unresectable HCC were enrolled, including three with modified albumin-bilirubin (mALBI) grade 1, three with grade 2a, and five with grade 2b. PVV was measured by Doppler ultrasound sonography before and on day 2 of administration. RESULTS: Out of 11 patients, one developed hepatic encephalopathy. PVV was reduced in 10 patients, and the change from baseline was significantly correlated with lenvatinib dosage. The increase in serum ammonia concentration was affected by lenvatinib dose and baseline hepatic function as a threshold between mALBI grade 2a and 2b statistically. There was no correlation between changes in PVV and serum ammonia concentration. CONCLUSION: Lenvatinib might directly disturb hepatocyte metabolism to result in increased serum ammonia concentration.


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Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/complicações , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperamonemia/etiologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/complicações , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Compostos de Fenilureia/efeitos adversos , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Quinolinas/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Bilirrubina/sangue , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/diagnóstico , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Feminino , Encefalopatia Hepática/diagnóstico , Encefalopatia Hepática/etiologia , Humanos , Hiperamonemia/diagnóstico , Testes de Função Hepática , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Compostos de Fenilureia/administração & dosagem , Compostos de Fenilureia/uso terapêutico , Veia Porta/fisiopatologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Quinolinas/administração & dosagem , Quinolinas/uso terapêutico , Fatores de Risco
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5313-5317, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878823

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Imatinib (IM) is the standard-of-care treatment for most chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients in chronic phase (CP). However, some patients suffer from low-grade side-effects that, in the long run, severely affect the quality of life and require treatment discontinuation due to toxicities. Fortunately, there are several therapeutic alternatives for these patients. Among them, the second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib (DAS), used as second-line treatment, has shown to be a valid option in patients with CP-CML after intolerance to prior IM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, we report on seven CP-CML patients who achieved a stable major molecular response (MMR) with IM-therapy, but were shifted to DAS treatment due to recurrent low-grade IM-intolerances (grades 1-2). RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: All patients received conventional DAS treatment with a median daily dose of 83.3 mg. Treatment was well tolerated and side-effects were mild. In addition, after a median follow-up of 25 months (range=24-43 months) a deep molecular response (DMR) (either MR4 or MR4.5) was achieved in all patients after 24 months of treatment. This finding, although limited to a small cohort of CP-CML patients, supports the view that a therapy switch from IM to DAS induces a reduction of symptom burden, improves patient compliance and shows clinical efficacy in achieving and sustaining deep molecular responses.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Dasatinibe/uso terapêutico , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/tratamento farmacológico , Cooperação do Paciente , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Dasatinibe/administração & dosagem , Dasatinibe/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/genética , Humanos , Mesilato de Imatinib/efeitos adversos , Mesilato de Imatinib/uso terapêutico , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/diagnóstico , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Gradação de Tumores , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Retratamento , Resultado do Tratamento
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Lancet Haematol ; 7(10): e724-e736, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896301

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BACKGROUND: Venetoclax combined with hypomethylating agents is a new standard of care for newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who are 75 years or older, or unfit for intensive chemotherapy. Pharmacodynamic studies have suggested superiority of the longer 10-day regimen of decitabine that has shown promising results in patients with high-risk AML in phase 2 trials. We hypothesised that venetoclax with 10-day decitabine could have improved activity in patients with newly diagnosed AML and those with relapsed or refractory AML, particularly in high-risk subgroups. METHODS: This single centre, phase 2 trial was done at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). The study enrolled older patients (aged >60 years) with newly diagnosed AML, not eligible for intensive chemotherapy; secondary AML (progressed after myelodysplastic syndrome or chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia); and relapsed or refractory AML. Patients were required to have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 3 or less, white blood cell count less than 10 × 109 per L, and adequate end-organ function. Patients with favourable-risk cytogenetics (eg, t[15;17] or core-binding factor AML) or who had received previous BCL2-inhibitor therapy were excluded. Patients received decitabine 20 mg/m2 intravenously for 10 days with oral venetoclax 400 mg daily for induction, followed by decitabine for 5 days with daily venetoclax for consolidation. The primary endpoint was overall response rate. The secondary endpoints analysed within this report include safety, overall survival, and duration of response, in keeping with recommendations of European LeukemiaNet 2017 guidelines. All patients who received at least one dose of treatment were eligible for safety and response assessments. The trial was registered on ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03404193) and continues to accrue patients. FINDINGS: Between Jan 19, 2018, and Dec 16, 2019, we enrolled 168 patients; 70 (42%) had newly diagnosed AML, 15 (9%) had untreated secondary AML, 28 (17%) had treated secondary AML, and 55 (33%) had relapsed or refractory AML. The median age was 71 years (IQR 65-76) and 30% of patients had ECOG performance status of 2 or higher. The median follow-up for all patients was 16 months (95% CI 12-18; actual follow-up 6·5 months; IQR 3·4-12·4). The overall response rate was 74% (125 of 168 patients; 95% CI 67-80) and in disease subgroups were: 89% in newly diagnosed AML (62 of 70 patients; 79-94), 80% in untreated secondary AML (12 of 15 patients; 55-93), 61% in treated secondary AML (17 of 28 patients; 42-76), and 62% in relapsed or refractory AML (34 of 55 patients; 49-74). The most common treatment-emergent adverse events included infections with grades 3 or 4 neutropenia (n=79, 47%) and febrile neutropenia (n=49, 29%). 139 (83%) of 168 patients had serious adverse events, most frequently neutropenic fever (n=63, 38%), followed by pneumonia (n=17, 10%) and sepsis (n=16, 10%). The 30-day mortality for all patients was 3·6% (n=6, 95% CI 1·7-7·8). The median overall survival was 18·1 months (95% CI 10·0-not reached) in newly diagnosed AML, 7·8 months (2·9-10·7) in untreated secondary AML, 6·0 months (3·4-13·7) in treated secondary AML, and 7·8 months (5·4-13·3) relapsed or refractory AML. The median duration of response was not reached (95% CI 9·0-not reached) in newly diagnosed AML, 5·1 months (95% CI 0·9-not reached) in untreated secondary AML, not reached (95% CI 2·5-not reached) in previously treated secondary AML, and 16·8 months (95% CI 6·6-not reached) in relapsed or refractory AML. INTERPRETATION: Venetoclax with 10-day decitabine has a manageable safety profile and showed high activity in newly diagnosed AML and molecularly defined subsets of relapsed or refractory AML. Future larger and randomised studies are needed to clarify activity in high-risk subsets. FUNDING: US National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/uso terapêutico , Decitabina/uso terapêutico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/administração & dosagem , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/efeitos adversos , Decitabina/administração & dosagem , Decitabina/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/diagnóstico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/diagnóstico , Sulfonamidas/administração & dosagem , Sulfonamidas/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Lancet ; 396(10257): 1090-1100, 2020 10 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32966830

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BACKGROUND: Preferred neoadjuvant regimens for early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) include anthracycline-cyclophosphamide and taxane-based chemotherapy. IMpassion031 compared efficacy and safety of atezolizumab versus placebo combined with nab-paclitaxel followed by doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide as neoadjuvant treatment for early-stage TNBC. METHODS: This double-blind, randomised, phase 3 study enrolled patients in 75 academic and community sites in 13 countries. Patients aged 18 years or older with previously untreated stage II-III histologically documented TNBC were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive chemotherapy plus intravenous atezolizumab at 840 mg or placebo every 2 weeks. Chemotherapy comprised of nab-paclitaxel at 125 mg/m2 every week for 12 weeks followed by doxorubicin at 60 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide at 600 mg/m2 every 2 weeks for 8 weeks, which was then followed by surgery. Stratification was by clinical breast cancer stage and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) status. Co-primary endpoints were pathological complete response in all-randomised (ie, all randomly assigned patients in the intention-to-treat population) and PD-L1-positive (ie, patients with PD-L1-expressing tumour infiltrating immune cells covering ≥1% of tumour area) populations. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03197935), Eudra (CT2016-004734-22), and the Japan Pharmaceutical Information Center (JapicCTI-173630), and is ongoing. FINDINGS: Between July 7, 2017, and Sept 24, 2019, 455 patients were recruited and assessed for eligibility. Of the 333 eligible patients, 165 were randomly assigned to receive atezolizumab plus chemotherapy and 168 to placebo plus chemotherapy. At data cutoff (April 3, 2020), median follow-up was 20·6 months (IQR 8·7-24·9) in the atezolizumab plus chemotherapy group and 19·8 months (8·1-24·5) in the placebo plus chemotherapy group. Pathological complete response was documented in 95 (58%, 95% CI 50-65) patients in the atezolizumab plus chemotherapy group and 69 (41%, 34-49) patients in the placebo plus chemotherapy group (rate difference 17%, 95% CI 6-27; one-sided p=0·0044 [significance boundary 0·0184]). In the PD-L1-positive population, pathological complete response was documented in 53 (69%, 95% CI 57-79) of 77 patients in the atezolizumab plus chemotherapy group versus 37 (49%, 38-61) of 75 patients in the placebo plus chemotherapy group (rate difference 20%, 95% CI 4-35; one-sided p=0·021 [significance boundary 0·0184]). In the neoadjuvant phase, grade 3-4 adverse events were balanced and treatment-related serious adverse events occurred in 37 (23%) and 26 (16%) patients, with one patient per group experiencing an unrelated grade 5 adverse event (traffic accident in the atezolizumab plus chemotherapy group and pneumonia in the placebo plus chemotherapy group). INTERPRETATION: In patients with early-stage TNBC, neoadjuvant treatment with atezolizumab in combination with nab-paclitaxel and anthracycline-based chemotherapy significantly improved pathological complete response rates with an acceptable safety profile. FUNDING: F Hoffmann-La Roche/Genentech.


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Albuminas/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Paclitaxel/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/efeitos adversos , Método Duplo-Cego , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia Neoadjuvante
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4615, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934241

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Integration of the unique advantages of the fields of drug discovery and drug delivery is invaluable for the advancement of drug development. Here we propose a self-delivering one-component new-chemical-entity nanomedicine (ONN) strategy to improve cancer therapy through incorporation of the self-assembly principle into drug design. A lysosomotropic detergent (MSDH) and an autophagy inhibitor (Lys05) are hybridised to develop bisaminoquinoline derivatives that can intrinsically form nanoassemblies. The selected BAQ12 and BAQ13 ONNs are highly effective in inducing lysosomal disruption, lysosomal dysfunction and autophagy blockade and exhibit 30-fold higher antiproliferative activity than hydroxychloroquine used in clinical trials. These single-drug nanoparticles demonstrate excellent pharmacokinetic and toxicological profiles and dramatic antitumour efficacy in vivo. In addition, they are able to encapsulate and deliver additional drugs to tumour sites and are thus promising agents for autophagy inhibition-based combination therapy. Given their transdisciplinary advantages, these BAQ ONNs have enormous potential to improve cancer therapy.


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Aminoquinolinas/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanomedicina/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Aminoquinolinas/administração & dosagem , Aminoquinolinas/farmacocinética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Composição de Medicamentos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/instrumentação , Humanos , Nanomedicina/instrumentação , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6485-6502, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922012

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Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a class of cell-derived, lipid bilayer membrane composed vesicles, and some of them such as exosomes and ectosomes have been proven, playing remarkable roles in transmitting intercellular information, and being involved in each property of cell physiological activities. Nowadays, EVs are considered as potential nanocarriers which could partially resolve the problems of current chemotherapy because of their distinctive advantages. As endogenous membrane encompassed vesicles with nanosize, EVs are able to pass through the natural barriers with prolonged circulation time in vivo and have intrinsic cell targeting properties, they are less toxic, and less immunogenic. Recently, studies focusing on EV-based drug delivery system for cancer therapy have exploded dramatically. This review aims to outline the current applications of EVs as potential nanosized drug carriers in cancer therapy. Firstly, the characteristics and biofunctions of each EV subtype are described. Then the variety of therapeutic cargoes, the loading methods, and the targeting strategy of engineered EVs are emphatically introduced. Thereafter the pros and cons of EVs applied as therapeutic carriers, as well as the future prospects in this field, are discussed.


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Portadores de Fármacos/química , Vesículas Extracelulares/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Humanos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(13): 1207-1217, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32955176

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BACKGROUND: No therapies for targeting KRAS mutations in cancer have been approved. The KRAS p.G12C mutation occurs in 13% of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and in 1 to 3% of colorectal cancers and other cancers. Sotorasib is a small molecule that selectively and irreversibly targets KRASG12C. METHODS: We conducted a phase 1 trial of sotorasib in patients with advanced solid tumors harboring the KRAS p.G12C mutation. Patients received sotorasib orally once daily. The primary end point was safety. Key secondary end points were pharmacokinetics and objective response, as assessed according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), version 1.1. RESULTS: A total of 129 patients (59 with NSCLC, 42 with colorectal cancer, and 28 with other tumors) were included in dose escalation and expansion cohorts. Patients had received a median of 3 (range, 0 to 11) previous lines of anticancer therapies for metastatic disease. No dose-limiting toxic effects or treatment-related deaths were observed. A total of 73 patients (56.6%) had treatment-related adverse events; 15 patients (11.6%) had grade 3 or 4 events. In the subgroup with NSCLC, 32.2% (19 patients) had a confirmed objective response (complete or partial response) and 88.1% (52 patients) had disease control (objective response or stable disease); the median progression-free survival was 6.3 months (range, 0.0+ to 14.9 [with + indicating that the value includes patient data that were censored at data cutoff]). In the subgroup with colorectal cancer, 7.1% (3 patients) had a confirmed response, and 73.8% (31 patients) had disease control; the median progression-free survival was 4.0 months (range, 0.0+ to 11.1+). Responses were also observed in patients with pancreatic, endometrial, and appendiceal cancers and melanoma. CONCLUSIONS: Sotorasib showed encouraging anticancer activity in patients with heavily pretreated advanced solid tumors harboring the KRAS p.G12C mutation. Grade 3 or 4 treatment-related toxic effects occurred in 11.6% of the patients. (Funded by Amgen and others; CodeBreaK100 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03600883.).


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Mutação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/antagonistas & inibidores , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 9(22): 498-502, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32954696

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BACKGROUND: Progress in the treatment of breast cancer has led to substantial improvement in survival, but at the cost of increased side effects, with cardiotoxicity being the most significant one. The commonly used definition is cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction (CTRCD), defined as a left ventricular ejection fraction reduction of > 10%, to a value below 53%. Recent studies have implied that the incidence of CTRCD among patients with breast cancer is decreasing due to lower doses of anthracyclines and low association to trastuzumab and pertuzumab treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of CTRCD among patients with active breast cancer and to identify significant associates for its development. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the Israel Cardio-Oncology Registry, which enrolls all patients who are evaluated at the cardio-oncology clinic at our institution. Patients were divided to two groups: CTRCD and no-CTRCD. RESULTS: Among 103 consecutive patients, five (5%) developed CTRCD. There were no significant differences in the baseline cardiac risk factors between the groups. Significant correlations of CTRCD included treatment with trastuzumab (P = 0.001) or pertuzumab (P < 0.001), lower baseline global longitudinal strain (GLS) (P = 0.016), increased left ventricular end systolic diameter (P < 0.001), and lower e' septal (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: CTRCD is an important concern among patients with active breast cancer, regardless of baseline risk factors, and is associated with trastuzumab and pertuzumab treatment. Early GLS evaluation may contribute to risk stratification and allow deployment of cardioprotective treatment.


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Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Cardiotoxicidade/epidemiologia , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Cardiotoxicidade/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Israel , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Estudos Prospectivos , Sistema de Registros , Fatores de Risco , Trastuzumab/administração & dosagem , Trastuzumab/efeitos adversos , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/induzido quimicamente
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22201, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957352

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The purpose of our study was to evaluate the ocular survival and event-free survival after multimodal therapy for group D and E of retinoblastoma (RB). Enucleation of group D and E is controversial as the risks of chemotherapy must be weighed against the potential for vision.A 10-year retrospective study from one center of 86 patients with advanced intraocular disease defined as International Classification Retinoblastoma (ICRB) group "D" or "E." Cases with visible extraocular extension at diagnosis were excluded. Ocular survival and patient survival were assessed. Indirect ophthalmoscopy at examination under anesthesia to visualize the tumor was used to evaluate clinical response.The median onset age in 86 patients with group D or E eye was 16 months (1-167 months). There were 29 (34%) bilateral cases. Leukocoria was the most common presentation sign (61%). Chemoreduction was primarily used in the treatment of intraocular RB. Selective ophthalmic arterial injection (SOAI) was applied as a component of multimodal therapy in 34 of the 86 cases. The globe preservation rate in patients with group D or E eyes was 19%. Using chemoreduction for advanced eyes, more eyes are being preserved which enables 70% 5-year ocular survival in patients with group D eyes.In triaging appropriate patients, multidisciplinary strategy can reduce tumor size with chemoreduction and consolidate the regressed tumor with local ophthalmic therapy to ensure globe salvage.


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Tratamentos com Preservação do Órgão/métodos , Neoplasias da Retina/terapia , Retinoblastoma/terapia , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Pré-Escolar , Terapia Combinada , Enucleação Ocular , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Radioterapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Terapia de Salvação
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22208, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957354

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BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the most commonly seen cancers in children, which mainly relates with inherited genetic variations. Consolidation chemotherapy is usually given to the pediatric ALL patients, however there is no meta-analysis and network analysis conducting the efficacy of the chemotherapy. Therefore, we perform a protocol to assess the efficacy of chemotherapeutics for pediatric ALL. METHODS: A literature search for randomized controlled trials about some specific chemotherapy regimens for pediatric ALL will be carried out in 7 electronic databases from their establishment to June 2019: the Cochrane Library, Embase, MEDLINE, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the Sino Med, the Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP) and the Wanfang Database. Complete continuous remission will be measured as primary outcome. Stata 14.0 will be utilized to perform a standard pairwise meta-analysis and the NMA, as well as draw Network Plots of Network Meta. RESULTS: This network meta-analysis will evaluate the efficacy of different consolidation chemotherapy regimens. CONCLUSION: This study will furnish decision-making reference on optimum proposal of chemotherapy regimens for pediatric ALL. PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO CRD42019134518.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Quimioterapia de Consolidação , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Internist (Berl) ; 61(10): 1055-1058, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32757047

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Central venous port systems are an integral part of chemotherapy. Early recognition and management of arterial malposition are crucial to prevent further complications. A 67-year-old female with breast cancer underwent central venous port implantation for adjuvant chemotherapy. After administration of the first chemotherapy the patient developed acute bihemispheric cerebral infarction and myocardial ischemia due to arterio-arterial emboli with a toxic encephalopathic component. After systemic lysis and surgical removal of the central venous port system, the patient showed a complete recovery.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Cateterismo Venoso Central/efeitos adversos , Cateterismo Venoso Central/instrumentação , Cateteres de Demora/efeitos adversos , Quimioterapia Adjuvante/métodos , Dor , Veias , Abdome , Doença Aguda , Idoso , Infarto Cerebral/complicações , Remoção de Dispositivo , Feminino , Humanos , Isquemia Miocárdica/complicações , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Science ; 369(6506)2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820094

RESUMO

Pharmacological activation of the STING (stimulator of interferon genes)-controlled innate immune pathway is a promising therapeutic strategy for cancer. Here we report the identification of MSA-2, an orally available non-nucleotide human STING agonist. In syngeneic mouse tumor models, subcutaneous and oral MSA-2 regimens were well tolerated and stimulated interferon-ß secretion in tumors, induced tumor regression with durable antitumor immunity, and synergized with anti-PD-1 therapy. Experimental and theoretical analyses showed that MSA-2 exists as interconverting monomers and dimers in solution, but only dimers bind and activate STING. This model was validated by using synthetic covalent MSA-2 dimers, which were potent agonists. Cellular potency of MSA-2 increased upon extracellular acidification, which mimics the tumor microenvironment. These properties appear to underpin the favorable activity and tolerability profiles of effective systemic administration of MSA-2.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Administração Oral , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Humanos
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