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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4965, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009371

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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can identify novel cancer targets. However, interpreting the molecular findings and accessing drugs/clinical trials is challenging. Furthermore, many tumors show resistance to monotherapies. To implement a precision strategy, we initiated a multidisciplinary (basic/translational/clinical investigators, bioinformaticians, geneticists, and physicians from multiple specialties) molecular tumor board (MTB), which included a project manager to facilitate obtaining clinical-grade biomarkers (blood/tissue NGS, specific immunohistochemistry/RNA expression including for immune-biomarkers, per physician discretion) and medication-acquisition specialists/clinical trial coordinators/navigators to assist with medication access. The MTB comprehensively reviewed patient characteristics to develop N-of-One treatments implemented by the treating physician's direction under the auspices of a master protocol. Overall, 265/429 therapy-evaluable patients (62%) were matched to ≥1 recommended drug. Eighty-six patients (20%) matched to all drugs recommended by MTB, including combinatorial approaches, while 38% received physician's choice regimen, generally with unmatched approach/low degree of matching. Our results show that patients who receive MTB-recommended regimens (versus physician choice) have significantly longer progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS), and are better matched to therapy. High (≥50%) versus low (<50%) Matching Score therapy (roughly reflecting therapy matched to ≥50% versus <50% of alterations) independently correlates with longer PFS (hazard ratio [HR], 0.63; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.50-0.80; P < 0.001) and OS (HR, 0.67; 95% CI, 0.50-0.90; P = 0.007) and higher stable disease ≥6 months/partial/complete remission rate (52.1% versus 30.4% P < 0.001) (all multivariate). In conclusion, patients who receive MTB-based therapy are better matched to their genomic alterations, and the degree of matching is an independent predictor of improved oncologic outcomes including survival.


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Neoplasias/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Criança , Pré-Escolar , DNA Tumoral Circulante/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Genoma Humano , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Medicina de Precisão , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 52(5): 902-906, 2020 Oct 18.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33047727

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of salinomycin on the proliferation and apoptosis of oral squamous carcinoma cells and to further understand the mechanisms of these effects. METHODS: The human oral squamous carcinoma cell line CAL-27 was cultured in different concentrations of salinomycin and cisplatin. After co-culture with 0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 µmol/L salinomycin or 0, 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 µmol/L cisplatin for 24 hours and 48 hours, the proliferation of oral squamous carcinoma cells were detected by cell counting kit-8(CCK-8) assay. After being exposed to 0, 2, 4, 8 µmol/L salinomycin and 0, 5, 10, 20 µmol/L cisplatin for 48 hours, the cell cycle of oral squamous carcinoma cells was detected by flow cytometry assay, and Western blot analysis was performed to analyze the expressions of cysteine-containing aspartate-specific proteases-3(Caspase-3), cysteine-containing aspartate-specific proteases-9(Caspase-9), poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP), protein kinase B (Akt) and phosphorylated protein kinase B (p-Akt) protein in oral squamous carcinoma cells. RESULTS: Both salinomycin and cisplatin significantly inhibited the proliferation of oral squamous cell carcinoma CAL-27 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner. However, compared with the first-line chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin, salinomycin showed stronger anti-proliferation activity in oral squamous carcinoma cells than cisp-latin (P < 0.001). After being exposed to 8 µmol/L salinomycin, CAL-27 cells exhibited markedly higher proportion in quiescent/ first gap phases (40.40%±1.99% vs. 64.46%±0.90%, P < 0.05), and had a significantly lower proportion in synthesis phases and second gap / mitosis phases (24.32%±2.30% vs. 18.73%±0.61%, P < 0.05; 35.01%±1.24% vs. 16.54%±1.31%, P < 0.05) compared with the dimethyl sulfoxide control group; moreover cisplatin didn't show cell-cycle specific effect on CAL-27. Western blot proved that salinomycin could up-regulate the expressions of Caspase-3 and Caspase-9 protein in oral squamous cell carcinoma CAL-27 cells (P < 0.05). At the same time, the levels of PARP, Akt and p-Akt protein were down-regulated (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Compared with cisplatin, salinomycin has a better inhibitory effect on the proliferation of oral squamous carcinoma cells and blocks the cell cycle process at the quiescent / first gap phase. At the same time, salinomycin could trigger apoptosis of oral squamous carcinoma cells and the mechanism is associated with the Akt/p-Akt signaling pathway.


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Antineoplásicos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas , Neoplasias Bucais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Piranos
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 14): 364, 2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998700

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BACKGROUND: Machine learning has been utilized to predict cancer drug response from multi-omics data generated from sensitivities of cancer cell lines to different therapeutic compounds. Here, we build machine learning models using gene expression data from patients' primary tumor tissues to predict whether a patient will respond positively or negatively to two chemotherapeutics: 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine. RESULTS: We focused on 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine because based on our exclusion criteria, they provide the largest numbers of patients within TCGA. Normalized gene expression data were clustered and used as the input features for the study. We used matching clinical trial data to ascertain the response of these patients via multiple classification methods. Multiple clustering and classification methods were compared for prediction accuracy of drug response. Clara and random forest were found to be the best clustering and classification methods, respectively. The results show our models predict with up to 86% accuracy; despite the study's limitation of sample size. We also found the genes most informative for predicting drug response were enriched in well-known cancer signaling pathways and highlighted their potential significance in chemotherapy prognosis. CONCLUSIONS: Primary tumor gene expression is a good predictor of cancer drug response. Investment in larger datasets containing both patient gene expression and drug response is needed to support future work of machine learning models. Ultimately, such predictive models may aid oncologists with making critical treatment decisions.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Análise por Conglomerados , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Curva ROC
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 624-628, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867452

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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), a special type of lung cancer, is a highly malignant neuroendocrine tumor with strong invasiveness and rapid progression. SCLC is sensitive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, so radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been the main first-line treatment of SCLC. However, it is easy to develop drug resistance after treatment. Therefore, the study of anti-angiogenic therapy has attracted more and more attention. At present, anti-angiogenic drugs mainly focus on four categories: monoclonal antibodies (such as bevacizumab), endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors (such as endostar), anti-angiogenic fusion protein (such as aflibercept) and small molecular tyrosine kinase inhibitors (such as anlotinib). There are still some bottlenecks in the research and clinical application of antiangiogenic drugs. It is the right direction to explore better combination therapy and effective dual-field and multi-target drugs.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Bevacizumab/farmacologia , Bevacizumab/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Medicina de Precisão , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21705, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872045

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The optimal treatment strategy of newly diagnosed stage I/II, extranodal nasal-type natural killer/T cell lymphoma (NKTCL) remains unclear. This prospective phase II trial was conducted to explore the short-term and the long-term efficacy and safety of upfront concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) followed by pegaspargase, gemcitabine, dexamethasone, cisplatin (P-GDP) regimen in patients newly diagnosed with early stage NKTCL.Thirty patients newly diagnosed with stage I/II NKTCL were enrolled from January 2013 to December 2016, and treated as the following strategy: upfront CCRT with cisplatin weekly (25 mg/m) for 5 weeks, followed by 3 cycles of P-GDP regimen chemotherapy (pegaspargase 2500IU/m capped at 3750IU, intramuscular on day 4, gemcitabine 850 mg/m intravenous on days 1 and 8; dexamethasone 40 mg/day intravenous on days 1 to 4; and cisplatin 20 mg/m intravenous on days 1-3) 3 weeks after the completion of CCRT. The objective response rate (ORR) and the complete response (CR) rate were the primary endpoints, and the secondary endpoints were the overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and the adverse event (AE).The median follow-up period was 51.5 months (range, 5-78months). The ORR was 93.3% (28/30) and all these 28 patients attained CR at the end of the treatment. Two patients suffered from lymphoma associated hemophagocytic syndrome (LAHS) during the period of consolidation chemotherapy and died within 2 months. The 5-year OS was 93.3%, and the 5-year PFS was 89.4%Mucositis was the most common grades 3/4 nonhematologic AEs (10%, 3/30) of CCRT. During the P-GDP chemotherapy, vomiting (6.7%, 2/30), neutropenia (43.3%, 13/30) and thrombocytopenia (23.3%, 7/30) were the major grades 3/4 toxicities during chemotherapy. No treatment-related deaths occurred.The upfront CCRT followed by P-GDP regimen chemotherapy is an effective and well-tolerated first-line treatment strategy for patients diagnosed with early stage NKTCL. Further investigation of larger sample size is warranted.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Quimioterapia de Consolidação/métodos , Linfoma Extranodal de Células T-NK/terapia , Neoplasias Nasais/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Radioterapia de Intensidade Modulada/métodos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(10): 944-957, 2020 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877583

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BACKGROUND: Among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), MET exon 14 skipping mutations occur in 3 to 4% and MET amplifications occur in 1 to 6%. Capmatinib, a selective inhibitor of the MET receptor, has shown activity in cancer models with various types of MET activation. METHODS: We conducted a multiple-cohort, phase 2 study evaluating capmatinib in patients with MET-dysregulated advanced NSCLC. Patients were assigned to cohorts on the basis of previous lines of therapy and MET status (MET exon 14 skipping mutation or MET amplification according to gene copy number in tumor tissue). Patients received capmatinib (400-mg tablet) twice daily. The primary end point was overall response (complete or partial response), and the key secondary end point was response duration; both end points were assessed by an independent review committee whose members were unaware of the cohort assignments. RESULTS: A total of 364 patients were assigned to the cohorts. Among patients with NSCLC with a MET exon 14 skipping mutation, overall response was observed in 41% (95% confidence interval [CI], 29 to 53) of 69 patients who had received one or two lines of therapy previously and in 68% (95% CI, 48 to 84) of 28 patients who had not received treatment previously; the median duration of response was 9.7 months (95% CI, 5.6 to 13.0) and 12.6 months (95% CI, 5.6 to could not be estimated), respectively. Limited efficacy was observed in previously treated patients with MET amplification who had a gene copy number of less than 10 (overall response in 7 to 12% of patients). Among patients with MET amplification and a gene copy number of 10 or higher, overall response was observed in 29% (95% CI, 19 to 41) of previously treated patients and in 40% (95% CI, 16 to 68) of those who had not received treatment previously. The most frequently reported adverse events were peripheral edema (in 51%) and nausea (in 45%); these events were mostly of grade 1 or 2. CONCLUSIONS: Capmatinib showed substantial antitumor activity in patients with advanced NSCLC with a MET exon 14 skipping mutation, particularly in those not treated previously. The efficacy in MET-amplified advanced NSCLC was higher in tumors with a high gene copy number than in those with a low gene copy number. Low-grade peripheral edema and nausea were the main toxic effects. (Funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals; GEOMETRY mono-1 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02414139.).


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Imidazóis/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Mutação , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-met/antagonistas & inibidores , Triazinas/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Edema/induzido quimicamente , Éxons , Feminino , Dosagem de Genes , Humanos , Imidazóis/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Náusea/induzido quimicamente , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-met/genética , Triazinas/efeitos adversos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21600, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872014

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INTRODUCTION: Apatinib is a novel anti-angiogenic agent that targets vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, and is effective in patients with advanced lung cancer who are refractory to first-line chemotherapy. However, there are limited reports on concurrent apatinib therapy with iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy in elderly patients with advanced lung cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the first reported case of a 70-year-old woman with advanced lung cancer (T3N3M1, stage IV) who received concurrent apatinib and iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy after the failure of platinum-based doublet chemotherapy DIAGNOSIS:: The patient was diagnosed with left lower lung cancer with mediastinal lymph node metastasis by chest computed tomography. INTERVENTIONS: Initially, apatinib alone was used as second-line cancer therapy. Subsequently, the patient received concurrent apatinib and iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy. OUTCOMES: The patient achieved partial response shortly after undergoing treatment with only apatinib. During the treatment, the tumor continued to respond to apatinib therapy, and the lung metastases were diminished eventually. However, a chest computed tomography scan showed a large cavity in the lung tumor. Thereafter, the patient received concurrent apatinib and iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy. Unfortunately, she died due to pulmonary infection. CONCLUSION: Apatinib alone may be a good second-line therapy for advanced lung cancer patients who are refractory to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. However, its potential benefits, especially as combination therapy, need further investigation by future prospective clinical studies. Elderly patients with advanced lung cancer may benefit from concurrent apatinib with iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy when chemotherapy is not tolerated or effective. Further studies are needed to investigate the clinical outcomes and toxicities associated with concurrent apatinib and radiation therapy in patients with advanced lung cancer.


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Braquiterapia/métodos , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Radioisótopos do Iodo/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Metástase Linfática , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Piridinas/administração & dosagem
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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): 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): 5291-5294, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878819

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Palbociclib is an FDA-approved cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor for the treatment of advanced breast cancer. Limited information is available regarding the toxicity of palbociclib and concurrent radiation therapy. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report a case of esophageal toxicity in a patient treated with palbociclib and radiation therapy. A 63-year-old woman was treated with palbociclib followed by palliative radiation therapy. The patient presented three days after completing radiation therapy with severe odynophagia, and dysphagia and was found to have grade 2-3 esophageal ulcers. Palbociclib and radiation therapy was held on admission, and a resolution of her symptoms and improvement in her oral intake was noted at which time she was restarted on palbociclib with no further radiation treatment. CONCLUSION: Caution is advised when patients are undergoing concurrent palbociclib and even low-dose palliative radiation treatment. In these patients, providers should maintain a high index of suspicion for toxicities such as dermatitis or mucositis.


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Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Mucosite/diagnóstico , Mucosite/etiologia , Piperazinas/efeitos adversos , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Radioterapia Adjuvante/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/complicações , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Terapia Combinada/efeitos adversos , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Endoscopia Gastrointestinal , Feminino , Humanos , Cuidados Paliativos , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Dosagem Radioterapêutica , Radioterapia Adjuvante/métodos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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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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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4391, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873806

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Deep learning with Convolutional Neural Networks has shown great promise in image-based classification and enhancement but is often unsuitable for predictive modeling using features without spatial correlations. We present a feature representation approach termed REFINED (REpresentation of Features as Images with NEighborhood Dependencies) to arrange high-dimensional vectors in a compact image form conducible for CNN-based deep learning. We consider the similarities between features to generate a concise feature map in the form of a two-dimensional image by minimizing the pairwise distance values following a Bayesian Metric Multidimensional Scaling Approach. We hypothesize that this approach enables embedded feature extraction and, integrated with CNN-based deep learning, can boost the predictive accuracy. We illustrate the superior predictive capabilities of the proposed framework as compared to state-of-the-art methodologies in drug sensitivity prediction scenarios using synthetic datasets, drug chemical descriptors as predictors from NCI60, and both transcriptomic information and drug descriptors as predictors from GDSC.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Aprendizado Profundo , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Teorema de Bayes , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais/métodos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4807-4818, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878769

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The microbiome is extremely important for human health; more recently its role in the context of cancer became clear. Microbial effects range from enhancing cancer immunity and cancer therapy efficacy, to promoting cancer progression and inhibiting treatment efficacy. These broad implications led researchers to investigate these specific interactions, as well as how modification of the microbiome can improve cancer survival and treatment efficacy. While these interactions are better established for cancers such as gastric cancer, they are far less understood in others. As non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up the majority of lung cancer cases, and is among the top causes of cancer deaths worldwide, understanding the mechanisms by which the microbiome may impact progression and treatment is crucial to improve patient survival and treatment response. A literature review was conducted to reveal the crosslink between human microbiome and lung cancer. This includes immune priming, induction of pro- or anti-tumor response, and the local effects of intra-tumoral microbiota. Overall, this is a complex multifactorial relationship, and there are broad implications as to how this knowledge can improve cancer treatment. Solutions include manipulation of the microbiome using probiotics, bacterial vaccines and antibiotics. Bacteria biomarkers may also be used as a diagnostic tool.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/microbiologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/microbiologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Microbiota/fisiologia , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Humanos , Imunomodulação , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4829-4841, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878771

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Most breast cancers express the estrogen receptor (ER) receptor and are negative for the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor. ER+/HER2- cancers are treated with hormone-based therapies in the adjuvant setting and derive significant survival benefit from these therapies in the metastatic setting. However, hormone resistance develops in most metastatic patients. An increased understanding of the biology of ER+/HER2- breast cancers has led to the development of new therapies for this disease including CDK4/6 inhibitors and PI3K inhibitors. Several other neoplastic processes are targeted by novel drugs in clinical development, addressing cancer vulnerabilities. These include newer ways to block the ER and targeting the HER2 receptors in ER+/HER2- cancers expressing HER2 in low levels not qualifying for clinical positivity. In addition, promising therapeutic options include targeting other surface receptors or their downstream pathways, as well as targeting the apoptotic machinery and boosting the immune response which is initially insufficient in these cancers. A selection of new drugs in advanced development for ER+/HER2- breast cancer will be discussed in this review.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Mutação , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Estrogênicos/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4843-4856, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878772

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Aberrant fatty acid (FA) metabolism has long been recognized in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. Since de novo lipogenesis is required for CRC tumour growth and survival, the inhibition of FA metabolism is a promising potential therapeutic target. Inhibition of the opposite process, ß-oxidation of FAs, has also showed promising results in many CRC models. For patients with CRC, both FA synthesis and ß-oxidation inhibitors are promising potential therapeutic options as monotherapies or as combination therapies with other anticancer agents. In this review, we discuss recent reports concerning inhibitors of FA synthesis and ß-oxidation in various CRC models. The exact mechanisms of action of the selected compounds described in this review remain unknown and require precise evaluation before the development of new successful therapies for CRC is possible.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Ácidos Graxos/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores Enzimáticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxirredução/efeitos dos fármacos
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Tokai J Exp Clin Med ; 45(3): 113-116, 2020 Sep 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901897

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Mutations in the gene encoding epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are the most frequent driver mutations in lung adenocarcinoma in Japan. Exon 19 deletion and L858R mutation in exon 21 are the most common EGFR mutations. Uncommon mutations, such as G719X, S768I, and L861Q, and compound mutations, combinations of 2 common or uncommon mutations, have also been reported. EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are effective against cancers harboring common mutations; however, their efficacy against cancers with uncommon or compound mutations remains unclear. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with lung adenocarcinoma (clinical stage IIIA [cT1N2M0]), harboring an uncommon compound mutation, G719X and S768I. The cancer progressed within 2 months of initial chemoradiotherapy. Treatment with afatinib (40 mg/day) produced a partial response, which was maintained for 17 months with continued treatment. A literature review revealed that lung cancer with G719X/S768I compound mutation exhibited good response to EGFR-TKIs, even better than that of lung cancers with single uncommon mutations.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Afatinib/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Mutação , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Receptores ErbB/genética , Éxons/genética , Deleção de Genes , Humanos , Masculino , 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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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22335, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991445

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INTRODUCTION: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is an uncommon and aggressive large B-cell lymphoma commonly diagnosed in human immunodeficiency viruses -positive patients. Oral cavity is the most commonly PBL affected site. Most oral PBLs presented as asymptomatic swellings, frequently associated with ulcerations and bleeding. Most cases lacked B-symptoms, suggesting a more local involvement of the disease. No standard treatment is yet for oral PBL. Five-year survival rate recorded no more than 33.5%. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 39-year-old male presented to Dental Clinic with 1 month swelling of the oral cavity, in absence of any other symptoms or signs. He followed antibiotic therapy just on suspicion of an oral abscess and later oral surgical treatment on suspicion of bone neoplasm. DIAGNOSIS: Surgical specimen analysis highlighted a diffuse infiltrate of large-sized atypical cells with plasmablastic appearance and plasma cell phenotype. Oral cavity PBL was diagnosed. Blood tests recorded mild lymphopenia and positive human immunodeficiency viruses serology. INTERVENTIONS: Patient underwent chemotherapy including intrathecal methotrexate prophylaxis, in addition to a highly active antiretroviral therapy. OUTCOMES: At 12 months from diagnosis, patient recorded complete hematological remission. CONCLUSIONS: Oral PBL diagnosis requires a high level of suspicion and awareness both by physicians and pathologists. They should be aware of the extent of such disease which is often mistaken as oral abscess or infected tooth, thus leading to delay the most appropriate diagnostic evaluation. As PBL is an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a delayed diagnosis might negatively impact on both treatment and survival.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade/métodos , Boca/patologia , Linfoma Plasmablástico/tratamento farmacológico , Abscesso/diagnóstico , Abscesso/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Assistência ao Convalescente , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Edema/etiologia , Infecções por HIV/complicações , Soropositividade para HIV/sangue , HIV-1/imunologia , Humanos , Injeções Espinhais , Linfoma não Hodgkin/patologia , Masculino , Metotrexato/administração & dosagem , Metotrexato/uso terapêutico , Plasmócitos/patologia , Linfoma Plasmablástico/diagnóstico por imagem , Resultado do Tratamento
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