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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22292, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019404

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This study aims to assess the survival status of patients with Primary gallbladder cancer (PGC) and analyze the prognosis factors to facilitate the exploration of the prevention and therapeutic strategies of PGC.Data from 2433 PGC patients collected from 2010 to 2015 were extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. The SEER*Stat, SPSS 23.0 and GraphPad Prism 8 were used for statistical analyses. Kaplan Meier analysis was performed for the survival curve, log-rank test analyses were used to compare the survival rate difference and Cox regression analyses were performed to determine the prognosis factors.A total of 2433 PGC cases were reported from 2010 to 2015. The median age was 64.2 ±â€Š10.4 years old and the percentages of the white patients were 73.7% (1794/2433). The percentage of patients who received surgery treatment was 82.1% (1998/2433). The overall median survival time of all patients was 19 months and the 5-year survival rate was 28.8%. The 5-year survival rate of PGC patients in pN2 stage dropped to 0% and the 5-year survival rate for PGC patients with distant metastasis was only 2.7%. Age, tumor size, grade, pT stage, pM stage were risk factors for prognosis, surgery or not and radiation or not were protective factors for prognosis.Survival analysis of PGC patients based on the SEER database have provided an opportunity for understanding PGC prognosis and the basis for the exploration of viable PGC prevention and therapeutic strategies.


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Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/patologia , Idoso , Feminino , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/terapia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Gradação de Tumores , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Programa de SEER , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Carga Tumoral
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4591, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929084

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Although the efficacy of cancer radiotherapy (RT) can be enhanced by targeted immunotherapy, the immunosuppressive factors induced by radiation on tumor cells remain to be identified. Here, we report that CD47-mediated anti-phagocytosis is concurrently upregulated with HER2 in radioresistant breast cancer (BC) cells and RT-treated mouse syngeneic BC. Co-expression of both receptors is more frequently detected in recurrent BC patients with poor prognosis. CD47 is upregulated preferentially in HER2-expressing cells, and blocking CD47 or HER2 reduces both receptors with diminished clonogenicity and augmented phagocytosis. CRISPR-mediated CD47 and HER2 dual knockouts not only inhibit clonogenicity but also enhance macrophage-mediated attack. Dual antibody of both receptors synergizes with RT in control of syngeneic mouse breast tumor. These results provide the evidence that aggressive behavior of radioresistant BC is caused by CD47-mediated anti-phagocytosis conjugated with HER2-prompted proliferation. Dual blockade of CD47 and HER2 is suggested to eliminate resistant cancer cells in BC radiotherapy.


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Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Antígeno CD47/metabolismo , Tolerância a Radiação , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Antígeno CD47/genética , Proliferação de Células , Células Clonais , Feminino , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fagocitose , Transdução de Sinais , Transcrição Genética , Carga Tumoral
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4527, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913197

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Evasion of programmed cell death represents a critical form of oncogene addiction in cancer cells. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning cancer cell survival despite the oncogenic stress could provide a molecular basis for potential therapeutic interventions. Here we explore the role of pro-survival genes in cancer cell integrity during clonal evolution in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We identify gains of MCL-1 at high frequency in multiple independent NSCLC cohorts, occurring both clonally and subclonally. Clonal loss of functional TP53 is significantly associated with subclonal gains of MCL-1. In mice, tumour progression is delayed upon pharmacologic or genetic inhibition of MCL-1. These findings reveal that MCL-1 gains occur with high frequency in lung adenocarcinoma and can be targeted therapeutically.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Proteína de Sequência 1 de Leucemia de Células Mieloides/genética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico por imagem , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Evolução Clonal , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Mutação , Proteína de Sequência 1 de Leucemia de Células Mieloides/antagonistas & inibidores , Cultura Primária de Células , Estudos Prospectivos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Pirimidinas/uso terapêutico , RNA-Seq , Estudos Retrospectivos , Esferoides Celulares , Tiofenos/farmacologia , Tiofenos/uso terapêutico , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Carga Tumoral/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Microtomografia por Raio-X
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Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi ; 23(9): 840-844, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32927506

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In patients with recurrent or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), imatinib is the mainstay treatment, which has significantly improved outcome. However, approximately half of patients who have initial respose to imatinib will develop secondary resistance within 2 years, leading to progressive disease. Available data suggest that cytoreductive surgery may be considered in patients with metastatic GIST who respond to imatinib and have relatively low tumor burden, particularly in whom a R0/R1 resection is anticipated. The evidence of benefit from surgery in patients with focal tumor progression on imatinib is limited, but after surgical resection of progressive lesions, shifting to second line therapy should be initiated. Patients with multifocal progression are not suitable for surgical intervention. In the meantime, surgery for patients treated with sunitinib is feasible, yet survival benefit remains controversial. Thus, surgery should be considered in patients with metastatic GIST whose disease responds to imatinib with a goal of performing R0/R1 resection. On a case-by-case basis, surgical intervention should be determined after careful multidisciplinary consultation to achieve safety, improvement of symptoms and long-term survival benefits.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Gastrointestinais/cirurgia , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/cirurgia , Mesilato de Imatinib/uso terapêutico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos de Citorredução , Progressão da Doença , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Neoplasias Gastrointestinais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gastrointestinais/patologia , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/tratamento farmacológico , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/secundário , Humanos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente , Sunitinibe/uso terapêutico , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5295-5299, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878820

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BACKGROUND: To assess the prophylactic efficacy of postoperative single intravesical instillation with pirarubicin (THP) and mitomycin C (MMC) for low-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 103 clinically low-risk NMBC patients were preoperatively randomized into either THP (n=49) or MMC (n=54) groups. The primary endpoint was recurrence-free survival. RESULTS: The median follow-up periods of the THP and MMC groups were 955 and 1008 days, respectively (p=0.76). Twelve patients (24.5%) in the THP group and 7 (13%) in the MMC group had bladder cancer recurrences. The two-year recurrence-free survival of the THP group and the MMC group was 77.8% and 86.4%, respectively (p=0.20). Neither groups had severe toxicity. CONCLUSION: In low-risk NMBC, the prophylactic effect against postoperative single intravesical instillation with THP was not superior to that with MMC.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Intravesical , Adulto , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Terapia Combinada , Cistoscópios , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/análogos & derivados , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitomicina/administração & dosagem , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Recidiva , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/diagnóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5319-5325, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878824

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AIM: This study was interested in extremity leiomyosarcoma with focus on clinical outcome after surgery with or without adjuvant therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series of all patients with leiomyosarcoma, surgically treated between 2000 and 2015 and a minimum follow-up of 2 years, was drawn from institutional databases in Belgium and the Netherlands. Postoperative complications were reported with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and the Henderson classification. RESULTS: Seventy-five patients were operated on, of whom 47 underwent (neo)adjuvant therapy. Infection was observed in 11 patients, seven associated with (neo)adjuvant radiotherapy. Dermatological complaints were observed in 26 patients, 10 associated with (neo)adjuvant radiotherapy. Overall survival was 60%. Local recurrence occurred in 11 (15%) patients. CONCLUSION: This study describes favourable clinical outcome following (neo)adjuvant radiotherapy. In the future, larger databases on leiomyosarcoma should enhance the power of these findings and define the benefits of adjuvant therapy in leiomyosarcoma.


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Extremidades/patologia , Leiomiossarcoma/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biópsia , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Leiomiossarcoma/diagnóstico , Leiomiossarcoma/mortalidade , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4969-4978, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878785

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Brucea javanica (BJO) has shown anti-proliferation efficacy on human carcinoma cells in vitro. The aim of the present study was to evaluate for the first time the efficacy of BJO combined with the first-line chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine (GEM) on tumor growth-inhibition and survival in a pancreatic cancer patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pancreatic cancer tumor fragment originated from a patient at the Hefei First People's Hospital (Anhui, PR China). The surgical specimen was transplanted orthotopically in nude mice using surgical orthotopic implantation (SOI). All mice were randomized and assigned to 5 groups: G1: saline vehicle (0.1ml per mouse, oral, once per day); G2: GEM [100 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (i.p), twice per week]; G3: GEM+BJO [100 mg/kg GEM, i.p, twice per week+1g/kg BJO, oral, once per day (qd)]; G4: BJO (1g/kg, oral, qd). Group 5 and Group 6 were used to observe survival [G5: saline vehicle (0.1ml per mouse, oral, qd), G6: BJO (1g/kg, oral, qd)]. Body weight and tumor volume were measured twice per week. TUNEL staining was used to determine apoptosis. RESULTS: The combination of GEM + BJO resulted in a reduced tumor growth rate (p<0.05) and greater apoptosis (p<0.05) compared to the vehicle control and GEM monotherapy. In addition, the BJO-treated group showed a statistically significant increase in survival compared to the vehicle control (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: BJO is a promising non-toxic TCM to effectively treat pancreatic cancer, both as monotherapy and in combination with first-line GEM therapy.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Brucea/química , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Óleos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Análise de Sobrevida , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21721, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871890

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The aim of this study was to provide an innovative nomogram to predict the risk of >2 positive nodes in patients fulfilling the Z0011 criteria with 1-2 sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) only retrieved.From 2007 to 2017, at the Breast Unit of ICS Maugeri Hospital 271 patients with 1-2 macrometastatic SLNs, fulfilling the Z0011 criteria, underwent axillary dissection and were retrospectively reviewed.A mean of 1.5 SLNs per patient were identified and retrieved. One hundred eighty-seven (69.0%) had 1-2 positive nodes, and 84 (31.0%) had >2 metastatic nodes. Independent predictors of axillary status were: positive SLNs/retrieved SLNs ratio (odds ratio [OR] 10.95, P = .001), extranodal extension (OR 5.51, P = .0002), and multifocal disease (OR 2.9, P = .003). A nomogram based on these variables was constructed (area under curve after bootstrap = 0.74).The proposed nomogram might select those patients fulfilling the Z0011 criteria, with 1-2 SLNs harvested, in whom a high axillary tumor burden is expected, aiding to guide adjuvant treatments.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/patologia , Nomogramas , Linfonodo Sentinela/patologia , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Axila , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Mastectomia Segmentar , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Radioterapia Adjuvante , Carga Tumoral
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Am J Clin Oncol ; 43(9): 648-653, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32889835

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OBJECTIVES: Optimal radiation target volumes for neoadjuvant therapy in patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPCa) are undefined. Most local recurrences are near the celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery. Methods for generating radiation target volumes include symmetric expansion around the tumor or a customized vascular based approach. We investigated 3 current prospective trials' coverage of vascular regions at increased risk of recurrence by comparing them to 2 reference standards. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen computed tomography simulation scans from an institutional prospective trial on BRPCa were used to replicate distinct volumes corresponding to each of 3 contemporary BRPCa trials. Trial volumes were compared with 2 reference volumes (vascular planning target volume and Hopkins planning target volume), which were both based on vascular regions at increased risk of recurrence. Boolean operators and DICE analyses were performed to evaluate trial volume coverage of reference standards. RESULTS: A total of 42 target volumes and 28 reference volumes were created using the 14-patient data set. DICE coefficients were highly variable ranging from 0.11 to 0.99. Mean % coverage of reference volumes ranged from 5.8% to 98.6%. CONCLUSIONS: The wide range of DICE coefficients and coverage indicate heterogeneity in high risk vascular target coverage using symmetric Boolean expansions from the primary tumor. This approach may inadequately cover regions at high risk of local recurrence in BRPCa. A customized clinical target volume that specifically includes the superior mesenteric artery and celiac axis will improve coverage to this region and will account for individual and tumor variability.


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Artéria Celíaca , Artéria Mesentérica Superior , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/radioterapia , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Simulação por Computador , Humanos , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Pancreatectomia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/cirurgia , Dosagem Radioterapêutica , Planejamento da Radioterapia Assistida por Computador , Radioterapia Adjuvante/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Carga Tumoral
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6311-6324, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922003

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Background: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a major component of extracellular matrix (ECM) and its over expression in tumor tissues contributes to the increase of interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) and hinders the penetration of nanoparticles into solid tumors. Materials and Methods: We here reported a tumoral microenvironment responsive multistage drug delivery system (NPs-EPI/HAase) which was formed layer by layer via electrostatic interaction with epirubicin (EPI)-loaded PEG-b-poly(2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-b-poly(2-guanidinoethylmethacrylate) (mPEG-PDPA-PG, PEDG) micelles (NPs-EPI) and hyaluronidase (HAase). In this paper, we focused on the hyaluronidase-combined nanoparticles (NPs-EPI/HAase) for tumor penetration in tumor spheroid and solid tumor models in vitro and in vivo. Results: Our results showed that NPs-EPI/HAase effectively degrade the HA in ECM and facilitate deep penetration of NPs-EPI into solid tumor. Moreover, NPs-EPI mainly employed clathrin-mediated and macropinocytosis-mediated endocytic pathways for cellular uptake and were subsequently directed to the lysosomes for further drug release triggered by proton sponge effect. Compared with NPs-EPI, the HAase coating group showed an enhanced tumoral drug delivery efficacy and inhibition of tumor growth. Conclusion: Overall, our studies demonstrated that coating nanoparticles with HAase can provide a simple but efficient strategy for nano-drug carriers to enhance solid tumor penetration and chemotherapeutic efficacy.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Hialuronoglucosaminidase/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Epirubicina/farmacologia , Epirubicina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Antígeno Ki-67/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Nus , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias/patologia , Polímeros/química , Esferoides Celulares/efeitos dos fármacos , Esferoides Celulares/patologia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Br J Radiol ; 93(1114): 20200543, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877210

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate interobserver agreement for T2 weighted (T2W) and diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) contours of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC); and to evaluate manual and semi-automated delineations of restricted diffusion tumour subvolumes. METHODS: 20 cases of LARC were reviewed by 2 radiation oncologists and 2 radiologists. Contours of gross tumour volume (GTV) on T2W, DW-MRI and co-registered T2W/DW-MRI were independently delineated and compared using Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC), mean distance to agreement (MDA) and other metrics of interobserver agreement. Restricted diffusion subvolumes within GTVs were manually delineated and compared to semi-automatically generated contours corresponding to intratumoral apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) centile values. RESULTS: Observers were able to delineate subvolumes of restricted diffusion with moderate agreement (DSC 0.666, MDA 1.92 mm). Semi-automated segmentation based on the 40th centile intratumoral ADC value demonstrated moderate average agreement with consensus delineations (DSC 0.581, MDA 2.44 mm), with errors noted in image registration and luminal variation between acquisitions. A small validation set of four cases with optimised planning MRI demonstrated improvement (DSC 0.669, MDA 1.91 mm). CONCLUSION: Contours based on co-registered T2W and DW-MRI could be used for delineation of biologically relevant tumour subvolumes. Semi-automated delineation based on patient-specific intratumoral ADC thresholds may standardise subvolume delineation if registration between acquisitions is sufficiently accurate. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: This is the first study to evaluate the feasibility of semi-automated diffusion-based subvolume delineation in LARC. This approach could be applied to dose escalation or 'dose painting' protocols to improve delineation reproducibility.


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Adenocarcinoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem de Difusão por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Interpretação de Imagem Assistida por Computador/métodos , Neoplasias Retais/diagnóstico por imagem , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Competência Clínica , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Variações Dependentes do Observador , Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Carga Tumoral
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2215-2229, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32856140

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


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Anticorpos Biespecíficos/uso terapêutico , Antígenos CD19/imunologia , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfoma de Células B/terapia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/terapia , Adolescente , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/economia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/economia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Criança , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Terapia Combinada , Análise Custo-Benefício , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/etiologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/prevenção & controle , Custos de Medicamentos , Humanos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/efeitos adversos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/economia , Infusões Intravenosas , Injeções Subcutâneas , Linfoma de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma de Células B/imunologia , Neoplasia Residual , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/imunologia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/patologia , Pré-Medicação , Qualidade de Vida , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral , Evasão Tumoral
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Cancer Radiother ; 24(6-7): 658-666, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859465

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Radiation therapy (RT) is one of the main modalities of cancer treatment worldwide with computed tomography (CT), as the most commonly used imaging method for treatment planning system (TPS). Image reconstruction errors may greatly affect all the radiation therapy planning process, such as target delineation, dose calculation and delivery, particularly with particle therapy. Metallic implants, such as hip and spinal implants, and dental filling significantly deteriorate image quality. These hardware structures are often very complex in geometry leading to geometric complex artefacts in the clinical target volume (CTV) area, rendering the delineation of CTV challenging. In our review, we focus on the methods to overcome artefact consequences on CTV delineation: 1- medical approaches anticipating issues associated with imaging artefacts during preoperative multidisciplinary discussions while following standard recommendations; 2- common metal artefact reduction (MAR) methods such as manually override artefact regions, ballistics avoiding beam paths through implanted materials, megavoltage-CT (MVCT); 3- prospects with radiolucent implants, MAR algorithms and various methods of dual energy computed tomography (DECT). Despite substantial and broad evidence for their benefits, there is still no universal solution for cases involving implanted metallic devices. There is still a high need for research efforts to adapt technologies to our issue: "how do I accurately delineate the ideal CTV in a metal artefact area?"


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Artefatos , Neoplasias/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias/radioterapia , Próteses e Implantes , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Carga Tumoral/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Radioterapia/métodos , Dosagem Radioterapêutica
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Cancer Radiother ; 24(6-7): 676-686, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32861608

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Continuous improvements have been made in the way to prescribe, record and report dose distributions since the therapeutic use of ionizing radiations. The international commission for radiation units and measurement (ICRU) has provided a common language for physicians and physicists to plan and evaluate their treatments. The PTV concept has been used for more than two decades but is becoming obsolete as the CTV-to-PTV margin creates a static dose cloud that does not properly recapitulate all planning vs. delivery uncertainties. The robust optimization concept has recently emerged to overcome the limitations of the PTV concept. This concept is integrated in the inverse planning process and minimizes deviations to planned dose distribution through integration of uncertainties in the planning objectives. It appears critical to account for the uncertainties that are specific to protons and should be accounted for to better exploit the clinical potential of proton therapy. It may also improve treatment quality particularly in hypofractionated photon plans of mobile tumors and more widely to photon radiotherapy. However, in contrast to the PTV concept, a posteriori evaluation of plan quality, called robust evaluation, using error-based scenarios is still warranted. Robust optimization metrics are warranted. These metrics are necessary to compare PTV-based photon and robustly optimized proton plans in general and in model-based NTCP approaches. Assessment of computational demand and approximations of robust optimization algorithms along with metrics to evaluate plan quality are needed but a step further to better prescribe radiotherapy may has been achieved.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/radioterapia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Doses de Radiação , Radioterapia/métodos , Planejamento da Radioterapia Assistida por Computador
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3858, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737343

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Checkpoint blockade therapy has provided noteworthy benefits in multiple cancers in recent years; however, its clinical benefits remain confined to 10-40% of patients with extremely high costs. Here, we design an ultrafast, low-temperature, and universal self-assembly route to integrate immunology-associated large molecules into metal-organic-framework (MOF)-gated mesoporous silica (MS) as cancer vaccines. Core MS nanoparticles, acting as an intrinsic immunopotentiator, provide the niche, void, and space to accommodate antigens, soluble immunopotentiators, and so on, whereas the MOF gatekeeper protects the interiors from robust and off-target release. A combination of MOF-gated MS cancer vaccines with systemic programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) blockade therapy generates synergistic effects that potentiate antitumour immunity and reduce the effective dose of an anti-PD-1 antibody to as low as 1/10 of that for PD-1 blockade monotherapy in E.G7-OVA tumour-bearing mice, with eliciting the robust adaptive OVA-specific CD8+ T-cell responses, reversing the immunosuppressive pathway and inducing durable tumour suppression.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/farmacologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/farmacologia , Linfoma/terapia , Estruturas Metalorgânicas/farmacologia , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/administração & dosagem , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/química , Citotoxicidade Imunológica , Composição de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Linfonodos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfonodos/imunologia , Linfoma/imunologia , Linfoma/mortalidade , Linfoma/patologia , Estruturas Metalorgânicas/síntese química , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nanopartículas/química , Ovalbumina/administração & dosagem , Ovalbumina/imunologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Dióxido de Silício/química , Análise de Sobrevida , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Cancer Radiother ; 24(6-7): 649-657, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32782167

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Advances in the reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery of head and neck is poorly evaluated in terms of their impact on radiotherapy planning and outcomes. These surgical advances have resulted in reduced morbidity with equivalent or better tumor control. In the absence of a recommendation on how to delineate target volumes in patients with flaps or to consider margins after endoscopic endonasal surgery, radiotherapy practices are inevitably heterogeneous. Efforts are needed to increase the therapeutic index of postoperative radiotherapy in these situations. We analysed the rare existing literature and outlined a preliminary basis for a recommendation. Strengthening of multidisciplinarity to accurately define target volumes in these complex and relatively new situations, and "delineation concertation meetings" between radiologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists could probably contribute to improved outcomes.


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Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/radioterapia , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Minimamente Invasivos , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Reconstrutivos , Carga Tumoral/efeitos da radiação , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Humanos , Dosagem Radioterapêutica
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Cancer Radiother ; 24(6-7): 667-675, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32828670

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The planning target volume is an essential notion in radiotherapy, that requires a new conceptualization. Indeed, the variability and diversity of the uncertainties involved or improved with the development of the new modern technologies and devices in radiotherapy suggest that random and systematic errors cannot be currently generalized. This article attempts to discuss these various uncertainties and tries to demonstrate that a redefinition of the concept of planning target volume toward its personalization for each patient and the robustness notion are likely an improvement basis to take into account the radiotherapy uncertainties.


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Neoplasias/radioterapia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Planejamento de Assistência ao Paciente , Radioterapia/métodos , Dosagem Radioterapêutica , Incerteza
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237114, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760099

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BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the correlation between primary tumor volume and cancer failure patterns in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) and examine whether increasing radiation dose can improve the outcome. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 124 patients with stage III ESCC treated by definitive CCRT. The primary tumor volume calculated from the radiotherapy planning computed tomography scans was correlated to treatment response, time to disease progression, and overall survival. We further analyzed whether a higher radiation dose correlated with better disease control and patient survival. RESULTS: Patients with poor CCRT response had a larger primary tumor volume than those with good response (97.9 vs 64.3 cm3, P = 0.032). The optimal cutoff value to predict CCRT response was 55.3 cm3. Large primary tumor volume (≥ 55.3 cm3) correlated with shorter time to tumor progression in the esophagus (13.6 vs 48.6 months, P = 0.033) compared with small tumor volume (< 55.3 cm3). For the large esophageal tumors (≥ 55.3 cm3), radiation dose > 60 gray significantly prolonged the time to tumor progression in esophagus (20.3 vs 10.1 months, P = 0.036) and overall survival (12.2 vs 8.0 months, P = 0.030), compared with dose ≤ 60 gray. In contrast, higher radiation dose did not benefit local disease control or overall survival in the small esophageal tumors (< 55.3 cm3). CONCLUSION: Large primary tumor volume correlates with poor local control and overall survival in ESCC treated with definitive CCRT. Radiation dose > 60 gray can improve the outcomes in patients with large primary tumor. Further prospective dose escalation trials are warranted.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Esofágicas/terapia , Doses de Radiação , Idoso , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Dosagem Radioterapêutica , Carga Tumoral
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236350, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687531

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PURPOSE: We evaluated that early metabolic response determined by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) during radiotherapy (RT), predicts outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients evaluated using pretreatment 18F-FDG-PET/CT (PETpre) and interim 18F-FDG-PET/CT (PETinterim) after 11 fractions of RT were retrospectively reviewed. Maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was calculated for primary lesion. Predictive value of gross tumor volume (ΔGTV) and SUVmax (ΔSUVmax) changes was evaluated for locoregional control (LRC), distant failure (DF), and overall survival (OS). Metabolic responders were patients with ΔSUVmax >40%. RESULTS: Metabolic responders showed better trends in 1-year LRC (90.9%) than non-responders (47.1%) (p = 0.086). Patients with large GTVpre (≥120 cc) demonstrated poor LRC (hazard ratio 4.14, p = 0.022), while metabolic non-responders with small GTVpre (<120 cc) and metabolic responders with large GTVpre both had 1-year LRC rates of 75.0%. Reduction of 25% in GTV was not associated with LRC; however, metabolic responders without a GTV response showed better 1-year LRC (83.3%) than metabolic non-responders with a reduction in GTV (42.9%). Metabolic responders showed lower 1-year DF (16.7%) than non-responders (50.0%) (p = 0.025). An ΔSUVmax threshold of 40% yielded accuracy of 64% for predicting LRC, 75% for DF, and 54% for OS. However, ΔGTV > 25% demonstrated inferior diagnostic values than metabolic response. CONCLUSIONS: Changes in tumor metabolism diagnosed using PETinterim during RT better predicted treatment responses, recurrences, and prognosis than other factors historically used.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Feminino , Fluordesoxiglucose F18/administração & dosagem , Seguimentos , Humanos , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/efeitos da radiação , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/epidemiologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/prevenção & controle , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos/administração & dosagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Carga Tumoral/efeitos da radiação
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Toxicol Appl Pharmacol ; 401: 115118, 2020 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32619553

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Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) modulates extensive biological and pathological processes including tumor progression through diverse mechanisms. The regulatory effects of dexamethasone (DEX), a synthetic glucocorticoid, as well as its interaction with GR have been recognized beyond hematologic cancers. In the present study, we investigated the anti-cancer efficacy of DEX and the correlation with GR in pancreatic cancer, a most aggressive malignancy threatening human health. The differential levels of GR expression were examined in two human pancreatic cancer cell lines, PANC-1 and SW1990, as well as in xenografts and patient tumor tissues. DEX significantly inhibited colony formation, migration, and tumor growth of PANC-1 cells expressing abundant GR. The underlying mechanisms involved suppression of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) phosphorylation and down-regulation of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). The anti-cancer effects of DEX were partially reversed by GR silencing or combinational administration of GR antagonist, RU486. The dose-dependent efficacy of DEX in tumor growth inhibition was also demonstrated in a GR-positive patient-derived xenograft model along with safety in mice. DEX was less potent, however, in SW1990 cells with poor GR expression. Our findings suggest that DEX effectively inhibits pancreatic tumor growth partially through GR activation. The potential correlation between GR expression and anti-cancer efficacy of DEX may have some clinical implications.


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Antineoplásicos Hormonais/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos , Células A549 , Animais , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/farmacologia , Dexametasona/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/farmacologia , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Carga Tumoral/fisiologia
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