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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5505-5513, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570444

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The potential of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system as a prognostic predictor has been evaluated in several cancer types. However, associations between MMR and the prognostic factors of ovarian cancer are poorly understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MLH1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in patients with advanced serous ovarian cancer treated with platinum- and taxane-based chemotherapy. Associations between MLH1 expression and clinicopathological factors as well as claudin-4 expression were examined. RESULTS: Low MLH1 expression was significantly associated with increased progression-free and overall survival, and a normalisation of CA125 levels after chemotherapy. Additionally, low claudin-4 expression was more frequently found among the group with low MLH1 expression. CONCLUSION: Low MLH1 expression was associated with improved prognosis and is a possible predictor of the chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer. Claudin-4 might be involved in the molecular mechanisms underlying how MLH1 influences survival and chemosensitivity in patients with ovarian cancer.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Hidrocarbonetos Aromáticos com Pontes/farmacologia , Proteína 1 Homóloga a MutL/metabolismo , Compostos Organoplatínicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Taxoides/farmacologia , Idoso , Antígeno Ca-125/metabolismo , Claudina-4/metabolismo , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5589-5596, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570454

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To quantify the prognostic impact of age on relapse and mortality in patients with metastatic testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Electronical medical records of 1,225 TGCT patients who were treated at a single academic center between 1994 and 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Higher age did not predict for worse progression-free survival (PFS) or for higher progression risk. The corresponding 5-year PFS estimates were 85% in patients younger than 40 years and 83% in the elderly population. Although not statistically significant, higher age was numerically associated with worse overall survival (OS) (univariate HR per five years increase in age=1.18, 95%CI=0.99-1.41). This was explained in regression analysis where age predicted for significantly higher risk of treatment-related death (p=0.022). CONCLUSION: Elderly patients with metastatic TGCT can achieve high cure rates similar to younger patients if they tolerate risk-adapted chemotherapy.


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Neoplasias Embrionárias de Células Germinativas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Embrionárias de Células Germinativas/patologia , Neoplasias Testiculares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Testiculares/patologia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5597-5604, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570455

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BACKGROUND: Bilateral asynchronous renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is infrequent. Immunotherapy is the first-line treatment for advanced RCC not controlled by locoregional therapy. Viscum album extracts (VAE) have been shown to improve quality of life as well as immunological and antineoplastic properties in different types of cancers. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man was diagnosed with Fuhrman grade 3/4 RCC, stage pT1bN0M0 in the right kidney. During the subsequent 6 years, he underwent a right nephrectomy and two metastasectomies (lung). Then an RCC lesion of the left kidney was detected. The patient refused a second nephrectomy and was treated solely with high-dose intravenous and subsequent subcutaneous VAE. A central necrotic area and a peritumoral halo were seen on an ultrasound follow-up from month 7. The patient showed no further progression of RCC during the next 2.5 years. CONCLUSION: As far as we are aware of, this is the first report of a patient with metastatic RCC with an RCC lesion of the second kidney treated solely with high-dose intravenous and subcutaneous VAE, associated with 2.5 years of progression-free survival and a good quality of life. The use of VAE in RCC should be carefully documented and published to determine future research.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Viscum album/química , Administração Cutânea , Administração Intravenosa/métodos , Idoso , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Qualidade de Vida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5353-5359, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570429

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BACKGROUND: Identification of genetic prognostic biomarkers, such as germline variants, are urgently needed to choose optimal treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prognostic value of anoctamin 7 (ANO7) rs77559646 on docetaxel response was tested in a prospective PROSTY randomized trial and a retrospective Auria Biobank set. The variant rs77559646 was genotyped and its association with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) was tested. RESULTS: In comparison with the non-carriers, the variant carriers had longer PFS (p=0.005) and OS (p=0.003) in the PROSTY cohort. In the retrospective cohort, there was a borderline association with PFS (p=0.09), but not in OS (p=0.9). In both cohorts, Cox regression multivariate models revealed that rs77559646 was an independent prognostic factor for favourable PFS. CONCLUSION: The rs77559646 was shown to be a prognostic germline biomarker for better response to docetaxel treatments. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a non-coding germline variant has been associated with chemotherapy of mCRPC.


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Anoctaminas/genética , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Docetaxel/uso terapêutico , Variação Genética/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5653-5662, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570463

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Factors influencing fulvestrant efficacy may be useful in selecting the optimal treatment regimen for postmenopausal Japanese women with metastatic/recurrent HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated progression-free and overall survival (PFS and OS) in 100 fulvestrant-treated patients according to metastatic site. RESULTS: Median PFS was significantly better in patients with non-visceral (bone and regional metastases; 22.8 months) vs. visceral metastasis (lung, liver, and other organs; 8.2 months; p=0.024), although median OS did not differ (p=0.922). Median PFS in patients with lung metastasis (20.8 months) and non-visceral metastasis (22.8 months) were comparable; patients with liver metastasis (6.1 months) and other organ metastases (3.7 months) had worse prognoses. CONCLUSION: Patients with non-visceral metastases had a better prognosis than those with visceral metastases. Fulvestrant induced a longer PFS in patients with non-visceral metastasis, and also in those with lung metastasis without liver or other organ involvement.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Fulvestranto/uso terapêutico , Metástase Neoplásica/prevenção & controle , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Metástase Neoplásica/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptores de Superfície Celular/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5675-5682, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570466

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study explored the prognostic significance of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and use of antibiotics in advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were enrolled from two referral centers in Taiwan. Clinical benefit was defined as complete response, partial response, or a stable disease for ≥6 months via Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors 1.1. Clinicopathological factors' impact on overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) was analyzed via Cox proportional hazards model. RESULTS: Forty-nine patients were enrolled. The median PFS and OS were 1.8 and 6.1 months, respectively. The median NLR at baseline was 6.40, and 21 patients received antibiotics. Both high NLR and use of antibiotics were associated with inferior PFS (p=0.028 and p<0.001, respectively) and OS (p<0.001 and p<0.001, respectively) in multivariate analysis. CONCLUSION: High NLR and use of antibiotics were associated with inferior survival in advanced ESCC patients receiving ICIs.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Esofágicas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/tratamento farmacológico , Fatores Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Linfócitos/patologia , Neutrófilos/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Esofágicas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neutrófilos/efeitos dos fármacos , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taiwan
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(42): e17486, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31626102

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BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether cetuximab (CTX) plus cisplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) delivers equivalent or improved results over standard CCRT in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: The strategy involved searching the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), locoregional relapse-free survival (LRFS), and disease-free survival (DFS), and pooled risk ratios for adverse events were meta-analyzed. RESULTS: In all, 1744 patients in 5 clinical trials were included in the analysis. Compared with CCRT group, CTX plus CCRT significantly improved DFS (HR = 0.59, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.41-0.86, P = .006) and distant metastasis failure-free survival (HR = 0.54, 95% CI: 0.38-0.76, P = .0004), rather than OS (HR = 0.70, 95% CI: 0.44-1.09, P = .12) and local-regional failure-free survival (HR = 0.82, 95% CI: 0.54-1.22, P = .33). CONCLUSIONS: CTX plus CCRT might achieve higher DFS and DMFS with no significant difference in OS and LRFS. CTX plus CCRT group was associated with more grade 3-4 skin rash, mucositis and dermatitis. Large randomized trials were urgent to fully explore the usefulness of this treatment in the locally advanced NPC patients.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Cetuximab/administração & dosagem , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Cisplatino/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/terapia , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/terapia , Humanos , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/mortalidade , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/mortalidade , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(42): e17538, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31626116

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Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare but aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. The available reports of MCC in Asia are limited; in this study, we report the largest series of MCC in Taiwan to date.The series is composed by 24 pathologically proven MCC cases, which were retrospectively reviewed in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan between 2000 and 2018.The tumor occurred predominantly in men (80%) and in the elderly (median 74.8 years). Twenty-one patients had locoregional MCC and 3 had metastatic MCC at the time of diagnosis. Patients with pathologically proven negative nodes by sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) showed better survival time than those without SLNB in 16 clinically node-negative MCC cases undergoing primary surgery. Salvage surgery for loco-regional recurrence lengthened the survival time and possibly cured recurrent MCC. Palliative chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide showed a response rate of 25%, progression-free survival of 3.6 months, and overall survival of 14.8 months in 4 metastatic/recurrent MCC. Avelumab treatment was effective in 1 patient, who achieved a durable disease control.This observational cohort of MCC patients in Taiwan suggests aggressive surgical intervention including wide excision and lymph node management, salvage operation is critical for early MCC patients, and palliative chemotherapy and immunotherapy showed their efficacy for advanced MCC patients.


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Carcinoma de Célula de Merkel/mortalidade , Neoplasias Cutâneas/mortalidade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma de Célula de Merkel/patologia , Carcinoma de Célula de Merkel/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Linfonodos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/epidemiologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/terapia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Terapia de Salvação/estatística & dados numéricos , Biópsia de Linfonodo Sentinela/estatística & dados numéricos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/terapia , Taiwan/epidemiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17234, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574835

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Locally advanced cervical carcinoma has a poor prognosis. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) can reduce tumor size and improve tumor resection rate, but its use in large locally advanced cervical carcinoma is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the treatment and prognosis of NACT in patients with cervical carcinoma stage IB2 or IIA2.This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent type-C radical surgery and pelvic lymphadenectomy due to cervical carcinoma stage IB2/IIA2 between 2/2014 and 12/2016 at the Second Hospital of Jilin University. The patients were grouped according to whether they received NACT (paclitaxel and a platinum salt) or not. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were compared between the 2 groups.Of the 144 patients, 60 (41.7%) received NACT. A total of 119 patients underwent postoperative radiation therapy, of which 97 received radiation therapy alone and 22 received concurrent chemoradiotherapy. The adverse reactions in the NACT group were mainly hematologic toxic reactions, but were tolerated. No grade ≥III adverse reactions were observed. NACT did not significantly affect the PFS (P = .453) and OS (P = .933) between the 2 groups. No factor was found to be independently associated with OS or PFS (all P > .05).Compared with patients who underwent surgery with/without radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, NACT using paclitaxel and a platinum salt does not improve the prognosis and lymph node metastasis rate of locally advanced cervical carcinoma in Chinese patients.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/mortalidade , Histerectomia/mortalidade , Terapia Neoadjuvante/mortalidade , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/mortalidade , Adulto , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia/mortalidade , China , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Histerectomia/métodos , Excisão de Linfonodo/mortalidade , Metástase Linfática , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia Neoadjuvante/métodos , Paclitaxel/administração & dosagem , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/terapia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17328, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574868

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INTRODUCTION: Gastric leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare malignancy with minimal therapeutic options and has poor prognosis once metastasis develops. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of gastric LMS with multiple metastases, pain, and progressive anemia 13 months after the initial diagnosis in a 43-year-old woman. DIAGNOSIS: Gastric LMS with liver metastases and multiple retroperitoneal lymphatic metastases. INTERVENTIONS: Minimally invasive therapies of repeated tetrahydropalmatine and oxaliplatin-based transarterial chemoembolization and high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment were performed. OUTCOMES: The treatments resulted in significant pain relief (numerical rating scale from 8-2 points) after the initial treatment, improvement in performance status and quality of life, and a progression-free survival of 4 months after treatment. CONCLUSION: This combined modality palliative treatment approach was well tolerated with noticeable pain relief.


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Quimioembolização Terapêutica/métodos , Tratamento por Ondas de Choque Extracorpóreas/métodos , Leiomiossarcoma/patologia , Manejo da Dor/métodos , Dor , Qualidade de Vida , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Adulto , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/complicações , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/secundário , Imagem Multimodal/métodos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Dor/diagnóstico , Dor/etiologia , Dor/psicologia , Medição da Dor/métodos , Cuidados Paliativos/métodos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Resultado do Tratamento
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N Engl J Med ; 381(16): 1547-1556, 2019 10 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31618540

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BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia is characterized by severely elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease. The short-term efficacy of statin therapy in children is well established, but longer follow-up studies evaluating changes in the risk of cardiovascular disease are scarce. METHODS: We report a 20-year follow-up study of statin therapy in children. A total of 214 patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (genetically confirmed in 98% of the patients), who were previously participants in a placebo-controlled trial evaluating the 2-year efficacy and safety of pravastatin, were invited for follow-up, together with their 95 unaffected siblings. Participants completed a questionnaire, provided blood samples, and underwent measurements of carotid intima-media thickness. The incidence of cardiovascular disease among the patients with familial hypercholesterolemia was compared with that among their 156 affected parents. RESULTS: Of the original cohort, 184 of 214 patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (86%) and 77 of 95 siblings (81%) were seen in follow-up; among the 214 patients, data on cardiovascular events and on death from cardiovascular causes were available for 203 (95%) and 214 (100%), respectively. The mean LDL cholesterol level in the patients had decreased from 237.3 to 160.7 mg per deciliter (from 6.13 to 4.16 mmol per liter) - a decrease of 32% from the baseline level; treatment goals (LDL cholesterol <100 mg per deciliter [2.59 mmol per liter]) were achieved in 37 patients (20%). Mean progression of carotid intima-media thickness over the entire follow-up period was 0.0056 mm per year in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and 0.0057 mm per year in siblings (mean difference adjusted for sex, -0.0001 mm per year; 95% confidence interval, -0.0010 to 0.0008). The cumulative incidence of cardiovascular events and of death from cardiovascular causes at 39 years of age was lower among the patients with familial hypercholesterolemia than among their affected parents (1% vs. 26% and 0% vs. 7%, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: In this study, initiation of statin therapy during childhood in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia slowed the progression of carotid intima-media thickness and reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. (Funded by the AMC Foundation.).


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Criança , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Incidência , Masculino , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Risco , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet Haematol ; 6(11): e573-e584, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31477550

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BACKGROUND: The introduction of donors other than HLA-matched siblings has been a pivotal change in stem cell transplantation. We aimed to assess the evolution of outcomes within donor groups over time and explore whether donor-recipient HLA disparity might be advantageous in patients with aggressive disease. METHODS: In this retrospective, multicentre study, we assessed the outcomes for adult patients (≥18 years) with haematological malignancies who underwent their first allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) between Jan 3, 2001, and Dec 31, 2015, and were reported to the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. The donor types studied were matched sibling, matched unrelated, mismatched unrelated, haploidentical, and cord blood donors. Unrelated non-cord-blood donors and recipients were typed at the allelic level for HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-DRB1. We evaluated trends in overall survival, non-relapse mortality, relapse incidence, progression-free survival, acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and GVHD-free and relapse-free survival following transplantation from various donor types (matched sibling, matched unrelated, mismatched unrelated, haploidentical, and umbilical cord blood), and compared transplantation outcomes across three epochs (epoch 1: 2001-05; epoch 2: 2006-10; and epoch 3: 2011-15). We used Kaplan-Meier estimators for survival probabilities and cumulative incidence functions accounting for competing risks for probabilities of GHVD, relapse, and non-relapse mortality, using multiple imputations by chained equations to deal with missing data. In epoch 3, we directly compared outcomes by donor group, stratified by a novel three-level disease-risk scheme. FINDINGS: We included 106 188 patients in our analysis. The median follow-up was 4·1 years (IQR 1·7-7·7). Overall survival at 3 years increased with all donor groups between epochs 2 and 3 (matched sibling: 54·0% [95% CI 53·1-54·8] to 54·6% [53·6-55·6]; matched unrelated: 49·1% [48·0-50·2] to 51·6% [50·7-52·6]; mismatched unrelated: 37·4% [35·7-39·2] to 41·3% [39·5-43·1]; haploidentical: 34·5% [31·4-37·9] to 44·2% [42·1-46·3]; and cord blood 36·3% [33·9-39] to 43·7% [40·8-46·8]). Improvement in overall survival seems to be driven by a reduction in non-relapse mortality, except in cord blood HSCT recipients, who had a lower relapse incidence. Comparing donor groups across disease-risk strata using the novel disease-risk scheme, overall survival among recipients of matched sibling transplantations remained better than other donor groups except in high-risk disease, where overall survival with matched unrelated transplantations was not different. INTERPRETATION: Overall survival following allogeneic stem cell transplantation is improving with substantial progress among recipients of haploidentical and cord blood HSCT. Nonetheless, the traditional donor hierarchy of matched sibling donors followed by matched unrelated donors and then other donors holds. Our findings warrant further investigation and could inform decision making and the development of donor-selection algorithms. FUNDING: The Varda and Boaz Dotan Research Center in Haemato-Oncology, Tel Aviv University, and the Shalvi Foundation for Research.


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Doenças Hematológicas/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas , Adulto , Feminino , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/etiologia , Doenças Hematológicas/mortalidade , Doenças Hematológicas/patologia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Teste de Histocompatibilidade , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Recidiva , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sociedades Médicas , Transplante Homólogo
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Lancet Haematol ; 6(11): e585-e596, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31495699

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BACKGROUND: Donors other than matched siblings and low-intensity conditioning regimens are increasingly used in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We aimed to compare the relative risk of donor type and conditioning regimen intensity on the transplantation outcomes of in patients with sickle cell disease. METHODS: For this retrospective cohort study, we collected data from 90 US centres reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Eligible patients were younger than 50 years, had genetically confirmed sickle cell disease (Hb SS) or sickle beta thalassemia (Hb Sß), and underwent allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation between Jan 15, 2008, and Dec 28, 2017. We considered transplants from donor-recipient pairs matched at the allele-level (HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-DRB1), including HLA-matched sibling donors, haploidentical related donors, matched unrelated donors, or mismatched unrelated donors. The main outcome was event-free survival. The effect of donor type, conditioning regimen intensity (myeloablative, non-myeloablative, and reduced-intensity regimens), age (≤12 or 13-49 years), sex, performance score, comorbidity index, recipient cytomegalovirus serostatus, graft type (bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood), and transplantation period (2008-12 and 2013-17) on outcomes was studied using Cox regression models. FINDINGS: Of 996 patients with sickle cell disease and who underwent transplantation in 2008-17, 910 (91%) were included (558 [61%] patients had HLA-matched sibling donors, 137 [15%] haploidentical related donors, 111 [12%] matched unrelated donors, and 104 [11%] mismatched unrelated donors). The median follow-up was 36 months (IQR 18-60) after transplantation from HLA-matched siblings, 25 months (12-48) after transplantation from haploidentical related donors, 37 months (23-60) after transplantation from HLA-matched unrelated donors, and 47 months (24-72) after transplantation from mismatched unrelated donors. Event-free survival was worse in recipients aged 13 years or older than in those younger than 13 years (hazard ratio 1·74, 95% CI 1·24-2·45; p=0·0014) and in those who received a transplant from haploidentical related donors (5·30, 3·17-8·86; p<0·0001), matched unrelated donors (3·71, 2·39-5·75; p<0·0001), and mismatched unrelated donors (4·34, 2·58-7·32; p<0·0001) than in patients who received a transplant from matched siblings. There was no significant difference in event-free survival between recipients of transplants from non-sibling donors: haploidentical related donors (1·43, 0·81-2·50; p=0·21) or mismatched unrelated donors (1·17, 0·67-2·05; p=0·58) versus HLA-matched unrelated donors, or mismatched unrelated donors versus haploidentical related donors (1·22, 0·65-2·27; p=0·98). Event-free survival was also worse in patients conditioned with reduced-intensity regimens (1·97, 1·15-3·36; p=0·013) than in those conditioned with non-myeloablative regimens, but did not differ between those who received myeloablative compared with non-myeloablative regimens (1·57, 0·95-2·61; p=0·079). Interpretation Our data suggest that event-free survival is improved in patients with sickle cell disease who receive an allogenic transplantation at age 12 years or younger and those with an HLA-matched sibling donor. For patients without a matched sibling available for transplantation, our data do not favour one alternative donor type over another in this setting. FUNDING: National Institutes of Health and US Health Services Research Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.


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Anemia Falciforme/terapia , Transplante de Medula Óssea , Sangue Fetal/transplante , Transplante de Células-Tronco de Sangue Periférico , Adolescente , Adulto , Anemia Falciforme/mortalidade , Anemia Falciforme/patologia , Doadores de Sangue , Transplante de Medula Óssea/efeitos adversos , Criança , Feminino , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/etiologia , Teste de Histocompatibilidade , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Transplante Homólogo , Adulto Jovem
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 121, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489099

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Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) develops from abnormal cellular proliferation of trophoblasts following fertilization. It includes benign trophoblastic disease (hydatidiform moles (HM)) and the malignant trophoblastic diseases or gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). The frequency of the GTD in Tunisia is one per 918 deliveries. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical characteristics, treatment and outcomes of GTD at Salah Azaiez Institute (ISA). Medical records of women diagnosed with GTD at ISA from January 1st, 1981 to December 31st, 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. FIGO score was determined retrospectively for patients treated before 2002. One hundred and nine patients with GTN were included. Patients presented with metastases at 43% of cases. The most common metastatic sites were lung (30%) and vagina (13%). Fifty six (56 (51%) patients had low-risk and 21 (19%) cases had high-risk, the FIGO score was not assessed in 32 cases. After a median follow-up of 46 months, 21 patients were lost to follow-up, 12 patients died, 19 progressed and 8 relapsed. At 10 years, the OS rate was 85% and the PFS rate 79%. OS was significantly influenced by the presence of metastases at presentation (M0 100 % vs. Metastatic 62 %; p < 0.0001), FIGO stage (I-II 100% VS 61% and 65% for stage III and IV; p < 0.001), FIGO score (low-risk 99 % vs. high-risk 78 %; p < 0.001). GTN is a significant source of maternal morbidity with increased risk of mortality from complications if not detected early and treated promptly.


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Doença Trofoblástica Gestacional/epidemiologia , Mola Hidatiforme/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Seguimentos , Doença Trofoblástica Gestacional/patologia , Doença Trofoblástica Gestacional/terapia , Humanos , Mola Hidatiforme/patologia , Mola Hidatiforme/terapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Gravidez , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Tunísia , Neoplasias Vaginais/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Vaginais/secundário , Adulto Jovem
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JAMA ; 322(8): 764-774, 2019 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31454018

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Importance: Non-small cell lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Until the last decade, the 5-year overall survival rate for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer was less than 5%. Improved understanding of the biology of lung cancer has resulted in the development of new biomarker-targeted therapies and led to improvements in overall survival for patients with advanced or metastatic disease. Observations: Systemic therapy for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer is selected according to the presence of specific biomarkers. Therefore, all patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer should undergo molecular testing for relevant mutations and expression of the protein PD-L1 (programmed death ligand 1). Molecular alterations that predict response to treatment (eg, EGFR mutations, ALK rearrangements, ROS1 rearrangements, and BRAF V600E mutations) are present in approximately 30% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Targeted therapy for these alterations improves progression-free survival compared with cytotoxic chemotherapy. For example, somatic activating mutations in the EGFR gene are present in approximately 20% of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gefitinib, erlotinib, and afatinib improve progression-free survival in patients with susceptible EGFR mutations. In patients with overexpression of ALK protein, the response rate was significantly better with crizotinib (a tyrosine kinase inhibitor) than with the combination of pemetrexed and either cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum-based chemotherapy) (74% vs 45%, respectively; P < .001) and progression-free survival (median, 10.9 months vs 7.0 months; P < .001). Subsequent generations of tyrosine kinase inhibitors have improved these agents. For patients without biomarkers indicating susceptibility to specific targeted treatments, immune checkpoint inhibitor-containing regimens either as monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy are superior vs chemotherapy alone. These advances in biomarker-directed therapy have led to improvements in overall survival. For example, the 5-year overall survival rate currently exceeds 25% among patients whose tumors have high PD-L1 expression (tumor proportion score of ≥50%) and 40% among patients with ALK-positive tumors. Conclusions and Relevance: Improved understanding of the biology and molecular subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer have led to more biomarker-directed therapies for patients with metastatic disease. These biomarker-directed therapies and newer empirical treatment regimens have improved overall survival for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/secundário , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Genes erbB-1 , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Mutação , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4343-4350, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366528

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BACKGROUND/AIM: TAS-102 is recommended as salvage-line therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), but practical predictors for its efficacy are lacking. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a single-institutional retrospective study of 33 patients treated with TAS-102, we investigated the predictive value of the pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte (PLR), and lymphocyte-monocyte (LMR) ratios for progression-free (PFS) and overall (OS) survival. Predictive ability using cut-offs of the median value (3.14) and 5 for NLR were compared. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score, NLR, and PLR were negatively significantly associated with PFS and OS. The number of treatment lines was negatively associated with PFS. The NLR cut-off of 5 was superior to the median value. Multivariate analyses showed a significant prognostic impact for NLR at cut-off 5 (hazard ratio(HR)=6.26, p=0.02 for PFS; HR=6.97, p=0.07 for OS). CONCLUSION: The pretreatment NLR is a prognostic biomarker for patients with mCRC who receive TAS-102 treatment.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Prognóstico , Trifluridina/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Colorretais/sangue , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Combinação de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Contagem de Leucócitos , Contagem de Linfócitos , Linfócitos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Neutrófilos/patologia , Contagem de Plaquetas , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4371-4377, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366532

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify the predictive biomarkers of response to pretreatment for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with nivolumab. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 54 patients treated with nivolumab for mRCC with a clear cell component (mccRCC) between September 2016 and February 2018. We analyzed the impact of serum biomarkers (lactate dehydrogenase [LDH], neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and C-reactive protein) on patients treated with nivolumab. We adopted the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium prognostic model using six clinical factors (0=favorable, 1 or 2=intermediate, 3 to 6=poor risk groups, respectively). RESULTS: The prognostic risk classification (non-poor vs. poor) and serum LDH levels were correlated with the objective response of nivolumab treatment for mccRCC. Elevated serum LDH levels at baseline were an independent biomarker for progression-free survival (PFS) of mccRCC patients receiving nivolumab [HR=2.268 (95%CI=1.014-5.051), p=0.046]. Notably, high LDH levels were associated with a poorer PFS for patients in the favorable-risk group. CONCLUSION: Serum LDH levels at baseline before nivolumab treatment were associated with the objective response and clinical outcome of nivolumab treatment.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/sangue , Prognóstico , Idoso , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neutrófilos/patologia , Nivolumabe/administração & dosagem , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4405-4410, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366537

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Recent studies have reported the involvement of NADPH oxidases (NOXs) in tumor progression. However, the role of NOX5 in colon cancer is unclear. We examined the clinical significance of NOX5 expression in colon cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: NOX5 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 119 patients with stage II or III colon cancer, and the relationship between NOX5 expression and clinicopathological data was analyzed. RESULTS: Of all tissues, 39.5% were negative and 60.5% were positive for NOX5 expression. Positive expression was significantly associated with undifferentiated histology (p=0.037) and lymph node metastasis (p=0.023). The 5-year progression-free survival rate of NOX5-positive patients was significantly worse than that of NOX5-negative patients (p=0.046). The rates of local recurrence observed in NOX5-positive patients were higher than that in NOX5-negative patients. CONCLUSION: NOX5 expression may be related to poor prognostic factors and could be useful as a prognostic biomarker.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Neoplasias do Colo/cirurgia , NADPH Oxidase 5/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , Idoso , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4411-4414, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366538

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Cabazitaxel use has usually been limited to up to 10 cycles in most countries according to the protocol in the TROPIC trial. Therefore, clinical data on cabazitaxel use beyond 10 cycles is limited. The aim of this study was to report the therapeutic outcome of cabazitaxel chemotherapy administered for >10 cycles. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 74 Japanese patients with prostate cancer between 2014 and 2017. Patients background, and treatment outcomes including PSA decline, progression-free survival, treatment-failure-free survival, overall survival, and adverse events were investigated, comparing patients treated with ≤10 and >10 cycles. RESULTS: Patients characteristics were favorable as indicated by the higher number of cycles of prior docetaxel chemotherapy, absence of pain, and absence of bony and visceral metastases among men who received >10 cycles of cabazitaxel. PSA response, progression-free survival, treatment-failure-free survival and overall survival were better among patients treated with >10 cycles of cabazitaxel compared to those treated with ≤10 cycles. The incidence of severe adverse events was similar between the two groups. CONCLUSION: Taken together, this study suggested that continuous chemotherapy with cabazitaxel beyond 10 cycles may be beneficial.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Docetaxel/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Taxoides/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Docetaxel/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Antígeno Prostático Específico/sangue , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/sangue , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Taxoides/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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