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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5517-5527, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988875

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Drug resistance is a significant cause of high mortality in ovarian cancer (OC) patients. The reverse transcriptase inhibitor azidothymidine (AZT) has been utilized as a treatment for tumors, but its role in OC treatment has not been revealed. The aim of the present in vitro study was to examine the influence of AZT on the growth of human OC cells and the involved proteins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proliferation, cell cycle distribution, extent of apoptosis, mitotic index, and terminal restriction fragment length were examined in three OC cell lines, CaOV3, TOV112D, and TOV21G, treated with AZT. RESULTS: AZT inhibited growth of the TOV21G and CaOV3 cell lines by regulating cell cycle distribution. Specifically, AZT caused G2/M phase arrest on TOV21G cells and S phase arrest on CaOV3 cells. In addition, AZT treatment induced up-regulation of p21 and p16 in the TOV21G and CaOV3 cell line, respectively. CONCLUSION: AZT inhibited cell proliferation in serous and clear cell OC via the regulation of cell cycle distribution.


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Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Zidovudina/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Divisão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5869-5875, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988917

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to identify differences in cytoreduction rates and procedures performed in patients with advanced ovarian cancer undergoing primary (PDS) or interval debulking surgery (IDS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on 110 consecutive patients from June 2016 to Mar 2020. RESULTS: Forty-nine patients (44.5%) underwent diaphragmatic peritonectomy (34 in PDS and 15 in IDS, p=0.005), while 38 (34.5%) underwent large bowel resection (29 in PDS and 9 in IDS, p<0.001). Complete cytoreduction was achieved in 39 patients in PDS and 29 in IDS (65% vs. 58%, p=0.22). Longer operations with more blood loss and extended hospital stay were performed in the PDS group. Ten patients (9.1%) experienced severe complications and in eight patients (7.2%) chemotherapy was delayed. CONCLUSION: More bowel resections and diaphragmatic stripping were performed in the PDS group. End surgical results were similar between groups, with a trend for more complete cytoreduction in PDS.


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Procedimentos Cirúrgicos de Citorredução , Neoplasias Ovarianas/cirurgia , Ovário/cirurgia , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Ovário/patologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e22100, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899091

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Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy is believed to prolong the survival of patients with advanced ovarian cancer after primary debulking surgery. However, there is little knowledge about IP chemotherapy in the setting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and there are contradictory conclusions about adjuvant IP chemotherapy. Here, we evaluated the feasibility of neoadjuvant and adjuvant IP chemotherapy in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (AEOC).We retrospectively reviewed the data of 114 patients with AEOC who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by laparoscopic conservative interval debulking surgery (NACT + LIDS) in our institution from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2017.The median overall survival (OS) was 56 months and the median disease-free interval (DFI) was 14 months for the entire study population. Neoadjuvant IP chemotherapy cycles were crucial for the treatment of no gross residual (R0) disease (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.446, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.245-0.811), which was independently associated with OS of the entire study population (HR = 9.589, 95% CI = 3.911-23.507). In addition, residual disease and body mass index (BMI) were the prognostic factors for DFI (HR = 6.022, 95% CI = 3.632-9.986; HR = 1.085, 95% CI = 1.012-1.163). However, adjuvant IP cycles along with BMI were the determining factors for DFI in the R0 group (HR = 0.703, 95% CI = 0.525-0.941; HR = 1.130, 95% CI = 1.025-1.247), and were associated with OS in the R0 group (HR = 0.488, 95% CI = 0.289-0.824). The OS and DFI Kaplan-Meier curves stratified by adjuvant IP chemothearpy cycles within the R0 group were statistically significant (P = .024 and P = .033, respectively).Our results showed improvement in patients with AEOC in terms of survival, thus suggesting the feasibility of neoadjuvant and adjuvant IP chemotherapy.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Índice de Massa Corporal , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/mortalidade , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/terapia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Infusões Parenterais , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5255-5261, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878814

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


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

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


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Compostos Organoplatínicos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Biópsia , Terapia Combinada , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Compostos Organoplatínicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/diagnóstico , Ftalazinas/administração & dosagem , Piperazinas/administração & dosagem , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5285-5290, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878818

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Chemotherapy with additional bevacizumab is the standard treatment for primary and recurrent ovarian cancer. We aimed to investigate the clinical utility and safety of bevacizumab when used in combination with chemotherapy after disease progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective, observational study recruited patients treated for recurrent ovarian cancer from 2014 to 2016. We evaluated the effects of bevacizumab with chemotherapy in patients whose disease had progressed following treatment with bevacizumab. We assessed progression-free survival and adverse events. RESULTS: Thirty-three patients received post-progression treatment with bevacizumab. The median progression-free survival was 8.7 months (95% confidence interval=5.5-11). The progression-free survival was compared pre- and post-progression treatment, and was longer in platinum-resistant than platinum-sensitive cases after treatment (p=0.06). The most common non-hematological toxicity was proteinuria. The incidence of serious adverse events was low. CONCLUSION: Continuous administration of bevacizumab may be beneficial for ovarian cancer patients after disease progression.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Bevacizumab/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Prognóstico , Recidiva , Retratamento , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5561-5571, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32801704

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Purpose: Platinum/paclitaxel-based chemotherapy is the strategy for ovarian cancer, but chemoresistance, inherent or acquired, occurs and hinders therapy. Therefore, further understanding of the mechanisms of drug resistance and adoption of novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Methods: In this study, we report that sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor-1 (S1PR1)-mediated chemoresistance for ovarian cancer. Then we developed nanoparticles with a hydrophilic PEG2000 chain and a hydrophobic DSPE and biodegradable CaP (calcium ions and phosphate ions) shell with pH sensitivity as a delivery system (CaP-NPs) to carry BAF312, a selective antagonist of S1PR1 (BAF312@CaP-NPs), to overcome the cisplatin (DDP) resistance of the ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3DR. Results: We found that S1PR1 affected acquired chemoresistance in ovarian cancer by increasing the phosphorylated-signal transduction and activators of transcription 3 (P-STAT3) level. The mean size and zeta potential of BAF312@CaP-NPs were 116 ± 4.341 nm and -9.67 ± 0.935 mV, respectively. The incorporation efficiency for BAF312 in the CaP-NPs was 76.1%. The small size of the nanoparticles elevated their enrichment in the tumor, and the degradable CaP shell with smart pH sensitivity of the BAF312@CaP-NPs ensured the release of BAF312 in the acidic tumor niche. BAF312@CaP-NPs caused substantial cytotoxicity in DDP-resistant ovarian cancer cells by downregulating S1PR1 and P-STAT3 levels. Conclusion: We found that BAF312@CaP-NPs act as an effective and selective delivery system for overcoming S1PR1-mediated chemoresistance in ovarian carcinoma by inhibiting S1PR1 and P-STAT3.


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Azetidinas/administração & dosagem , Compostos de Benzil/administração & dosagem , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Esfingosina-1-Fosfato/genética , Azetidinas/farmacocinética , Compostos de Benzil/farmacocinética , Fosfatos de Cálcio/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Receptores de Esfingosina-1-Fosfato/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Esfingosina-1-Fosfato/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4793-4810, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764921

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Background: Platinum resistance is a major challenge in the management of ovarian cancer. Even low levels of acquired resistance at the cellular level lead to impaired response to cisplatin. In ovarian cancer intraperitoneal therapy, nanoparticle formulation can improve the cisplatin's pharmacokinetics and safety profile. Purpose: This work aimed to investigate the chemo-sensitivity of ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells upon short-term (72h) single treatment of cisplatin and cisplatin-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles (Cis-NP). The aim was then to determine the therapeutic properties of Cis-NP in vivo using a SKOV3-luc cells' xenograft model in mice. Methods: Cell cytotoxicity was assessed after the exposure of the cell culture to cisplatin or Cis-NP. The effect of treatments on EMT and CSC-like phenotype was studied by analyzing a panel of markers by flow cytometry. Intracellular platinum concentration was determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICS-MS), and gene expression was evaluated by RNAseq analysis. The efficacy of intraperitoneal chemotherapy was evaluated in a SKOV3-luc cells' xenograft model in mice, through a combination of bioluminescence imaging, histological, and immunohistochemical analyses. Results: We observed in vitro that short-term treatment of cisplatin has a critical role in determining the potential induction of chemoresistance, and a nanotechnology-based drug delivery system can modulate it. The RNAseq analysis underlines a protective effect of nanoparticle system according to their ability to down-regulate several genes involved in chemoresistance, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. The highest intracellular platinum concentration obtained with Cis-NP treatment significantly improved the efficacy. Consistent with in vitro results, we found that Cis-NP treatment in vivo can significantly reduce tumor burden and aggressiveness compared to the free drug. Conclusion: Nanoparticle-mediated cisplatin delivery may serve as an intracellular depot impacting the cisplatin pharmacodynamic performance at cellular levels. These features may contribute to improving the drawbacks of conventional intraperitoneal therapy, and therefore will require further investigations in vivo.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Espaço Intracelular/metabolismo , Nanomedicina/métodos , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Cisplatino/química , Cisplatino/metabolismo , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3865-3872, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620626

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Ovarian cancer (OC) is typically diagnosed at an advanced stage with limitations for cure. Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) T cell therapy exerts significant cytotoxic effects against cancer cells and reduces the adverse effects of chemotherapy. Herein, we performed a flow cytometry-based method to evaluate the cytotoxicity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells-derived CIK cells against OC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CIK cells were induced and expanded using an interferon-γ/IL-2-based xeno-free medium system. The cytotoxicity of CIK cells or carboplatin against OC cells was examined. RESULTS: The CIK cells showed an NK-like phenotypic characteristic and dose-dependently increased cytotoxicity against OC cells. We found that the number of advanced OC cells, which were more resistant to carboplatin, was dramatically decreased by an additional one-shot CIK treatment. CONCLUSION: CIK cells have a potent cytotoxic ability that would be explored as an alternative strategy for cancer treatment in the near future.


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Carboplatina/farmacologia , Células Matadoras Induzidas por Citocinas/imunologia , Células Matadoras Induzidas por Citocinas/transplante , Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/terapia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Células Cultivadas , Terapia Combinada , Células Matadoras Induzidas por Citocinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta Imunológica , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interferon gama/farmacologia , Interleucina-1alfa/imunologia , Interleucina-1alfa/farmacologia , Interleucina-2/imunologia , Interleucina-2/farmacologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3925-3929, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620633

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BACKGROUND/AIM: CHORUS and EORTC55971 trials demonstrated that neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by interval debulking surgery (IDS) or primary debulking surgery (PDS) offered the same survival rates. These trials have since been criticised due to poor surgical complexity. We compared overall (OS), progression free (PFS), and platinum sensitivity in advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) patients undergoing IDS or PDS, who had received either intermediate or high complexity surgery to achieve complete cytoreduction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with AOC treated between February 2014 and May 2019 obtaining complete cytoreduction with intermediate/high surgical complexity were included. Recurrence was defined according to GCIG criteria on radiological findings and/or CA125 levels. RESULTS: Seventy-one patients (38 PDS and 33 IDS) with full recurrence data were identified. No statistical difference was seen between groups in OS, PFS or platinum sensitive interval. CONCLUSION: PDS or IDS were both acceptable treatment options for AOC, showing similar survival and platinum sensitivity outcomes in patients undergoing intermediate or high complexity surgery.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/cirurgia , Compostos Organoplatínicos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/cirurgia , Idoso , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos de Citorredução/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3939-3945, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620635

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BACKGROUND: Trabectedin and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is an effective combination therapy for platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), particularly for disease relapsing within 6-12 months of platinum therapy. The non-interventional PROSPECTYON study evaluated trabectedin/PLD in French clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with ROC after at least one platinum-based regimen received 1.1 mg/m2 trabectedin plus 30 mg/m2 PLD every 3 weeks. Efficacy and safety were evaluated in subgroups according to platinum-free interval [6-12 versus ≥12 months (partially or fully platinum sensitive, respectively)]. RESULTS: Recurrent disease was partially platinum-sensitive in 58 patients and fully sensitive in 33 patients treated between July 2014 and June 2016. Patients in both subgroups received a median of six cycles of trabectedin and PLD. The most common grade 3 or more toxicities were haematological. Median progression-free survival was 6 months for both subgroups. CONCLUSION: Trabectedin/PLD is a valuable treatment option for partially or fully platinum-sensitive ROC.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Coortes , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/análogos & derivados , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Compostos Organoplatínicos/farmacologia , Polietilenoglicóis/administração & dosagem , Estudos Prospectivos , Trabectedina/administração & dosagem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(27): e20802, 2020 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32629664

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It is imperative to further the understanding of the drug resistance mechanisms of ovarian cancer (OC) and to identify useful biological markers for prognosis prediction.Cormine, cBioportal, and The Cancer Genome Atlas databases were used to search microarray data of gene methylation related to OC, drug resistance in OC, and prognosis, and to analyze methylated genes potentially inducing the drug resistance in OC. Fifty-five DNA-methylated genes significantly associated with drug resistance in OC were screened, and the regulatory mechanisms underlying changes in methylation levels of these genes were systematically integrated.Enrichment and annotation of biological processes indicated that most of the above DNA-methylated genes were significantly associated with cell proliferation and cell cycle. In addition, pathway enrichment demonstrated that the above DNA-methylated genes were significantly associated with PI3K-AKT and P53 signaling pathways. Among the 55 genes, 4 were significantly associated with OC prognostic disease-free survival, namely bromodomain containing 4, PDZ domain containing 1 (PDZK1), phosphatase and tensin homolog, and TNF receptor superfamily member 10c; 5 were significantly related to overall survival, namely bromodomain containing 4, PDZK1, PIK3C2B, Rh associated glycoprotein, and DYRK; among them, the degree of methylation of TNF receptor superfamily member 10c, PDZK1, and Rh associated glycoprotein genes was significantly correlated with mRNA expression. Furthermore, PDZK1, Rh associated glycoprotein, and TNF receptor superfamily member 10c genes showed significant hypomethylation in drug-resistance tissues of OC, and their mRNAs had significantly high expression.The association between the methylation of these 55 genes and OC and drug resistance in OC, in addition to bioinformatics analyses clarify the important mechanisms of gene methylation in the development, progression, and drug resistance of OC.


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Metilação de DNA/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Big Data , Proliferação de Células , Classe II de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Prognóstico , Análise Serial de Proteínas , Transdução de Sinais
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J Ovarian Res ; 13(1): 79, 2020 Jul 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32684166

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The outbreak and continued spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a preeminent global health threat that has resulted in the infection of over 11.5 million people worldwide. In addition, the pandemic has claimed the lives of over 530,000 people worldwide. Age and the presence of underlying comorbid conditions have been found to be key determinants of patient mortality. One such comorbidity is the presence of an oncological malignancy, with cancer patients exhibiting an approximate two-fold increase in mortality rate. Due to a lack of data, no consensus has been reached about the best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. Interestingly, two independent research groups have discovered that Withaferin A (WFA), a steroidal lactone with anti-inflammatory and anti-tumorigenic properties, may bind to the viral spike (S-) protein of SARS-CoV-2. Further, preliminary data from our research group has demonstrated that WFA does not alter expression of ACE2 in the lungs of tumor-bearing female mice. Downregulation of ACE2 has recently been demonstrated to increase the severity of COVID-19. Therefore, WFA demonstrates real potential as a therapeutic agent to treat or prevent the spread of COVID-19 due to the reported interference in viral S-protein to host receptor binding and its lack of effect on ACE2 expression in the lungs.


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Angiotensina II/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/efeitos dos fármacos , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Vitanolídeos/farmacologia , Angiotensina II/metabolismo , Animais , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Caquexia/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/efeitos dos fármacos , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3726, 2020 07 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709856

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Ovarian cancer (OVCA) inevitably acquires resistance to platinum chemotherapy and PARP inhibitors (PARPi). We show that acquisition of PARPi-resistance is accompanied by increased ATR-CHK1 activity and sensitivity to ATR inhibition (ATRi). However, PARPi-resistant cells are remarkably more sensitive to ATRi when combined with PARPi (PARPi-ATRi). Sensitivity to PARPi-ATRi in diverse PARPi and platinum-resistant models, including BRCA1/2 reversion and CCNE1-amplified models, correlate with synergistic increases in replication fork stalling, double-strand breaks, and apoptosis. Surprisingly, BRCA reversion mutations and an ability to form RAD51 foci are frequently not observed in models of acquired PARPi-resistance, suggesting the existence of alternative resistance mechanisms. However, regardless of the mechanisms of resistance, complete and durable therapeutic responses to PARPi-ATRi that significantly increase survival are observed in clinically relevant platinum and acquired PARPi-resistant patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) models. These findings indicate that PARPi-ATRi is a highly promising strategy for OVCAs that acquire resistance to PARPi and platinum.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Platina/farmacologia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Animais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA2/metabolismo , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ciclinas/metabolismo , Combinação de Medicamentos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo , Células-Tronco , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(7): 969-977, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32615110

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BACKGROUND: The ICON8 study reported no significant improvement in progression-free survival (a primary endpoint) with weekly chemotherapy compared with standard 3-weekly treatment among patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. All ICON8 patients were eligible to take part in the accompanying health-related quality-of-life study, which measured the effect of treatment on self-reported wellbeing, reported here. METHODS: In this open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3, three-arm, Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG) trial done at 117 hospital sites in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, and Republic of Ireland, women (aged at least 18 years) with newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IC-IV ovarian cancer and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2 were randomly assigned (1:1:1) centrally using minimisation to group 1 (intravenous carboplatin area under the curve [AUC]5 or AUC6 and 175 mg/m2 intravenous paclitaxel every 3 weeks), group 2 (carboplatin AUC5 or AUC6 every 3 weeks and 80 mg/m2 paclitaxel weekly), or group 3 (carboplatin AUC2 weekly and 80 mg/m2 paclitaxel weekly). Randomisation was stratified by GCIG group, disease stage, and outcome and timing of surgery. Patients and clinicians were not masked to treatment assignment. Patients underwent immediate or delayed primary surgery according to clinicians' choice. Patients were asked to complete European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30 and QLQ-OV28 questionnaires at enrolment, before each chemotherapy cycle, then 6-weekly up to 9 months, 3-monthly up to 2 years, and 6-monthly up to 5 years. Quality of life was a prespecified secondary outcome of the ICON8 study. Within the quality-of-life study, the co-primary endpoints were QLQ-C30 global health score at 9 months (cross-sectional analysis) and mean QLQ-C30 global health score from randomisation to 9 months (longitudinal analysis). Data analyses were done on an intention-to-treat basis. The trial is registered on ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01654146 and ISRCTN Registry, ISRCTN10356387, and is currently in long-term follow up. FINDINGS: Between June 6, 2011, and Nov 28, 2014, 1566 patients were recruited into ICON8 (522 were included in group 1, 523 in group 2, and 521 in group 3). Baseline quality-of-life questionnaires were completed by 1438 (92%) of 1566 patients and 9-month questionnaires by 882 (69%) of 1280 patients. We observed no significant difference in global health score at 9 months (cross-sectional analysis) between study groups (group 2 vs group 1, difference in mean score 2·3, 95% CI -0·4 to 4·9, p=0·095; group 3 vs group 1, -0·8, -3·8 to 2·2, p=0·61). Using longitudinal analysis, we found lower global health scores for those receiving weekly paclitaxel than for those receiving 3-weekly chemotherapy (group 2 vs group 1, mean difference -1·8, 95% CI -3·6 to -0·1, p=0·043; group 3 vs group 1, -2·9, -4·7 to -1·1, p=0·0018). INTERPRETATION: We found no evidence of a difference in global quality of life between treatment groups at 9 months; however, patients receiving weekly treatment reported lower mean quality of life across the 9-month period after randomisation. Taken together with the lack of progression-free survival benefit, these findings do not support routine use of weekly paclitaxel-containing regimens in the management of newly diagnosed ovarian cancer. FUNDING: Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council, Health Research Board Ireland, Irish Cancer Society, and Cancer Australia.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Qualidade de Vida , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carboplatina/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Estudos Transversais , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Paclitaxel/administração & dosagem , Prognóstico , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236244, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32701994

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For patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, the goals of chemotherapy include palliation of disease-related symptoms with minimum treatment-related side effects. However, there is currently a paucity of data regarding the initiation of palliative chemotherapy. This study aimed to compare the differences in survival rates and toxicities between patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who started palliative chemotherapy immediately versus those who received delayed chemotherapy. Through a retrospective chart review, patients who received more than three lines of chemotherapy were included. Based on the timing of third-line chemotherapy initiation, the patients were divided into two groups: delayed (DTG) and immediate (ITG) treatment groups. The chi-square test or Fisher's exact tests, and t-test or Mann-Whitney U test were used for comparing variables, as appropriate. The Kaplan-Meier method was used for survival analysis. P-value of <0.05 was considered significant. Although there was no statistically significant difference, the total number of regimens and cycles was lower in the DTG than in the ITG. No differences in toxicities and survival rates were observed between the two groups. Overall, survival and toxicity did not differ significantly between the two groups. In a palliative care setting, our findings suggest that delaying the treatment had no adverse effect on survival. Despite the lack of evidence of a survival benefit with aggressive treatment, patients chose to continue chemotherapy. Because recurrent ovarian cancer is a complex condition, patients require sufficient explanation and time to fully understand the costs and benefits related to aggressive chemotherapy.


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Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Cuidados Paliativos , Adulto , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/epidemiologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 146(10): 2559-2574, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32681294

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PURPOSE: Canonical Wnt/ ß-catenin pathway is one mechanism being activated in platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Detecting potential targets for Wnt pathway modulation as a putative future therapeutic approach was the aim of this study. METHODS: Biological effects of different Wnt modulators (SB216763, XAV939 and triptolide) on the EOC cell lines A2780 and its platinum-resistant clone A2780cis were investigated via multiple functional tests. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was carried out to compare the expression levels of Wnt marker proteins (ß-catenin, snail/ slug, E-cadherin) in patient specimens and to correlate them with lifetime data. RESULTS: We could show that activated Wnt signaling of the platinum-resistant EOC cell line A2780cis can be reversed by Wnt manipulators through SB216763 or XAV939. All Wnt manipulators tested consecutively decreased cell proliferation and cell viability. Apoptosis of A2780 and A2780cis was enhanced by triptolide in a dose-dependent manner, whereas cell migration was inhibited by SB216763 and triptolide. IHC analyses elucidated significantly different expression patterns for Wnt markers in the serous subtype. Herein, higher plasmatic snail/ slug expression is associated with improved progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS). CONCLUSION: According to the described effects on EOC biology, all three Wnt manipulators seem to have the potential to augment the impact of a platinum-based chemotherapy in EOC. This is promising as a dominance of this pathway was confirmed in serous histology.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/metabolismo , Compostos Organoplatínicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígenos CD/biossíntese , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Caderinas/biossíntese , Caderinas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Feminino , Compostos Heterocíclicos com 3 Anéis/farmacologia , Humanos , Indóis/farmacologia , Maleimidas/farmacologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Compostos Organoplatínicos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , beta Catenina/biossíntese , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(7): 957-968, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32553118

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BACKGROUND: High-grade serous ovarian cancers show increased replication stress, rendering cells vulnerable to ATR inhibition because of near universal loss of the G1/S checkpoint (through deleterious TP53 mutations), premature S phase entry (due to CCNE1 amplification, RB1 loss, or CDKN2A mRNA downregulation), alterations of homologous recombination repair genes, and expression of oncogenic drivers (through MYC amplification and other mechanisms). We hypothesised that the combination of the selective ATR inhibitor, berzosertib, and gemcitabine could show acceptable toxicity and superior efficacy to gemcitabine alone in high-grade serous ovarian cancer. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 2 study, 11 different centres in the US Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network enrolled women (aged ≥18 years) with recurrent, platinum-resistant high-grade serous ovarian cancer (determined histologically) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, who had unlimited previous lines of cytotoxic therapy in the platinum-sensitive setting but no more than one line of cytotoxic therapy in the platinum-resistant setting. Eligible patients were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive intravenous gemcitabine (1000 mg/m2) on day 1 and day 8, or gemcitabine plus intravenous berzosertib (210 mg/m2) on day 2 and day 9 of a 21-day cycle until disease progression or intolerable toxicity. Randomisation was done centrally using the Theradex Interactive Web Response System, stratified by platinum-free interval, and with a permuted block size of six. Following central randomisation, patients and investigators were not masked to treatment assignment. The primary endpoint was investigator-assessed progression-free survival, and analyses included all patients who received at least one dose of the study drugs. The study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02595892, and is active but closed to enrolment. FINDINGS: Between Feb 14, 2017, and Sept 7, 2018, 88 patients were assessed for eligibility, of whom 70 were randomly assigned to treatment with gemcitabine alone (36 patients) or gemcitabine plus berzosertib (34 patients). At the data cutoff date (Feb 21, 2020), the median follow-up was 53·2 weeks (25·6-81·8) in the gemcitabine plus berzosertib group and 43·0 weeks (IQR 23·2-69·1) in the gemcitabine alone group. Median progression-free survival was 22·9 weeks (17·9-72·0) for gemcitabine plus berzosertib and 14·7 weeks (90% CI 9·7-36·7) for gemcitabine alone (hazard ratio 0·57, 90% CI 0·33-0·98; one-sided log-rank test p=0·044). The most common treatment-related grade 3 or 4 adverse events were decreased neutrophil count (14 [39%] of 36 patients in the gemcitabine alone group vs 16 [47%] of 34 patients in the gemcitabine plus berzosertib group) and decreased platelet count (two [6%] vs eight [24%]). Serious adverse events were observed in ten (28%) patients in the gemcitabine alone group and nine (26%) patients in the gemcitabine plus berzosertib group. There was one treatment-related death in the gemcitabine alone group due to sepsis and one treatment-related death in the gemcitabine plus berzosertib group due to pneumonitis. INTERPRETATION: To our knowledge, this is the first randomised study of an ATR inhibitor in any tumour type. This study shows a benefit of adding berzosertib to gemcitabine in platinum-resistant high-grade serous ovarian cancer. This combination warrants further investigation in this setting. FUNDING: US National Cancer Institute.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/tratamento farmacológico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia de Salvação , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/patologia , Desoxicitidina/administração & dosagem , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Isoxazóis/administração & dosagem , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Platina/farmacologia , Pirazinas/administração & dosagem , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(26): e20719, 2020 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32590747

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BACKGROUND: Regorafenib, a multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, proved to be active in patients with soft tissue sarcomas (STS). METHODS: We conducted an open-label, non-randomized, single-center phase II study in advanced pretreated STS patients. Patients received regorafenib 160 mg daily on days 1 enrule 21 of a 28-day cycle. The primary endpoint was the progression-free survival (PFS) at 8 weeks. Toxicity was registered. RESULTS: Between April 2015 and November 2016, 21 patients were enrolled in the trial. A total of 13 out of 21 evaluable patients (61.9%) were progression-free at 8 weeks. Median PFS was 3.8 months (95% CI: 2.1-9.4). Median overall survival was 14.8 months (95% CI: 7.7-27.8). In the intention-to-treat population, we reported a PFS of 66.7% at 3 months (95% CI: 40.4-83.4) and 16.7% at 12 months (95% CI: 4.1-36.5). As per the RECIST criteria, the response rate was 4.7% (1 partial response out of 21 evaluable patients) with a clinical benefit rate of 61.9%; no complete response was observed. Treatment was well tolerated. CONCLUSION: Regorafenib shows signs of clinical activity in patients with advanced STS. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02307500.


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Neoplasias Ovarianas , Neoplasias Pancreáticas , Compostos de Fenilureia , Piridinas , Sarcoma , Timoma , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/administração & dosagem , Inibidores Enzimáticos/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Compostos de Fenilureia/administração & dosagem , Compostos de Fenilureia/efeitos adversos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Critérios de Avaliação de Resposta em Tumores Sólidos , Sarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Sarcoma/patologia , Timoma/tratamento farmacológico , Timoma/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(6): 3129-3138, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32487607

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin is the standard chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Previous studies have implied that vitamin D (1,25-D3) may have growth inhibitory effects in ovarian cancer. This study aimed to investigate the effect of paclitaxel, carboplatin and 1,25-D3 on the growth of ovarian cancer cells in vitro, based on the hypothesis that 1,25-D3 might potentiate the effect of paclitaxel and/or carboplatin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three non-commercial ovarian carcinoma cell lines UT-OV-1(mucinous), UT-OV-3B (serous) and UT-OV-4 (endometrioid) were exposed to different concentrations of 1,25-D3, paclitaxel and carboplatin, respectively. The cell viability was measured using a Crystal violet assay kit. The cellular vitamin D receptor (VDR) mRNA levels were measured by qRT-PCR using the LightCycler equipment. RESULTS: The growth-inhibitory effect of the combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin was 56% in UT-OV-1, 33% in UT-OV-3B and 47% in UT-OV-4 cells. Single 1,25-D3 (10 µM) inhibited the growth of UT-OV-3B and UT-OV-4 by 23% and 28%, respectively, whereas no effect was seen in UT-OV-1 cells. These results are in line with the finding that the expression of VDR was high in UT-OV-3B and UT-OV-4, but very low in UT-OV-1. The combination of 1,25-D3, paclitaxel and carboplatin resulted in 61%, 46% and 58% growth reduction in UT-OV-1, UT-OV-3B and UT-OV-4 cells, respectively. The additive effect of 1,25-D3 was 21% in UT-OV-4, 20% in UT-OV-3B and 12% in UT-OV-1 cell line. CONCLUSION: The results imply that combining 1,25-D3 with paclitaxel and carboplatin may potentiate their growth inhibitory effect on ovarian cancer cells with high VDR expression.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carboplatina/uso terapêutico , Técnicas In Vitro/métodos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Paclitaxel/uso terapêutico , Receptores de Calcitriol/efeitos dos fármacos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Carboplatina/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Paclitaxel/farmacologia
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