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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(45): e17669, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31702618

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BACKGROUND: Rectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. Preoperative neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) has been widely performed in the treatment of rectal cancer patients. However, there is no consensus on the length of waiting interval between the end of preoperative nCRT and surgery. Present network meta-analysis (NMA) aims to compare the differences of effect between all available interval to surgery after nCRT in rectal cancer in improving overall survival, disease-free survival and pathologic complete response (pCR) rate, and to rate the certainty of evidence from present NMA. METHOD: We will systematically search PubMed, EMBASE, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) databases to identify studies assessing the interval to surgery after CRT in rectal cancer. We will conduct this systematic review and meta-analysis using Bayesian method and report the full-text according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Extension Vision statement (PRISMA-NMA). We will assess the risk of bias of individual study using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale and Cochrane Handbook V.5.1.0. We will also use the advance of GRADE to rate the certainty of NMA. Data will be analyzed by using R software V.3.4.1. RESULTS: The results of this study will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: To the best of our knowledge, this systematic review and NMA will first use both direct and indirect evidence to compare the differences of all available interval to surgery after CRT in rectal cancer. This is a protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis, so the ethical approval and patient consent are not required.


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Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos do Sistema Digestório/métodos , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Teorema de Bayes , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Meta-Análise em Rede , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(45): e17759, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31702627

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BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GB) is one of the most common malignancies with limited standard therapies such as surgery, radiotherapy (RT) plus temozolomide (TMZ). Molecularly targeted drugs have been investigated among various clinical trials and are expected to develop in the field of tumor therapy, while the efficacy remains uncertain due to limited previous results. Thus, we focus on the evaluation of molecularly targeted drugs to clarify its overall effectiveness in terms of treating newly diagnosed GB. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for eligible literatures updated to April 2018. Randomized-controlled trials were included to assess the efficacy and safety of molecularly targeted drugs in patients with newly diagnosed GB. The main outcomes were further calculated including the following parameters: PFS (progression-free survival), OS (overall survival) as well as AEs (adverse events). All data were pooled along with their 95% confidence interval using RevMan software. Sensitivity analyses and heterogeneity were evaluated quantitatively. RESULTS: The combination of molecularly targeted drugs with TMZ + RT had no significant effects on OS (OR = 0.96, 95%CI = 0.89-1.04, P = .36). Meanwhile, the combination regimen significantly improved the PFS of patients with newly diagnosed GB (OR = 0.86 ,95% CI 0.75-0.98, P = .02). The rate of AEs (OR = 1.68,95%CI = 1.44-1.97, P < .00001) was higher in patients receiving molecularly targeted drugs, which was comparable to the contemporary group. CONCLUSION: Longer PFS and a higher rate of AEs were observed with the addition of molecularly targeted drugs to standard chemoradiation in patients harboring newly diagnosed GB. Nevertheless, compared with the control arm, the regimen did not significantly prolong OS.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/tratamento farmacológico , Glioblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Temozolomida/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Encefálicas/radioterapia , Quimiorradioterapia , Feminino , Glioblastoma/radioterapia , Humanos , Masculino , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Prognóstico , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Br J Radiol ; 92(1104): 20181055, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31596129

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OBJECTIVE: We proposed to determine whether the performance of inexperienced radiologists in determining extramural vascular invasion (EMVI) in rectal cancer on MRI can be promoted by means of targeted training. METHODS: 230 rectal cancer patients who underwent pre-operative chemoradiotherapy were included. Pre-therapy and post-therapy MR images and pathology EMVI evaluation were available for cases. 230 cases were randomly divided into 150 training cases and 80 testing cases, including 40 testing case A and 40 testing case B. Four radiologists were included for MRI EMVI evaluation, who were divided into targeted training group and non-targeted training group. The two groups evaluated testing case A at baseline, 3 month and 6 month, evaluated testing case B at 6 month. The main outcome was agreement with expert-reference for pre-therapy and post-therapy evaluation, the other outcome was accuracy with pathology for post-therapy evaluation. RESULTS: After 6 months of training, targeted training group showed statistically higher agreement with expert-reference than non-targeted training group for both pre-therapy and post-therapy MRI EMVI evaluation of testing case A and testing case B, all p < 0.05. Targeted training group also showed significantly higher accuracy with pathology than non-targeted training group for post-therapy evaluation of testing case A and testing case B after 6 months of training, all p < 0.05. CONCLUSION: The diagnostic performance for MRI EMVI evaluation could be promoted by targeted training for inexperienced radiologist. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: This study provided the first evidence that after 6 month targeted training, inexperienced radiologists demonstrated improved diagnostic performance, with a 20% increase in agreement with expert-reference for both pre-therapy and post-therapy MRI EMVI evaluation and also a 20% increase in or accuracy with pathology for post-therapy evaluation, while inexperienced radiologists could not gain obvious improvement in MRI EMVI evaluation through the same period of regular clinical practice. It indicated that targeted training may be necessary for helping inexperienced radiologist to acquire adequate experience for the MRI EMVI evaluation of rectal cancer, especially for radiologist who works in a medical unit where MRI EMVI diagnosis is uncommon.


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Competência Clínica , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Radiologistas/educação , Neoplasias Retais/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Vasos Sanguíneos/diagnóstico por imagem , Vasos Sanguíneos/patologia , Quimiorradioterapia , Consenso , Endotélio Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Endotélio Vascular/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Variações Dependentes do Observador , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios , Cuidados Pré-Operatórios , Radiologistas/normas , Distribuição Aleatória , Neoplasias Retais/irrigação sanguínea , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Padrões de Referência , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(11): 1747-1757, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602489

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BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy has become a powerful treatment option for several solid tumor types. The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is correlated with better prognosis in ovarian cancer, pointing at the possibility to benefit from harnessing their anti-tumor activity. This preclinical study explores the feasibility of adoptive cell therapy (ACT) with TIL using an improved culture method. METHODS: TIL from high-grade serous ovarian cancer were cultured using a combination of IL-2 with agonistic antibodies targeting 4-1BB and CD3. The cells were phenotyped using flow cytometry in the fresh tissue and after expansion. Tumor reactivity was assessed against HLA-matched ovarian cancer cell lines via IFN-γ ELISPOT. RESULTS: Ovarian cancer is highly infiltrated with CD8+ TIL that are preferentially and robustly expanded with the addition of the agonistic antibodies. With a 95% success rate, the TIL are grown to ≥ 100 × 106 cells in 2-3 weeks without over differentiation. In addition, the CD8+ TIL grown with this method showed HLA-restricted tumor recognition. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate the viability of TIL ACT for refractory ovarian cancer by allowing for the large expansion of anti-tumor TIL in a short time and consistent manner.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Quimiorradioterapia , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/terapia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/terapia , Terapia de Salvação , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/imunologia , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/secundário , Citotoxicidade Imunológica/imunologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária , Neoplasias Ovarianas/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico
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Kyobu Geka ; 72(10): 845-849, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31582707

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Lung cancer invasion of the chest wall is considered to occur in approximately 5% of all patients who had undergone lung cancer resection. Surgical resection is recognized as a standard treatment, and surgical treatment plays a major role because survival is highly dependent on the completeness of the resection. On the other hand, prognosis is still poor in cases with mediastinal lymph node involvement, and the indications for surgery remain controversial in such cases, with increasing number of reported perioperative chemoradiotherapy cases. In addition, the use of minimally invasive surgery combined with thoracoscopy has become widespread in recent years, and indications are being considered for chest wall resection cases. In this paper, we review the results of operation for lung cancer with chest wall invasion other than those for superior sulcus tumors and discuss the role of surgical treatment and surgical resection and reconstruction techniques.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares , Parede Torácica , Toracoplastia , Quimiorradioterapia , Humanos , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5767-5772, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570480

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the impact of inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) for rectal cancer patients with ILN metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with rectal cancer underwent NACRT followed by curative surgery between January 2005 and December 2016. Seven patients underwent ILND after NACRT for clinically-positive ILN metastasis (ILND (+) group), while the remaining 36 did not receive ILND for clinically negative ILN metastasis (ILND (-) group). Their outcomes were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Only one patient in the ILND (+) group had a local recurrence at six years after surgery. The 5-year recurrence-free survival was 100% and 65.4% in the ILND (+) and ILND (-) groups, respectively (p=0.09), and the 5-year overall survival was 100% and 83.2%, respectively (p=0.32). CONCLUSION: ILND following NACRT seems effective for rectal cancer patients with ILN metastasis.


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Canal Inguinal/patologia , Linfonodos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfonodos/patologia , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Neoplasias Retais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Retais/radioterapia , Adulto , Idoso , Biópsia/métodos , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Excisão de Linfonodo/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia Neoadjuvante/métodos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5811-5820, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570486

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes and role of adjuvant concurrent chemo-radiation therapy (CCRT) compared to adjuvant chemotherapy alone in young patients with gastric cancer (GC) defined as those ≤45 years old versus older patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from December 2004 to January 2013 on patients with pathologically confirmed, regional lymph node metastasis of GC who had undergone curative D2 resection. RESULTS: During the study period, a total of 1,633 patients (341 young and 1,292 older GC) was investigated. Female sex and diffuse type were more frequent among the younger group, but, lymphatic and venous invasion were less frequent. During the follow-up, there was no difference in recurrence-free survival (RFS; p=0.81), but RFS was significantly higher in young patients with stage II GC (p=0.02). In the younger group, adjusted RFS did not differ according to adjuvant treatment (p=0.98), but the RFS was significantly higher in the older group treated with CCRT than with chemotherapy alone after adjustment for significant prognostic factors (p=0.008). CONCLUSION: Although young patients with GC had different characteristics, their clinical outcomes did not differ from those of the older patients. In the present study performed in curatively D2-resected GC, there was no benefit from adjuvant CCRT over chemotherapy alone among young patients, unlike among the older patients.


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Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gástricas/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Quimioterapia Adjuvante/métodos , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Gastrectomia/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/mortalidade
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5821-5830, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570487

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The significance of the anatomical variations of proximal jejunal vein [the so-called 1st jejunal vein (J1v)] has been reported from a technical standpoint. The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate the prognostic impact of the anatomical variations of J1v in the surgical treatment of resectable pancreatic cancer (PC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 49 patients with resectable PC located in the uncinate process were included in this study. The J1v converging pattern was divided into 2 groups in terms of its relation to the SMA (i.e., the J1v status): i) group D: the J1v travels posterior to the SMA; ii) group V: the J1v travels anterior to the SMA. The associations between the J1v status and surgical outcome were assessed. RESULTS: The 5-year survival rate after resection in group V (35%) was significantly lower than that in group D (70%) (p=0.029), and the J1v status of group V was the only independent negative prognostic factor (HR=5.49; 95% CI=1.69-19.3; p=0.005). CONCLUSION: The J1v converging pattern is a significant prognostic variable in patients with PC located in the uncinate process: the J1v status of group V was significantly associated with impaired survival.


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Jejuno/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Veia Porta/patologia , Idoso , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Jejuno/efeitos dos fármacos , Jejuno/efeitos da radiação , Masculino , Terapia Neoadjuvante/métodos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/métodos , Pâncreas/efeitos dos fármacos , Pâncreas/patologia , Pâncreas/efeitos da radiação , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/radioterapia , Veia Porta/efeitos dos fármacos , Veia Porta/efeitos da radiação , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Med Oncol ; 36(11): 93, 2019 Oct 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31595355

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In patients with locally advanced human papillomavirus (HPV)-unrelated head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC), cisplatin and radiation therapy (CisRT) resulted in a local-regional recurrence (LRR) rate of 35%, progression-free survival (PFS) of 49%, and overall survival (OS) of 60%. We, and others, showed that nab-paclitaxel is an active agent in metastatic and locally advanced HNSCC. The aim of this report was to assess the efficacy of nab-paclitaxel-based induction chemotherapy and CisRT in HPV-unrelated HNSCC. We performed a retrospective single-institution analysis of patients treated with nab-paclitaxel-based chemotherapy and CisRT. Key inclusion criteria included stage III-IV HPV-unrelated HNSCC. Induction chemotherapy included nab-paclitaxel and cisplatin (AP), AP + 5-fluorouracil (APF), or APF + Cetuximab (APF-C). Endpoints included LRR, overall relapse, PFS, and OS. Thirty-eight patients were the subject of this analysis. Patient characteristics included median age 59 years (IQR: 54-64) and smoking history in 36 patients (95%). Primary tumor sites included larynx/hypopharynx (27), p16 negative oropharynx (10), and oral cavity (1). Most patients had bulky disease: 82% T3-4 (n = 31) and 74% N2b-3 (n = 28). Median follow-up was 44 months (IQR: 23-59). The three-year LRR rate was 16% (95% confidence interval [CI] 7-34) and the overall relapse rate was 22% (95% CI 11-41). The three-year PFS was 64% (95% CI 46-77) and OS was 72% (95% CI 54-84). Among patients with HPV-unrelated HNSCC, nab-paclitaxel-based induction chemotherapy and CisRT resulted in a lower-than-expected rate of LRR and more favorable PFS and OS compared to historical results with CisRT.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/radioterapia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/radioterapia , Adulto , Idoso , Albuminas/administração & dosagem , Quimiorradioterapia , Feminino , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/virologia , Humanos , Quimioterapia de Indução , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Paclitaxel/administração & dosagem , Infecções por Papillomavirus/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/virologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(40): e17067, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577699

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Hypoxia is a well-recognized biological characteristic to therapy resistance and negative prognostic factor in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). This study aims to investigate the changes of hypoxia measured by F-fluoroerythronitroimidazole (FETNIM) uptake on integrated positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) during chemoradiotherapy and its prognostic value of clinical outcome in locoregionally advanced HNSCC.Thirty-two patients with locoregionally advanced HNSCC who received definitive treatment with concurrent chemoradiotherapy underwent FETNIM PET/CT scans before and after 5 weeks of treatment. The intensity of hypoxia using the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was evaluated both on primary lesion and metastatic lymph node (MLN). The pre-SUVmax and mid-SUVmax were defined as SUVmax on pre- and mid-FETNIM PET/CT. The local control (LC), regional control (RC), distant metastatic-free survival (DMFS), and overall survival (OS) were collected in patient follow-ups.Mid-SUVmax decreased significantly both in the primary tumor (t = 8.083, P < .001) and MLN (t = 6.808, P < .001) compared to pre-SUVmax. With a median follow-up of 54 months, the 5-year LC, RC, DMFS, and OS rates were 55%, 66.7%, 64.7%, and 55%, respectively, for all of the patients. On univariate analysis, patients with high pre-SUVmax in primary tumor had significantly worse LC (56.3% vs 87.5%, P = .046) and OS (43.8% vs 87.5%, P = .023) than other patients. Patients with high mid-SUVmax had significantly worse DMFS (50% vs 84.6%, P = .049) and OS (33.3% vs 73.1%, P = .028) than other patients. The tumor grade and mid-SUVmax were the significant predictors of OS on multivariate analysis.In this study, hypoxia in tumor significantly decreased during chemoradiotherapy. The persistent hypoxia predicted poor OS. The data provided evidence that FETNIM PET/CT could be used dynamically for selecting appropriate patients and optimal timing of hypoxia-adapted therapeutic regimens.


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Hipóxia Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipóxia Celular/efeitos da radiação , Quimiorradioterapia/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/terapia , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Nitroimidazóis/administração & dosagem , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos/administração & dosagem , Análise de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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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(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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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4977-4985, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519604

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate whether factors related to the clinical staging of lymph node (LN) metastasis diagnosed by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) correspond to poor survival in esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 69 patients with curative intent and no prior treatment for ESCC or simultaneous treatment for synchronous cancers were investigated. A maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on the highest image pixel in the LN ≥2.5 was considered positive. Location of the involved LN and its impact on survival were analyzed. RESULTS: In the univariate analysis of location, metastasis of the abdominal site, regional abdominal LN, and left gastric LN station negatively affected overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). Other adverse clinical factors influencing OS included T4, clinical stage IVA and body mass index <21.2. In terms of DFS, a further unfavorable factor was primary tumor SUVmax ≥10.4. Abdominal site LN metastasis affected both OS and DFS in multivariate analysis. CONCLUSION: LN metastasis diagnosed by PET/CT in abdominal sites was an independent predictor affecting both OS and DFS in ESCC patients who underwent curative CCRT.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Esofágicas/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Idoso , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Esofágicas/terapia , Feminino , Fluordesoxiglucose F18 , Seguimentos , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Prognóstico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 5077-5081, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519618

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Patient performance scores are used widely in clinical practice to assess a patient's general condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score (ECOG PS) before, after and its changes during chemoradiotherapy in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of 99 patients with stage III NSCLC were evaluated. ECOG PS before, during and after chemoradiotherapy was analyzed for prognostic impact on overall (OS) and event-free (EFS) survival. RESULTS: Median OS considering the entire cohort was 20.8 months (range=15.3-26.2 months). Median OS, and 1- and 2-year survival rates were 26.4 months, 85% and 53% in patients with ECOG PS 0 versus 18.9 months, 69% and 37% in patients with ECOG PS 1 (p=0.1, log-rank test), respectively. After the first follow-up, 35% of patients presented worsening ECOG PS, while in 65% it was stable or improved. Median EFS according to ECOG PS 0, 1, 2 and 3 was 9.6, 9.0, 7.9 and 3.5 months, respectively, at the first follow-up (p=0.018, log-rank test). Deterioration of ECOG PS after chemoradiotherapy resulted in reduced OS in the subgroups with initial ECOG PS 0 and 1 (p=0.005 and p=0.001, log-rank test). CONCLUSION: ECOG PS and its changes have a strong impact on patient outcome. Deterioration of performance status was a strong negative prognostic factor for EFS and OS.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Terapia Combinada , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biópsia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Quimiorradioterapia , Terapia Combinada/efeitos adversos , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Gerenciamento Clínico , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Prognóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 5105-5113, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519622

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Preoperative radiochemotherapy (RCT) followed by total mesorectum excision has become the gold standard for locally advanced carcinoma of the low and middle rectum. The aim of the study is to evaluate the short and long-term outcomes of patients in complete pathological response (PR) following this treatment sequence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty patients were retrospectively included between 2005 and 2017 in an expert centre, with 3 groups formed, according to the PR: i) complete PR (absence of tumour cells on the surgical specimen ypT0N0), ii) partial PR (T or N downsizing) and iii) without PR. RESULTS: The complete PR rate was 13.1%. The complete PR group tended to develop less symptomatic fistulas compared to partial PR and without PR groups (5.8% versus 13.5% versus 18.7, respectively; p=0.607). The 5-year disease-free survival was increased for complete-PR patients (93% versus 79% versus 47%, respectively; p=0.0003) without an improvement in overall survival. CONCLUSION: Complete PR is associated with an improvement in survival without recurrence and without an improvement in the overall survival at 5 years.


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Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biópsia , Quimiorradioterapia , Colonoscopia , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Retais/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Retais/mortalidade , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 5123-5133, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519624

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We investigated the role of esophagectomy after clinical complete response (cCR) to chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with resectable cT3-T4a/anyN/M0 or anyT/N+/M0 thoracic ESCC received two cycles of induction chemotherapy and then chemoradiotherapy (50.4 Gy/28 fractions). Patients with cCR were randomized to surgery or observation. RESULTS: Among 86 patients, 38 (44.2%) achieved cCR after chemoradiotherapy; 37 were randomized to surgery (n=19) or observation (n=18). Although there were trends of better disease-free survival (DFS) toward the surgery arm in the intent-to-treat analysis (2-year DFS, 66.7% vs. 42.7%; p=0.262) or as-treated analysis (66.7% vs. 50.2%; p=0.273), overall survival was not different between the two arms in the intent-to-treat (HR=1.48; p=0.560) or as-treated analysis (HR=1.09; p=0.903). Among the 11 patients having recurrence during observation, 8 underwent surgery (n=7) or endoscopic dissection (n=1). CONCLUSION: Close observation with salvage surgery might be a reasonable option in resectable ESCC patients achieving cCR after chemoradiation.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/terapia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/terapia , Esofagectomia , Adulto , Idoso , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Quimiorradioterapia/efeitos adversos , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Terapia Combinada , Progressão da Doença , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Esofagectomia/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cuidados Pré-Operatórios , Prognóstico , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Radiother ; 23(6-7): 662-665, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31473087

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Chemoradiotherapy is now considered the standard of care for many locally advanced diseases. Cytotoxic drugs have been largely evaluated in this setting, with cisplatin and 5FU the most often used drugs. A large amount of pre-clinical studies has demonstrated the synergy between both modalities. Concomitant administration seems the more beneficial in many diseases. Emergence of new approaches, combining targeted therapies and radiotherapy (RT) is now a reality. The main example is the association of cetuximab and RT in head and neck carcinomas, even if, 14 years after the initial publication, the best way to use it is still unknown. New compounds as inhibitors of DNA-repair or immune checkpoints are under investigation and showed early promising results.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Quimiorradioterapia/tendências , Neoplasias/terapia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Cetuximab/administração & dosagem , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Cisplatino/administração & dosagem , Reparo do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Docetaxel/administração & dosagem , Esquema de Medicação , Fluoruracila/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Órgãos em Risco/efeitos da radiação , Lesões por Radiação/prevenção & controle , Fatores de Tempo
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Cancer Radiother ; 23(6-7): 682-687, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31492540

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Despite representing a 1% of diagnosed cancer cases in the USA and up to 5% in eastern Asia and Africa, oesophageal cancer still holds numerous questions concerning the best therapeutic management. For squamous cell carcinoma, while radiochemotherapy has proven itself to be the gold standard as part of the trimodality or alone as a definitive treatment, radiotherapy modalities are still debated especially regarding lymph node irradiation. Involved nodes irradiation was developed with the aim of maintaining clinical outcomes and enhancing quality of life but lacks grade 1 evidence. In this article, we aim to summarize the state of art regarding lymph node irradiation, discuss the impact of target definition, delivery techniques, concomitant treatment and the perspectives. Being highly connected to the lymph vessels, lymphatic metastases are frequent and can locate from the neck to the coeliac area with each node having a different prognostic significance. Regarding the comparison between elective nodal irradiation and involved nodes irradiation, evidence-based medicine mostly relies on retrospective studies. Pooled, it suggests similar clinical outcomes with lower acute toxicities in favour of involved nodes irradiation. However, delivery techniques, doses and concomitant treatment were not consensual. Studies are ongoing evaluating the impact of radiation delivery techniques and the choice of concomitant treatment, i.e. immunotherapy. Modern techniques of imaging, radiation therapy progressing each day and alternative treatment modalities being tested, the need of randomized controlled trials has never been so high. Elective nodal irradiation should remain the standard of care while phase 3 trials explore the safety of involved nodal irradiation.


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Adenocarcinoma/terapia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Esofágicas/terapia , Linfonodos/efeitos da radiação , Irradiação Linfática/métodos , Adenocarcinoma/secundário , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/secundário , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Esôfago/anatomia & histologia , Humanos , Linfonodos/anatomia & histologia , Linfonodos/patologia , Metástase Linfática , Terapia Neoadjuvante/métodos , Radioterapia Conformacional/métodos
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 41(9): 693-697, 2019 Sep 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31550860

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Objective: The study was designed to analyze the clinicopanthologic characteristics, treatments and outcomes of a series of patients with primary angiosarcoma. Methods: The clinical, surgical and pathological data and treatment of 68 patients with pathologically confirmed angiosarcoma admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1990 to June 2017 was retrospectively analyzed. Kaplan-Meier method and Log rank test were used for univariate survival analysis and Cox regression model was used for multivariate survival analysis. Results: A total of 68 patients were enrolled, 38 were male, 30 were female. The median age at diagnosis was 50.5 years. The time from symptom onset to diagnosis was (7.5±7.5) months. The primary sites included face and scalp, breast, chest wall, lung, heart, liver, spleen, extremities, bones and so on. At diagnosis, the mean size of tumors were (7.4±7.3) cm, 28 patients (41.2%) had localized disease (stage Ⅰ+ Ⅱ) and 40 patients had metastatic disease (stage Ⅲ+ Ⅳ). There were 37 patients treated with surgery alone, three receiving radiotherapy alone, five receiving chemotherapy alone and sixteen receiving comprehensive treatment with 5 underwent surgery plus radiotherapy, three treated by surgery plus chemotherapy, four had surgery plus interventional therapy, two had chemoradiotherapy, one had radiotherapy and interventional therapy and 1 had surgery plus chemoradiotherapy and targeted therapy. Five patients received only palliative treatment, and 2 patients lost follow-up after diagnosed. Fifty patients were followed up with a median overall survival time of 8.5 months. The median survival time of patients with metastatic angiosarcoma was 6.6 months, significantly shorter than that of patients with localized disease (15.0 months, P=0.020). The median survival time of patients with cardiac angiosarcoma was 3.0 months, significantly shorter than that of patients with angiosarcoma at other sites (11.5 months, P=0.010). The median survival time of patients receiving comprehensive treatment was 31.0 months, significantly longer than that of patients without comprehensive treatment (5.6 months, P=0.007). Multivariate analysis showed that staging, heart occurrence and comprehensive treatment were independent factors for the prognosis of primary angiosarcoma (all P<0.05). Conclusions: Angiosarcoma is a rare malignancy, and patients with metastatic disease or cardiac occurence have poor prognosis. Comprehensive treatment can improve the prognosis of patients with angiosarcoma.


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Hemangiossarcoma/mortalidade , Hemangiossarcoma/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Quimiorradioterapia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Feminino , Hemangiossarcoma/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida , Taxa de Sobrevida
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