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Metastatic lung cancer patient finds effective therapy in clinical trial

Treatment Terms Lung cancer Additional SEO Keywords lung cancer, metastatic cancer, metastatic lung cancer, brain metastases, clinical trial, cancer clinical trial, experimental cancer medication, experimental cancer therapy SEO Meta Description Ginger Scott needed new options to treat her metastatic lung cancer. A clinical trial at Duke gave her just that. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Ginger Scott needed new options to treat her metastatic lung cancer. A clinical trial at Duke gave her just that. Hero Image 20160706.scott_.ginger.blog_.01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Content Scott, a healthy, athletic 40-year-old mom of three, was in her Whiteville, NC, home, preparing food for a holiday party when she began to feel dizzy. “I thought, ‘Oh, I must need something to drink’ and took a break,” said Scott. “Within 20 seconds, I went into a full grand-mal seizure.” A series of scans revealed the cause of her seizure: tumors in her brain that had spread from her lung. A biopsy confirmed that Scott, who had never smoked, had non-small cell lung cancer. Almost immediately, she began receiving radiation treatment. She also began taking an oral medication targeted to her type of cancer. Scott’s cancer cells had an EGFR mutation, meaning they had an overactive form of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on their surface, wh...
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Conclusions: In BM and non-BM EGFR+ patients, late stage of disease at presentation, as well as TKI in second line, may contribute to the similar clinical outcome.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: research
ConclusionsApatinib is effective and well tolerated in patients with advanced NSCLC, even at a dosage of 500 mg qd, and might offer a new option for the treatment of such patients with brain metastases.
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionNivolumab and concomitant high-dose corticosteroid therapy was found to be efficient and well tolerated.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Abramson Cancer Center checkpoint inhibitors Dr. Evan Alley keytruda keytruda clinical trials keytruda for mesothelioma Merck & Co. PD-L1 proteins pembrolizumab Pembrolizumab mesothelioma Penn Medicine Penn Presbyterian Medical Cente Source Type: news
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates the clinical activity and manageable tolerability of ceritinib in a Japanese subset of chemotherapy- and crizotinib-pretreated patients withALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer who progressed on crizotinib, as was shown in the whole ASCEND-2 study population.ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01685060
Source: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: 30 May 2017 Source:Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Volume 139 Author(s): Weicong Wang, Xin Zheng, Hanping Wang, Lu Wang, Ji Jiang, Pei Hu Avitinib (AC0010) is a mutant-selective epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI), designed to be a targeted therapeutic agent for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring EGFR active and T790M resistant mutations. A rapid and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC–MS/MS) method was developed and validated for the determination of Avitinib and its five metabolit...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Rationale: Most of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activating mutations eventually acquire resistance to the first EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) therapy after varying periods of treatment. Of note, approximately one-third of those patients develop brain metastases, which deteriorate their quality of life and survival. The effect of systemic chemotherapy on brain metastases after acquisition of EGFR-TKI resistance is limited, and thus far, whole-brain radiation therapy, which may cause the harmful effect on neurocognitive functions, has been the only esta...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2017 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Jean-Charles Soria, Daniel S W Tan, Rita Chiari, Yi-Long Wu, Luis Paz-Ares, Juergen Wolf, Sarayut L Geater, Sergey Orlov, Diego Cortinovis, Chong-Jen Yu, Maximillian Hochmair, Alexis B Cortot, Chun-Ming Tsai, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Rosario G Campelo, Tracey McCulloch, Paramita Sen, Margaret Dugan, Serafino Pantano, Fabrice Branle, Cristian Massacesi, Gilberto de Castro Background The efficacy of ceritinib in patients with untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not known. We assessed the efficac...
Source: The Lancet - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
Epitinib, a new EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) developed specifically to improve brain penetration, is active against brain metastases in EGFR-mutant NSCLC according to Chinese researchers after an interim analysis of 27 patients enrolled in an ongoing phase 1 trial. Qing Zhou (Guangdong, Guangzhou, China) and colleagues enrolled patients with confirmed intracranial lesions to receive oral epitinib (160 mg per day) irrespective of previous TKI usage. Most frequent adverse events included skin rash (89%), hyperpigmentation (41%), and diarrhoea (30%).
Source: The Lancet Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: News Source Type: research
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Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Women's Health Source Type: news
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