A case of pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma successfully treated using concurrent chemoradiotherapy and subsequent chemotherapy
AbstractPulmonary artery intimal sarcoma (PAIS) is a rare malignancy with an extremely poor prognosis. A 43-year-old man visited our hospital with shortness of breath and suddenly experienced cardiopulmonary arrest before he could be examined. After prompt resuscitation, we diagnosed PAIS, but the patient refused to undergo surgery because of the high perioperative mortality risk. Thus, the patient was treated using concurrent chemoradiotherapy with weekly paclitaxel therapy, as well as subsequent chemotherapy. The patient continued chemotherapy for 36 months until he elected to discontinue treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of PAIS, which is difficult to resect, that was successfully treated using concurrent chemoradiotherapy and subsequent chemotherapy.
ConclusionsThis case series underscores the value of targeted immunotherapy in treating angiosarcoma. It also identifies genetic heterogeneity of cutaneous angiosarcomas and discusses specific genetic findings that may explain reported benefits from immunotherapy.
In this study, we propose a novel therapeutic approach based on anti-CXCR4 blocking antibody in combination with NKAE cell therapy to prevent rhabdomyosarcoma tumor implantation and lung metastasis. These results provide the first evidence for the efficacy of this combined immunotherapy for preventing sarcoma disease dissemination.
AbstractSubstantial improvements have been made in the systemic treatment of colorectal cancer over the last two decades. Median overall survival (OS) of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has been constantly increased and the most recent first-line studies exceeded the 30-month median overall survival. The standard first-line regimen for mCRC is a combination of chemotherapy plus a biological agent either targeting the main angiogenic growth factor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) via Bevacizumab or by antibodies targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGRF) via Panitumumab or Cetuximab. Re...
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Adjuvant chemotherapy has long been indicated to extend survival in completely resected stage IB to IIIA non ‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, there is accumulating evidence that chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy can induce epithelial‐to‐mesenchymal transition (EMT) in disseminated or circulating NSCLC cells. Here, we describe the first case of EMT as the cause of recurrence and metastasis in a patient with resected stage IIB lung adenosquamous carcinoma after adjuvant chemotherapy. We review the literature and explore the possible mechanisms by which EMT occurs in disseminated tumor cells (DTC) or circulatin...
Conclusion: Our study demonstrates that 18F-FDG PET/CT predicts BMI better than BMB. 18F-FDG PET/CT may be used at initial staging of pediatric patients with NHL, HL, ES, and NB.
Conditions: Retroperitoneal Sarcoma; Liposarcoma; Leiomyosarcoma Interventions: Procedure: Surgery; Drug: Preoperative chemotherapy Sponsor: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Not yet recruiting
The prognosis of patients with metastatic or advanced sarcomas is poor and there are few options for treatment. Several studies have shown that gemcitabine and docetaxel (GD) combination chemotherapy has antit...