Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Advanced Cancer and Pre‐Existing Autoimmune Diseases Treated with Anti‐Programmed Death‐1 Immunotherapy: A Real‐World Transverse Study
AbstractBackground.Patients with a history of autoimmune diseases (AIDs) have not usually been included in clinical trials with immune checkpoint inhibitors.Materials and Methods.Consecutive patients with advanced cancer, treated with anti‐programmed death‐1 (PD‐1) agents, were evaluated according to the presence of pre‐existing AIDs. The incidence of immune‐related adverse events (irAEs) and clinical outcomes were compared among subgroups.Results.A total of 751 patients were enrolled; median age was 69 years. Primary tumors were as follows: non‐small cell lung cancer, 492 (65.5%); melanoma, 159 (21.2%); kidney cancer, 94 (12.5%); and others, 6 (0.8%). Male/female ratio was 499/252. Eighty‐five patients (11.3%) had pre‐existing AIDs, further differentiated in clinically active (17.6%) and inactive (82.4%). Among patients with pre‐existing AIDs, incidence of irAEs of any grade was significantly higher when compared with patients without AIDs (65.9% vs. 39.9%). At multivariate analysis, both inactive (p = .0005) and active pre‐existing AIDs (p = .0162), female sex (p = .0004), and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Journal of Advanced ResearchAuthor(s): Sohail Mumtaz, Pradeep Bhartiya, Neha Kaushik, Manish Adhikari, Pradeep Lamichhane, Su-Jae Lee, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik, Eun Ha ChoiAbstractOver the past few decades, microwave (MW) radiation has been widely used, and its biological effects have been extensively investigated. However, the effect of MW radiation on human skin biology is not well understood. We study the effects of pulsed high-power microwaves (HPMs) on melanoma (G361 and SK-Mel-31) and normal human dermal fibroblast (NHDF) cells. A pulsed power generator (Chundo...
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Authors: Afsharpooyan S, Mohammadian T Abstract Helicobacter pylori infection occurs throughout the world between countries and races. A seroprevalence study of H. pylori infection in the occurrence of atherosclerosis (ASc) has been considered to be the main cause of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in part of Iran. From 600 volunteers, 97 serum samples were selected and tested for the presence of H. pylori infection. Positive and negative H. pylori infection samples were then selected for Chlamydia pneumonia and cytomegalovirus infection. Their serum levels for high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and IL-6 tit...
CONCLUSIONS Our data demonstrate an oncogenic role of miR-652 in uveal melanoma, showing that miR-652 may be a useful biomarker for prediction of prognosis for patients with uveal melanoma. PMID: 31740654 [PubMed - in process]
This study was aimed to test the authenticity of the hypothesis. Uveal melanoma MP65 cells were transfected for expression of KRas mutated. H2A.X phosphorylation and ERK1/2 was measured, and transwell experiment was performed to examine the consequents of H2A.XY39ph on MP65 cells developing and migration. Regulatory relationship between H2A.XY39ph and ERK1/2 downstream genes were measured. Moreover, whether JMJD6 and MDM2 are involved in H2A.X phosphorylation was studied. Mutation of Ras activated ERK1/2 signalling and inhibited H2A.X phosphorylation at Y39. Silence of H2A.XY39ph contributed to the regulation of MP65 cells...
This study identified correlates of good screening performance for three common cancers, while weighing them against the backdrop of existing knowledge, to enable policy makers and healthcare providers focus appropriately to close the gaps that exist in cancer screening in our locale. Study design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: Tertiary health facility. Participants: Workers at Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Results: Females had significantly better knowledge of cervical cancer, p
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Future Oncology, Ahead of Print.
Future Oncology, Ahead of Print.