Alternative dosing regimens for atezolizumab: an example of model-informed drug development in the postmarketing setting

ConclusionAtezolizumab regimens of 840  mg q2w and 1680 mg q4w are expected to have comparable efficacy and safety as the approved regimen of 1200 mg q3w, supporting their interchangeable use and offering patients greater flexibility.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsBaseline HN-LIPI is associated with worse OS for ICI in R/M SCCHN but not with PFS. Control cohort results and multivariate models will be further presented at the congress, which would elucidate the prognostic and/or predictive impact in R/M SCCHN population.Legal entity responsible for the studyNeus Bast é.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureV. Cristina: Advisory / Consultancy: Merck-Serono; Advisory / Consultancy: Ely Lilly; Advisory / Consultancy: Servier; Advisory / Consultancy: Celgene; Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: Bayer; Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: Merck-Serono. A. Garcia Cas...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first prospective phase II trial of weekly nabPTX in combination with CBDCA in advanced NSCLC patients with ILD. This treatment showed favorable efficacy and was well tolerated.Clinical trial identificationUMIN000012901.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureT. Harada: Honoraria (institution): GlaxoSmithKline K.K.; Honoraria (institution): Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc; Honoraria (institution): Boehrnger INgelheim. S. Oizumi: Research grant / Funding (institution): Bristol-Myers Squibb; Research grant / Funding (institution): Chugai Pharmace...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundTumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are a non-invasive, antimitotic therapy delivered to the tumor via transducer arrays applied to the skin at tumor site. The only TTFields-related adverse event (AE) reported in clinical trials was localized dermatitis beneath the arrays. The safety of TTFields has also been investigated in glioblastoma, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), mesothelioma, pancreatic and ovarian cancer. This meta-analysis reported AEs in clinical studies with TTFields torso delivery.Methods192 patients from 4 pilot studies were included in the analysis: EF-15 (n  = 41, advanced N...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The meta-analysis confirms that PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors exclusive pose an increased risk of immune-related liver dysfunction than chemotherapy. PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in NSCLC and UC increase the risk of immune-related liver dysfunction, but not in melanoma (MM) and head-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Activation of NFE2L2 has been linked to chemoresistance in cell line models. Recently, somatic mutations which activate NFE2L2, including mutations in NFE2L2,KEAP1, or CUL3,have been found to be associated with poor outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the impact of these mutations on chemoresistance remains incompletely explored. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We investigated the effect of Keap1 deletion on chemoresistance in cell lines from Trp53-based mouse models of lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). Separately, we identified 51 st...
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare and unique subtype of primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that histologically resembles undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) [1]. It is recognized to be etiologically associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in endemic area [2]. Currently, pulmonary LELC is classified as “other and unclassified carcinomas” according to the 2015 World Health Organization Classification Lung Tumors [3]. Over the past decades, less than 600 cases have been reported in the literature.
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
In a patient who had been diagnosed of located squamous cell lung carcinoma, pneumonectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy were performed. Brain recurrence and subsequent lung metastatic disease were uncontrolled by neurosurgery, holocranial radiotherapy and first-line chemotherapy. In August 2015, appearance of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis triggered severe clinical deterioration and threatened the patient's life. Anti-PD1 immune checkpoint inhibitor Nivolumab was initiated in an attempt to stop tumour growth, achieving a spectacular brain and pulmonary complete response and clinical improvement, without serious adverse effects...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide1. Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) accounts for around 85% of lung cancer cases. The standard treatment for patients with stage I and II NSCLC is surgery based, with or without postoperative chemotherapy depending on the pathological T and N status. Treatment for stage III NSCLC consists either of concurrent chemoradiation, or surgery with perioperative chemotherapy with or without thoracic radiotherapy2. After surgery, the 5-year survival rates range between 23 and 83%, depending on stage3.
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis first report of SBRT for pulmonary LCNEC demonstrates that SBRT is a feasible modality for this rare disease. A multidisciplinary thoracic oncology approach involving medical oncology, thoracic surgery, radiation oncology and pulmonology is strongly recommended to ensure proper patient selection for receipt of SBRT.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pem + CT seemed to be more effective first-line regimen for advanced NSCLC with wild-type EGFR or ALK, especially for patients with NSCC. However, limitations of the study including methodological quality and immature OS data need to be considered. PMID: 31463119 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
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