Post ‐progression survival is highly linked to overall survival in patients with non‐small‐cell lung cancer harboring sensitive EGFR mutations treated with first‐line epidermal growth factor receptor‐tyrosine kinase inhibitors

AbstractBackgroundIn patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) ‐mutated advanced non‐small‐cell lung cancer (NSCLC), epidermal growth factor receptor‐tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR‐TKI) treatment has shown a good response. Subsequent treatments jeopardize the ability to determine the effect of first‐line chemotherapy on overall survival (OS). There fore, using patient‐level data, we aimed to study the associations of progression‐free survival (PFS) and post‐progression survival (PPS) with OS after first‐line EGFR‐TKI treatment in patients withEGFR‐mutated NSCLC.MethodsBetween November 2006 and December 2016, we analyzed 92 patients withEGFR‐mutated NSCLC treated with first‐line EGFR‐TKI. The correlations of PFS and PPS with OS were analyzed for each patient.ResultsSpearman's rank correlation and linear regression analyzes showed that PPS correlated highly with OS (r = 0.85,P 
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Condition:   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Interventions:   Biological: Pembrolizumab;   Drug: Carboplatin;   Drug: Paclitaxel;   Drug: Pemetrexed;   Biological: MK-7684 Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Not yet recruiting
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We examined publication bias and excess significance bias. 63 articles corresponding to 247 meta-analyses were eligible. Nine meta-analyses were classified to have convincing evidence, and 75 were classified as suggestive evidence. The clinical benefit of immunotherapy was supported by convincing evidence in the following settings: anti-PD-1/PD-L1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for treating advanced melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the combination of rituximab and chemotherapy for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, adoptive cell immunotherapy for NSCLC, and...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a VATS approach on outcomes in patients who underwent lobectomy after induction therapy.MethodsOutcomes of patients with T2-T4, N0, M0 and T1-T4, N1-N2, M0 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received induction chemotherapy or chemoradiation followed by lobectomy in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) (2010-2014) were assessed using Kaplan–Meier, propensity score-matched, multivariable logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards analyses.ResultsIn the NCDB, 2,887 lobectomy patients met inclusion criteria (VATS 676 [23%], Thoracotomy 2,211 [77%]). Of t...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Zeng T, Qin Q, Bian Z, Li J Abstract Aims: The present study was performed to investigate the efficacy and safety of anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand-1 (PD-L1) treatments in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Methods: The potential articles were searched from Pubmed and Embase. The end points included overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), objective response rate (ORR) and adverse events. p 
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
Condition:   Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Intervention:   Other: green tea Sponsors:   Xinqiao Hospital of Chongqing;   Daping Hospital and the Research Institute of Surgery of the Third Military Medical University Not yet recruiting
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AbstractBackgroundAcute exacerbation (AE) of interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a fatal adverse event in the treatment of lung cancer patients with ILD. The value of pre-treatment radiological findings obtained by high-resolution computed tomography for the detection of anticancer treatment-related AE of ILD has not been established.MethodsTwo medical record-based retrospective studies were performed. The chemotherapy cohort included 105 lung cancer patients with ILD who received chemotherapy at Tokyo Medical and Dental University between October 2008 and December 2017. The immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) cohort included...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion.To date, this report represents the most extensive clinical experience with nivolumab in advanced squamous NSCLC in current practice outside the controlled clinical trial setting. These data suggest that the efficacy and safety profiles of nivolumab in a broad, real‐world setting are consistent with those obtained in clinical trials.Implications for Practice.Nivolumab is approved in the U.S. and Europe for the treatment of advanced non‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after failure of prior platinum‐based chemotherapy. In this cohort of Italian patients with previously treated, advanced squamous NSCLC treate...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusion.The ORR and PFS in the weekly regimen were better than those in the biweekly schedule, although a statistical difference was not observed. The toxicity profile was generally mild for both regimens. The weekly CP regimen was suitable to be considered as an alternative to the current 3‐weekly regimen in NSCLC treatment.
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer, Chinese Edition, Clinical Trial Results Source Type: research
Yicheng Ni Cancer remains a major cause of death globally. Given its relapsing and fatal features, curing cancer seems to be something hardly possible for the majority of patients. In view of the development in cancer therapies, this article summarizes currently available cancer therapeutics and cure potential by cancer type and stage at diagnosis, based on literature and database reviews. Currently common cancer therapeutics include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. However, treatment with curative intent by these methods are mainly eligible for patients with localized diseas...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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