Testing the Addition of an Anti-cancer Drug, Pembrolizumab, to the Usual Intravesical Chemotherapy Treatment (Gemcitabine) for the Treatment of BCG-Unresponsive Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Conditions:   Bladder Mixed Adenocarcinoma;   Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma In Situ;   High-Risk, Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma;   Stage 0a Bladder Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage 0is Bladder Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage I Bladder Cancer AJCC v8 Interventions:   Drug: Gemcitabine;   Drug: Gemcitabine Hydrochloride;   Biological: Pembrolizumab Sponsor:   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
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Rationale: Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide, and the majority arise from neoplastic adenomatous polyps. Bladder involvement in colorectal cancer is uncommon and found in approximately 3% of the cases, most commonly in sigmoid and rectal tumors and the diagnosis is classically based on biopsies of affected tissues. Patient concerns: A 68-year-old male with no significant past medical history underwent diagnostic colonoscopy for abdominal distension and constipation with positive fecal occult blood test ordered by the primary care physician. Diagnosis: Colonoscopy showed a sig...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: In OSCC, very low preoperative NLR values have a negative prognostic impact on survival and recurrence, similarly to high ratios. ENE and perineural spread are the most important clinical-pathologic prognosticators. Introduction Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts for more than 95% of oral tumors and is the eighth most frequent cancer worldwide, with an estimated incidence of 640,000 new cases per year (1). Survival of OSCC has slightly improved over the last 30 years, probably as a consequence of multimodal treatment spreading. However, intensified therapeutic regimens can result in signific...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Michal Yalon1†, Amos Toren1,2†, Dina Jabarin2, Edna Fadida3, Shlomi Constantini3 and Ruty Mehrian-Shai1* 1Pediatric Hemato-Oncology, Edmond and Lilly Safra Children's Hospital and Cancer Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel 2The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 3Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dana Children's Hospital, Tel-Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel Pediatric brain tumors are the most common solid tumor type and the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. The immune system plays an important r...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate whether combining anti-PD-L1 Atezolizumab with BEV may have a synergistic effect and enhance the efficacy of both treatments in cisplatin resistant epithelial ovarian cancer (CREOC). We retrospectively analyzed 124 epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients from Gynecologic Oncology Department of Tianjin Cancer Hospital between January 2013 and June 2018, who all were diagnosed with cisplatin resistance due to progressing
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Serum PSA level of 0.2 ng/mL as the definition for biochemical recurrence after RP may delay salvage treatment. Our results showed that cut off value of ?0.1 ng/mL may be more precise in the era of early salvage treatment. PMID: 31004342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Urology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol J Source Type: research
In this study, T cells deficient in TRAF6 display enhanced T cell activation, CD28-indpendent stimulation and resistance to Treg cell-mediated suppression (176). Although TLR signaling can promote T cell resistance to Treg cells, the precise molecular mechanism remains yet to be elucidated. It is worth noting that TLR stimulation of T cells increases cytokine production (173, 177), thus future studies should delineate the effect of TLR-MyD88 signaling vs. subsequently induced cytokines in generating resistance to Treg cells. Lastly, it is also crucial to evaluate the effect of TLR signaling on regulatory T cells which also...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In this study, the immunohistochemistry results demonstrated that DEPDC1 was high-expressed in breast cancer tissues compared with the paired adjacent normal breast tissues, and its tendency at protein level was consistent with mRNA level from TCGA data. Moreover, DEPDC1 mRNA level revealed the strongest association with poor prognosis and development in breast cancer. In vitro assays showed that DEPDC1 overexpression resulted in significant promotion of proliferation by regulating cell cycle in MCF-7 cells, whilst an opposite effect was found in the MDA-MB-231 cells with DEPDC1 deletion. Notably, further investigation ind...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Joe Abdo1, Christopher S. Wichman2, Nicholas E. Dietz1,3, Pawel Ciborowski4, John Fleegel1, Sumeet K. Mittal1,5 and Devendra K. Agrawal1* 1Department of Clinical and Translational Science, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, United States 2Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, United States 3Department of Pathology, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, United States 4Department of Pharmacology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, United States 5Norton Thoracic Institute, St....
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Bladder Adenocarcinoma;   Bladder Mixed Adenocarcinoma;   Bladder Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma;   Infiltrating Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma Sarcomatoid Variant;   Infiltrating Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma With Giant Cells;   Infiltrating Bladder Urothelia l Carcinoma With Glandular Differentiation;   Infiltrating Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma With Trophoblastic Differentiation;   Infiltrating Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma, Clear Cell Variant;   Infiltrating Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma, Micropapi...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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