Validation of prognostic impact of number of extrathoracic metastases according to the eighth TNM classification: a single-institution retrospective study in Japan

ConclusionsThe effect of therapy directed toward EGFR mutation or EML4 –ALK fusion gene might obscure the significant prognostic difference between M1b and M1c.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The study demonstrated PD-L1 expression in ~ 1/3rd cases of NSCLC patients. No or very weak correlation was observed for PD-L1 expression with genetic mutations and other parameters studied. The presence of gene mutations in PD-L1 expressed samples suggests further investigation on PD-L1 inhibitors in such patients for decisive treatments.
Source: Lung India - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-inhibitors in the treatment of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by using a meta-analysis of clinical trials. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials.gov by using keywords related to the topic in August 2018. The pooled effect sizes were calculated based on a random-effects model. We also performed subgroup meta-analysis by types of ALK inhibitors (crizotinib, ceritinib, and alectinib). A total of 20 clinical trials with 10 single-arm trials and 10 double-arm trials were included in the final meta-analysis. ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractAnti ‐programmed cell death 1 (PD‐1) and its ligand (PD‐L1) has emerged as a novel immunotherapy for non‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the proportion of patients who may benefit from immunotherapy is limited and the factors sensitive or resistant to immunotherapy are not completely cle ar. Therefore, to identify reliable biomarkers as predictors of clinical response and resistance to anti‐PD‐1/PD‐L1 therapies have become increasingly important. Here, we report a case of a patient with bone metastatic NSCLC, who achieved a pathologic complete response after preoperative pembr olizumab treatm...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Conclusion: The miR-1323 promoted LUAD migration through inhibiting Cbl-b expression. High miR-1323 expression predicted poor prognosis in LUAD patients.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a devastating disease that is incurable and associated with poor outcomes worldwide [1]. Targeted therapies with predictive biomarkers have changed the health care strategy for metastatic NSCLC patients [2]. An anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement is a distinct driving mutation that occurs in as many as 8% of patients with NSCLC. Of note, different fusion partners can influence the response to ALK inhibition in patients with NSCLC [3].
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
We describe outcomes of real-life patients according to the treatment strategy received.PatientsWe retrospectively collected 290 ALK rearranged advanced NSCLC diagnosed between 2011 and 2017 in 23 Italian institutions.ResultsAfter a median follow-up of 26  months, PFS for crizotinib and a new generation ALKis were 9.4 [CI 95% 7.9–11.2] and 11.1 months [CI 95% 9.2–13.8], respectively, while TTF were 10.2 [CI 95% 8.5–12.6] and 11.9 months [CI 95% 9.7–17.4], respectively, being consistent across the different settings. The composed outcomes ( the sum of PFS or TTF) in patients treated wi...
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Objectives: To identify a computed tomography (CT)-based radiomic signature for predicting progression-free survival (PFS) in stage IV anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) crizotinib.Materials and Methods: This retrospective proof-of-concept study included a cohort of 63 stage IV ALK-positive NSCLC patients who had received TKI crizotinib therapy for model construction and validation. Another independent cohort including 105 stage IV EGFR-positive NSCLC patients was also used for external validation in EGFR-TKI treatment. We initi...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The maximum tolerated dose was not determined because slow accrual resulted in early study termination. PMID: 32048771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
We present a unique and successful case of a young patient with primary refractory ALK-positive LBCL who received salvage chemotherapy plus brigatinib followed by allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 339 Source Type: research
Authors: Huang M, Tian Y, He M, Liu J, Ren L, Gong Y, Peng F, Wang Y, Ding Z, Wang J, Zhu J, Xu Y, Liu Y, Li L, Lu Y Abstract Aim: To assess the cost-effectiveness of crizotinib verses platinum-based doublet chemotherapy as the first-line treatment for Anaplastic Lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the real-world setting. Methods: Data from 163 advanced ALK positive NSCLC patients were collected from West China Hospital, Sichuan University (Chengdu, China). They were categorized into two groups as treated with crizotinib (n = 83) or chemotherapy (n = 80) as a fir...
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research
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