Romiplostim for Chemotherapy-Induced Thrombocytopenia Romiplostim for Chemotherapy-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Does the thrombopoietin receptor agonist romiplostim expedite correction of thrombocytopenia caused by chemotherapy?Journal of Clinical Oncology
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AbstractAbstractCancer patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have significantly greater mortality compared with non-cancer patients. This risk is partly directly attributable to the malignancy; however these patients are frequently undertreated with respect to guideline recommended treatments for ACS due to higher bleeding risks from anemia and thrombocytopenia. Due to exclusion from large clinical trials, there is a paucity of data regarding how to best treat these complex and high-risk patients.Purpose of ReviewTo review the literature and identify risk factors among cancer patients associated with poor outcomes, p...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite the good tolerance, palbociclib monotherapy did not show favorable efficacy against recurrent AO.Trial RegistrationThis study is registered with, identifier NCT0253032 (retrospectively registered on 21 August 2015).
Source: Targeted Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We describe a case of a child with high-risk neuroblastoma, for whom plerixafor and eltrombopag were used as an effective and safe supportive therapy.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
Abstract Parasites of the genus Leishmania cause the disease leishmaniasis. As the sandfly vector transfers the promastigotes into the skin of the human host, the infection is either cured or exacerbated. In the process, there emerge several unsolved paradoxes of leishmaniasis. Chronologically, as the infections starts in skin, the role of the salivary proteins in supporting the infection or the host response to these proteins influencing the induction of immunological memory becomes a conundrum. As the parasite invokes inflammation, the infiltrating neutrophils may act as "Trojan Horse" to transfer para...
Source: Cytokine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Cytokine Source Type: research
We present long-term safety data for niraparib from the ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial. METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled phase III trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of niraparib for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. Patients were randomly assigned 2:1 to receive either once-daily niraparib 300 mg or placebo. Two independent cohorts were enrolled based on germline BRCA mutation status. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival, reported previously. Long-term safety data were from the most recent data cutoff (September 2017). RESULTS: Overall, 367 patients received...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe modified XELOX adjuvant chemotherapy presented a comparable oncologic efficacy as standard XELOX chemotherapy for high-risk stage III colon cancer. The modified XELOX adjuvant chemotherapy could be an alternative treatment for patients suffering severe adverse events, especially severe neurotoxicity.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractGilteritinib (Xospata®), a next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), is approved in several countries/regions worldwide for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in adults with FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutations. In this patient population, oral gilteritinib significantly improved overall survival (OS) and the response rate for complete remission with full or partial haematological recovery compared with salvage chemotherapy in the phase III ADMIRAL trial. In an integrated safety analysis of patients with relapsed or refractory AML, the most commonly reported grad...
Source: Targeted Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesThe OVID study will demonstrate whether prophylactic-dose enoxaparin improves survival and reduces hospitalizations in symptomatic ambulatory patients aged 50 or older diagnosed with COVID-19, a novel viral disease characterized by severe systemic, pulmonary, and vessel inflammation and coagulation activation.Trial designThe OVID study is conducted as a multicentre open-label superiority randomised controlled trial.ParticipantsInclusion Criteria1. Signed patient informed consent after being fully informed about the study ’s background.2. Patients aged 50 years or older with a positive test for SARS-...
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Authors: Griffiths EA, Alwan LM, Bachiashvili K, Brown A, Cool R, Curtin P, Geyer MB, Gojo I, Kallam A, Kidwai WZ, Kloth DD, Kraut EH, Lyman GH, Mukherjee S, Perez LE, Rosovsky RP, Roy V, Rugo HS, Vasu S, Wadleigh M, Westervelt P, Becker PS Abstract Hematopoietic growth factors, including erythrocyte stimulating agents (ESAs), granulocyte colony-stimulating factors, and thrombopoietin mimetics, can mitigate anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia resulting from chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. In the context of pandemic SARS-CoV-2 infection, patients with cancer have been identified as a group at high ri...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: DKN-01 300mg was well tolerated in this combination but did not appear to have additional activity beyond historically reported efficacy with gemcitabine/cisplatin alone. Exploratory pharmacokinetic and biomarker data indicate potential antiangiogenic and immunomodulatory activity of DKN-01/chemotherapy and the need for increased dose/intensity. A study with DKN-01 600mg in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor in BTC is ongoing. PMID: 32878766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
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