Efficacy of EGFR-TKIs with or without angiogenesis inhibitors in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases (EGFR-TKIs) combined with or without angiogenesis inhibitors in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We searched published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing EGFR-TKIs with and without angiogenesis inhibitors for the treatment of advanced NSCLC. PubMed, EMBASE, PMC, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) databases were searched. The extracted data on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were measured in terms of hazard ratios (HRs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs). In addition, odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% CIs were pooled for objective response rate (ORR) and disease control rate (DCR). Risk ratios (RRs) and corresponding 95% CIs were pooled for risk of adverse events (AEs). EGFR-TKIs combined with angiogenesis inhibitors showed significant improvements in PFS (HR 0.72, 95% CI 0.61-0.84, P
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The objective of this study was to report the incidence of alopecia arising in patients treated with vismodegib, assessing its characteristics, grade of severity, and time of onset.Skin Appendage Disord
CONCLUSIONS: Surprisingly, the DCR registered fewer patients in 2013-2014 than the DLCR, even though they employ the same primary data source. The agreement between the DCR and the DLCR was 87%; this may be increased to 95% if patients who seemed to meet the inclusion criteria of the other register were also included. The discrepancies found were mainly due to different definitions of dates of diagnosis, registrations probably missed by the algorithms and possible registration errors. Discrepancies resulted in a significant difference in MRR, but not in 1y-RS. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PM...
CONCLUSIONS: Most women did not experience any improvement in their symptoms over time, and no association was found between lack of symptom improvement and believing that the HPV vaccine was causing the symptoms. FUNDING: funded by the Danish Cancer Society. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741432 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: In our large cohort of CAS patients, coexistent UIAs are not uncommon. Stenting of a carotid artery in the presence of coexistent UIAs could be conducted safely. Together with 3-month dual antiplatelet therapy, CAS did not increase the rupture risk of the coexistent UIAs within 3 months.Cerebrovasc Dis
Date: Friday, 09 25, 2020; Speaker: Dr. Dauod Meerzaman; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); This class is presented as a webinar only; Videocast Event
Date: Wednesday, 05 12, 2021; Speaker: Christine Ambrosone, Ph.D., University of Buffalo; 6100 Executive Boulevard; 3rd Floor Conference Room
Liver Cancer 2020;9:477 –478