Phase II Trial of Gefitinib in Combination with Bevacizumab as First-Line Therapy for Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer with Activating EGFR Gene Mutations: The Okayama Lung Cancer Study Group Trial 1001

Conclusion: Gefitinib in combination with bevacizumab as first-line therapy seems to be a favorable and well-tolerated treatment for patients with advanced NSCLC with activating EGFR gene mutations, especially those with EGFR exon 19 deletion mutations, although the primary end point was not met because the lower limit of the CI was less than 40%.
Source: Journal of Thoracic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Conclusion The elucidation of the function of circRNAs is an emerging field of science with a tremendous potential after previously being dismissed as RNA artifacts. They are ubiquitously expressed and thousands of members have already been identified. This fact only expands their potential to possibly enhance our knowledge to understand the difference between health and disease. Owing to their structure stability and their presence in exosomes circRNAs may also exert their function in an autocrine, paracrine and possible endocrine fashion. In addition, the fact that circRNAs are widely distributed in the cellular compart...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study describes the treatment patterns, effectiveness, and safety profile of Pem-Pt + Bev in patients with NS-NSCLC in China in clinical practice. METHODS: Data from eligible patients with advanced NS-NSCLC who received Pem-Pt with (136 patients) or without (97 patients) bevacizumab from January 2012 to March 2017 were retrospectively evaluated. The effectiveness outcomes included the assessment of progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) in the overall population, the percentage of patients with pleural effusion or brain metastasis, as well as the percentage of patients receivi...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
In conclusion, these outcomes indicate that combined treatment of lenvatinib and rAd-p53 may be an efficient therapeutic schedule for the treatment of NSCLC patients. PMID: 30405797 [PubMed]
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Conclusion: Apatinib has promising antitumor activity and manageable toxicity profile in patients with advanced NSCLC that failed prior chemotherapy or EGFR-TKIs. This result needs to be confirmed through the ongoing Phase III clinical trial.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: AM has good therapeutic efficacy in treating aNSCLC patients after chemotherapy failure. The side effects can be controlled and it is worth testing it in large-scale clinical studies. PMID: 30003733 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
Authors: Han S, Hong Y, Liu T, Wu N, Ye Z Abstract Objectives: To investigate the efficacy and safety of Bevacizumab (Bev) used in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin (PC), compared with PC alone in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and Methods: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese Biomedical Literature electronic databases, to identify randomized controlled trials of PC plus Bev versus PC alone for the treatment of NSCLC. The meta-analysis was performed using Reviewer Manager Version 5.3 software provided by the Co...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSAll 3 regimens were feasible for patients with advanced NSCLC and an ECOG performance status of 2. The addition of bevacizumab to pemetrexed increased the overall response rate. The efficacy of pemetrexed/carboplatin/bevacizumab (median PFS, 4.8 months) approached the prespecified study PFS goal of 5 months. Larger studies will be necessary to define the role of bevacizumab in addition to standard pemetrexed and carboplatin in this population. Cancer 2018. © 2018 American Cancer Society.
Source: Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe addition of bevacizumab to erlotinib prolonged progression-free survival inEGFR mutation-positive NSCLC. Follow-up safety data were consistent with the known safety profiles of both erlotinib and bevacizumab in NSCLC; this combination appeared to be manageable, and treatment was well tolerated.JapicCTI-111390.
Source: Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Losanno T, Gridelli C Abstract Introduction - Lung cancer still represents the leading cause of death for cancer. About the 70% of diagnosis are in advanced-stage. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) represents the 85% of all diagnosed lung cancers and non-squamous histology represents the 40% of all NSCLC. First-line therapies increase survival, control symptoms and improve quality of life, compared with best supportive care. It is crucial to choose a treatment with a low impact on patient's life considering the related toxicities. Areas covered - Adverse events (AEs) of first-line therapies for non-squamo...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays the most important role in regulating tumor-related angiogenesis and is often highly expressed in human cancers making it a preferred target for antitumor therapy [1,2]. With the introduction of VEGF inhibitors for cancer treatment, new class-specific adverse events (AEs) for these drugs have been observed, including perforations, bleeding, thromboembolic events, hypertension, and proteinuria [3,4]. Skin-related AEs are also often associated with the anti-VEGF small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and sunitinib although these effects are not related directly to ...
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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