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Prone breast intensity modulated radiation therapy: 5-year results. - International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
To report the 5-year results of a technique of prone breast radiation therapy delivered by a regimen of accelerated intensity modulated radiation therapy with a concurrent boost to the tumor bed.Between 2003 and 2006, 404 patients with stage I-II breast cancer were prospectively enrolled into 2 consecutive protocols, institutional trials 03-30 and 05-181, that used the same regimen of 40.5 Gy/15 fractions delivered to the index breast over 3 weeks, with a concomitant daily boost to the tumor bed of 0.5 Gy (total dose 48 Gy). All patients were treated after segmental mastectomy and had negative margins and nodal assessment. Patients were set up prone: only if lung or heart volumes were in the field was a supine setup attempted and chosen if found to better spare these organs.Ninety-two percent of patients were treated prone, 8% supine. Seventy-two percent had stage I, 28% stage II invasive breast cancer. In-field lung volume ranged from 0 to 228.27 cm(3), mean 19.65 cm(3). In-field heart volume for left breast cancer patients ranged from 0 to 21.24 cm(3), mean 1.59 cm(3). There was no heart in the field for right breast cancer patients. At a median follow-up of 5 years, the 5-year cumulative incidence of isolated ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence was 0.82% (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.65%-1.04%). The 5-year cumulative incidence of regional recurrence was 0.53% (95% CI 0.41%-0.69%), and the 5-year overall cumulative death rate was 1.28% (95% CI 0.48%-3.38%). Eighty-two percent (95% CI 77%-85%) of patients judged their final cosmetic result as excellent/good.Prone accelerated intensity modulated radiation therapy with a concomitant boost results in excellent local control and optimal sparing of heart and lung, with good cosmesis. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group protocol 1005, a phase 3, multi-institutional, randomized trial is ongoing and is evaluating the equivalence of a similar dose and fractionation approach to standard 6-week radiation therapy with a sequential boost.Copyright Â© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Phase 2 trial of everolimus and carboplatin combination in patients with triple negative metastatic breast cancer. - Breast cancer research : BCR
Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).The primary objective of this study was to determine clinical benefit rate (CBR), that is (complete remission (CR)â€‰+â€‰partial remission (PR)â€‰+â€‰stable disease (SD) lasting â‰¥6 months) and the toxicity of everolimus/carboplatin in women with metastatic TNBC. Prior carboplatin was allowed. Treatment consisted of intravenous carboplatin area under the curve (AUC) 6 (later decreased to AUC 5 and subsequently to AUC 4) every 3 weeks with daily 5 mg everolimus.We enrolled 25 patients in this study. Median age was 58 years. There were one CR, six PRs, seven SDs and eight PDs (progression of disease). CBR was 36% (95% confidence interval (CI) 21.1 to 57.4%). One SD was achieved in a patient progressing on single agent carboplatin. The median progression free survival (PFS) was 3 months (95% CI 1.6 to 4.6 months) and overall survival (OS) was 16.6 months (95% CI 7.3 months to not reached). There were seven patients (28%) withâ€‰â‰¥â€‰grade 3 thrombocytopenia; three (12%) with grade 3 neutropenia (no bleeding/febrile neutropenia) and one (4%) with grade 3 anemia. Greater hematological toxicity was seen in the first seven patients treated with carboplatin AUC5/6. After the amendment for starting dose of carboplatin to AUC 4, the regimen was well tolerated with only one out of 18 patients with grade 3 neutropenia and two patients with grade 3 thrombocytopenia. There was only one case of mucositis.Everolimus-carboplatin was efficacious in metastatic TNBC. Dose limiting hematological toxicity was observed when AUC5/6 of carboplatin was combined with everolimus. However, carboplatin AUC 4 was well tolerated in combination with everolimus with continuing responses.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01127763.
Topical TLR7 agonist imiquimod can induce immune-mediated rejection of skin metastases in patients with breast cancer. - Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Skin metastases of breast cancer remain a therapeutic challenge. Toll-like receptor 7 agonist imiquimod is an immune response modifier and can induce immune-mediated rejection of primary skin malignancies when topically applied. Here we tested the hypothesis that topical imiquimod stimulates local antitumor immunity and induces the regression of breast cancer skin metastases.A prospective clinical trial was designed to evaluate the local tumor response rate of breast cancer skin metastases treated with topical imiquimod, applied 5 d/wk for 8 weeks. Safety and immunologic correlates were secondary objectives.Ten patients were enrolled and completed the study. Imiquimod treatment was well tolerated, with only grade 1 to 2 transient local and systemic side effects consistent with imiquimod's immunomodulatory effects. Two patients achieved a partial response [20%; 95% confidence interval (CI), 3%-56%]. Responders showed histologic tumor regression with evidence of an immune-mediated response, showed by changes in the tumor lymphocytic infiltrate and locally produced cytokines.Topical imiquimod is a beneficial treatment modality for breast cancer metastatic to skin/chest wall and is well tolerated. Importantly, imiquimod can promote a proimmunogenic tumor microenvironment in breast cancer. Preclinical data generated by our group suggest superior results with a combination of imiquimod and ionizing radiation and we are currently testing in patients whether the combination can further improve antitumor immune and clinical responses.Â©2012 AACR.
Prolonged topotecan infusion with cisplatin in the first-line treatment of ovarian cancer: an NYGOG and ECOG study. - Gynecologic oncology
To determine the toxicity and efficacy of combined therapy with cisplatin and prolonged infusion topotecan as front line therapy in women with epithelial ovarian cancer.Women with previously untreated, measurable and non-measurable epithelial ovarian cancer, stages Ic-IV were eligible. Patients were treated with cisplatin 75 mg/m(2) on day 1, followed by topotecan 0.3 to 0.4 mg/m(2)/day given as a continuous infusion over 14-21 days, every 28 days. Dose levels and duration of infusion were adjusted for toxicity as appropriate. Patients were evaluated for response to treatment and treatment toxicity by standard NYGOG criteria.Sixty patients were enrolled. Among the 20 patients with post-surgical residual disease >2 cm, 80% [95% CI (56.3%, 94.3%)] demonstrated an objective response to therapy. The median progression-free survival for all 60 patients enrolled was 19.3 months with a median overall survival of 45.6 months given the median follow-up of 55 months (range 6-81 months). Five year survival is estimated to be 41%. Toxicity was observed in the first four patients treated with topotecan (0.4 mg/m(2)/day x 21 days) and dosing was continued at 0.3 mg/m(2)/day x 14 days thereafter. Of the 56 patients treated at the amended dose level, marrow suppression continued to be dose-limiting, with 86% of patients experiencing grade 3 or 4 neutropenia, 55% experiencing grade 3 or 4 thrombocytopenia and 50% of patients experiencing grade 3 or 4 anemia. Nonetheless, only 11/245 cycles administered were associated with febrile neutropenia and/or infection (8 port-related). Other non-hematologic toxicity was as expected. There were no treatment-related deaths.This large, multicenter phase II study of prolonged infusion topotecan in combination with cisplatin demonstrated similar response, time to progression and survival compared with reported results of taxane and platinum combinations. Hematologic toxicity was greater but tolerated. Further studies investigating topotecan in combination with platinum therapy as a first line agent are warranted.
A phase I and pharmacokinetic study of docetaxel combined with Doxil (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin) without and with granulocyte colony stimulating factor. - Anti-cancer drugs
The purpose of this study was (i) to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of docetaxel that can be administered in combination with Doxil, given without and with granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), (ii) to define the pharmacokinetics (PK) of docetaxel when used in combination with Doxil, and (iii) to make preliminary observations on the anti-tumor activity of this combination in patients with metastatic solid tumors. Thirty-seven patients with metastatic cancer were enrolled. Courses were repeated every 3 weeks. Patients received a fixed dose of Doxil 30 mg/m(2) in combination with escalating doses of docetaxel ranging from 40 to 100 mg/m(2). After encountering dose-limiting febrile neutropenia, subsequent escalation was accomplished with G-CSF support. Selected patients at the recommended phase II dose underwent PK evaluation. The most common toxicity observed was neutropenia. Dose-limiting toxicity (30 mg/m(2) Doxil + 80 mg/m(2) docetaxel) was febrile neutropenia in three of six patients treated without G-CSF. Major non-hematological toxicities included alopecia, mucositis and hand-foot syndrome, and were observed after cumulative doses of chemotherapy. Objective responses (complete/partial) were documented in eight of 37 patients (four with breast cancer) and stable disease was seen in 17 patients. PK studies showed an increased tissue retention (decreased clearance) of docetaxel when given with Doxil. The recommended phase II dose of Doxil/docetaxel is 30/60 mg/m(2), q3 weeks, without G-CSF. Further dose escalation to 30/80 mg/m(2) is safe with G-CSF support. Anti-tumor activity, particularly against breast cancer, was observed at various dose levels. Our observations should provide evidence for phase II studies of this combination in patients with breast cancer and other anthracycline/taxane-sensitive cancers.
Biweekly 72-hour 9-aminocamptothecin infusion as second-line therapy for ovarian carcinoma: phase II study of the New York Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. - Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
To determine the antitumor activity of the novel topoisomerase I inhibitor 9-aminocamptothecin (9-AC) given over 72 hours every 2 weeks in patients with ovarian carcinoma previously treated with one platinum-containing regimen.Patients with ovarian carcinoma who received one prior platinum-containing regimen were eligible. Patients were stratified based on whether their disease was measurable, or nonmeasurable but assessable. 9-AC 35 microg/m(2)/h was administered by continuous infusion for 72 hours every 2 weeks via ambulatory pump.Sixty patients were entered, 32 with measurable and 28 with nonmeasurable but assessable disease. Ten (16.7%) of 60 patients responded (95% CI, 7.2% to 26.1%), with four complete responses and six partial remissions. The response rate for patients with measurable and nonmeasurable but assessable disease was 22% (95% CI, 7.6% to 36.2%) and 10.7% (95% CI, 2.3% to 28.2%), respectively. None of the responders were platinum-resistant. Nineteen patients (32%) had stable disease. The major toxicities were hematologic, with 25% of patients having grade 3 and 35% having grade 4 neutropenia, including five episodes of febrile neutropenia, 17% having grade 3 to 4 thrombocytopenia, and 27% having grade 3 to 4 anemia. Nonhematologic toxicity included grade 3 to 4 nausea (27%) and grade 3 to 4 vomiting (12%).This phase II multicenter trial of biweekly 72 hour 9-AC infusion as second-line therapy for ovarian cancer demonstrates comparable activity to standard approved agents in patients with both measurable and nonmeasurable but assessable disease. Toxicity consists mainly of moderate but controllable myelosuppression. Further studies combining 9-AC with other agents active in ovarian cancer for use as second-line therapy are warranted.
Oxaliplatin with weekly bolus fluorouracil and low-dose leucovorin as first-line therapy for patients with colorectal cancer. - Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
To determine the activity of biweekly oxaliplatin, combined with weekly bolus fluorouracil (FU) and low-dose leucovorin (LV) chemotherapy (bFOL), as first-line therapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.Patients with measurable metastatic colorectal cancer; no previous therapy for advanced disease (adjuvant therapy allowed if >6 months since completion); and performance status 0, 1, or 2 were eligible and were treated with oxaliplatin 85 mg/m2 days 1 and 15 plus LV 20 mg/m2 over 10 to 20 minutes, followed by a 500 mg/m2 bolus dose of FU on days 1, 8, and 15 every 28 days. Patients underwent response evaluation by computed tomographic scan every 2 months.Forty-two patients were entered, and 41 patients were treated, including 20 men and 22 women, nine with previous adjuvant chemotherapy and four with radiation therapy. Three patients achieved complete response, and 23 patients achieved partial response, for a response rate of 63% (95% CI, 49% to 78%). Major toxicities included cumulative neuropathy grade 2 (24%) and grade 3 (12%; requiring discontinuation of oxaliplatin), diarrhea grade 3 to 4 (29%) and grade 3 to 4 hematologic toxicity (10%). Median time to progression was 9.0 months (95% confidence interval, 7.1 to 10.8 months) with median survival of 15.9 months (95% confidence interval, 11.4 to 19.7 months).The bFOL regimen seems to have activity comparable to be infusional programs of FU combined with oxaliplatin. Prospective trials are warranted to determine the relative merits of this schedule compared with the currently indicated schedules.
Phase II trial of weekly vinorelbine and trastuzumab as first-line therapy in patients with HER2(+) metastatic breast cancer. - The oncologist
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression is associated with a more aggressive form of breast cancer that responds well to trastuzumab therapy. Trastuzumab-based combination regimens have shown greater antitumor activity than chemotherapy alone. These findings, coupled with the favorable antitumor activity and tolerability profile of vinorelbine in breast cancer, provided the rationale for investigating the novel combination of vinorelbine and trastuzumab.A phase II, open-label trial of intravenous vinorelbine (30 mg/m(2) on day 1, then weekly) and trastuzumab (4 mg/kg on day 0, then 2 mg/kg weekly) was conducted in previously untreated HER2(+) metastatic breast cancer patients. Vinorelbine dose was adjusted for grade 3/4 neutropenia; patients remained on combination therapy until disease progression or patient withdrawal due to adverse events.Of 40 enrolled patients (median age 51 years, range 30-82), 37 were evaluable for response. Overall response rate was 78% (29/37, 95% confidence interval [CI] 62%-90%), including four (11%, 95% CI 3%-25%) complete and 25 (68%) partial responses. Objective tumor response correlated with degree of HER2 positivity: immunohistochemistry (IHC) 3(+) = 82% (18/22) response and IHC 2(+) = 58% (7/12) response. Median time to progression was 72 weeks (95% CI 37-138 weeks); median survival has not been reached. Grade 3/4 neutropenia was the most frequent serious toxicity and cause of dose reductions (9% of courses) and omissions (10% of courses). No patient experienced serious cardiac toxicity.Weekly vinorelbine/trastuzumab offers a high therapeutic index as initial therapy in patients with HER2(+) metastatic breast cancer. Further investigation of this novel regimen is planned.
Phase II study of irinotecan in combination with bevacizumab in recurrent ovarian cancer. - Gynecologic oncology
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of irinotecan and bevacizumab in recurrent ovarian cancer. The primary objective was to estimate the progression free survival (PFS) rate at 6months. Secondary objectives included estimation of overall survival (OS), objective response rate (ORR), duration of response, and an evaluation of toxicity.Recurrent ovarian cancer patients with no limit on prior treatments were eligible. Irinotecan 250mg/m2 (amended to 175mg/m2 after toxicity assessment in first 6 patients) and bevacizumab 15mg/kg were administered every 3weeks until progression or toxicity. Response was assessed by RECIST or CA-125 criteria every 2cycles.Twenty nine patients enrolled (10 were platinum-sensitive and 19 were platinum-resistant). The median number of prior regimens was 5 (range 1-12); 13 patients had prior bevacizumab and 11 prior topotecan. The PFS rate at 6months was 55.2% (95% CI: 40%-77%). The median number of study cycles given was 7 (range 1-34). Median PFS was 6.8months (95% CI: 5.1-12.1months); median OS was 15.4months (95% CI: 11.9-20.4months). In this study, no complete response (CR) was observed. The objective response rate (ORR; PR or CR) for all patients entered was 27.6% (95% CI: 12.7%-47.2%) and the clinical benefit rate (CR+PR+SD) was 72.4% (95% CI: 52.8%-87.3%); twelve patients experienced duration of response longer than 6months. In the 24 patients with measurable disease, a partial response (PR) was documented in 8 (30%) patients; 13 patients maintained stable disease (SD) at first assessment. The most common grade 3/4 toxicity was diarrhea. No treatment-related deaths were observed.Irinotecan and bevacizumab has activity in heavily pre-treated patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, including those with prior bevacizumab and topoisomerase inhibitor use.Copyright Â© 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.
A phase I trial of ganetespib in combination with paclitaxel and trastuzumab in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer. - Breast cancer research : BCR
Targeted therapies in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer significantly improve outcomes but efficacy is limited by therapeutic resistance. HER2 is an acutely sensitive Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) client and HSP90 inhibition can overcome trastuzumab resistance. Preclinical data suggest that HSP90 inhibition is synergistic with taxanes with the potential for significant clinical activity. We therefore tested ganetespib, a HSP90 inhibitor, in combination with paclitaxel and trastuzumab in patients with trastuzumab-refractory HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.In this phase I dose-escalation study, patients with trastuzumab-resistant HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer received weekly trastuzumab (2Â mg/kg) and paclitaxel (80Â mg/m(2)) on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of a 28-day cycle with escalating doses of ganetespib (100Â mg/m(2), 150Â mg/m(2), and a third cohort of 125Â mg/m(2) if needed) on days 1, 8, and 15. Therapy was continued until disease progression or toxicity. The primary objective was to establish the safety and maximum tolerated dose and/or recommended phase II dose (RP2D) of this therapy. The secondary objectives included evaluation of the effects of ganetespib on the pharmacokinetics of paclitaxel, and to make a preliminary assessment of the efficacy of the combination therapy.Dose escalation was completed for the two main cohorts without any observed dose-limiting toxicities. Nine patients received treatment. The median prior lines of anti-HER2 therapy numbered three (range 2-4), including prior pertuzumab in 9/9 patients and ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) in 8/9 patients. The most common grade 1/2 adverse events (AEs) were diarrhea, fatigue, anemia, and rash. There were no grade 4 AEs related to ganetespib. The overall response rate was 22% (2/9 patients had partial response) and stable disease was seen in 56% (5/9 patients). The clinical benefit rate was 44% (4/9 patients). The median progression-free survival was 20Â weeks (range 8-55).The RP2D of ganetespib is 150Â mg/m(2) in combination with weekly paclitaxel plus trastuzumab. The combination was safe and well tolerated. Despite prior taxanes, pertuzumab, and T-DM1, clinical activity of this triplet regimen in this heavily pretreated cohort is promising and warrants further study in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02060253 . Registered 30 January 2014.
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