Oncologia
Afatinib versus methotrexate in older patients with second-line recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: subgroup analysis of the LUX-Head & Neck 1 trial
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

In the phase III LUX-Head & Neck 1 (LHN1) trial, afatinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) versus methotrexate in recurrent and/or metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) p ... ...

 
Phase II randomized trial of radiation therapy, cetuximab, and pemetrexed with or without bevacizumab in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

We previously reported the safety of concurrent cetuximab, an antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), pemetrexed, and radiation therapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of t ... ...

 
Randomized, double-blind, phase III trial of palonosetron versus granisetron in the triplet regimen for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting after highly emetogenic chemotherapy: TRIPLE
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

There has been no phase III study of comparing the efficacy of first- and second-generation 5-HT3 receptor antagonists in the triplet regimen with dexamethasone and aprepitant for preventing chemotherapy-induce ... ...

 
Factors associated with depression and anxiety symptoms in family caregivers of patients with incurable cancer
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

Family caregivers (FCs) are critically important for patients with cancer, yet they may experience psychological distress related to caregiving demands. We sought to describe rates of depression and anxiety in FCs of pati ... ...

 
Relationship between efficacy outcomes and weight gain during treatment of advanced, non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer patients
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

Unintentional weight loss occurs among advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and is associated with worse survival. Small studies have suggested that weight gain during treatment is associated with superior ... ...

 
The role of oral hygiene in head and neck cancer: results from International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

Poor oral hygiene has been proposed to contribute to head and neck cancer (HNC) risk, although causality and independency of some indicators are uncertain. This study investigates the relationship of five oral hygiene ind ... ...

 
Adjuvant treatment with pegylated interferon {alpha}-2a versus low-dose interferon {alpha}-2a in patients with high-risk melanoma: a randomized phase III DeCOG trial
Scritto da Annals of Oncology - current issue   
OncologiaBackground

Adjuvant treatment with interferon (IFN)-α-2a improved disease-free survival (DFS) and showed a trend for improving overall survival (OS) in melanoma. This trial was designed to examine whether PEG-IFN is superior t ... ...

 
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