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Garcia-Carbonero R.,University of Seville | JImenez-Fonseca P.,Hospital Universitario Central Of Asturias | Teule A.,Instituto Catalan Of Oncologia Ico | Teule A.,Charles III University of Madrid | And 2 more authors.
Clinical and Translational Oncology | Year: 2014

GEP-NENs are a challenging family of tumors of growing incidence and varied clinical management and behavior. Diagnostic techniques have substantially improved over the past decades and significant advances have been achieved in the understanding of the molecular pathways governing tumor initiation and progression. This has already translated into relevant advances in the clinic. This guideline aims to provide practical recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of GEP-NENs. Diagnostic workup, histological and staging classifications, and the different available therapeutic approaches, including surgery, liver-directed ablative therapies, peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, and systemic hormonal, cytotoxic or targeted therapy, are briefly discussed in this manuscript. Clinical presentation (performance status, comorbidities, tumor-derived symptoms and hormone syndrome in functioning tumors), histological features [tumor differentiation, proliferation rate (Ki-67), and expression of somatostatin receptors], disease localization and extent, and resectability of primary and metastatic disease, are all key issues that shall be taken into consideration to appropriately tailor therapeutic strategies and surveillance of these patients. © 2014, Federación de Sociedades Españolas de Oncología (FESEO).


Lidon-Moyano C.,International University of Catalonia | Martinez-Sanchez J.M.,International University of Catalonia | Fu M.,University of Barcelona | Ballbe M.,Instituto Catalan Of Oncologia Ico | And 2 more authors.
Gaceta Sanitaria | Year: 2016

Objective: To describe the prevalence and user profile of electronic cigarettes among Spanish adults and evaluate the potential dual use of these devices with combustible or conventional tobacco in 2014 in Spain. Methods: Cross-sectional study of a representative sample of the Spanish adult (16-75 years old) population (n = 1,016). A computer-assisted telephone survey was conducted in 2014. The prevalence and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for the use of electronic cigarettes stratified by gender, age, tobacco consumption and social status were calculated. The sample was weighted and a logistic regression model adjusted to obtain the crude odds ratios (OR) adjusted by gender, age and social status. Results: 10.3% (95% CI: 8.6-12.4) of the Spanish adult population stated being ever users of electronic cigarettes (2% current users, 3.2% past users and 5.1% experimental users). Among current electronic cigarette users, 57.2% also smoked combustible or conventional tobacco, 28% had never smoked and 14.8% were former smokers. The prevalence of electronic cigarette use was higher in the younger population (adjusted OR = 23.8; 95% CI: 2.5-227.7) and smokers of combustible tobacco (adjusted OR = 10.1; 95% CI: 5.8-17.5). Conclusions: The use of electronic cigarettes in Spain is scarce and is most prevalent among young people and tobacco smokers. Nevertheless, one out of four current electronic cigarette users have never smoked. Hence, the regulation of these devices should be reinforced to avoid a possible gateway to nicotine products among never smokers. © 2016 SESPAS.


Arrieta O.,Instituto Nacional Of Cancerologia Of Mexico | Arrieta O.,Instituto Nacional Of Cancerologia Incan | Cardona A.F.,Clinical and Translational Oncology Group | Federico Bramuglia G.,Fundacion Investigar | And 13 more authors.
Journal of Thoracic Oncology | Year: 2011

Introduction: Frequency of mutations in EGFR and KRAS in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is different between ethnic groups; however, there is no information in Latin-American population. Methods: A total of 1150 biopsies of NSCLC patients from Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico) were used extracting genomic DNA to perform direct sequencing of EGFR gene (exons 18 and 21) and KRAS gene in 650 samples. In Mexico, Scorpions ARMS was also used to obtain a genetic profile. Results: We report the frequency of mutations in EGFR and KRAS genes in four Latin-American countries (n = 1150). Frequency of EGFR mutations in NSCLC was 33.2% (95% confidence interval [CI] 30.5-35.9) (Argentina 19.3%, Colombia 24.8%, Mexico 31.2%, and Peru 67%). The frequency of KRAS mutations was 16.6% (95% CI 13.8-19.4). EGFR mutations were independently associated with adenocarcinoma histology, older age, nonsmokers, and absence of KRAS mutations. Overall response rate to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in EGFR-mutated patients (n = 56) was 62.5% (95% CI 50-75) with a median overall survival of 16.5 months (95% CI 12.4-20.6). Conclusions: Our findings suggest that the frequency of EGFR mutations in Latin America lies between that of Asian and Caucasian populations and therefore support the genetic heterogeneity of NSCLC around the world. Copyright © 2011 by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.


Guillen-Ponce C.,Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal | Serrano R.,Hospital Reina Sofia | Sanchez-Heras A.B.,Hospital General Universitario Of Elche | Teule A.,Instituto Catalan Of Oncologia Ico | And 5 more authors.
Clinical and Translational Oncology | Year: 2015

Genetic mutations have been identified as the cause of inherited cancer risk in some colon cancer; these mutations are estimated to account for only 5–6 % of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases overall. Up to 25–30 % of patients have a family history of CRC that suggests a hereditary component, common exposures among family members, or a combination of both. Cancers in people with a hereditary predisposition typically occur at an earlier age than in sporadic cases. A predisposition to CRC may include a predisposition to other cancers, such as endometrial cancer. We describe genetics, current diagnosis and management of CRC hereditary syndromes pointing to a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best results in patients and family outcomes. © 2015, The Author(s).


Puente J.,Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos | Garcia Del Muro X.,Instituto Catalan Of Oncologia Ico | Pinto A.,Hospital Universitario La Paz | Lainez N.,Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra | And 7 more authors.
Targeted Oncology | Year: 2015

The availability of agents targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor or mammalian target of rapamycin [mTOR] pathways has provided new treatment options for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Based on the results of pivotal randomized clinical trials, specific recommendations have been established for management of these patients in first- and second-line settings. However, certain subgroups of patients may be excluded or under-represented in clinical trials, including patients with poor performance status, brain metastases, and cardiac or renal comorbidities, elderly patients, and those with non-clear cell histology. For these subpopulations, management recommendations have emerged from expanded access programs (EAPs), small phase II studies, retrospective analysis of clinical data, and expert opinion. This paper describes recommendations from an expert panel for the treatment of metastatic RCC in these subpopulations. The efficacy of targeted agents appears to be inferior in these patient subgroups relative to the general RCC population. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and mTOR inhibitors can be administered safely to elderly patients and those with poor performance status, although dose and schedule modifications are often needed, and close monitoring and management of adverse events is essential. In addition to local surgical treatment and radiotherapy for brain metastases, systemic treatment with a TKI should be offered as part of multidisciplinary care. While there are currently no data from randomized trials, sunitinib has the greatest body of evidence, and it should be considered the first choice in patients with a good prognosis. Patients with an acute cardiac event within the previous 6 months, New York Heart Association grade III heart failure, or uncontrolled high blood pressure should not be treated with TKIs. In patients with mild or moderate renal failure, there are no contraindications to TKI treatment. TKIs can be administered to patients undergoing dialysis, but other, less nephrotoxic agents and other alternatives should always be considered. In managing RCC among patients with non-clear cell histology, sunitinib seems to be more effective than everolimus for the papillary subtype, but there are no clear data to guide treatment for other subtypes. In conclusion, individualized treatment approaches are needed to manage RCC in subpopulations that are underrepresented in registration clinical trials.[MediaObject not available: see fulltext.] © 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

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