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Garrido P.,University Hospital Ramon y Cajal | Engel-Riedel W.,Hospital of Cologne | Serke M.,Hemer Lung Clinic | Giraud P.,University of Paris Descartes | And 7 more authors.
Lung Cancer | Year: 2015

Objectives: This single-arm multicenter Phase II study investigated the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed (Pem) and cisplatin (Cis) induction chemotherapy (CT) followed by full-dose Pem-Cis plus concurrent radiotherapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced non-squamous NSCLC. Materials and methods: Patients with unresectable Stage III non-squamous NSCLC received two 21-day cycles of Pem 500mg/m2 (vitamin/folic acid supplementation and dexamethasone prophylaxis per Pem-label)+Cis 75mg/m2 on Day 1. Eligible patients who had not progressed continued with 2 further cycles of full-dose Pem-Cis plus concurrent RT (2Gy/fraction, 5 days/week, 66Gy total). Primary endpoint was the 1-year progression-free survival (PFS) rate. Results: Of 90 patients enrolled (all treated; median age 61 years, male/female 57%/43%, ECOG performance status 0/1 66%/34%, adenocarcinoma 90%, Stage III 36%/62%), 75 (83%) completed induction CT and started concurrent CT. +. RT. 64 (71%) patients received all 4 CT cycles and an RT dose ≥60. Gy. The 1-year PFS rate was 51.3% (95%CI: 42.0, 60.5). Median PFS was 10.6 months (95%CI: 8.6, 17.3), median OS was 26.2 months (95%CI: 16.7, not estimable). One patient died from enteritis (treatment-related) during Cycle 4. Four patients discontinued due to treatment-related adverse events, 1 on induction CT (renal failure), 3 on concurrent CT. +. RT (1 hypoacusis, 2 acute esophagitis). During induction CT, 18.9% of patients reported Grade 3/4 CTCAEs, only neutropenia (2.2%) and syncope (2.2%) were reported by >1 patient. During concurrent CT. +. RT, 41.3% of patients reported G3/4 CTCAEs, mainly esophagitis (12.0%), neutropenia (10.7%), and leukopenia (9.3%). Conclusion: In this study of Pem-Cis induction CT followed by full-dose Pem-Cis with concurrent RT, median PFS was 10.6 months and toxicity was manageable, in line with previous data on Pem-Cis plus RT. © 2015 The Authors.


PubMed | Eli Lilly and Company, Hemer Lung Clinic, Lilly Deutschland GmbH, University of Turin and 3 more.
Type: Clinical Trial, Phase II | Journal: Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) | Year: 2015

This single-arm multicenter Phase II study investigated the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed (Pem) and cisplatin (Cis) induction chemotherapy (CT) followed by full-dose Pem-Cis plus concurrent radiotherapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced non-squamous NSCLC.Patients with unresectable Stage III non-squamous NSCLC received two 21-day cycles of Pem 500 mg/m(2) (vitamin/folic acid supplementation and dexamethasone prophylaxis per Pem-label)+Cis 75 mg/m(2) on Day 1. Eligible patients who had not progressed continued with 2 further cycles of full-dose Pem-Cis plus concurrent RT (2 Gy/fraction, 5 days/week, 66 Gy total). Primary endpoint was the 1-year progression-free survival (PFS) rate.Of 90 patients enrolled (all treated; median age 61 years, male/female 57%/43%, ECOG performance status 0/1 66%/34%, adenocarcinoma 90%, Stage III 36%/62%), 75 (83%) completed induction CT and started concurrent CT+RT. 64 (71%) patients received all 4 CT cycles and an RT dose 60 Gy. The 1-year PFS rate was 51.3% (95%CI: 42.0, 60.5). Median PFS was 10.6 months (95%CI: 8.6, 17.3), median OS was 26.2 months (95%CI: 16.7, not estimable). One patient died from enteritis (treatment-related) during Cycle 4. Four patients discontinued due to treatment-related adverse events, 1 on induction CT (renal failure), 3 on concurrent CT+RT (1 hypoacusis, 2 acute esophagitis). During induction CT, 18.9% of patients reported Grade 3/4 CTCAEs, only neutropenia (2.2%) and syncope (2.2%) were reported by >1 patient. During concurrent CT+RT, 41.3% of patients reported G3/4 CTCAEs, mainly esophagitis (12.0%), neutropenia (10.7%), and leukopenia (9.3%).In this study of Pem-Cis induction CT followed by full-dose Pem-Cis with concurrent RT, median PFS was 10.6 months and toxicity was manageable, in line with previous data on Pem-Cis plus RT.


PubMed | Hemer Lung Clinic
Type: | Journal: JIMD reports | Year: 2013

M. Hunter is characterized by an accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in cells, blood, and connective tissue as a consequence of a deficiency of the enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase. Unlike enzyme replacement therapy with idursulfase in children, there is limited long-term experience in adult patients with Morbus Hunter.The case presented here describes the development of a man born in 1971 who was admitted to Hemer Lung Clinic in 2005 with severe obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary functional impairment, and ventilatory failure (FEV 1: 0.8 L, VC: 1.0 L; pO(2): 52 mmHg; pCO(2): 81 mmHg, 6 MWT: 100 m). Initially, the patient received symptomatic treatment with noninvasive ventilation, which achieved a considerable improvement in pulmonary function and a normalization of blood gasses. Since February 2008, the patient received additional enzyme replacement therapy with idursulfase, which resulted in a further significant functional improvement (FEV1: 1.6; VC: 2.3 L; VO(2)max: 1,350 mL or 28.1 mL/kg body weight), in a normalization of prior elevated pulmonary artery pressures and also in impressive changes in the physiognomy and joint mobility. In November 2010, the polysomnography and nocturnal blood gas analysis without NIV showed only a mild obstructive sleep-related breathing disorder with no sign of hypoventilation. Therapy was changed to nocturnal CPAP therapy with a constant pressure of 6 cm H(2)O. Additional administration of oxygen was not required. With this therapy, the patient has been asymptomatic up to September 2011.Adult Hunter patients also benefit from enzyme replacement therapy and, in restrictive ventilatory defects with hypoventilation, from symptomatic therapy with noninvasive ventilation.

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