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161. Comparison of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors between Older and Younger Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (Full text)

Comparison of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors between Older and Younger Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Despite the fact that it is widely acknowledged that immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) rely on the presence of immune response to take their antitumor effect, little is known whether there is an influence exerted on the efficacy of ICIs based on patients' age. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the efficacy (...) -regression analysis.A total of 12 eligible RCTs included in our study, which reported OS according to patients' age. The overall estimated random-effects for HR was 0.75 with 95% CI of 0.65-0.87 in younger arm versus 0.81 with 95% CI of 0.72-0.92 in older arm. ICIs can improve OS for patients with advanced or metastatic lung cancer when compared to controls, especially for those patients with NSCLC, anti-PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors, non-squamous, Pembrolizumab or Atezolizumab used as well as subsequent-line

2020 BioMed research international PubMed abstract

162. Preoperative D-dimer level is an independent prognostic factor for non-small cell lung cancer after surgical resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Full text)

Preoperative D-dimer level is an independent prognostic factor for non-small cell lung cancer after surgical resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Whether high preoperative D-dimer level has any impact on long-term survival of patients with surgically treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. Therefore, we conducted the first meta-analysis focusing specifically on prognostic value of high preoperative D-dimer level in NSCLC patients after surgical resection (...) comprehensively.We conducted a systematic search for relevant studies in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science on January 28, 2019. Data for analysis consisted of hazard ratio (HR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) of overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) from multivariate analysis and were analyzed by using the STATA 12.0 package.Finally, we included a total of 6 cohort studies consisting of 1,817 patients with surgically treated NSCLC for analysis. Our meta-analysis found that NSCLC patients

2020 Annals of Translational Medicine PubMed abstract

163. Erratum: Pulmonary Toxicities of Gefitinib in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Erratum. (Full text)

Erratum: Pulmonary Toxicities of Gefitinib in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Erratum. [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003008.].

2020 Medicine PubMed abstract

164. Autoantibodies as diagnostic biomarkers for lung cancer: A systematic review. (Full text)

Autoantibodies as diagnostic biomarkers for lung cancer: A systematic review. Lung cancer (LC) accounts for the largest number of tumor-related deaths worldwide. As the overall 5-year survival rate of LC is associated with its stages at detection, development of a cost-effective and noninvasive cancer screening method is necessary. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the diagnostic values of single and panel tumor-associated autoantibodies (TAAbs) in patients with LC. This review (...) protein (HE4) with the maximum sensitivity 91% for NSCLC. The sensitivities of the panel of TAAbs ranged from 30% to 94.8% (mean: 76.7%, median: 82%), specificities from 73% to 100% (mean: 86.8%, median: 89.0%), and AUCs from 0.630 to 0.982 (mean: 0.821, median: 0.820), and the most significant AUC value in a panel (M13 Phage 908, 3148, 1011, 3052, 1000) was 0.982. The single TAAb with the most significant diagnostic calue for early stage LC, was the autoantibody against Wilms tumor protein 1 (WT1

2020 Cell Death Discovery PubMed abstract

165. Clinicopathological significance of DAPK promoter methylation in non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Full text)

Clinicopathological significance of DAPK promoter methylation in non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lung carcinogenesis is related to silencing of tumor suppressor genes and activation of oncogenes. The aim was to investigate the significance of death-associated protein kinase (DAPK) methylation in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) through a meta-analysis.A detailed literature search was made in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases. All analysis (...) in adenocarcinoma and squamous cell cancer. The rate of DAPK promoter hypermethylation was similar between stage III/IV and stage I/II. In addition, the data showed that DAPK promoter hypermethylation was not associated with smoking behavior in patients with NSCLC.DAPK promoter hypermethylation is correlated with risk of NSCLC and is a potential biomarker for prediction of poor prognosis in patients with NSCLC.

2020 Cancer management and research PubMed abstract

166. Correlation Between RASSF1A Gene Promoter Hypermethylation in Serum or Sputum and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Meta-Analysis. (Full text)

Correlation Between RASSF1A Gene Promoter Hypermethylation in Serum or Sputum and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Meta-Analysis. BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of RASSF1A promoter hypermethylation of serum or sputum in diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by pooling open published data. MATERIAL AND METHODS Open-published studies relevant to RASSF1A promoter hypermethylation and NSCLC diagnosis were screened through Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane

2020 Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research PubMed abstract

167. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials on Preoperative Physical Exercise Interventions in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. (Full text)

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials on Preoperative Physical Exercise Interventions in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Preoperative physical exercise protocols prior to cancer surgery increased in popularity over recent years; however, the beneficial effect of such protocols is not well established, with conflicting results reported. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effects (...) of different modalities or combinations of preoperative exercise interventions and/or prehabilitation multicomponent training in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after surgery on the outcomes related to functional capacity, mental wellness and medical care. We searched in OVID Embase, Pubmed, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Scopus, and Web of Science. Characteristics of studies and program results and outcome data were extracted. Changes between the intervention and control groups, from baseline

2020 Cancers PubMed abstract

168. Lung Cancer Screening, Version 3.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. (Full text)

Lung Cancer Screening, Version 3.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States and worldwide. Early detection of lung cancer is an important opportunity for decreasing mortality. Data support using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) of the chest to screen select patients who are at high risk for lung cancer. Lung screening is covered under the Affordable Care Act for individuals with high-risk factors (...) . The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) covers annual screening LDCT for appropriate Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer if they also receive counseling and participate in shared decision-making before screening. The complete version of the NCCN Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening provides recommendations for initial and subsequent LDCT screening and provides more detail about LDCT screening. This manuscript focuses on identifying patients at high risk for lung cancer who

2020 Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN PubMed abstract

170. A pooled meta-analysis of PD-1/L1 inhibitors incorporation therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. (Full text)

A pooled meta-analysis of PD-1/L1 inhibitors incorporation therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Objective: Immune checkpoint inhibitors, especially the programmed cell death receptor-1/ligand 1 (PD-1/L1) inhibitors, displayed promising efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Incorporation of anti-PD-1/L1 antibodies into other therapeutic regimens (including CTLA-4 inhibitors, chemotherapy, EGFR-TKIs and IDO inhibitors) is currently in active clinical research

2020 OncoTargets and therapy PubMed abstract

171. STAT3 rs4796793 contributes to lung cancer risk and clinical outcomes of platinum-based chemotherapy. (Abstract)

STAT3 rs4796793 contributes to lung cancer risk and clinical outcomes of platinum-based chemotherapy. Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 plays a vital role in carcinogenesis and drug response. Platinum-based chemotherapy is the first-line treatment for lung cancer patients, especially those in advanced stages. In the present study, we investigated the association of STAT3 polymorphism rs4796793 with lung cancer susceptibility, platinum-based chemotherapy response (...) , and toxicity.A total of 498 lung cancer patients and 213 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. 467 of them received at least 2-cycle platinum-based chemotherapy. Unconditional logistical regression analysis was used to assess the associations.STAT3 rs4769793 G allele carriers had an increased susceptibility of lung cancer [additive model: adjusted OR (95% CI) 1.376 (1.058-1.789), P = 0.017; recessive model: adjusted OR (95% CI) 1.734 (1.007-2.985), P = 0.047]. Rs4769793 was not significantly

2020 International journal of clinical oncology

172. Association between Polymorphisms of Vitamin D Receptor and Lung Cancer Susceptibility: Evidence from an Updated Meta-analysis. (Full text)

Association between Polymorphisms of Vitamin D Receptor and Lung Cancer Susceptibility: Evidence from an Updated Meta-analysis. Purpose: The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate polymorphism of Bsm1, Apal, Taq1 and Cdx-2 in vitamin D receptor (VDR) associations in relation to lung cancer (LC) susceptibility. Methods: 9 literatures were recruited into this meta-analysis from PubMed, PMC, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane library and CNKI. STATA version 15.1 was used for statistical tests (...) among Asians. Cdx-2 polymorphism was considered as a protective factor in Caucasians, whereas no association of Apal polymorphism with LC risk was observed in Asians and Caucasians for all genetic models. Conclusion: The results of this meta-analysis suggested that Bsm1, Taq1 and Cdx-2 polymorphism may contribute to lung cancer susceptibility, more studies need be conducted to confirm in the future.

2020 Journal of Cancer PubMed abstract

173. Effectiveness and safety of PD-1/PD-L1 or CTLA4 inhibitors combined with chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for lung cancer: A meta-analysis. (Full text)

Effectiveness and safety of PD-1/PD-L1 or CTLA4 inhibitors combined with chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for lung cancer: A meta-analysis. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) combined with chemotherapy have been applied as a first-line treatment for lung cancer, but consistent beneficial results have not been documented. Therefore, our meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of combination therapy to promote its application.We searched electronic databases (...) ) blockade for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) group (subgroup A), with a combined OR values of 2.36 (95% CI: 1.79-3.13, P<0.001) and 1.92 (95% CI: 1.10-3.35, P<0.001), respectively. However, no significant benefits were observed in the cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) blockade for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) (subgroup B) and CTLA-4 blockade for NSCLC groups (subgroup C). In addition, a significant improvement in PFS was observed in subgroup A, subgroup B and subgroup C, with pooled HR

2020 Journal of thoracic disease PubMed abstract

174. First-line treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer: systematic review and network meta-analysis. (Full text)

First-line treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer: systematic review and network meta-analysis. The objectives of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to compare the survival, toxicity, and quality of life of patients treated with necitumumab in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin. These agents were investigated in published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the first

2020 Journal of thoracic disease PubMed abstract

175. Upfront Cranial Radiotherapy vs. EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Alone for the Treatment of Brain Metastases From Non-small-cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of 1465 Patients. (Full text)

Upfront Cranial Radiotherapy vs. EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Alone for the Treatment of Brain Metastases From Non-small-cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of 1465 Patients. Background: Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) is revolutionizing the management of brain metastases (BMs). This study was to explore the value of upfront cranial radiotherapy (RT) in EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with BMs compared with EGFR-TKIs alone. Methods: We

2020 Frontiers in oncology PubMed abstract

176. Metformin Use and Lung Cancer Risk in Diabetic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (Full text)

Metformin Use and Lung Cancer Risk in Diabetic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Antidiabetic medications (ADMs) can alter the risk of different types of cancer, but the relationship between lung cancer incidence and metformin remains controversial. Our aim was to quantitatively estimate the relationship between incidences of lung cancer and metformin in patients with diabetes in this meta-analysis.We performed a search in PubMed, Embase, ISI Web of Science, and Cochrane Library (...) until September 20, 2017. The odds ratio (OR), relative risk (RR) or hazard ratio (HR), and 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were estimated using the random-effect model. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) was used to assess the study quality.A total of 13 studies (10 cohort studies and 3 case-control studies) were included in the meta-analysis. Compared to nonmetformin users, metformin probably decreased lung cancer incidence in diabetic patients (RR = 0.89; 95% CI, 0.83-0.96; P = 0.002

2020 Disease markers PubMed abstract

177. The Antitumor Immunity and Tumor Responses of Chemotherapy with or without DC-CIK for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in China: A Meta-Analysis of 28 Randomized Controlled Trials. (Full text)

The Antitumor Immunity and Tumor Responses of Chemotherapy with or without DC-CIK for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in China: A Meta-Analysis of 28 Randomized Controlled Trials. DC-CIK therapy included DC-CIK cells and Ag-DC-CIK cells. To further confirm whether DC-CIK reconstructs the antitumor immunity and improves the tumor responses and reveals its optimal usage and combination with chemotherapy, we systematically reevaluated all the related studies.All studies about DC-CIK plus chemotherapy (...) chemotherapy and chemotherapy alone. Subgroup analysis showed that only DC-CIK cells could increase the CD3+T cells, CD3+ CD4+T cells, CD3+ CD8+T cells, and CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio. In treatment with one cycle or two cycles and combination with NP or GP, DC-CIK could increase the CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio. All results had good stability.DC-CIK therapy can simultaneously improve the antitumor immunity and tumor responses. DC-CIK therapy, especially DC-CIK cells, can improve antitumor immunity through increasing

2020 Journal of immunology research PubMed abstract

178. Complete response associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials. (Full text)

Complete response associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials. The purposes of this study were to investigate whether the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) would increase the possibility of archiving complete response (CR) and assess the surrogate end points for overall survival (OS).We calculated the incidence and relative risk (RR) of CR events

2020 Cancer management and research PubMed abstract

179. Comparative efficacy and safety for different chemotherapy regimens used concurrently with thoracic radiation for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. (Full text)

Comparative efficacy and safety for different chemotherapy regimens used concurrently with thoracic radiation for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. It remains unknown which is the most preferable regimen used concurrently with thoracic radiation for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We performed a network meta-analysis to address this important issue.PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and major

2020 Radiation oncology (London, England) PubMed abstract

180. Diagnostic Performance of Perfusion Computed Tomography for Differentiating Lung Cancer from Benign Lesions: A Meta-Analysis. (Full text)

. Publication bias, sensitivity, specificity, and the area under the curve (AUC) were calculated using Stata12.0. RESULTS Fourteen studies comprising 1032 malignant and 447 benign pulmonary lesions were analyzed. Lung cancer had higher BV, BF, MTT, and PS values than benign lesions. SMDs and 95% CIs of BV, BF, MTT, and PS were 2.29 (1.43, 3.16), 0.50 (0.14, 0.86), 0.55 (0.39, 0.72), and 1.21 (0.87, 1.56), respectively. AUC values of BV and PS were 0.92 (0.90, 0.94) and 0.83 (0.80, 0.86), respectively (...) Diagnostic Performance of Perfusion Computed Tomography for Differentiating Lung Cancer from Benign Lesions: A Meta-Analysis. BACKGROUND Numerous studies have explored diagnosis of pulmonary nodules using perfusion computed tomography (CT); however, findings were not always consistent between studies. Th e present study aimed to summarize evidence on the diagnostic value of perfusion CT for distinguishing between lung cancer and benign lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a systematic

2020 Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research PubMed abstract