- 作者列表："Liu JM","Liu YP","Chuang HC","Wu CT","Su YL","Hsu RJ
PURPOSE:This study aimed to investigate the association between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and the risk of subsequently developing hematologic disorders in patients with prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS:This population-based nationwide cohort study utilized data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database between 1997 and 2013. The patients were divided into three groups-those who received ADT only (ADT-only group), those who had radiotherapy (RT) only (RT-only group), and those treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) only (RP-only group). The study outcome was newly diagnosed hematologic disorder, including anemia and hematologic malignancy. Propensity score-matched, Cox regression, and Kaplan-Meier curve analyses were performed to investigate the risk of subsequently developing hematologic disorders after ADT. RESULTS:Of the 17,168 patients with prostate cancer who were included in the study, 13,318 met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. After propensity score matching, 1,797, 1,797, and 1,797 patients treated with ADT only, RT only, and RP only, respectively, who had a median follow-up period of 4.32 years were included in the study cohort. Compared with the patients treated with RP only, those who received ADT and RT were significantly at increased risk of subsequently developing hematologic disorders (ADT: adjusted hazard ratio [aHR]: 1.60, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.29-1.97; RT: aHR, 1.98, 95% CI: 1.62-2.42) according to the Cox regression analysis. Based on the Kaplan-Meier curve analysis, patients with bone metastasis who received ADT only had the lowest cumulative probabilities of not developing hematologic disorders. Moreover, a significantly increased risk of hematologic disorders was observed with the increasing duration of ADT (P for trend < .001). CONCLUSIONS:The use of ADT in patients with prostate cancer may increase the risk of subsequently developing hematologic disorders.
目的: 本研究旨在探讨雄激素剥夺治疗 (ADT) 与前列腺癌患者随后发生血液病的风险之间的关系。 材料和方法: 这项基于人群的全国性队列研究利用了 1997 年至 2013 年台湾国民健康保险研究数据库的数据。将患者分为三组-仅接受ADT者 (仅ADT组)，仅接受放疗 (RT) 者 (仅RT组)，和仅接受根治性前列腺切除术 (RP) 的患者 (RP-only组)。研究结果为新诊断的血液系统疾病，包括贫血和血液系统恶性肿瘤。进行倾向评分匹配、Cox回归和Kaplan-Meier曲线分析，以调查ADT后随后发生血液病的风险。 结果: 纳入研究的 17,168 例前列腺癌患者中，13,318 例符合纳入和排除标准。倾向评分匹配后，分别有 1,797 、 1,797 和 1,797 例仅接受ADT、仅接受RT和仅接受RP治疗的患者，中位随访期为 4.32 年的患者被纳入研究队列。与仅接受RP治疗的患者相比，接受ADT和RT的患者随后发生血液病的风险显著增加 (ADT: 校正风险比 [aHR]: 1.60，95% 置信区间 [CI]: 1.29-1.97; RT: aHR，1.98，95% CI: 1.62-2.42)根据Cox回归分析。基于Kaplan-Meier曲线分析，仅接受ADT的骨转移患者未发生血液病的累积概率最低。此外，随着ADT持续时间的增加，血液系统疾病的风险显著增加 (趋势P <.001)。 结论: 在前列腺癌患者中使用ADT可能会增加随后发生血液系统疾病的风险。
METHODS:OBJECTIVE:Large inoperable sacral chordomas show unsatisfactory local control rates even when treated with high dose proton therapy (PT). The aim of this study is assessing feasibility and reporting early results of patients treated with PT and concomitant hyperthermia (HT). METHODS: :Patients had histologically proven unresectable sacral chordomas and received 70 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 2.5 Gy fractions with concomitant weekly HT. Toxicity was assessed according to CTCAE_v4. A volumetric tumor response analysis was performed. RESULTS: :Five patients were treated with the combined approach. Median baseline tumor volume was 735 cc (range, 369-1142). All patients completed PT and received a median of 5 HT sessions (range, 2-6). Median follow-up was 18 months (range, 9-26). The volumetric analysis showed an objective response of all tumors (median shrinkage 46%; range, 9-72). All patients experienced acute Grade 2-3 local pain. One patient presented with a late Grade 3 iliac fracture. CONCLUSION:Combining PT and HT in large inoperable sacral chordomas is feasible and causes acceptable toxicity. Volumetric analysis shows promising early results, warranting confirmation in the framework of a prospective trial. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: :This is an encouraging first report of the feasibility and early results of concomitant HT and PT in treating inoperable sacral chordoma.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:National guidelines recommend screening and treatment for cancer-related bone disease and continued monitoring of bone-modifying agents. It is unclear whether a standardized screening tool is utilized to identify eligible patients and ensure appropriate supportive care is implemented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current prescribing practices and optimize management of bone-modifying agents. METHODS:A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who received hormone deprivation therapy or had bone metastases through Hematology/Oncology or Urology clinics from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017. The primary endpoints of this study were the incidence of completed baseline dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan for patients on hormone deprivation therapy and percent of patients started on a bone-modifying agent for the prevention of skeletal-related events secondary to bone metastasis. Secondary endpoints included percent of patients with dental examinations prior to initiation, adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw or flu-like symptoms and education, and percent of bisphosphonate doses appropriately adjusted based on renal function. RESULTS:A total of 375 patients were assessed for baseline DEXA scans and bone-modifying therapy. Of the 226 patients on hormone deprivation therapy, 111 (49%) patients were appropriately screened with a DEXA scan prior to initiation of hormone deprivation therapy. Among the 149 patients with bone metastases, only 94 (63.1%) patients were started on a bone-modifying agent. CONCLUSIONS:Opportunities have been identified to optimize management of patients with cancer-related bone disease. Implementation of standardized tools may increase the rate of appropriate screening and initiation of bone-modifying therapy when warranted.
METHODS:PURPOSE:Low skeletal muscle mass has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced lung cancer. However, little is known about the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and overall survival in patients with bone metastases from lung cancer. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of low trunk muscle mass in predicting overall survival in these patients. METHODS:The data from 198 patients who were diagnosed with bone metastases from lung cancer from April 2009 to May 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The areas of the psoas and paravertebral muscles were measured at the level of the third lumbar vertebra on computed tomography scans taken at the time nearest to the diagnosis of bone metastasis. Muscle area was evaluated for male and female cohorts separately using different cutoff points. Cox proportional hazards analysis was performed to evaluate the factors independently associated with overall survival. RESULTS:The overall survival of patients in the lowest quartile for psoas muscle area or paravertebral muscle area was significantly shorter than that of patients above the 25th percentile for muscle area (p < 0.001). Multivariate analyses showed that paravertebral muscle mass (hazard ratio, 1.73; 95% confidence interval, 1.17-2.56; p = 0.006), epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapy, and performance status were independent prognostic factors. CONCLUSIONS:Low paravertebral muscle mass was associated with shorter survival, independently of known prognostic factors.