- Neoadjuvant Interdigitated Chemoradiotherapy Using Mesna, Doxorubicin, and Ifosfamide for Large, High-grade, Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremity: Improved Efficacy and Reduced Toxicity
Dr. Lara Davis, OHSU physician, researcher shares her research: Discovery and characterization of novel, recurrent, targetable ALK fusions in leiomyosarcomaThe result of this research provides the first validation of a targetable oncogenic kinase fusion as a driver in a subset of leiomyosarcomas. Overall, these findings suggest that some soft tissue sarcomas may harbor previously unknown kinase gene translocations, and their discovery may propel new therapeutic strategies in this treatment-refractory cancer.
- Discovery and characterization of recurrent, targetable ALK fusions in leiomyosarcoma
- Trabectedin, Doxorubicin, and Olaratumab in Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Leiomyosarcoma
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- In select sarcoma subtypes, researchers determined the disease control rate (DCR) with sorafenib plus dacarbazine. They examined patients with leiomyosarcoma (LMS), synovial sarcoma (SS), or malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) with up to two previous lines of therapy and adequate hepatic, renal, and marrow function. Treatment regimen for these subjects comprised 3-week cycles of sorafenib at 400 mg oral twice daily and dacarbazine 1,000 mg/m2 intravenously (later reduced to 850 mg/m2). An 18-week DCR of 46% was documented in this study. Modest clinical activity of dacarbazine + sorafenib was evident in patients with these diagnoses. Dacarbazine + sorafenib was feasible and related to favorable disease-control rates; however, this combination also increased the potential for significant toxicity. Read the full article on The Oncologist
one NTRK fusion and it was very exciting.” – from Dr. Neeta Somaiah, MD, Sarcoma Research, Anderson Cancer Center.
Open-label, multicentre, randomised, phase II study of the EpSSG and the ITCC evaluating the addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy in childhood and adolescent patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (the BERNIE study)
Leiomyosarcoma Articles by Dr. Alexander Lazar:
Dr. Alexander Lazar (medical advisory council member) is a research pathologist from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.