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PURPOSE This randomized study compared denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κ B (RANK) ligand, with zoledronic acid in delaying or preventing skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with breast cancer with bone metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to receive either(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the safety and tolerability and to explore the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of the humanized antiepidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody EMD72000 in patients with solid tumors that express epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a phase I dose-escalation trial of EMD72000 in(More)
Zoledronic acid (ZA) or denosumab treatment reduces skeletal-related events; however, the safety of prolonged therapy has not been adequately studied. Here, we describe safety results of extended denosumab therapy in patients with bone metastases from the open-label extension phase of two phase 3 trials. Patients with metastatic breast or prostate cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE Many patients with advanced cancer frequently use analgesic medications for their pain. Systematically assessing and quantifying changes in analgesic use remains challenging in the clinical trials setting. Currently, there is no sensitive scale for categorizing the intensity of analgesic medications to understand the reasons for changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with bone metastases from advanced cancer often experience skeletal-related events (SRE), which cause substantial pain and morbidity. Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits RANK Ligand (RANKL), is a novel bone-targeted agent with a distinct mechanism of action relative to the bisphosphonate zoledronic acid, for(More)
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is an aggressive primary osteolytic tumor. GCTB often involves the epiphysis, usually causing substantial pain and functional disability. Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κΒ ligand (RANKL), is an effective treatment option for patients with advanced GCTB.(More)
PURPOSE This analysis evaluated patient-reported outcomes and analgesic use in patients with bone metastases from solid tumours across three comparative studies of denosumab and zoledronic acid. METHODS Pooled data were analysed from three identically designed double-blind phase III studies comparing subcutaneous denosumab 120 mg with intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND In a phase III trial in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and bone metastases, denosumab was superior to zoledronic acid in reducing skeletal-related events (SREs; radiation to bone, pathologic fracture, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression). This study reassessed the efficacy of denosumab using symptomatic skeletal(More)
PURPOSE Denosumab was shown to be superior to zoledronic acid in preventing skeletal related events (SRE) in patients with breast cancer and bone metastases in a randomized, double-blind phase III study. We evaluated further results from this study related to skeletal complications and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients(More)
BACKGROUND High grade astrocytomas account for approximately 40% of all primary brain tumors. The median survival is approximately 8-10 months for patients with glioblastoma multiforme and 36 months for patients with anaplastic astrocytoma. The results of systemic chemotherapy in the treatment of brain tumors have been reported to be less than satisfactory,(More)