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15.01.2021 | Short Report Open Access

Effectiveness of cetuximab as preemptive postsurgical therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma patients with major risk: a single‐center retrospective cohort study

A retrospective cohort study was performed to investigate the effectiveness of preemptive postsurgical therapy with cetuximab for patients with a major risk of recurrence or metastasis after clinical complete resection of primary oral squamous …


Immunotherapy-induced pneumonitis in non-small cell lung cancer patients: current concern in treatment with immune-check-point inhibitors

Purpose Immune-related adverse events (IrAEs) are auto-immune reactions associated with immune checkpoint inhibitor-based therapy (ICI). To date, little is known about immunotherapy-induced pneumonitis (IIP). In this study, we investigated the …


A rat toxicological study of intra-arterial injection of Tirapazamine, a hypoxia-activating Cancer therapeutic agent, followed by hepatic artery ligation

Background Tirapazamine’s (TPZ) tolerability after an intra-arterial (IA) injection remains unclear. We investigated TPZ’s safety and tolerability in rats by first injecting into the left hepatic artery and then performing a hepatic artery …

09.01.2021 | PHASE I STUDIES

Pharmacokinetic effects of proton pump inhibitors on the novel PARP inhibitor fluzoparib: a single-arm, fixed-sequence trial in male healthy volunteers

Purpose To assess the pharmacokinetic (PK) effect of proton pump inhibitors on the novel poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor fluzoparib, and observe the safety of its co-administration with omeprazole. Patients and …

07.01.2021 | SHORT REPORT

The clinical efficacy and safety of single-agent pembrolizumab in patients with recurrent granulosa cell tumors of the ovary: a case series from a phase II basket trial

Background Treatment of recurrent, unresectable granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary can be challenging. Given the rarity of the tumor, alternative therapies have been difficult to evaluate in large prospective clinical trials. Currently, to …

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