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Sörenson, S., Fohlin, H., Lindgren, A., Lindskog, M., Bergman, B., Sederholm, C., . . . Clinchy, B. (2013). Predictive role of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor for the effect of celecoxib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with chemotherapy. European Journal of Cancer, 49(1), 115-120
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Predictive role of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor for the effect of celecoxib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with chemotherapy
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2013 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0959-8049, E-ISSN 1879-0852, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 115-120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim of the study: The primary purpose of this study is to investigate if pretreatment plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are predictive of the effect of celecoxib on survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with palliative chemotherapy. A secondary objective is to describe the course of plasma VEGF levels during and after treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy combined with celecoxib or placebo. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: In a previously published double-blind multicenter phase III trial, 316 patients with NSCLC stage IIIB or IV and World Health Organisation (WHO) performance status 0-2 were randomised to receive celecoxib 400 mg b.i.d. or placebo in combination with two-drug platinum-based chemotherapy. Chemotherapy cycle length was three weeks and planned duration of chemotherapy was four cycles. Celecoxib was given for a maximum of one year but was stopped earlier in case of disease progression or prohibitive toxicity. In a subset of patients, plasma VEGF levels were examined at onset of treatment and at 6, 12 and 20 weeks. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: VEGF levels at start of treatment were obtained in 107 patients at four study sites. The median value was 70 pg/ml. Mean values declined during the first 12 weeks and then increased at 20 weeks. A subpopulation treatment effect pattern plot (STEPP) analysis showed an inverse relationship between initial plasma VEGF and the impact of celecoxib on survival with zero effect at 200 pg/ml. The effect on survival by celecoxib in the whole subset of patients was positive (hazard ratio (HR)=0.64 [confidence interval (CI) 0.43-0.95], p=0.028). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: Low pretreatment plasma levels of VEGF appear to be predictive of a positive effect of celecoxib on survival.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013
Keywords
Non-small cell lung cancer, Celecoxib, Chemotherapy, Survival, Plasma VEGF
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88362 (URN)10.1016/j.ejca.2012.07.032 (DOI)000312896700015 ()
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Funding Agencies|Ostergotland County Council, Medical Research Council of South-East Sweden (FORSS)||

Available from: 2013-02-04 Created: 2013-02-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06
Koch, A., Gustafsson, B., Fohlin, H. & Sörenson, S. (2011). Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in lung cancer cells evaluated by immunocytochemistry. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 39(3), 188-193
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in lung cancer cells evaluated by immunocytochemistry
2011 (English)In: Diagnostic Cytopathology, ISSN 8755-1039, E-ISSN 1097-0339, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 188-193Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression may be a prognostic factor in lung cancer. In previous studies, COX-2 expression has almost exclusively been evaluated with immunohistochemical methods performed on histology sections of tissue biopsies. However, in clinical practice, lung cancer is often diagnosed with cytological techniques only. We present methodology and results from analysis of COX-2 expression with immunochemistry on cytological material in 53 patients with lung cancer. Preparation and staining with the method established at our laboratory were easy to perform and resulted in good quality slides. The percentage COX-2-stained cells and the intensity of staining varied widely between and within the different cases. The proportion of positively stained tumor cells was as follows: <1% in 20 patients, 1-10% in 7 patients, 11-50% in 17 patients, and more than 50% in 9 patients. In 17 cases, groups of cells with different intensity of COX-2 staining were found in the same slide. In conclusion, immunocytochemical analysis of COX-2 expression is technically easy to perform with routine diagnostic procedures. There is a great variation in the proportion of COX-2-positive cells among patients and in the intensity of staining among individual cells in many single cases. Diagn. Cytopathol.2011;39:188-193. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley and Sons, 2011
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66083 (URN)10.1002/dc.21366 (DOI)000288035400006 ()21319320 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2011-03-04 Created: 2011-03-02 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Koch, A., Bergman, B., Holmberg, E., Sederholm, C., Ek, L., Kosieradzki, J., . . . Sörenson, S. (2011). Effect of celecoxib on survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A double blind randomised clinical phase III trial (CYCLUS study) by the Swedish Lung Cancer Study Group. European Journal of Cancer, 47(10), 1546-1555
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of celecoxib on survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A double blind randomised clinical phase III trial (CYCLUS study) by the Swedish Lung Cancer Study Group
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2011 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0959-8049, E-ISSN 1879-0852, Vol. 47, no 10, p. 1546-1555Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Increased expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is common in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has been associated with poor prognosis. Experimental and clinical phase II trials have indicated that the addition of the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib to palliative chemotherapy might increase survival time in patients with advanced NSCLC.

METHODS: We performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled multicentre phase III trial at 13 centres in Sweden. Three hundred and nineteen patients with advanced NSCLC stage IIIB-IV and performance status 0-2 were randomised to receive celecoxib 400mg b.i.d. or placebo in addition to palliative chemotherapy. The primary objective was to compare overall survival. Other end-points were quality of life, progression-free survival, toxicity, cardiovascular events and biological markers. The trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, No. NCT00300729.

FINDINGS: Three hundred and sixteen patients were included in the analysis, 158 in each treatment group. Median survival time was 8.5months. There was no survival difference between the treatment arms. Small but not statistically significant differences in global quality of life and pain were seen favouring the celecoxib group. No increased incidence of cardiovascular events was observed in the celecoxib group.

INTERPRETATION: This study failed to demonstrate a survival benefit of the addition of celecoxib to palliative chemotherapy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68748 (URN)10.1016/j.ejca.2011.03.035 (DOI)000292946200015 ()21565487 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2011-06-01 Created: 2011-06-01 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Koch, A., Sörenson, S., Fohlin, H. & Gustafsson, B. (2009). Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in cytological material from patients with lung cancer in EJC SUPPLEMENTS, vol 7, issue 2, pp 513-513. In: EJC SUPPLEMENTS (pp. 513-513). , 7(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in cytological material from patients with lung cancer in EJC SUPPLEMENTS, vol 7, issue 2, pp 513-513
2009 (English)In: EJC SUPPLEMENTS, 2009, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 513-513Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53064 (URN)000270645902370 ()
Available from: 2010-01-15 Created: 2010-01-15 Last updated: 2014-04-08
Koch, A., Fohlin, H. & Sörenson, S. (2009). Prognostic significance of C-reactive protein and smoking in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with first-line palliative chemotherapy.. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 4(3), 326-32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prognostic significance of C-reactive protein and smoking in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with first-line palliative chemotherapy.
2009 (English)In: Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, ISSN 1556-1380, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 326-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

HYPOTHESIS: The objective of the study was to analyze if C-reactive protein (CRP) and smoking status provide prognostic information in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving palliative first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective, single-institutional study, comprising all patients with NSCLC stage IIIB/IV and World Health Organization performance status (PS) 0-2 who started palliative first-line chemotherapy between January 1, 2002, and January 31, 2007. Patient records were reviewed. Cox's proportional hazards model was used to identify prognostic factors. RESULTS: Two hundred eight-nine consecutive patients were evaluable. Sixty-eight percent had stage IV disease and 67% had PS 0 or 1. Median survival was 7.4 months. At onset of chemotherapy, 206 patients (71%) had elevated CRP values (> or = 10 mg/liter). One-hundred-forty-four patients (50%) were current smokers. On univariate analysis, patients with elevated CRP levels had inferior survival (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.67, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.28-2.19, p < 0.001). Smoking at onset of treatment was associated with shorter survival (HR 1.56, 95% CI, 1.22-1.98, p < 0.001). Ever smokers had shorter survival than never smokers (HR 1.80, 95% CI, 1.25-2.59, p = 0.001). On multivariate analysis, with stage, PS, albumin, and gender as covariates, both smoking at start of chemotherapy and CRP elevation were independent negative prognostic factors for survival. CONCLUSIONS: CRP and smoking status are independent prognostic factors for survival in patients with advanced NSCLC receiving palliative first-line chemotherapy and provide additional information to established prognostic factors such as stage of disease and performance status.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18964 (URN)10.1097/JTO.0b013e31819578c8 (DOI)19155996 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-06 Created: 2009-06-06 Last updated: 2014-04-08
Sörenson, S. (2009). Svenska lungcancermötet 2009: Ny behandling för komorbida lungcancerpatienter. Onkologi i Sverige (4), 74-77
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svenska lungcancermötet 2009: Ny behandling för komorbida lungcancerpatienter
2009 (Swedish)In: Onkologi i Sverige, ISSN 1653-1582, no 4, p. 74-77Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gustavsberg: Pharma Industry Publishing, 2009
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21066 (URN)
Available from: 2009-09-28 Created: 2009-09-28 Last updated: 2009-09-28
Cullen, M., Zatloukal, P., Sörenson, S., Novello, S., Fischer, J., Joy, A., . . . Iscoe, N. (2008). A Randomized phase III trial comparing standard and high-dose pemetrexed as second-line treatment in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. Annals of Oncology, 19(5), 939-945
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Randomized phase III trial comparing standard and high-dose pemetrexed as second-line treatment in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer
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2008 (English)In: Annals of Oncology, ISSN 0923-7534, E-ISSN 1569-8041, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 939-945Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 Background: This phase III randomized trial compared pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 (P500) with pemetrexed 900 mg/m2 (P900) to determine whether higher dosing benefits non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients as second-line therapy. Patients and methods: Patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC, previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, were randomly assigned to receive i.v. P500 or P900 every 3 week. Results: Accrual was terminated with 588/600 patients enrolled because an interim analysis indicated a low probability of improved survival and numerically greater toxicity on the P900 arm. P900 patients were permitted to continue treatment at P500. No statistical difference was observed between the treatment arms (P500 versus P900) for median survival {6.7 versus 6.9 months, hazard ratio [HR] = 1.0132 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.837-1.226]}, progression-free survival [2.6 versus 2.8 months, HR = 0.9681 (95% CI 0.817-1.147)], or best overall tumor response [7.1% versus 4.3% (P = 0.1616)]. The incidence of drug-related grade 3/4 toxicity was typically <5% on both treatment arms, but was numerically higher on the P900 arm for most toxicity categories. Conclusions: P900 did not improve any efficacy measure over P500. P500 i.v. every 3 week remains the standard pemetrexed dose for second-line treatment of platinum-pretreated advanced NSCLC.

Keywords
advanced NSCLC, pemetrexed, second-line chemotherapy
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42643 (URN)10.1093/annonc/mdm592 (DOI)67359 (Local ID)67359 (Archive number)67359 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2017-12-13
von Plessen, C., Strand, T.-E., Wentzel-Larsen, T., Omenaas, E., Wilking, N., Sundstrøm, S. & Sörenson, S. (2008). Effectiveness of third generation chemotherapy on the survival of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer - a national study. Thorax
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effectiveness of third generation chemotherapy on the survival of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer - a national study
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2008 (English)In: Thorax, ISSN 0040-6376, E-ISSN 1468-3296Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42845 (URN)10.1136/thx.2007.093237 (DOI)69279 (Local ID)69279 (Archive number)69279 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Hermes, A., Bergman, B., Bremnes, R., Ek, L., Fluge, S., Sederholm, C., . . . Sörenson, S. (2008). Irinotecan plus carboplatin versus oral etoposide plus carboplatin in extensive small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase III trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(26), 4261-4267
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Irinotecan plus carboplatin versus oral etoposide plus carboplatin in extensive small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase III trial
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Oncology, ISSN 0732-183X, E-ISSN 1527-7755, Vol. 26, no 26, p. 4261-4267Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
lungcancer
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42841 (URN)69259 (Local ID)69259 (Archive number)69259 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Sörenson, S. (2007). Ny indikation för profylaktisk hjärnbestrålning vid småcellig lungcancer?. Onkologi i Sverige (4), 62-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ny indikation för profylaktisk hjärnbestrålning vid småcellig lungcancer?
2007 (Swedish)In: Onkologi i Sverige, ISSN 1653-1582, no 4, p. 62-63Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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Keywords
lungcancer
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42843 (URN)69261 (Local ID)69261 (Archive number)69261 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2010-04-27
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