Paper Session

A Paper Session at ECIO 2017 features the best interventional oncology papers published in 2016. Please find below information on the papers to be presented.


Monday, April 24 

  11:30-12:00, Main Auditorium (Sala A1)  
  Paper Session  
PS 902 The best IO papers of 2016  
     
  Moderators: J.I. Bilbao (Pamplona/ES), E. Brountzos (Athens/GR)  
     
902.1 Yttrium-90 radioembolization for colorectal cancer liver metastases: a prospective cohort study on circulating angiogenic factors and treatment response
C.E.N.M. Rosenbaum, A.F. van den Hoven, M.N.G.J.A. Braat,
M. Koopman, M.G.E.H. Lam, B.A. Zonnenberg, H.M. Verkooijen, M.A.A.J. van den Bosch; Utrecht/NL
 
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902.2 Independent analysis of albumin-bilirubin grade in a 765-patient cohort treated with transarterial locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma
R. Hickey, S. Mouli, L. Kulik, K. Desai, B. Thornburg, D. Ganger,
T. Baker, M. Abecassis, J. Ralph Kallini, A. Gabr, V.L. Gates,
A.B. Benson III, R.J. Lewandowski, R. Salem; Chicago, IL/US
 
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902.3 Pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of chemoembolization with doxorubicin-loaded tightly calibrated small microspheres in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
K. Malagari, T. Kiakidis, M. Pomoni, H. Moschouris, E. Emmanouil,
T. Spiridopoulos, V. Sotirchos, S. Tandeles, D. Koundouras,
A. Kelekis, D. Filippiadis, A. Charokopakis, E. Bouma,
A. Chatziioannou, S. Dourakis, J. Koskinas, T. Karampelas,
K. Tamvakopoulos, N. Kelekis, D. Kelekis; Athens/GR
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Abstracts

Yttrium-90 radioembolization for colorectal cancer liver metastases: a prospective cohort study on circulating angiogenic factors and treatment response

Background: Yttrium-90 radioembolization (90Y-RE) as a treatment for liver tumours induces radiation damage and hypoxia in liver tissue, which is also a trigger for systemic release of angiogenic factors, potentially stimulating tumour growth. We examined changes in circulating angiogenic factors following 90Y-RE and investigated the association between response and angiogenic factors. In this prospective study, 42 patients with unresectable, chemorefractory metastatic colorectal cancer (CRCLM) were treated with 90Y-RE. Blood samples were collected pre-treatment and at 0, 1, 3, 7 and 30 days of follow-up. Response was measured with MRI according to RECIST 1.1 at 1 month and subsequently 3-month interval until progressive disease (PD) occurred. Associations between circulating angiogenic factors and response were examined with linear mixed model analysis.
Results: Following 90Y-RE, three angiogenic factors demonstrated an increase in plasma levels, i.e., vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2). Non-responders (= PD at 1-month follow-up, n = 10) had a significant increase of Ang-2 and HGF at 3 and 7 days post treatment compared to responders (= stable disease or better, n = 32), who showed little to no changes in plasma levels (respectively p = 0.01 and p = 0.007). Median overall survival was 9.2 months (95% confidence interval 6.1–12.4).
Conclusions: Significant increases in plasma levels of Ang-2 and HGF in the first week after treatment were associated with rapid progressive disease of liver lesions at 1 month after 90Y-RE. Combination of 90Y-RE with anti-angiogenic therapy may reduce these effects and result in better response.

published in EJNMMI Research, 2016, 6:92, DOI: 10.1186/s13550-016-0236-1


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Independent analysis of albumin-bilirubin grade in a 765-patient cohort treated with transarterial locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma
 

Purpose: To assess validity of albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade as a predictor of survival in patients undergoing transarterial embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Materials and Methods: Baseline albumin and bilirubin values of 765 consecutive patients treated with conventional transarterial chemoembolization or yttrium-90 (90Y) radioembolization at a single institution were used to determine liver function according to ALBI grade. Survival outcomes were stratified by ALBI grade using Kaplan-Meier and stratified by Child-Pugh (C-P) class and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage. Discriminatory ability was assessed by C-index.
Results: For 428 patients receiving 90Y radioembolization, ALBI grade yielded distinct survival curves (P < .001). When stratified by C-P class and BCLC stage, ALBI grade revealed different survival outcomes for C-P B (P = .001), BCLC A (P < .001), BCLC B (P = .001), and BCLC C (P < .001). When substratified by BCLC stage, ALBI grade was a better discriminator of survival than C-P class (C-index 0.792, 0.763, respectively). For 337 patients receiving transarterial chemoembolization, ALBI grade yielded distinct survival curves (P < .001). When stratified by C-P class and BCLC stage, ALBI grade provided distinct survival curves for C-P B (P = .02), BCLC B (P = .001), and BCLC C (P = .02). When substratified by BCLC stage, ALBI grade was a better discriminator of survival than C-P class (C-index 0.739, 0.735, respectively).
Conclusion: ALBI grade outperforms C-P class at discriminating survival in patients receiving transarterial chemoembolization or 90Y radioembolization. ALBI grade is also valuable in patients with moderate liver dysfunction and BCLC B disease.
 
published in J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Jun;27(6):795-802. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.03.005. Epub 2016 Mar 31


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Pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of chemoembolization with doxorubicin-loaded tightly calibrated small microspheres in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
 

Purpose: This study examines safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of chemoembolization with loadable microspheres ≤100 μm for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Materials and Methods: A pilot safety study was performed in 19 patients with size and dose escalation and then 52 patients were enrolled prospectively and randomly assigned to chemoembolization with TANDEM™ loaded with 150 or 100 mg of doxorubicin.
Results: The mean diameter of the tumors was 7.28 ± 2.09 cm (range 4-12) and distribution dominant/multiple 51.9/48.1 %. Child A/B distribution was 32/20 (61.5/38.5 %) and etiology HBV/HCV/HBV/HCV-hemochromatosis was 61.6/9.6/9.6/15.4 %. Twenty-five patients were assigned in the low and 27 in the high loading group. There was 1.92 % thirty-day mortality due to lesion rupture. Biliary damage was seen in 3 patients (5.7 %) in the high loading. Mean maximum plasma concentration of doxorubicin C max ± SD was 284.9 ± 276.2 ng/mL for the high and 108.5 ± 77.6 ng/mL for the low loading (p < 0.001). According to m-RECIST overall objective response after two sessions reached 61.22 and 63.82 % at 6 months. Notably, complete target lesion response (CR) after the second session was observed in 28.57 % and maintained in 23.40 % at 6 months. No statistical differences in the local response rates were observed between the two loading groups. Overall survival (OS) at 6 months, 1, 2, and 3 years was 98.08, 92.3, 88.46, and 82.6 %, respectively. OS and Progression-Free Survival did not demonstrate statistical significance between the two loading groups.
Conclusion: Initial evidence shows that (a) TANDEM™ achieves high rates of local response and mid-term survival, (b) high loading provides no clinical benefit and is associated with biliary toxicity.
 
published in Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Oct;39(10):1379-91. doi: 10.1007/s00270-016-1382-6. Epub 2016 Jul 8

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