alexa Quality of life in patients with gastroenteropancreatic tumors treated with [177Lu-DOTA0,Tyr3]octreotate.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Teunissen JJ, Kwekkeboom DJ, Krenning EP

Abstract Share this page

Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the quality of life (QoL) in patients with metastatic somatostatin receptor positive gastroenteropancreatic tumors treated with [(177)Lu-DOTA(0),Tyr(3)]octreotate ((177)Lu-octreotate) therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients who had been treated with 600 to 800 mCi of (177)Lu-octreotate and had a follow-up of at least 3 months were studied. The patients completed the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 before therapy and at follow-up visit 6 weeks after the last cycle. Overall QoL and specific QoL domains of both the total group of patients and subgroups according to treatment outcome were analyzed. Twenty-four patients had regression, 19 had stable disease, six had progressive disease, and one had nonassessable disease status. Analysis of variance was used for statistical comparison. RESULTS: A significant improvement in the global health status/QoL scale was observed after therapy with (177)Lu-octreotate (P <.01). The score increased significantly six weeks after therapy to a mean of 78.2, up from 69.0 (scale range, 0 to 100). Furthermore, significant improvement was observed in the role, emotional, and social function scales. The symptom scores for fatigue, insomnia, and pain were significantly decreased. Patients with proven tumor regression most frequently had an improvement of QoL domains. Unexpectedly, patients with progressive disease also indicated an improvement in their global health/QoL score. CONCLUSION: (177)Lu-octreotate therapy significantly improved the global health/QoL and several function and symptom scales in patients with metastasized gastroenteropancreatic tumors, but especially in those patients with proven tumor regression. This article was published in J Clin Oncol and referenced in Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords