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The prognostic significance of anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis.

Li J, Li S, Chen R, Yu H, Lu X - J Ovarian Res (2015)

Bottom Line: The pooled hazard ratio (HR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the random and fixed-effects models, and subgroup and sensitivity analyses were subsequently performed.Further subgroup analyses demonstrated that the administrations of each of the agents were associated with improved PFSs.The bevacizumab subgroup exhibited a similar trend that did not reach statistical significance (HR, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.80-1.01; P = 0.08).

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Affiliation: Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200011, China. fdlijun2008@163.com.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The prognostic value of anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer patients is currently under debate. In this study, we assessed the effects of anti-angiogenesis therapy on the progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of ovarian cancer patients.

Materials and methods: PubMed was searched to identify relevant studies that evaluated the therapeutic value of anti-angiogenic agents in ovarian cancer (the final search was current to Dec. 13th 2014). Reviews of each study were conducted, and the data were extracted. The primary outcomes that were analysed were progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). The pooled hazard ratio (HR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the random and fixed-effects models, and subgroup and sensitivity analyses were subsequently performed.

Results: A total of 12 studies were included in the meta-analysis. The overall analysis revealed that the incorporation of anti-angiogenesis therapy was significantly associated with a longer PFS (HR, 0.66; 95% CI, 0.58-0.75; P < 0.01) and a longer OS (HR, 0.89; 95% CI, 0.82-0.97; P = 0.01) in the total population, and these findings were confirmed by one-way sensitivity analyses. Further subgroup analyses demonstrated that the administrations of each of the agents were associated with improved PFSs. The prognostic value of anti-angiogenesis therapy for the OS was significant in the trebananib subgroup (HR, 0.81; 95% CI, 0.67-0.99; P = 0.04). The bevacizumab subgroup exhibited a similar trend that did not reach statistical significance (HR, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.80-1.01; P = 0.08).

Conclusions: The present meta-analysis indicated that anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer patients was associated with a better clinical outcome. Further studies are warranted to identify the specific subgroup of patients who are most likely to benefit from anti-angiogenesis therapy.

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Mentions: We screened 485 potentially relevant articles in our systematic literature search and identified 10 eligible studies (Fig. 1). Two additional reports presented at the 2013 ESMO meeting and the 2013 ESGO biennial meeting were also included in our meta-analysis (Fig. 1). The characteristics of the included studies are shown in Table 1 [8–19].Fig. 1


The prognostic significance of anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis.

Li J, Li S, Chen R, Yu H, Lu X - J Ovarian Res (2015)

Flow chart of the search strategy used for the selection of eligible studies
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4526298&req=5

Fig1: Flow chart of the search strategy used for the selection of eligible studies
Mentions: We screened 485 potentially relevant articles in our systematic literature search and identified 10 eligible studies (Fig. 1). Two additional reports presented at the 2013 ESMO meeting and the 2013 ESGO biennial meeting were also included in our meta-analysis (Fig. 1). The characteristics of the included studies are shown in Table 1 [8–19].Fig. 1

Bottom Line: The pooled hazard ratio (HR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the random and fixed-effects models, and subgroup and sensitivity analyses were subsequently performed.Further subgroup analyses demonstrated that the administrations of each of the agents were associated with improved PFSs.The bevacizumab subgroup exhibited a similar trend that did not reach statistical significance (HR, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.80-1.01; P = 0.08).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200011, China. fdlijun2008@163.com.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The prognostic value of anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer patients is currently under debate. In this study, we assessed the effects of anti-angiogenesis therapy on the progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of ovarian cancer patients.

Materials and methods: PubMed was searched to identify relevant studies that evaluated the therapeutic value of anti-angiogenic agents in ovarian cancer (the final search was current to Dec. 13th 2014). Reviews of each study were conducted, and the data were extracted. The primary outcomes that were analysed were progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). The pooled hazard ratio (HR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the random and fixed-effects models, and subgroup and sensitivity analyses were subsequently performed.

Results: A total of 12 studies were included in the meta-analysis. The overall analysis revealed that the incorporation of anti-angiogenesis therapy was significantly associated with a longer PFS (HR, 0.66; 95% CI, 0.58-0.75; P < 0.01) and a longer OS (HR, 0.89; 95% CI, 0.82-0.97; P = 0.01) in the total population, and these findings were confirmed by one-way sensitivity analyses. Further subgroup analyses demonstrated that the administrations of each of the agents were associated with improved PFSs. The prognostic value of anti-angiogenesis therapy for the OS was significant in the trebananib subgroup (HR, 0.81; 95% CI, 0.67-0.99; P = 0.04). The bevacizumab subgroup exhibited a similar trend that did not reach statistical significance (HR, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.80-1.01; P = 0.08).

Conclusions: The present meta-analysis indicated that anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer patients was associated with a better clinical outcome. Further studies are warranted to identify the specific subgroup of patients who are most likely to benefit from anti-angiogenesis therapy.

No MeSH data available.


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