Alex D Drilon

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BACKGROUND Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a genetically distinct sarcoma with a propensity for local recurrence and metastasis despite an indolent course. To the authors' knowledge, there are limited data examining chemotherapy outcomes as a guide to therapeutic decisions for unresectable disease. METHODS The clinical behavior and treatment(More)
BACKGROUND While previous studies have reported on the prognostic value of total plasma cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) in lung cancers, few have prospectively evaluated its predictive value for systemic therapy response. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the association between changes in total cfDNA and radiologic(More)
OBJECTIVES Small cell lung cancers (SCLCs) are characterized by aberrantly methylated O(6)-methyl-guanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT). Epigenetic silencing of MGMT is associated with loss of MGMT activity and improved sensitivity to alkylating agents in glioblastomas. We have reported the activity of temozolomide, a non-classical alkylating agent, in(More)
BACKGROUND Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently described pathologic entity. We report the case of a patient with an initial diagnosis of salivary acinic cell carcinoma later reclassified as MASC after next-generation sequencing revealed an ETV6-NTRK3 fusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS This alteration was targeted with the pan-Trk inhibitor(More)
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