Amanda K. Raymond

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For in-transit melanoma confined to the extremities, regional chemotherapy in the form of hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion and isolated limb infusion are effective treatment modalities carrying superior response rates to current standard systemic therapy. Despite high response rates, most patients will eventually recur, supporting the role for novel(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP) and isolated limb infusion (ILI) are used to manage advanced extremity melanoma, but no consensus exists as to which treatment is preferable and how to monitor patients post-treatment. STUDY DESIGN Using a prospectively maintained database, we reviewed our experience with melphalan-based HILP (which(More)
BACKGROUND Even after complete response (CR) to regional chemotherapy for in-transit melanoma, many patients develop recurrence. Understanding the probability, location, and timing of recurrences can optimize management strategies for this patient population. METHODS A prospective database identified patients who underwent 81 first-time hyperthermic(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated limb infusion with melphalan (ILI-M) corrected for ideal body weight (IBW) is a well-tolerated treatment for patients with in-transit extremity melanoma with an approximate 29 % complete response (CR) rate. Sorafenib, a multi-kinase inhibitor, has been shown to augment tumor response to chemotherapy in preclinical studies. METHODS A(More)
Interactions of transcriptional activators are difficult to study using transcription-based two-hybrid assays due to potent activation resulting in false positives. Here we report the development of the Golgi two-hybrid (G2H), a method that interrogates protein interactions within the Golgi, where transcriptional activators can be assayed with negligible(More)
Bizarre Parosteal Osteochondromatous Proliferation (BPOP) is a benign tumor-like lesion that has recently been reported to have an association with a specific translocation t(1:17)(q32;q21)[1]. Like other reactive periosteal lesions, BPOP can be diagnostically challenging, with the ever-present possibility of a potentially devastating erroneous diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on outcomes in transplant recipients with a history of pretransplant melanoma. OBJECTIVE To determine whether pretransplant melanoma is associated with differences in survival or posttransplant melanoma risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated the outcomes of 185,039 US transplant recipients from the Transplant Cancer(More)
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