Anna Rae Ong

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PURPOSE On the basis of preclinical evidence of synergistic activity between MEK and EGFR inhibitors in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), we evaluated the safety and efficacy of selumetinib, a MEK1/2 inhibitor, plus erlotinib in patients with previously treated advanced PDAC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this single-arm phase II trial, eligible patients(More)
Substantial antitumor activity has previously been demonstrated with the addition of nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane [Celgene, Summit, NJ]), an albumin-bound formulation of paclitaxel, to gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Given preclinical evidence of synergy when a fluoropyrimidine is added to gemcitabine plus a taxane in a(More)
A multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurred in the United States in 1998 with illness onset dates between August and December. The outbreak caused illness in 108 persons residing in 24 states and caused 14 deaths and four miscarriages or stillbirths. This outbreak was detected by public health officials in Tennessee and New York who observed significant(More)
Purpose: On the basis of preclinical evidence of synergistic activity between MEK and EGFR inhibitors in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), we evaluated the safety and efficacy of selumetinib, a MEK1/2 inhibitor, plus erlotinib in patients with previously treated advanced PDAC. Experimental Design: In this single-arm phase II trial, eligible patients(More)
OBJECTIVES This multisite study sought to optimize the dosing, schedule, and administration of fixed-dose rate (FDR) gemcitabine plus capecitabine for advanced pancreatic and biliary tract cancers using an alternating-week dose schedule of both agents. METHODS Patients with previously untreated advanced pancreatic and biliary tract cancers with Eastern(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a decreasing incidence of listeriosis in the United States, molecular subtyping has increased the number of recognized outbreaks. In September 2000, the New York City Department of Health identified a cluster of infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes isolates with identical molecular subtypes by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis(More)
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