Annetta D Krebs

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PURPOSE Preclinical studies indicate that gefitinib (Iressa, ZD1839; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE), an orally active epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, may enhance antitumor efficacy of cytotoxics, and combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin had acceptable tolerability in a phase I trial. Gefitinib monotherapy demonstrated(More)
PURPOSE Most cases of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with dramatic responses to gefitinib have specific activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but the predictive value of these mutations has not been defined in large clinical trials. The goal of this study was to determine the contribution of molecular alterations in EGFR(More)
PURPOSE Vandetanib is a once-daily, oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor and epidermal growth factor receptor signaling. The antitumor activity of vandetanib monotherapy or vandetanib with paclitaxel and carboplatin (VPC) was compared with paclitaxel and carboplatin (PC) in previously untreated patients with non-small-cell lung(More)
PURPOSE There is no effective therapy for patients with distant metastasis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Activating mutations in the RET proto-oncogene cause hereditary MTC, which provides a strong therapeutic rationale for targeting RET kinase activity. This open-label, phase II study assessed the efficacy of vandetanib, a selective oral inhibitor(More)
BACKGROUND AZD1480 is a novel agent that inhibits Janus-associated kinases 1 and 2 (JAK1 and JAK2). The primary objective of this phase I study was to investigate the safety and tolerability of AZD1480 when administered as monotherapy to patients with solid tumors. METHODS Thirty-eight patients with advanced malignancies were treated at doses of 10-70 mg(More)
BACKGROUND Vandetanib is a once-daily oral inhibitor of VEGFR, EGFR and RET signaling pathways. In patients with advanced colorectal cancer and liver metastases, the effect of vandetanib on tumor vasculature was assessed using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). METHODS Eligible patients received vandetanib 100 or 300 mg/day.(More)
PURPOSE Vandetanib is a once-daily oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 and epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases that also inhibits rearranged during transfection kinase activity. Vandetanib (300 mg/d) has previously demonstrated antitumor activity in patients with advanced hereditary medullary thyroid cancer (MTC).(More)
Chemotherapy (CT) is recommended in numerous clinical guidelines for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and offers improved survival over best supportive care. However, many patients with advanced NSCLC never receive CT because of advanced age, poor performance status, comorbidities, or patient refusal. The epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine(More)
9596 Background: A randomized phase II trial (JCO 26:5407-15, 2008) compared carboplatin-paclitaxel (CP) with vandetanib (VEGFR-EGFR inhibitor) monotherapy (V) and V plus CP (VCP) 1st-line for advanced NSCLC (N=181). PFS was superior for VCP vs CP (HR 0.76). We performed analyses of quality of life (QOL) and its correlations with plasma concentrations of(More)
6016 Background: Vandetanib is a once-daily oral anticancer agent that selectively targets VEGF, EGF and RET receptor tyrosine kinases. We report preliminary results from an ongoing open-label phase I study of vandetanib with RT ± cisplatin in patients (pts) with previously untreated, unresected, locally advanced (stage III-IV) HNSCC. METHODS Eligible pts(More)
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