August L. Johnston

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AG331 (N6-[4-(morpholinosulfonyl)benzyl]-N6-methyl-2, 6-diaminobenz-[c,d]-indole glucuronate) is a lipophilic thymidylate synthase inhibitor with activity in solid tumor models. On the basis of preclinical data supporting regimens of frequent drug administration, we performed a Phase I trial of AG331 as a 5-day continuous infusion repeated every 3 weeks.(More)
We report on two randomized trials performed in the USA and Europe, which compared methotrexate and nolatrexed as treatment for patients with recurrent head and neck cancer. Eligibility criteria included: histologically confirmed squamous-cell carcinoma, measurable disease, adequate hematological, renal and hepatic functions, failure of a first-line(More)
Phase I studies of p.o. administered nolatrexed dihydrochloride (AG337, THYMITAQ), a nonclassical thymidylate synthase inhibitor, were performed to establish the maximum tolerated dose and a recommended dose for Phase II studies. The bioavailability and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of oral nolatrexed were also studied. Forty-five patients(More)
2-Amino-3,4-dihydro-6-methyl-4-oxo-5-(4-pyridylthio)-quinazoline dihydrochloride (nolatrexed dihydrochloride, Thymitaq, AG337), a specific inhibitor of thymidylate synthase, was developed using protein structure-based drug design. Intravenously administered nolatrexed is active clinically. As oral bioavailability is high (70-100%), nolatrexed was(More)
PURPOSE To establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting and other major toxicities and the major pharmacokinetic parameters of a 10-day infusion of the nonclassical antifolate Thymitaq. METHODS The drug was given by 10-day infusion via a portable pump. The starting dose was 286 mg/m2 per day with escalation to 572 and 716 mg/m2 per day.(More)
A clinical study of nolatrexed dihydrochloride (AG337, Thymitaq) in combination with paclitaxel was performed. The aims were to optimize the schedule of administration and determine any pharmacokinetic (PK) interactions between the two drugs. In vitro combination studies were performed to assist with schedule optimization. Three patients were entered on(More)
A phase I study of nolatrexed, administered as a continuous 5 day intravenous infusion every 28 days, has been undertaken for children with advanced malignancy. 16 patients were treated at 3 dose levels; 420, 640 and 768 mg/m(2)24 h(-1). 8 patients were evaluable for toxicity. In the 6 patients treated at 768 mg/m(2)24 h(-1), dose-limiting oral mucositis(More)
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