Avishay Sella

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PURPOSE Cabozantinib (XL184) is an orally bioavailable tyrosine kinase inhibitor with activity against MET and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. We evaluated the activity of cabozantinib in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in a phase II randomized discontinuation trial with an expansion cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes are risk factors for renal cell carcinoma development. Their presence has been associated with a worse outcome in various cancers. We sought to determine their association with outcome of sunitinib treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS An international multicenter retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Primary carcinoid tumor of the kidney is rare; only 18 patients have been reported. Because of the rarity of the lesion, its prognosis and clinicopathologic features are not well characterized, and its histogenesis is unknown. METHODS Clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural studies were performed on five patients with(More)
To evaluate the relative efficacy of cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, and Adriamycin (doxorubicin; Adria Laboratories, Columbus, OH) (CISCA) versus methotrexate, vinblastine, Adriamycin, and cisplatin (MVAC), a prospective randomized trial was performed in patients with advanced metastatic urothelial tumors. Patients were stratified by histologic disease type(More)
Forty-two cases of sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma were reviewed clinicopathologically. Twenty-four patients were men, and 18 women; average age was 56.2 years (range, 30-81 years). Eight, 9, 13, and 12 cases were Stages I, II, III, and IV, respectively. Three morphologic patterns of sarcomatoid components were identified: malignant fibrous(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis of patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of genitourinary origin is poor. While single agent chemotherapy results mainly in partial responses of short duration, data on the efficacy of combination chemotherapy are extremely limited. We determined the response rate and toxicity of a combination of 3 of the most active agents,(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the combination of 5-fluorouracil, interferon-alpha, and interleukin-2 for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. METHODS Previously untreated patients with a Zubrod performance status of < or =2; adequate cardiac, pulmonary, and renal function; and absence of brain(More)
BACKGROUND The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), an inflammation marker, is prognostic in several cancers. We assessed the association between the pretreatment NLR and outcome of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with the CYP17 inhibitor ketoconazole. METHODS This was an international, retrospective study of(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical parameters of low PSA, progressive metastatic androgen-independent prostate cancer. METHODS From April 1995 to May 1999, we selected 18 patients with clinically progressive androgen-independent prostate cancer and low PSA (</=10 ng/ml). Patients received cisplatin-based therapy. Specimens from the primary tumor were(More)