Barbara A. Murphy

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Multiple systems have been developed for grading the adverse effects (AEs) of cancer treatment. The National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) system has substantially evolved since its inception in 1983. The most recent version, CTCAE v3.0 (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0) represents the first comprehensive,(More)
PURPOSE To define outcome data and prognostic criteria for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with interferon-alfa as initial systemic therapy. The data can be applied to design and interpretation of clinical trials of new agents and treatment programs against this refractory malignancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four hundred(More)
BACKGROUND A randomized phase 3 trial of the treatment of squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck compared induction chemotherapy with docetaxel plus cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) with cisplatin and fluorouracil (PF), followed by chemoradiotherapy. METHODS We randomly assigned 501 patients (all of whom had stage III or IV disease with no distant(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and evidence of antitumor activity of AMG 479, a fully human monoclonal antibody to insulin-like growth factor receptor 1 (IGF-1R). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced solid malignancies or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma received escalating doses of AMG 479(More)
The appaloosa coat spotting pattern in horses is caused by a single incomplete dominant gene (LP). Homozygosity for LP (LP/LP) is directly associated with congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) in Appaloosa horses. LP maps to a 6-cM region on ECA1. We investigated the relative expression of two functional candidate genes located in this LP candidate(More)
PURPOSE High epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene copy number is associated with poor prognosis in lung cancer, but such findings have not been reported for HNSCC. A better understanding of the EGFR pathway may improve the use of EGFR inhibitors in HNSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS EGFR status was analyzed in 86 tumor samples from 82 HNSCC patients by(More)
PURPOSE A randomized phase III trial was conducted to determine whether combination therapy with 13-cis-retinoic acid (13-CRA) plus interferon alfa-2a (IFNalpha2a) is superior to IFNalpha2a alone in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred eighty-four patients were randomized to treatment with IFNalpha2a plus(More)
Quality of life (QOL) has become an increasingly important outcome measure for patient's undergoing treatment for a wide array of illnesses. QOL is a global construct that reflects a patient's general sense of well being. It is by definition multi-dimensional and reflective of the patient's point of view. Health related issues are among the many factors(More)
PURPOSE To determine the response rate, survival and toxicity of infusional cisplatin plus fluorouracil (CF) versus cisplatin plus paclitaxel (CP) in patients with incurable squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, with the hypothesis that CP is superior. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred eighteen patients with locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic(More)
Gene expression signatures generated from DNA microarray analyses have shown promise as predictive biomarkers of clinical outcome. In this study, we determined a high-risk signature for disease recurrence using formalin-fixed head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) tumors and compared the results with an independent data set obtained from fresh frozen(More)