Bernadette U. Laxa

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Liposarcomas are aggressive mesenchymal cancers with poor outcomes that exhibit remarkable histologic diversity (there are five recognized subtypes). Currently, the mainstay of therapy for liposarcoma is surgical excision because liposarcomas are often resistant to traditional chemotherapy. In light of the high mortality associated with liposarcoma and the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the dose-limiting toxicities, maximum tolerated dose, and pharmacokinetics of TLK286, a novel cancer prodrug, administered weekly. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced malignancies were treated with TLK286 administered weekly by i.v. infusion over 30 min in escalating doses 60-960 mg/m(2). A treatment cycle was defined as 3(More)
Eosinophilic enteritis is a rather rare condition that can manifest anywhere from esophagus to rectum. Its description in the literature is sparse, but associations have been made with collagen vascular disease, malignancy, food allergy, parasitic or viral infections, inflammatory bowel disease, and drug sensitivity. We present the case of a 41-year-old(More)
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