Brad Thompson

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PURPOSE To test combination treatment schedules of reovirus and radiation in human and murine tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In vitro cytotoxicity and cell cycle effects of reovirus given alone and combined with radiotherapy were assessed by colorimetric, tissue culture infectious dose 50, and fluorescence-activated cell(More)
Purpose This open-labeled, phase I clinical trial was designed to determine the safety and tolerability of percutaneous intralesional administration of wild-type oncolytic revovirus type 3 Dearing (Reolysin®) in cancer patients with accessible and evaluable disease, who had otherwise failed to improve on standard cancer interventions. Experimental Design An(More)
Reovirus is an oncolytic virus with activity in in vivo models of malignant gliomas (MGs). The primary aims were to determine the dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of intratumoral administration of reovirus in patients with recurrent MGs. Response, survival, and time to progression (TTP) were secondary aims. Patients were adults,(More)
PURPOSE Reovirus type 3 Dearing (RT3D) replicates preferentially in Ras-activated cancers. RT3D shows synergistic in vitro cytotoxicity in combination with platins and taxanes. The purpose of this phase I/II study was to assess RT3D combined with carboplatin/paclitaxel in patients with advanced cancers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients were initially treated(More)
To what extent is the external world the way that it appears to us in perceptual experience? This perennial question in philosophy is no doubt ambiguous in many ways. For example, it might be taken as equivalent to the question of whether or not the external world is the way that it appears to be? This is a question about the epistemology of perception: Are(More)
Reovirus exploits aberrant signalling downstream of Ras to mediate tumor-specific oncolysis. Since ~90% squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (SCCHN) over-express EGFR and SCCHN cell lines are sensitive to oncolytic reovirus, we conducted a detailed analysis of the effects of reovirus in 15 head and neck cancer cell lines. Both pre- and post-entry(More)
REOLYSIN® (pelareorep) is a proprietary isolate of the reovirus T3D (Type 3 Dearing) strain which is currently being tested in clinical trials as an anticancer therapeutic agent. Reovirus genomes are composed of ten segments of double-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) characterized by genome size: large (L1, L2, and L3), medium (M1, M2, and M3), and small(More)
PURPOSE Human reovirus type 3 has been proposed to kill cancer cells with an activated Ras signaling pathway. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of reovirus in immunocompetent glioma animal models and safety/toxicity in immunocompetent animals, including nonhuman primates. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Racine glioma cells 9L and RG2 were(More)