Brian K. Dallaire

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PURPOSE The CD20 antigen is expressed on more than 90% of B-cell lymphomas. It is appealing for targeted therapy, because it does not shed or modulate. A chimeric monoclonal antibody more effectively mediates host effector functions and is itself less immunogenic than are murine antibodies. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a multiinstitutional trial of the(More)
IDEC-C2B8 is a chimeric monoclonal antibody (MoAb) directed against the B-cell-specific antigen CD20 expressed on non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL). The MoAb mediates complement and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity and has direct antiproliferative effects against malignant B-cell lines in vitro. Phase I trials of single doses up to 500 mg/m2 and 4(More)
PURPOSE To determine the safety and efficacy of the combination of the chimeric anti-CD20 antibody, Rituxan (Rituximab, IDEC-C2B8; IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation, San Diego, CA), and cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients with low-grade or follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) have been used as therapeutic agents for many years. In 1997, Rituxan (IDEC-C2B8, rituximab, MabThera) became the first MAb to be approved by the FDA for a cancer indication. Rituxan served to heighten interest in the therapeutic applications of MAbs. Herceptin (for patients with breast cancer) and Mylotarg (for patients with(More)
9-Amino-20(S)-camptothecin (9-AC) is a water-insoluble topoisomerase I inhibitor with evident schedule-dependent antitumor activity in preclinical studies. The pharmacokinetic behavior of 9-AC given as a bolus i.v. infusion (1.0 mg/m2 over 5 min) was recently characterized in 12 patients in a bioavailability study. Remarkable rebound concentrations of 9-AC(More)
Rituximab (Rituxan; IDEC Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, and Genentech, Inc, San Francisco, CA) is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This chimeric mouse/human, immunoglobulin GI kappa anti-CD20 antibody mediates complement-dependent cell lysis and antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. It also has(More)
OBJECTIVE   Opioid-induced constipation is a frequent side effect of opioid pain therapy due to opioid effects on the enteric nervous system, including gastric emptying and fluid absorption. The current exploratory studies were conducted to determine whether the neutral opioid antagonist 6β-naltrexol, the primary metabolite of naltrexone, could selectively(More)
A total of 19 patients with advanced squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck who had not previously been exposed to chemotherapy were treated with brequinar sodium as first-line chemotherapy. Brequinar was given intravenously at a median weekly dose of 1,200 mg/m2. The toxicity was moderate, with 7 patients (37%) experiencing grade 3 or 4 toxicity. In(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this single infusion, dose escalation study was to evaluate the safety of the PRIMATIZED anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody (Mab), IDEC-CE9.1, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Twenty-five patients received single infusions of IDEC-CE9.1 in dose escalation form (0.03 to 4 mg/kg). Cohorts consisted of 3 patients each with(More)