Chao H. Huang

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PURPOSE Induction chemotherapy (IC) before radiotherapy lowers distant failure (DF) rates in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). The goal of this phase III trial was to determine whether IC before chemoradiotherapy (CRT) further improves survival compared with CRT alone in patients with N2 or N3 disease. PATIENTS AND(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of single-agent sorafenib in chemotherapy-naïve patients with metastatic or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). The primary end point was response probability (ie, confirmed complete and partial response [PR]). PATIENTS AND METHODS Chemotherapy-naïve(More)
The goal of this study was to determine both the early and delayed effects of a brief (10-minute) coronary artery occlusion (CAO) and prolonged (5-day) reperfusion (CAR) on coronary endothelial function. Fourteen mongrel dogs were chronically instrumented to measure aortic and left ventricular pressures, wall thickness, and left circumflex coronary blood(More)
PURPOSE Rapid cleavage in vivo and inefficient cellular uptake limit the clinical utility of antisense oligonucleotides (AON). Liposomal formulation may promote better intratumoral AON delivery and inhibit degradation in vivo. We conducted the first clinical evaluation of this concept using a liposomal AON complementary to the c-raf-1 proto-oncogene(More)
5550 Background: Bay 43-9006 (Sorafenib) is a potent Raf-1 and B-Raf kinase inhibitor of the RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway. The compound also inhibits protein tyrosine kinases associated with VEGFR-2 and 3 as well as PDGFR-B. We conducted a phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy of BAY 43-9006 in chemotherapy naive patients with metastatic or recurrent HNSCC. (More)
PURPOSE Raf proteins are key elements of growth-related cellular signaling pathways and are a component of cancer cell resistance to radiation therapy. Antisense oligonucleotides to c-raf-1 permit highly selective inhibition of the gene product and offer a strategy for sensitizing cancer cells to radiation therapy. In this dose escalation study, we(More)
Virtually all patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) relapse. Docetaxel has an established, Food and Drug Administration-approved role as salvage therapy in previously treated, platinum-exposed patients. However, the response rate in phase III studies is < 15%, and median survival is only 6-8 months. Temozolomide, a novel triazene(More)
Despite improvements in conventional therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with surgery, radiotherapy, and cytotoxic chemotherapy, survival remains poor and further improvements are needed. Targeted therapy with biologic agents offers a novel treatment strategy. In the first-line treatment of advanced disease, the most promising results to date(More)