David J. Stewart

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PURPOSE Topotecan and cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and vincristine (CAV) were evaluated in a randomized, multicenter study of patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) who had relapsed at least 60 days after completion of first-line therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received either topotecan (1.5 mg/m2) as a 30-minute infusion daily for 5 days(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by an increase in vascular tone or an abnormal proliferation of muscle cells in the walls of small pulmonary arteries. Endothelin-1 is a potent endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor peptide with important mitogenic properties. It has therefore been suggested that endothelin-1 may contribute to increases in(More)
UNLABELLED The Biomarker-integrated Approaches of Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer Elimination (BATTLE) trial represents the first completed prospective, biopsy-mandated, biomarker-based, adaptively randomized study in 255 pretreated lung cancer patients. Following an initial equal randomization period, chemorefractory non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(More)
Mouse knockout technology provides a powerful means of elucidating gene function in vivo, and a publicly available genome-wide collection of mouse knockouts would be significantly enabling for biomedical discovery. To date, published knockouts exist for only about 10% of mouse genes. Furthermore, many of these are limited in utility because they have not(More)
PURPOSE Vandetanib is a once-daily, oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor and epidermal growth factor receptor signaling. The antitumor activity of vandetanib monotherapy or vandetanib with paclitaxel and carboplatin (VPC) was compared with paclitaxel and carboplatin (PC) in previously untreated patients with non-small-cell lung(More)
Germplasm of Solanum tuberosum and Solanum phureja exhibit a wide (over 20-fold) variation in tuber carotenoid content. The levels of carotenoids during tuber development and storage were compared in a high carotenoid-accumulating S. phureja accession (DB375\1) with two S. tuberosum cultivars (Pentland Javelin and Desiree) that accumulate lower levels of(More)
PURPOSE To identify the major sites of platinum accumulation within neural tissues after treatment with cisplatin and to determine the relationship between cumulative dosage, time, and the development of histopathological and clinical neurotoxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients treated antemortem with cisplatin had neural tissue harvested at(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that common sequence variants of cell cycle control genes may affect lung cancer predisposition. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We explored lung cancer risk associations of 11 polymorphisms in seven cell cycle genes in a large case-control study including 1,518 Caucasian lung cancer patients and 1,518 controls. RESULTS When(More)
Spatially explicit population models are becoming increasingly useful tools for population ecologists, conservation biologists, and land managers. Models are spatially explicit when they combine a population simulator with a landscape map that describes the spatial distribution of landscape features. With this map, the locations of habitat patches,(More)
Uptake of vinblastine into human cerebrospinal fluid, intracerebral tumor and autopsy tissues was quantitated radiochemically after separating vinblastine from its metabolites by high pressure liquid chromatography. Only low concentrations of vinblastine were found in cerebrospinal fluid from a single patient. A second patient who received a tracer dose of(More)