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The NCCN Soft Tissue Sarcoma Guidelines include a subsection about treatment recommendations for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). The standard of practice rapidly changed after the introduction of effective molecularly targeted therapy (such as imatinib and sunitinib) for GIST. Because of these changes, NCCN organized a multidisciplinary panel(More)
PURPOSE A phase I and pharmacologic study was undertaken to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), describe the principal toxicities, and characterize the pharmacologic behavior of topotecan, which is a semisynthetic analog of camptothecin with broad preclinical antitumor activity and the first topoisomerase I-targeting agent to enter clinical(More)
PURPOSE This prospective randomized cooperative group study was conducted in patients with neoplastic meningitis treated with intrathecal methotrexate or thiotepa to assess response rates and survival, prognostic factors, and the toxicity of these regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-nine adults with nonleukemic malignancies, performance status of 0 to 3,(More)
Taxol is a unique antineoplastic agent which appears to exert its cytotoxic action as a result of interference with microtubular structure and function. Clinical development of this drug will be facilitated by the availability of sensitive and specific methods for its quantitation in biological fluids. We have developed a reverse-phase high-performance(More)
PURPOSE A phase I and pharmacologic study was performed to evaluate the feasibility of administering the topoisomerase I (topo I) inhibitor topotecan (TPT) in combination with cisplatin (CDDP) in minimally pretreated adults with solid tumors. The study was designed to evaluate the magnitude of the toxicologic and pharmacologic differences between the two(More)
Hexamethylene bisacetamide (HMBA, NSC 95580) has been demonstrated to be the most effective of the known and studied polar-planar compounds at inducing differentiation in a wide variety of leukemic and nonleukemic cell lines. Although HMBA demonstrated no antineoplastic activity in preclinical testing, it was selected for clinical development on the basis(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the activity of taxol in patients with advanced, progressive, and drug-refractory ovarian cancer and to delineate more clearly the toxicity of taxol in this patient population. DESIGN Nonrandomized, prospective phase II trial. PATIENTS Forty-seven patients with drug-refractory epithelial ovarian cancer who had one or more(More)
Untreated and minimally pretreated solid tumor patients received alternating sequences of taxol and cisplatin. Sequential dose escalation of each agent using taxol doses of 110 or 135 mg/m2 and cisplatin doses of 50 or 75 mg/m2 resulted in four dosage permutations that induced grades 3 and 4 neutropenia in 72% to 84% and 50% to 53% of courses, respectively.(More)
7-Ethyl-10-[4-(1-piperidino)-1-piperidino]carbonyloxycamptothecin (CPT-11; Irinotecan), a semisynthetic analogue of camptothecin (CPT) with broad preclinical antitumor activity, has demonstrated impressive activity in phase II trials in Japan in advanced small and non-small cell lung, colorectal, cervical, and ovarian carcinomas, as well as in refractory(More)