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CV706 is a prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-selective, replicationcompetent adenovirus that has been shown to selectively kill human prostate cancer xenografts in preclinical models. To study the safety and activity of intraprostatic delivery of CV706, a Phase I dose-ranging study for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent prostate cancer after(More)
Human glandular kallikrein (hK2) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) are related members of the human kallikrein gene family. The genes for hK2 and PSA are expressed predominately in the prostate, are transcriptionally up-regulated by androgens, and share 78% homology. Previously, one functional androgen response element was identified within the proximal(More)
CV787, a novel highly prostate-specific replication-competent adenovirus with improved efficacy, was constructed. CV787 contains the prostate-specific rat probasin promoter, driving the adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) E1A gene, and the human prostate-specific enhancer/promoter, driving the E1B gene. To improve efficacy, we constructed CV787 such that it also(More)
Uroplakins (UPs) are a group of integral membrane proteins that are synthesized as the major differentiation products of mammalian urothelium. UPII gene expression is bladder specific and differentiation dependent, but very little is known about its transcription response elements. To identify the promoter elements, a DNA fragment of 2239 bp upstream of the(More)
CG7870 is a replication-selective oncolytic adenovirus genetically engineered to replicate preferentially in prostate tissue. In a previous phase I/II clinical trial of intraprostatic delivery of CG7870 for locally recurrent prostate cancer this virus was well tolerated. In this phase I study CG7870 was administered as a single intravenous infusion in a(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the tumor specificity, cytotoxicity and the antitumor activity of two conditionally replicating oncolytic adenoviruses, SKL001 and SKL002, which expressed granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or anti-cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA4) antibody, respectively, and determine their(More)
PURPOSE To determine the safety, tolerability, and bioactivity of KH902, a fully human fusion protein containing key domains from vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1 and 2 with human immunoglobulin Fc. DESIGN Prospective, single-center, open-label, dose-escalating, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-eight patients with choroidal(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the tumor specificity, cytotoxicity, and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor expression of CG0070, a conditionally replicating oncolytic adenovirus, in human bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) cell lines and determine its antitumor efficacy in bladder TCC tumor models. EXPERIMENTAL(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world. Tumor resection remains the only curative treatment but is often not possible because of advanced stage and frequently unsuccessful because of intrahepatic or distant tumor recurrence. alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), a tumor marker currently used for the diagnosis and(More)
Human carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is overexpressed in most colorectal cancers and has been widely used as a clinical marker for the management of colon cancer patients. The transcriptional regulatory elements (TREs) of CEA include two enhancer elements and a promoter in the 5'-flanking region of the CEA gene. By using these elements in different(More)