Dennis M. Miller

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PURPOSE Chemotherapy prolongs survival and improves quality of life (QOL) for good performance status (PS) patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Targeted therapies may improve chemotherapy effectiveness without worsening toxicity. SGN-15 is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), consisting of a chimeric murine monoclonal antibody recognizing(More)
Interferon lambdas (IFN-lambda) are Type III interferons with biological activity, including induction of antiviral genes, similar to Type I IFNs, but signal through a distinct receptor complex. The expression pattern for the IFN-lambda receptor is more cell specific than the widely distributed IFN-alpha receptor, suggesting in vivo, IFN-lambda may have(More)
Interleukin-21 (IL-21) is a cytokine with structural and sequence homology to IL-2 and IL-15, yet possesses several biological properties distinct from these cytokines. IL-21 is produced mainly by activated CD4(+) T cells and natural killer T cells and mediates its activity by binding to the IL-21 receptor (IL-21R), consisting of an IL-21-specific alpha(More)
A software science counting strategy is defined for the Ada* programming language. Two initial approaches, one based on intuition and the other based on trial-and-error, prove unsatisfactory. The third, based on the BNF description of Ada, leads to a satisfactory counting strategy. In contrast to most software science counting strategies, ones that consider(More)
Interleukin-21 (IL-21), a pleiotropic immunostimulatory type I cytokine, has anticancer effects in animal models. Preclinical studies designed to assess the safety of recombinant human IL-21 (rIL-21) for use in phase I oncology studies are described. The rIL-21 (≤3.0 mg/kg per dose) was given intravenously to cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) once(More)
Type III lambda interferons (IFNs) have activity similar to type I IFNs, but a more restricted receptor distribution. A pegylated human IFN lambda-1 (pegIFNλ) is under development for chronic hepatitis C. Induction of receptor signaling (STAT1 phosphorylation) and expression of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) by pegIFNλ were assessed in, respectively,(More)
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is estimated to affect approximately 3% of the world's population and cause 350,000 deaths each year. For a number of years, the standard of care has been combination therapy with recombinant alfa interferons-originally as native proteins but more recently as polyethyleneglycol-modified derivatives-and(More)
BLZ-100 is a single intravenous use, fluorescent imaging agent that labels tumor tissue to enable more complete and precise surgical resection. It is composed of a chlorotoxin peptide covalently bound to the near-infrared fluorophore indocyanine green. BLZ-100 is in clinical development for intraoperative visualization of human tumors. The nonclinical(More)
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