Douglas M. Potter

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) expresses a hypoglycosylated (abnormal) form of MUC1 different than MUC1 expressed in normal colon, which elicits antibodies in patients with CRC. This form of MUC1 is expressed in other abnormal but non-malignant lesions in the colon, such as adenomatous polyps, precursors to CRC. Estimates of the prevalence of anti-MUC1 antibodies(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to determine the recommended phase II doses of the novel histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat when administered in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients (N = 28) with advanced solid malignancies were treated with vorinostat, administered orally once daily for 2 weeks(More)
Phase I clinical trials of cancer chemotherapy drugs are intended to determine the maximum tolerable dose (MTD). Thestandard method employed is a rule-based dose-escalation scheme in which escalation depends on the number of patients at a dose level that have dose-limiting toxicity (DLT). The MTD is thus defined in terms of the rules and a series of dose(More)
The RNase III endonuclease Dicer plays a key role in generation of microRNAs (miRs). We hypothesized that Dicer regulates cancer cell susceptibility to immune surveillance through miR processing. Indeed, Dicer disruption up-regulated intercellular cell adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 and enhanced the susceptibility of tumor cells to antigen-specific lysis by(More)
PURPOSE A phase I/II trial was performed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a novel vaccination with α-type 1 polarized dendritic cells (αDC1) loaded with synthetic peptides for glioma-associated antigen (GAA) epitopes and administration of polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [poly(I:C)] stabilized by lysine and carboxymethylcellulose (poly-ICLC) in(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a meta-analysis of case-control studies that addressed whether prior oral contraceptive (OC) use is associated with premenopausal breast cancer. METHODS We searched the MEDLINE and PubMed databases and bibliography reviews to identify case-control studies of OCs and premenopausal breast cancer published in or after 1980. Search terms(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective was to establish the dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and recommended phase II dose of 17-(allylamino)-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17AAG) given twice a week. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Escalating doses of 17AAG were given i.v. to cohorts of three to six patients. Dose levels for schedule A (twice weekly x 3 weeks, every 4 weeks) were 100,(More)
OBJECTIVES The data reported are from a trial designed to determine, in patients with advanced cancer, the maximum tolerated dose and pharmacokinetics of calcitriol when administered with paclitaxel, an agent whose antitumor activity in in vitro and in vivo studies has been shown to be enhanced by calcitriol. An additional goal was to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE 17-(Allylamino)-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17AAG), a benzoquinone antibiotic, down-regulates oncoproteins by binding specifically to heat shock protein 90 (HSP90). We did a phase I study of 17AAG to establish the dose-limiting toxicity and maximum tolerated dose and to characterize 17AAG pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
We are investigating the use of Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) as a tumor rejection antigen for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We recently completed vaccination of 10 AFP+/HLA-A2.1+ HCC subjects with AFP peptide-pulsed autologous dendritic cells (DC). There were increased frequencies of circulating AFP-specific T cells and of IFNγ-producing AFP-specific T cells(More)