Eitan Shiloni

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We describe here the preliminary results of the systemic administration of autologous lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells and the recombinant-derived lymphokine interleukin-2 to patients with advanced cancer. This regimen was based on animal models in which the systemic administration of LAK cells plus interleukin-2 mediated the regression of(More)
Gene modification of tumor cells with the cDNA for interferon γ (IFNγ) has been shown to increase the immunogenicity of some tumor cells. In order to explore further the possible therapeutic relevance of these previous findings, two clones of the nonimmunogenic MCA-102 fibrosarcoma of C57BL/6 origin were retrovirally transduced with the cDNA encoding murine(More)
The incubation of murine splenocytes in recombinant interleukin 2 (IL-2) gives rise to both lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells capable of lysing fresh tumor cells and cells capable of mediating antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) in the presence of anti-H2 allosera. A similarity between these two IL-2-induced cell populations was found. The(More)
This study evaluates the overall survival and disease free survival of melanoma patients that were treated with an autologous melanoma cell vaccine, administered as a post-operative adjuvant. Included are 43 patients with totally resected metastatic melanoma (28-AJCC stage III, 15-AJCC stage IV), with a median follow up of 34 months (6–62). The treatment(More)
Five patients with fistulas of the biliary tract are reported; three had fistulas caused by operative injury and two, by accidental blunt abdominal trauma. All patients were treated successfully by endoscopic transpapillary insertion of biliary endoprostheses. The endoprostheses were removed after four to 17 weeks in all patients, and no evidence of biliary(More)
Background: This study aimed to assess the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients 80 years old or older. Methods: All consecutive patients 80 years old or older who underwent LC for symptomatic gallstone disease were evaluated. Data analysis included patients’ age, gender, indication for surgery, comorbid condition, American Society of(More)
The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the role of preoperative ultrasonography (US) for parathyroid lesion localization in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) prior to initial surgery. Fifty-two consecutive patients with PHPT, diagnosed in our institution within a period of 2 years, were referred for preoperative US and(More)
We have evaluated the effects of chemotherapeutic agents on the toxicity and antitumor benefit of therapy of established murine tumors by high-dose interleukin 2 (IL-2). Cyclophosphamide (Cy), doxorubicin, and bischloroethylnitrosourea were given to normal mice prior to IL-2 administration to test the effects of these agents on IL-2-induced toxicity. Cy at(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to highlight the incidence of synchronous colorectal and renal carcinomas and to review the literature on that issue. The case reports of five patients who presented with synchronous colorectal and renal cell carcinomas are presented. METHODS A retrospective study, using systematic medical chart review, analyzed the cases(More)