Eric A Raefsky

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PURPOSE Tracheoesophageal fistulae are rare complications of thoracic cancers and their treatments. Novel antiangiogenic agents in cancer treatment such as bevacizumab potentially impact wound healing and may contribute to tracheoesophageal fistula development. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted two independent phase II clinical trials in small-cell lung(More)
PURPOSE Neoadjuvant treatment with chemotherapy plus trastuzumab is standard care for women with locally advanced, HER2-positive (HER2(+)) breast cancer. HER2 has been shown to stimulate angiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor upregulation. We investigated the feasibility and efficacy of bevacizumab in combination with trastuzumab,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the combination of fludarabine and rituximab, followed by alemtuzumab, as first-line treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). METHODS In a nonrandomized phase 2 trial, 41 patients who had previously untreated(More)
nab-Paclitaxel has shown favorable efficacy and toxicity profiles compared to other taxanes in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. In this pilot trial, we evaluated a nab-paclitaxel-containing adjuvant regimen in patients with early stage breast cancer. Patients with node-positive or high-risk node-negative early-stage breast cancer were eligible(More)
Amrubicin is a synthetic anthracycline which has been shown in preclinical studies to have broad-spectrum anti-tumor activity and a lower potential for cardiotoxicity as compared to doxorubicin. We conducted a phase 1/2 trial of single-agent amrubicin as second- or third-line treatment for women with metastatic breast cancer. Women with metastatic(More)
A phase I study of carboplatin (Paraplatin) administered in two different dosing schedules (single dose every 4 weeks and weekly dosing) in combination with weekly irinotecan (CPT-11, Camptosar) was conducted in patients with relapsed or refractory advanced malignancies. Fifty-three patients with a variety of tumor types were randomly enrolled on the two(More)
This phase I study wasconducted to determine the dose limitingtoxicity, maximum tolerated doses, andrecommended phase II doses of thecombination of JM-216 and paclitaxel. Patients received paclitaxel intravenouslyover one hour on day 1 of each cycle. OralJM-216 was administered on days 1–5starting after the paclitaxel infusion. Cycles were repeated every 21(More)
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