Evan M . Hersh

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  • Evan M . Hersh
  • Clinical cancer research : an official journal of…
  • 1997
We are pleased to present in this special issue of Clinical Cancer Research the papers that were delivered at the Foundations of Clinical Cancer Research international symposium held at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX) on March 14-15, 1997. The purpose of the conference and this Festschrift is to honor one of the great pioneers of clinical cancer(More)
Our aim was to improve techniques for drug development by facilitating the identification of small molecules that bind with high affinity to acceptor molecules (for example, cell-surface receptors, enzymes, antibodies) and so to mimic or block their interaction with the natural ligand. Previously such small molecules have been characterized individually on(More)
PURPOSE Chemotherapy resistance in melanoma has been linked to antiapoptotic effects mediated by Bcl-2 protein. We evaluated whether targeting Bcl-2 using an antisense oligonucleotide (oblimersen sodium) could improve the efficacy of systemic chemotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We randomly assigned chemotherapy-naïve(More)
As demonstrated by the effectiveness of trastuzumab, antibodies against breast cancer antigens are a potentially potent mechanism of tumor control. While trastuzumab is administered exogenously, its efficacy suggests that induction of very high titer antibody responses in vivo might also be therapeutic. Both naturally occurring and vaccine-induced antibody(More)
Objective: Ipilimumab is a fully human, anti–cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) monoclonal antibody that has demonstrated antitumor activity in advanced melanoma. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of ipilimumab alone and in combination with dacarbazine (DTIC) in patients with unresectable, metastatic melanoma. Methods: Chemotherapy-naïve patients(More)
PURPOSE This phase II study evaluated the efficacy and safety of sorafenib plus dacarbazine in patients with advanced melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study enrolled chemotherapy-naive patients with stage III (unresectable) or IV melanoma. A total of 101 patients received placebo plus(More)
PURPOSE ABI-007 is a novel solvent-free, albumin-bound, 130-nm particle formulation of paclitaxel designed to avoid solvent-related toxicities and to deliver paclitaxel to tumors via molecular pathways involving an endothelial cell-surface albumin receptor (gp60) and an albumin-binding protein expressed by tumor cells and secreted into the tumor(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether tumor-infiltrating B cells (TIL-B) of infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast represent a tumor-specific humoral immune response. Immunohistochemical analysis of three Her-2/neu-negative IDC tumors from geriatric patients showed that TIL-B cluster in structures similar to germinal centers(More)
Thirty-eight patients with advanced breast cancer, multiple myeloma, and malignant lymphoma were treated with partially purified (about 0.1%) leukocyte interferon. Patients were treated with a remission-induction schedule of 3 million to 9 million antiviral units daily intramuscularly for 4 to 26 weeks. Responding patients were maintained on a schedule of 3(More)
Sera from 134 selected patients with various types of cancer were tested for soluble antigen-antibody complexes by the C1q binding method. Sera from 85 healthy blood bank donors served as normal controls. C1q binding activity (C1q BA) values above the 95th percentile for healthy subjects were found in 83% of sera from patients with neoplastic diseases. The(More)