Frances Berezin

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We have previously demonstrated that individualized dosing of etoposide (VP16) by 72-hour infusion is feasible and that the extent of leukopenia is a function of plasma concentration, pretreatment WBC (WBCp), albumin (ALB), performance status (PS), and bone marrow function (based on transfusion requirements). In the current study, 45 patients were(More)
Patients receiving the investigational antineoplastic agent amonafide underwent prospective determination of acetylator phenotype with use of caffeine as a test drug. Fast acetylators of caffeine had significantly greater toxicity (myelosuppression) after amonafide treatment than slow acetylators, presumably because of greater conversion of amonafide to the(More)
Pyrazine diazohydroxide (PZDH) is a novel antineoplastic agent that appears to form DNA adducts via the reactive pyrazine diazonium ion and produces substantial antitumor activity in preclinical models. We conducted a phase I trial to determine the maximally tolerated dose of PZDH that could be administered as a 5-min i.v. bolus for 5 consecutive days(More)
  • E Gupta, O I Olopade, +5 authors M E Dolan
  • Clinical cancer research : an official journal of…
  • 1995
Oral oltipraz, as a single-dose treatment, was evaluated as a chemopreventive agent in 31 normal subjects. In a subset of subjects, the relationship between plasma oltipraz concentrations and the induction of lymphocyte glutathione (GSH) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzyme levels was evaluated. Pharmacokinetic analysis revealed nonlinear disposition(More)
Amonafide is extensively metabolized, including N-acetylation to an active metabolite. Prior studies have demonstrated that patients who are fast acetylators of amonafide (and other drugs) have increased toxicity at standard doses of amonafide. The primary objective of this study was to define the recommended phase II dose of amonafide separately for slow(More)
Amonafide is extensively metabolized, including conversion by N-acetylation to an active metabolite. Our previous studies have shown that fast acetylators of amonafide have increased toxicity, and we have recommended doses of 250 and 375 mg m-2 day-1 for 5 days, for fast and slow acetylators, respectively. Despite phenotype-specific dosing, significant(More)
Studies previously performed in our laboratory demonstrated synergistic cytotoxicity and DNA strand break formation in human tumor cells following exposure to a combination of bromodeoxyuridine and bleomycin. Synergy was evident when bromodeoxyuridine was administered prior to or simultaneously with bleomycin and occurred over a wide range of concentration(More)
Studies previously performed in our laboratory demonstrated synergistic cytotoxicity and DMA strand break formation in human tumor cells following exposure to a combination of bromodeoxyuridine and bleomycin. Synergy was evident when bromodeoxyuridine was administered prior to or simultaneously with bleomycin and occurred over a wide range of concentration(More)
Pyrazine diazohydroxide (PZDH) is a novel antineoplastic agent that appears to form DNA adducts via the reactive pyrazine diazonium ion and produces substantial antitumor activity in preclinical models. We conducted a phase I trial to determine the maximally tolerated dose of PZDH that could be administered as a 5-min i.v. bolus for 5 consecutive days(More)