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PURPOSE We studied the safety, clinical activity, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of AG-013736, an oral receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial cell growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, and c-Kit, in patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received fixed doses of AG-013736 orally in 28-day cycles. In the first(More)
Hypertension is a mechanism-based toxic effect of drugs that inhibit the vascular endothelial growth factor signaling pathway (VSP). Substantial evidence exists for managing hypertension as a chronic condition, but there are few prospectively collected data on managing acute hypertension caused by VSP inhibitors. The Investigational Drug Steering Committee(More)
LBA2 Background: Docetaxel (D) improves OS of men with mPrCa who have progressed on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). We aimed to assess the benefit of upfront chemohormonal therapy for metastatic PrCa. METHODS 1:1 randomization to ADT alone or ADT + D dosed 75mg/m2 every 3 weeks for 6 cycles within 4 month (mos) of starting ADT. Stratification factors:(More)
PURPOSE Identifying suitable markers of biologic activity is important when assessing novel compounds such as angiogenesis inhibitors to optimize the dose and schedule of therapy. Here we present the pharmacodynamic response to acute dosing of AG-013736 measured by dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Postprostatectomy adjuvant or salvage radiotherapy, when using standard fractionation, requires 6.5 to 8 weeks of treatment. The authors report on the safety and efficacy of an expedited radiotherapy course for salvage prostate radiotherapy. METHODS A total of 108 consecutive patients were treated with salvage radiation therapy to 65 grays (Gy)(More)
PURPOSE Prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) is a prostate tumor antigen. We have previously demonstrated that a DNA vaccine encoding PAP can elicit antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in rodents. We report here the results of a phase I/IIa trial conducted with a DNA vaccine encoding human PAP in patients with stage D0 prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Docetaxel is standard of care for androgen-independent prostate cancer (AIPC). Doxercalciferol (1 alpha-hydroxyvitamin D2) had modest activity in phase I/II trials. Preclinical data support combining vitamin D analogues with docetaxel to treat AIPC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic AIPC were randomized 1:1 to receive, on(More)
PURPOSE 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2; Panzem) is an endogenous, estradiol-17beta metabolite that at pharmacologic doses exerts antimitotic and antiangiogenic activities. Studies with a 2ME2 capsule formulation showed limited oral bioavailability. We report the results of a phase I study using a NanoCrystal Dispersion formulation of 2ME2 (2ME2 NCD). (More)
PURPOSE In this single institution Phase II trial, we evaluated the efficacy of the vitamin D analogue, 1alpha-OH-D(2), in patients with advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The patients initially received 1alpha-OH-D(2) at 12.5 micro g p.o. every day, which was dose adjusted for hypercalcemia. Given the cytostatic nature of(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the preclinical antitumor and antiangiogenic activity of 2-methoxyestradiol can be translated to the clinic. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Men with hormone-refractory prostate cancer were enrolled into this phase II randomized, double-blind trial of two doses of oral 2-methoxyestradiol capsules (400 and 1,200 mg/d) given in 4-week(More)