Hyo Sook Han

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Trastuzumab is effective in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-over-expressing breast and gastric cancers. However, patients may develop resistance through downstream signaling via the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway. This phase 1 trial was conducted to determine the safety and tolerability of the investigational AKT inhibitor(More)
BACKGROUND Racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes are attributed to differences in baseline tumour characteristics and biology, stage, age, ethnic background and socioeconomic factors. However, little is known about racial differences in treatment-related toxicities. We hypothesised that racial/ethnic differences result in differential tolerance to(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 10% of all new breast cancer diagnoses occur in young women. Although lacking medical comorbidities, these patients often have unique issues with regard to their reproductive health that merit special consideration. As breast cancer outcomes continue to improve, quality of life for patients and their families after breast cancer(More)
Introduction. This study aimed to evaluate whether OncotypeDx test results predict receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients who received an OncotypeDx recurrence score (RS). Materials and Methods. Pathology records were used to identify breast cancer patients who had OncotypeDx testing between December 2004 and January 2009 (n = 118).(More)
3028 Background: Trastuzumab (T) is effective in HER2 overexpressing breast and gastric cancer, but patients eventually develop clinical resistance. Lapatinib (L) with chemotherapy is active after progression on T. Preclinical data suggest that signaling downstream of HER2 via PI3K-AKT pathway may be one mechanism of resistance. MK-2206, an investigational(More)
BACKGROUND Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is an enzyme that tumors use to create a state of immunosuppression. Indoximod is an IDO pathway inhibitor. Preclinical studies demonstrated that indoximod combined with chemotherapy was synergistic in a mouse model of breast cancer. A phase I 3+3 trial was designed to study the combination of docetaxel and(More)
Current theories suggest that mitotic checkpoint proteins are essential for proper cellular response to taxanes, a widely used family of chemotherapeutic compounds. We recently showed that absence or depletion of protein Daxx increases cellular taxol (paclitaxel) resistance-a common trait of patients diagnosed with several malignancies, including breast(More)
PURPOSE Indoximod is an oral inhibitor of the indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase pathway, which causes tumor-mediated immunosuppression. Primary endpoints were maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and toxicity for indoximod in patients with advanced solid tumors. Secondary endpoints included response rates, pharmacokinetics, and immune correlates. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
Kinetics of white blood cell (WBC) elimination following induction chemotherapy for older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may serve as a surrogate for its effectiveness and safety by enabling real-time prognostication. We reviewed 122 older adults with AML treated at the Cleveland Clinic. Recursive partitioning analysis was used to identify optimal(More)
Molecular characterization of breast cancer is pivotal for identifying new molecular targets and determining the appropriate treatment choices. Advances in molecular profiling technology have given greater insight into this heterogeneous disease, over and above hormone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status. Agents targeting recently(More)