J. Andrew Williams

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PURPOSE We investigated potential biomarkers of efficacy in a phase III trial of sunitinib versus interferon-alpha (IFN-α), first-line in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), by analyzing plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, VEGF-C, soluble VEGF receptor-3 (sVEGFR-3) and interleukin (IL)-8. METHODS Seven hundred and fifty mRCC(More)
Axitinib, an orally administered inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor 1, 2 and 3, is primarily metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4/5 but is also a substrate for CYP1A2, CYP2C19, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT)1A1 and the drug transporters P-glycoprotein (encoded by the ABCB1 gene) and OATP1B1 (encoded by SLC01B1). The potential(More)
PURPOSE Sunitinib is a first-line advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) standard of care. In a randomized phase II trial comparing sunitinib treatment schedules, separate exploratory biomarker analyses investigated the correlations of efficacy with selected serum, germ line single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), or tumor markers. METHODS Advanced RCC(More)
Recent discoveries promise increasingly to help oncologists individually tailor anticancer therapy to their patients' molecular tumor characteristics. One such promising molecular diagnostic is Kirsten ras (KRAS) tumor mutation testing for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. In the current study, we examined how and why physicians adopt KRAS(More)
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