Janice F. Eakle

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PURPOSE The optimal chemotherapy regimen administered concurrently with preoperative radiation therapy (RT) for patients with rectal cancer is unknown. National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project trial R-04 compared four chemotherapy regimens administered concomitantly with RT. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with clinical stage II or III rectal(More)
BACKGROUND In the BOLERO-2 trial, everolimus (EVE), an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin, demonstrated significant clinical benefit with an acceptable safety profile when administered with exemestane (EXE) in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR(+)) advanced breast cancer. We report on the incidence, time course, severity, and(More)
BACKGROUND National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project R-04 was designed to determine whether the oral fluoropyrimidine capecitabine could be substituted for continuous infusion 5-FU in the curative setting of stage II/III rectal cancer during neoadjuvant radiation therapy and whether the addition of oxaliplatin could further enhance the activity of(More)
NSABP B-43 is the first prospective, randomized phase III multi-institution clinical trial targeting high-risk, HER2-positive DCIS. It compares whole breast irradiation alone with WBI given concurrently with trastuzumab in women with HER2-positive DCIS treated by lumpectomy. The primary aim is to determine if trastuzumab plus radiation will reduce in-breast(More)
BACKGROUND Breast Cancer Trials of Oral Everolimus 2 (BOLERO-2), a phase III study in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer progressing despite nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor therapy, showed statistically significant benefits with adding everolimus to exemestane. Moreover, in preclinical studies, mammalian target of rapamycin(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-mediated angiogenesis plays an important role in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Ramucirumab is a human immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits VEGF receptor 2. This phase 2 study investigated ramucirumab in combination with first-line pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy in(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition of angiogenesis may be effective in the treatment of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Sunitinib, an oral agent that inhibits the VEGF signaling pathway, may delay progression in sequence with chemotherapy. This phase II trial was designed to evaluate the role of sunitinib monotherapy following 6 cycles of irinotecan and carboplatin in(More)
OBJECTIVE National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) R-04 was a randomized controlled trial of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with resectable stage II-III rectal cancer. We hypothesized that patients who underwent abdominoperineal resection (APR) would have a poorer quality of life than those who underwent sphincter-sparing(More)
BACKGROUND Ixabepilone is a member of the epothilone class of antineoplastic agents with activity against taxane-resistant tumors, and low susceptibility to common mechanisms of tumor resistance. This study evaluated ixabepilone in lieu of a taxane in combination with carboplatin and trastuzumab as neoadjuvant treatment for operable HER2-positive breast(More)
BACKGROUND Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype with poor prognosis, and treatment options are limited to chemotherapy. Because the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in up to 70% of these tumors, this phase II trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of panitumumab in combination with gemcitabine and(More)