Jay C Easaw

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BACKGROUND We evaluated the efficacy of imatinib mesylate in addition to hydroxyurea in patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) who were either on or not on enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs (EIAEDs). METHODS A total of 231 patients with GBM at first recurrence from 21 institutions in 10 countries were enrolled. All patients received 500 mg of(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients with low-grade glioma have extraordinarily long survival times; current, early treatment does not prolong their lives. For this reason, therapies that sometimes have neurologic side effects are often deferred intentionally. METHODS In a study of oligodendrogliomas, we used a quantitative method of MR analysis based on the(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Gastric (FACT-Ga) was developed to measure the quality of life (QoL) of patients with gastric cancer. This newly developed instrument has not yet been validated. METHODS Eighty-two patients with gastric adenocarcinoma completed questionnaires at baseline. The FACT-Ga scores were measured as(More)
PURPOSE A tumor-derived proteolysis-inducing factor (PIF) is suggested to be a potent catabolic factor in skeletal muscle of mice and humans. We aimed to establish the clinical significance of PIF in cancer patients and to elucidate its structural features. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN PIF was detected in human urine using a monoclonal antibody (mAb) and related(More)
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone is the corticosteroid most commonly used for the management of vasogenic edema and increased intracranial pressure in patients with brain tumours. It is also used after surgery (before embarking on radiotherapy), particularly in patients whose tumours exert significant mass effect. Few prospective clinical trials have set out to(More)
BACKGROUND The tumor-specific EGFR deletion mutant, EGFRvIII, is characterised by ligand-independent constitutive signalling. Tumors expressing EGFRvIII are resistant to current EGFR-targeted therapy. The frequency of EGFRvIII in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is disputed and may vary by specific sub-site. The purpose of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the recent incidence of infection and to evaluate antimicrobial usage among adult leukemic patients undergoing chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at Stanford University Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 142 adult patients from a consecutive(More)
e17517 Background: The 2005 ASCO guidelines for surveillance following adjuvant therapy for CRC outlined recommended surveillance tests and their frequencies including history and physical examination, CEA testing, CT scan and colonoscopy. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of these guidelines post treatment of stage II and III CRC in the(More)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced perfusion and permeability imaging, using computed tomography and magnetic resonance systems, are important techniques for assessing the vascular supply and hemodynamics of healthy brain parenchyma and tumors. These techniques can measure blood flow, blood volume, and blood-brain barrier permeability surface area product and, thus,(More)