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PURPOSE This phase II study evaluated the safety and efficacy of single-agent amrubicin versus topotecan in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) sensitive to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned 2:1 to amrubicin (40 mg/m(2)/d in a 5-minute intravenous [IV] infusion, days 1 through 3, every 21(More)
PURPOSE Bendamustine hydrochloride is an alkylating agent with novel mechanisms of action. This phase II multicenter study evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of bendamustine in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) refractory to rituximab. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received bendamustine 120 mg/m(2) intravenously on days 1 and 2 of each(More)
PURPOSE Amrubicin is a synthetic anthracycline with potent topoisomerase II inhibition. This phase II study was conducted to confirm safety and activity of amrubicin in the treatment of refractory small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with refractory SCLC (either with progressive disease as best response or progression within 90(More)
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and T cells can activate each other in vitro, and in vivo interactions between these cells may be important in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), yet FLS lack significant expression of CD28 ligands. We sought to identify molecules homologous to CD28 ligands that are strongly expressed by FLS, and documented strong B7-H3 expression(More)
8028 Background: SCLC presents as ED-SCLC in 60%-70% of patients (pts). AMR, a synthetic anthracycline, is approved for these pts in Japan. We compare the efficacy and safety of single-agent AMR vs topotecan in non-Japanese pts with 2nd-line ED-SCLC sensitive to 1st-line platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS This phase II, open-label, multicenter study(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent development of serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccines highlights the importance of pharyngeal carriage data, particularly in adolescents and young adults, to inform implementation strategies. We describe current UK carriage prevalence in this high risk population and compare methods of carriage detection. METHODS In this multisite(More)
Adoptive immunotherapy is hampered by poor lymphocyte localization in tumors. The polarized, adhesive phenotype of activated lymphocytes may contribute to this problem by making the cells prone to trapping and damage in pulmonary microvasculature. We found that transient inhibition of T cell polarization prior to i.v. infusion reduces trapping and improves(More)
BACKGROUND Innate immune system stimuli, such as endotoxin, seem to affect allergy risk. Previously, we described gene-environment interactions between the endotoxin receptor polymorphism C-260T of the CD14 gene and endotoxin exposure on total serum IgE level; however, the mechanism of this interaction is not known. OBJECTIVE To examine whether this(More)
We propose a new paradigm for public participation in urban planning, a field which presents significant challenges for public understanding and participation. Our approach is based on leveraging the rich diversity of meaning associated with cultural gestures, traditions, folklore, and rituals, and using them in augmented reality systems, in order for(More)
e19019 Background: Amrubicin (AMR) is a third-generation synthetic anthracycline and a potent topoisomerase II inhibitor approved in Japan for the treatment of lung cancer. In Japanese pre and postmarking studies, AMR treatment was not associated with cardiotoxicity. The purpose of this analysis was to determine if AMR treatment of Western patients (pts) is(More)