John M Leitch

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BACKGROUND Stomatitis has been found to be a major dose-limiting toxicity from bolus 5-fluorouracil-based (5-FU) chemotherapy regimens, despite the use of oral cryotherapy. Pursuant to preliminary data which suggested that a chamomile mouthwash might ameliorate this toxicity, a prospective trial was developed to test chamomile in this situation. METHODS A(More)
Body cavity-based lymphomas are fluid-based lymphomas that are not associated with a tumor mass or adenopathy which could explain the origin of the lymphomatous effusion. A distinct lymphoma that grows in the body cavity as a lymphomatous effusion in the absence of a tumor mass has been identified as a primary effusion lymphoma. This almost exclusively(More)
There is no standard treatment for patients with recurrent gliomas, and their prognosis remains poor. 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine is a purine analogue that has significant activity in many low-grade lymphoproliferative disorders. The authors conducted a phase II study to determine the efficacy of 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine in patients with recurrent gliomas.(More)
KW-2189, a semisynthetic duocarmycine antibiotic has been shown to exert antiproliferative effects against human tumor cell lines in vitro and animal tumor models in vivo. Phase I studies identified myelosuppression as the most noteworthy adverse effect. Presented are two concurrent phase II studies assessing the antitumor and toxicity profile of KW-2189 in(More)
BACKGROUND This clinical trial was developed to determine whether ocular ice pack therapy would decrease 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced ocular toxicity. METHODS Sixty-two patients who suffered from 5-FU-induced ocular toxicity, and were scheduled to receive another cycle of the chemotherapy that caused the ocular toxicity, were entered in this clinical(More)
Radiation-induced hepatic injury in rats, which is characterized by marked ascites accompanied by liver necrosis, fibrosis, and vein lesions, is described in this study. These adverse sequelae are produced within 30 days after irradiation if there is surgical removal of two-thirds of the liver immediately after whole-liver irradiation. The LD50/30 day and(More)
A patient with alpha heavy-chain disease (alpha HCD) originally had presented with a goiter from an extramedullary plasmacytoma. Alpha HCD was diagnosed by both standard laboratory procedures and high-resolution two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The fragment of the alpha chain had a molecular weight of 38,000 and consisted of seven major charge forms,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the success of immune checkpoint and targeted therapy, many patients with melanoma ultimately require further treatment. The combination of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab (CPB) has demonstrated promising activity in a single-arm study. In the current study, the authors performed a randomized phase 2 study to confirm efficacy and(More)
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