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Forty-five patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors were treated with a regimen of etoposide 130 mg/m2/d for 3 days plus cisplatin 45 mg/m2/d on days 2 and 3. Both drugs were given by continuous intravenous infusion. Among 27 patients with well-differentiated carcinoid tumors or islet cell carcinomas, only two partial objective tumor regressions were(More)
Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent that inhibits bacterial fatty acid synthesis at the enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase (FabI) step. Resistance to triclosan in Escherichia coli is acquired through a missense mutation in the fabI gene that leads to the expression of FabI[G93V]. The specific activity and substrate affinities of FabI[G93V](More)
Emerging evidence suggests that inflammation provides a link between obesity and insulin resistance. The noncanonical IκB kinases IKK-ɛ and TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) are induced in liver and fat by NF-κB activation upon high-fat diet feeding and in turn initiate a program of counterinflammation that preserves energy storage. Here we report that(More)
One-hundred-ninety-four eligible and evaluable patients with histologically confirmed locally unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas were randomly assigned to therapy with high-dose (6000 rads) radiation therapy alone, to moderate-dose (4000 rads) radiation + 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and to high-dose radiation plus 5-FU. Median survival with radiation(More)
A cerebral demyelinating disease developed in 3 patients during adjuvant therapy with 5-fluorouracil and levamisole for adenocarcinoma of the colon. None of the patients had evidence of metastatic disease or prior neurological disease. The duration of chemotherapy before onset of neurological symptoms ranged from 15 to 19 weeks. The total dose of(More)
BACKGROUND Orally administered all-trans-retinoic acid (all-trans-RA) can induce complete remission in a high proportion of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia. A previous pharmacokinetic study in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia raised the possibility that the absorption of orally administered all-trans-RA is a saturable process that would(More)
Six patients with advanced cancer were treated with amygdalin (laetrile) at dosages similar to those employed by laetrile practitioners. Amygdalin given intravenously at 4.5 g/sq m/day was largely excreted unchanged in the urine and produced no clinical or laboratory evidence of toxic reaction. Amygdalin given orally at 0.5 g three times daily produced(More)
PURPOSE This study had two major goals: (1) to assess the effectiveness of a regimen of fluorouracil (5-FU) plus levamisole plus leucovorin as postoperative surgical adjuvant therapy for patients with high-risk colon cancer, and (2) to evaluate 6 months versus 12 months of chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with poor-prognosis stage II or III(More)
Temozolomide (TMZ) is a new imidazotetrazine derivative with early clinical activity in glioma and melanoma. The purpose of this Phase I study is to characterize the toxicity, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of TMZ administered on an oral 5-day schedule to patients with or without prior exposure to nitrosourea (NU). Thirty-six eligible patients(More)
It has been claimed that high-dose vitamin C is beneficial in the treatment of patients with advanced cancer, especially patients who have had no prior chemotherapy. In a double-blind study 100 patients with advanced colorectal cancer were randomly assigned to treatment with either high-dose vitamin C (10 g daily) or placebo. Overall, these patients were in(More)