Jorge E. Gomez

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BACKGROUND As the U.S. population ages, there is an emerging need to characterize the "functional age" of older patients with cancer to tailor treatment decisions and stratify outcomes based on factors other than chronologic age. The goals of the current study were to develop a brief, but comprehensive, primarily self-administered cancer-specific geriatric(More)
PURPOSE Gefitinib, an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase, induces radiographic regressions and symptomatic improvement in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Phase II trials suggested female sex and adenocarcinoma were associated with response. We undertook this analysis to identify additional clinical and(More)
The bone mineral density of 15 adults with Down syndrome was compared to 25 control subjects without Down syndrome. Bone mineral density was measured by dual x-ray absorptiometry with a Lunar DPX scanner. Arm, leg, pelvic, and spine bone mineral density was tested. Analysis of covariance was conducted for each variable; Down syndrome was the independent(More)
PURPOSE Pralatrexate is a rationally designed antifolate with greater preclinical antitumor activity than methotrexate. Pralatrexate was synergistic with paclitaxel and with docetaxel in mouse xenograft experiments. This phase 1 study was designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose and toxicity of pralatrexate plus paclitaxel or docetaxel in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2003, consolidation docetaxel was a promising concept for unresectable stage IIIA/B nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To test the hypothesis that chemoradiotherapy with carboplatin and irinotecan followed by consolidation docetaxel would be feasible and clinically active, we conducted a phase II study. METHODS Thirty-two patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical studies have suggested that erlotinib at high doses may inhibit additional sites downstream of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), resulting in greater antitumor efficacy. The objective of this study was to determine the tolerability and efficacy of high-dose erlotinib administered on a weekly schedule to patients with(More)
Bronchorrhea is a condition in which voluminous sputum is produced daily, typically seen with bronchioloalveolar cell carcinoma (BAC). Unless the underlying cancer can be controlled, bronchorrhea causes substantial symptomatic distress. We report two cases of bronchorrhea associated with advanced BAC successfully treated with the epidermal growth factor(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical studies have demonstrated that the inhibition of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway restores gefitinib sensitivity in resistant cancer cell lines. A phase 1 study was conducted of the combination of everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, and gefitinib to determine a daily dose of everolimus with gefitinib in patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the resting metabolic rates (RMRs) of adults with and without DS while controlling for potential confounds. DESIGN Observational, cross-sectional study. SETTING Outpatient core of the New York Obesity Research Center. SUBJECTS Thirteen adults (nine males and four females) with DS were compared to 77 adults without DS. (More)