Joseph J. Muscato

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The mechanism of infertility in women with endometriosis is unknown, but it is independent of mechanical factors that affect fallopian tube function. Increased numbers of peritoneal macrophages are present in women with endometriosis and have access to the female reproductive tract via the oviducts. To determine whether peritoneal macrophages might(More)
BACKGROUND Among patients diagnosed with advanced non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), African-Americans have lower survival rates than non-African-Americans. Whether this difference is due to innate characteristics of the disease in the two ethnicities or to disparities in health care is not known. We investigated whether the disparity in survival would(More)
Monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils will demonstrate several important cellular functions in response to synthetic formylated oligopeptides. N-formyl-norleucyl-leucyl-phenylalanyl-norleucyl-tyrosyl-lysine (fNLPNTL) was a potent chemoattractant for human blood monocytes; a 1.0-nM concentration induced a maximal chemotactic response. Binding of(More)
We utilized mobilized peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) as sole support for hematologic reconstitution following high-dose chemotherapy in 52 patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphoma. PBSC were collected by large scale leukapheresis after mobilization with chemotherapy. Each apheresis product was analysed for total nucleated cells, CFU-GM and CD34+(More)
A multi-institutional cooperative group trial was undertaken by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) to evaluate the efficacy of the combination of cisplatin and intravenous etoposide for the treatment of metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The doses used were those previously determined to be the maximally tolerated dose of this(More)
Objectives: Gemcitabine (G) plus cisplatin (C) is standard care for metastatic transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urothelium. Pemetrexed (P), alone or in combination with G, is active in metastatic TCC. However, the safety and efficacy of P combined with GC therapy is unknown. This phase I trial was designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose(More)
PURPOSE This phase II trial assessed efficacy and safety of pemetrexed plus gemcitabine to treat metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer in patients previously treated with taxanes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible women with advanced breast cancer treated with taxanes in the adjuvant or metastatic setting received pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 on day 1 followed(More)
Studies in cell culture systems and tumor-bearing animals have demonstrated synergistic cytotoxicity of cytarabine (ara-C) and cisplatin. We have conducted a phase I trial to assess the toxic effects and tolerable doses of these drugs in patients with advanced cancer. Forty-five such patients were treated with varying dosages of ara-C infused continuously(More)
This study in 12 cancer treatment centres across the United States was designed to evaluate the potential for increased resistance to amikacin with unrestricted use. An initial 3-month baseline period during which the use of amikacin was restricted and that of tobramycin and gentamicin unrestricted was followed by a period of at least 12 months when(More)