Juleos Adam A Lopez

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Immunohistochemical reactivity for p53 protein is common in various human malignancies. Increased intracellular concentration of p53, which is frequently, but not systematically, related to p53 mutation, has been proposed to be associated with poor prognosis in some tumor types. In colorectal cancer, this significance is still a matter of debate. To(More)
Thirty patients with previously treated small cell lung cancer received salvage combination chemotherapy with etoposide and cisplatin. Two complete and six partial responses were observed, for a major response rate of 27%. Responses occurred promptly and sustained palliation was achieved among responders. Myelosuppression was the major dose-limiting toxic(More)
The pharmacokinetics of 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (ara-C) in plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and urine was studied in nonhuman primates. Conventional and high-dose schedules of ara-C were administered i.v. and intraventricularly through indwelling Ommaya reservoirs. ara-C and its metabolite 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyluracil (ara-U) were measured by(More)
The clinical pharmacology of cisplatin was determined in six patients with malignant ascites secondary to ovarian cancer, and in one patient with peritoneal mesothelioma, following intraperitoneal administration of cisplatin (25-60 mg/m2). The drug was administered in 1 liter of normal saline as a 15- to 30-min infusion. Total, and in some patients free(More)
We have studied 61 resected colorectal adenocarcinomas in order to investigate p53 mutations as a prognostic factor for this pathology. Mutations in exons 5-9 of the p53 gene were analyzed by the polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) technique followed by sequencing. Our data indicate that p53 exon 7 mutations were(More)
Understanding the determinants of the host innate immune response to systemic administration of adenoviral (Ad) vectors is critical for clinical gene therapy. Acute toxicity occurs within minutes to hours after vector administration and is characterized by activation of innate immune responses. Our data indicate that in mice, indicators of vector toxicity(More)
Elevation of the serum value of either human chorionic gonadotropin or alpha-fetoprotein in patients with germ cell testicular tumors is often accepted as evidence for persistent malignancy in the absence of histologic confirmation. These laboratory values are not subject to review and confirmation, unlike histologic diagnosis. We report 3 cases in which(More)
In double-blind, immunological assays, samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 141 patients with neurocysticercosis (NCC) or other neurological disorders were tested for IgG reacting with the excretory/secretory (E/S) antigens of Taenia solium metacestodes. The results for the cases of NCC were then correlated with the developmental stage of the(More)