Julie A. Kish

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BACKGROUND Despite the use of resection and postoperative radiotherapy, high-risk squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck frequently recurs in the original tumor bed. We tested the hypothesis that concurrent postoperative administration of cisplatin and radiotherapy would improve the rate of local and regional control. METHODS Between September 9,(More)
PURPOSE The Head and Neck Intergroup conducted a phase III randomized trial to test the benefit of adding chemotherapy to radiation in patients with unresectable squamous cell head and neck cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients were randomly assigned between arm A (the control), single daily fractionated radiation (70 Gy at 2 Gy/d); arm B,(More)
PURPOSE The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) conducted a randomized comparison of cisplatin plus fluorouracil (5-FU) and carboplatin plus 5-FU versus single-agent methotrexate (MTX) in patients with recurrent and metastatic squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck. The primary objective was to compare separately the response rates of each(More)
One of the most active chemotherapeutic regimens for treatment of advanced and recurrent head and neck cancer is cisplatin (CACP) + 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) infusion with a response rate of 90% in advanced, previously untreated patients and 70% in patients with recurrent disease. Forty-four patients from two Wayne State University-affiliated hospitals were(More)
Initial treatment with drug combinations that include cisplatin and bleomycin has been effective in reducing tumor in patients with previously untreated epidermoid cancers of the head and neck. Because of the threat of pulmonary complications from bleomycin, patients with poor pulmonary function were excluded from those studies. We conducted a trial using(More)
  • Jay S Cooper, Qiang Zhang, +13 authors K Kian Ang
  • International journal of radiation oncology…
  • 2012
PURPOSE Previous analysis of this Intergroup trial demonstrated that with a median follow-up among surviving patients of 45.9 months, the concurrent postoperative administration of cisplatin and radiation therapy improved local-regional control and disease-free survival of patients who had high-risk resectable head-and-neck carcinomas. With a minimum of 10(More)
BACKGROUND The response rate of metastatic renal cell cancer to cytotoxic therapy over the last 10 years has been 5.6%. Low dose continuous 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has demonstrated efficacy in other cytotoxic refractory tumors, such as pancreas, colorectal, and recurrent breast. The Southwest Oncology Group undertook a Phase II trial of low dose, continuous(More)
Seven patients developed clinical features simulating myocardial ischemia less than 72 hours after 12 of 13 separate intravenous 5-fluorouracil administrations; 9 episodes were associated with chest pain, 3 with hypotension, 3 with ventricular tachycardia and 1 with cardiogenic shock. Left ventricular dysfunction was demonstrated by echocardiography in 5(More)
PURPOSE Panobinostat, a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, enhances antiproliferative activity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines when combined with erlotinib. We evaluated this combination in patients with advanced NSCLC and head and neck cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Eligible patients were enrolled in a 3+3 dose-escalation design to(More)
Cancer of the head and neck is a common cancer worldwide. The majority of patients present with locally advanced disease. Recently a great deal of improvement has been made in multimodality therapy of this disease, warranting more careful consideration of factors affecting quality of life, disease course, and treatment. Infection is clearly a factor.(More)