Jyoti D. Patel

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Brain metastases (BM) and leptomeningeal metastases (LM) are devastating neurologic complications. Pemetrexed is a multi-targeted anti-folate agent approved for treatment of nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer but has anti-tumor activity in other solid tumors. We performed two trials using pemetrexed in patients with BM and LM to assess CSF penetration(More)
BACKGROUND Continuing to smoke after a cancer diagnosis can adversely influence the prognosis for patients with cancer. However, remarkably few studies have carefully examined the use of first-line FDA-approved medications for nicotine dependence in patients with cancer. This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, and effect on cessation of varenicline(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-level data from 2 phase III studies in patients with previously untreated, advanced-stage, nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were pooled to examine outcomes with bevacizumab and chemotherapy based on age. METHODS Data from patients randomized to paclitaxel-carboplatin (PC)+bevacizumab in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) is a rare connective tissue disorder associated with an increased risk of malignancy including lung cancer. METHODS A single center review of all cases of lung cancer in patients with SSc was conducted. Clinical, radiographic, and detailed pathologic data was collected. Risk factors were compared with our center's SSc(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a case of vertebral metastases treated with a combination of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and vertebroplasty in a single session. CASE DESCRIPTION A 45-year-old female with recently diagnosed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer was referred for consideration of vertebroplasty after having several weeks of back pain.(More)
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