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PURPOSE Studies of perioperative chemotherapy for muscle invasive bladder cancer have shown a survival benefit with combined modality therapy. We reviewed chemotherapy use in patients with stage III transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder from 1998 to 2003 to evaluate perioperative chemotherapy treatment patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS The National(More)
4613 Background: J591 is an anti-PSMA mAb targeting the extracellular domain of PSMA, a highly PC restricted glycoprotein. 177Lu linked to J591 via a DOTA chelate was evaluated in a phase 1 trial in pts with metastatic AIPC demonstrating acceptable toxicity (MTD = 70 mCi/m2), excellent targeting of metastatic sites and biologic activity. METHODS Pts with(More)
BACKGROUND Previous investigators have detected shifts to lower stages at diagnosis for renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer. The authors investigated whether a similar pattern is seen for urothelial carcinomas of the bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis and sought to identify changes in cancer grade and survival trends from 1993 to 2005. METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE Adult post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) has a reported 3-year overall survival (OS) of 35% to 40%. The impact of rituximab on the outcome of PTLD is not well defined. METHODS We examined the clinical features and outcomes among a large cohort of solid organ transplantation (SOT) -related patients with PTLD who were recently(More)
PURPOSE Andrographolide is a diterpenoid lactone isolated from Andrographis paniculata (King of Bitters), an herbal medicine used in Asia. It has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antiviral, and immune-stimulant properties. Furthermore, it has been shown to inhibit cancer cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in leukemia and solid(More)
BACKGROUND Ifosfamide is an important part of chemotherapeutic regimens used to treat a variety of malignancies. One potential side effect of the drug is encephalopathy, which may manifest itself as a variety of symptoms, ranging from agitation to seizures and coma. The goal of this review is to identify the prevalence of ifosfamide encephalopathy at(More)
We provide evidence for the existence of an IFN-regulated cellular pathway involving the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-integrating kinase (Mnk) 1. Our data demonstrate that type I (alpha, beta) IFNs induce phosphorylation/activation of Mnk1, which, in turn, regulates phosphorylation of the eukaryotic initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) on Ser-209. Such(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the cytotoxicity and mechanisms of cell death of the broad-spectrum histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor PCI-24781, alone and combined with bortezomib in Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cell lines and primary lymphoproliferative (CLL/SLL) cells. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential, cell cycle(More)
PURPOSE Bladder cancer survival is consistently lower in female and black patients than in male and white patients. We compared trends and differences according to clinical, demographic and facility characteristics by patient race and gender to identify the impact of these characteristics on survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified bladder(More)
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is an effective therapeutic agent for acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) (Evens et al, 2004). In APL, ATO induces differentiation at low concentrations, while inducing apoptosis at higher concentrations (Miller et al, 2002). In addition, ATO-induced apoptosis in APL is mediated through the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway, resulting(More)