Lawrence B. Levy

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  • H M Wang, Z X Liao, +7 authors D R Gomez
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Preclinical studies have shown that norepinephrine can directly stimulate tumor cell migration and that this effect is mediated by the beta-adrenergic receptor. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 722 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received definitive radiotherapy (RT). A Cox proportional hazard model was(More)
Algorithm 708 (BRATIO) was run on 2730 test cases. Comparison of these results with the results from an algorithm using a continued fraction of Tretter and Walster were performed using a high-precision version of the latter algorithm implemented in Maple. Accuracy of BRATIO ranged from 9.64 significant digits to a full machine double-precision, 15.65(More)
The flexible statistical models incorporating the log-F distribution are little used because of numeric difficulties. We describe a method for calculating the log-likelihood and two derivatives with respect to the data argument. Fortran subroutines incorporating these calculations are provided.
Chemotherapy given sequentially or concurrently with external beam radiation therapy has emerged as a standard for the treatment of locally advanced lung cancer. Gene therapy by adenovirus-mediated wild-type p53 gene transfer has been shown to inhibit lung cancer growth in vitro, in animal models, and in human clinical trials. However, no information is(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the clinical toxicity and hematological effects of i.p. and s.c. administration of fms-like tyrosine kinase-3-ligand (Flt3-L; Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA), a truncated glycoprotein that increases dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis or mesothelioma were randomly assigned(More)
To assess the prognostic value of neurologic function (NF) in patients with astrocytic spinal cord glioma, we conducted a retrospective study of 25 patients who were treated at our institution between January 1970 and December 1999. The median age was 40 years, and the median follow-up was 54 months. Nineteen patients had a biopsy, 5 had a subtotal(More)
BACKGROUND MUC5B is glycoprotein secreted by bronchial glands. A promoter variant in MUC5B, rs35705950, was previously found to be strongly associated with the incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and also the overall survival (OS) of such patients. Patients with IPF and patients with radiation pneumonitis (RP) have the similar pathologic(More)
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is an aggressive type of breast cancer, characterized by very rapid progression, enlargement of the breast, skin edema causing an orange peel appearance (peau d’orange), erythema, thickening, and dermal lymphatic invasion. It is characterized by E-cadherin overexpression in the primary and metastatic disease, but to date no(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously argued against the calculation of cancer-specific death rates as philosophically undefined and biased. Deaths attributed to cancer during a particular year occur in patients diagnosed during an unknown distribution of past times, so cancer-specific death rates cannot be used to assess changes in the impact of cancer on survival(More)
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