Linda A. Pestano

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Purpose This phase I trial assessed the safety, dose limiting toxicity (DLT) and pharmacodynamics of PX-12 in adult patients with advanced refractory cancers. Methods PX-12 was administered to sequential cohorts as a 72-h infusion utilizing a portable infusion pump on days 1, 2, and 3 of a 21-day cycle at a starting dose level of 300 mg/m2/day and(More)
This study evaluated PX-12, a novel small molecule inhibitor of the proto-oncogene (Trx-1), in patients with previously treated advanced pancreatic cancer (APC). PX-12 (54 or 128 mg/m2) was administered by 3-hour IV infusion daily ×5 days every 21 days (n = 17). Patients were randomized to either 54 or 128 mg/m2 and then stratified based on CA 19-9 level(More)
We investigated the safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of PX-12, a thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) inhibitor, administered as a 24-hour infusion every 7 or 14 days in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. PX-12 is the first Trx-1 inhibitor to undergo clinical development. The first Phase 1 study of PX-12 demonstrated promising clinical activity,(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are increasingly prepared in vitro for use in immunotherapy trials. Mature DC express high levels of surface molecules needed for T cell activation and are superior at antigen-presentation than immature DC. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is one of several products known to induce DC maturation, and interferon (IFN)-γ has been shown to(More)
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