Lionel D. Lewis

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PURPOSE To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary evidence of antitumor activity of YM155, a small-molecule inhibitor of survivin. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced solid malignancies or lymphoma were treated with escalating doses of YM155 administered by 168-hour continuous(More)
PURPOSE We sought to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and determine a tolerable dose of oral sorafenib in patients with hepatic or renal dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were assigned to one of nine cohorts: cohort 1, bilirubin < or = upper limit of normal (ULN) and AST < or = ULN and creatinine clearance (CC) > or = 60 mL/min; cohort 2,(More)
PURPOSE MDX-210 is a bispecific antibody that binds simultaneously to type I Fc receptors for immunoglobulin G (IgG) (Fc gamma RI) and to the HER-2/neu oncogene protein product. MDX-210 effectively directs Fc gamma RI-positive effector cells such as monocytes and macrophages to phagocytose or kill tumor cells that overexpress HER-2/neu. The goals of this(More)
A patient with refractory Crohn's disease had two separate episodes of bone marrow suppression while receiving 50 to 75 mg 6-mercaptopurine a day and 1000 to 1750 mg olsalazine a day. This adverse reaction necessitated dose reduction of 6-mercaptopurine on the first occasion and withdrawal of 6-mercaptopurine and olsalazine on the second occasion. The(More)
Adaphostin is a dihydroquinone derivative that is undergoing extensive preclinical testing as a potential anticancer drug. Previous studies have suggested that the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays a critical role in the cytotoxicity of this agent. In this study, we investigated the source of these ROS. Consistent with the known chemical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The FLAIR (fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery) pulse sequence has been shown to be sensitive to abnormalities of the subarachnoid space. Our clinical experience led us to investigate whether intravenously injected contrast material can affect the appearance of the subarachnoid space on FLAIR MR images. METHODS After noting(More)
Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) are profoundly immunosuppressed and may benefit from restoration of an antitumor immune response in combination with conventional radiation therapy and temozolomide (TMZ). The optimal strategies to evaluate clinically relevant immune responses to treatment have yet to be determined. The primary objective of our(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to characterize the effect of food on the relative bioavailability of lapatinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS A single 1,500-mg, oral dose of lapatinib was administered to 27 patients with advanced solid tumors on each of three occasions that were 1 week apart, in random order: after an overnight fast, with a low-fat breakfast,(More)
Intracellular calcium signaling plays a central role in cell proliferation. In leukemic cells, the calcium release-activated calcium channels provide a major pathway for calcium entry (I(CRAC)) perpetuating progression through the cell cycle. Although I(CRAC) is under mitochondrial regulation, targeting mitochondrial function has not been exploited to(More)
Mitochondrial DNA-deficient (rho(0)) cells were generated following a 26-day incubation of MOLT-4 lymphoblastoid T cells in ethidium bromide (3,8-diamino-5-ethyl-6-phenylphenanthridinium bromide). The absence of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the resultant MOLT-4 rho(0) cells was confirmed by Southern analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR).(More)