Maclean Hall

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PURPOSE To determine safety and feasibility of adjuvant ipilimumab following resection of high-risk melanoma and to identify surrogate markers for benefit. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this phase II trial, 75 patients with resected stage IIIc/IV melanoma received the CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab every 6 to 8 weeks for 1 year. Eligible patients received further(More)
Ipilimumab induces long-lasting clinical responses in a minority of patients with metastatic melanoma. To better understand the mechanism(s) of action and to identify novel biomarkers associated with the clinical benefit and toxicity of ipilimumab, baseline characteristics and changes in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from melanoma patients receiving ipilimumab were(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the safety and efficacy of the vitamin D analogue, 19-nor-1alpha-25-dihydroxyvitamin D2 (paricalcitol), in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients received paricalcitol i.v. three times per week on an escalating dose of 5 to 25 microg (3-15 microg/m2). The primary end point was prostate-specific(More)
As new evidence for prostate cancer treatment has emerged in the last few years, longstanding controversies in the treatment of prostate cancer have resurfaced. A number of long-held tenets of prostate cancer therapy have been revisited, sometimes with surprising and challenging results. Although neoadjuvant hormonal therapy prior to radical prostatectomy(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated whether tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) could be expanded from surgically resected tumors from pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS Tumors were resected from pancreatic cancer patients. Tumors were minced into fragments and cultured in media containing high dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) for up to 6 weeks. T cell phenotype,(More)
We will practise the precise statement of various computational problems, think about different strategies or algorithms to solve them, reason about their correctness, evaluate these alg orithms from the point of view of efficiency (usually running time), and develop a feel for the difficulty of problems and the applicability of various techniqu es we will(More)