Marc Salzberg

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We have recently shown that low intensity, intermediate frequency, electric fields inhibit by an anti-microtubule mechanism of action, cancerous cell growth in vitro. Using implanted electrodes, these fields were also shown to inhibit the growth of dermal tumors in mice. The present study extends these findings to additional cell lines [human breast(More)
PURPOSE Preclinical studies indicate positive interactions between capecitabine, an oral fluorouracil precursor, and gemcitabine, the current standard treatment for advanced pancreatic carcinoma (APC). In this study, we investigated the addition of capecitabine to gemcitabine treatment for patients with APC. PATIENTS AND METHODS This multicenter study(More)
PURPOSE In this study, two doses of temsirolimus (CCI-779), a novel inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin, were evaluated for efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who had been heavily pretreated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n = 109) were randomly assigned to receive 75 or 250 mg(More)
BACKGROUND The MUC1 protein is a highly glycosylated mucin normally found at the apical surface of mucin-secreting epithelial cells in many types of tissues. MUC1 is expressed, but heavily underglycosylated, in different human tumors. TG4010 is a viral suspension of a recombinant vaccinia vector (MVA) containing DNA sequences coding for the human MUC1(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, however, therapeutic options are limited. 50-90% of hormone-refractory prostate cancer cells show an overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which may contribute to uncontrolled proliferation and resistance to chemotherapy. In vitro, gefitinib, an orally administered(More)
BACKGROUND In a recent large phase III study, previously treated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who received pemetrexed demonstrated a survival time similar to patients who received docetaxel (median, 8.3 months with pemetrexed versus 7.9 months with docetaxel), with a more favorable toxicity profile, and significantly fewer Common(More)
BACKGROUND The transmission of electric fields using insulated electrodes has demonstrated that very low-intensity, properly tuned, intermediate-frequency electric fields, termed tumor-treating fields (TTFields), selectively stunts tumor cell growth and is accompanied by a decrease in tumor angiogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS This open, prospective pilot(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) require care that emphasizes symptom palliation in addition to extending survival. The low response rates and minimal survival gains observed in second-line studies underscore the need to assess treatment efficacy with symptomatic end points. METHODS To characterize the relationship(More)
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women. The standard first-line treatment for advanced ovarian cancer is a combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin or carboplatin alone. Sequential single-agent therapy is of particular interest in patients with symptom-free disease progression. Age, performance status and treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Phase II/III trials have shown that capecitabine is an active, well-tolerated therapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We report clinical findings from an expanded access program enabling patients ineligible for investigative trials to receive capecitabine before its approval and availability. METHODS Patients pretreated with at least two(More)