Marcel F Odaimi

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Despite the progress in neurosurgery and radiotherapy, almost all patients treated with malignant gliomas develop recurrent tumors and die of their disease. Eighty-eight patients (median age 56 years) with recurrent glioblastoma (median tumor volume 32.7 cm3) were treated with noninvasive fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery and concurrent paclitaxel used(More)
UNLABELLED The median survival for adults with recurrent primary malignant gliomas is 56 weeks following surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Generally, reoperation can extend the median survival an additional 26-32 weeks. We have developed an aggressive treatment program that utilizes low doses of interleukin-2 (IL-2) combined with ex vivo activated(More)
PURPOSE Surgery and systemic chemotherapy offer modest benefit to patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. These tumors are associated with rapid growth and progressive neurological deterioration. Radiosurgery offers a rational alternative treatment, delivering intensive local therapy. A pilot protocol to treat recurrent glioblastoma was developed(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple gliomas represent approximately 2 to 5% of all high-grade gliomas which are categorized as multifocal or multicentric depending on the timing, location and pattern of spread. We present a patient with bi-hemispheric, noncontiguous, low- and high-grade gliomas proven by biopsy. She underwent surgical excision and radiotherapy, but(More)
In experimental tumors, a steep dose-response curve has been demonstrated for chemosensitive malignancies. In clinical practice, increasing dose over the conventional dose results in higher responses. These observations have prompted efforts to use chemotherapy in higher doses. Initial empiricism lends itself to more rational use of high-dose chemotherapy.(More)
UNLABELLED A pilot protocol to treat recurrent glioblastoma was developed using fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery with concurrent intravenous Taxol as a radiation sensitizer. METHODS The treatment outcome was analyzed in two groups of patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Group 1 was analyzed retrospectively, and consisted of 9 patients with a median(More)
Clinical data indicate that patients with hyperparathyroidism due to chronic kidney disease have abnormal immune function. We evaluated the direct effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and two 1-34 peptide fragments of PTH on immune function in activated leukocytes from healthy donors. IL-6 and IL-8 were measured from supernatants from(More)
A subline of the HL-60 leukemia resistant to 4'-(9-acridinylamino)methanesulfon-m-anisidide (HL-60/AMSA) was developed by intermittent long-term in vitro treatment. Resistance to 4'-(9-acridinylamino)methanesulfon-m-anisidide remained unchanged after 180 doublings in the absence of the drug, suggesting a stable phenotypic alteration. The pattern of(More)
UNLABELLED The prevalence of paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome in cancer is 0.01%. Neurological syndromes can be seen in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and mostly present as either leukemic infiltration of the central nervous system (CNS) or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of combined(More)