Mark F. Kozloff

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PURPOSE Bevacizumab provides a survival benefit in first- and second-line metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). In a large, observational, bevacizumab treatment study (Bevacizumab Regimens: Investigation of Treatment Effects and Safety [BRiTE]) in patients who had mCRC, a longer-than-expected overall survival (OS) of 25.1 months was reported. The association(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a validated target in squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck, but in patients with recurrent or metastatic disease, EGFR targeting agents have displayed modest efficacy. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-mediated angiogenesis has been implicated as a mechanism of resistance to anti-EGFR(More)
BACKGROUND The Bevacizumab Regimens' Investigation of Treatment Effects (BRiTE) study is a prospective, observational cohort study designed to elucidate safety and effectiveness outcomes associated with bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy as used in clinical practice for first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients are underrepresented in clinical trials and frequently undertreated with standard therapy. The BRiTE observational cohort study assessed the safety and effectiveness of bevacizumab-based first-line therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer among a large cohort of elderly patients (896 patients ≥65 years, among 1,953 total(More)
PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in the biology and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. Inhibitors of VEGF suppress the growth of pancreatic cancer in preclinical models. The objectives of this phase II study were to assess the response rate and overall survival of pancreatic cancer patients who received gemcitabine with the(More)
PURPOSE To increase the activity of cisplatin, fluorouracil (5-FU), and leucovorin (PFL) through further biochemical modulation and study the pharmacologic interaction of 5-FU and interferon alfa-2b (IFN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Escalating doses of IFN (0.5 to 4.0 x 10(6) U/m2/d x 6) were added to cisplatin 100 mg/m2, continuous infusion 5-FU 800 or 640(More)
BACKGROUND The Avastin Registry: Investigation of Effectiveness and Safety (ARIES) study is a prospective, community-based observational cohort study that evaluated the effectiveness and safety of first-line treatment patterns, assessing the impact of chemotherapy choice and treatment duration. METHODS The ARIES study enrolled patients with metastatic(More)
4040 Background: In a phase II trial of G + anti-VEGF antibody B in 52 PC pts, we reported a 21% response rate and median survival of 8.8 months (mo) (Kindler, JCO 2005). EGFR inhibitors C and E also have activity in PC. VEGF and EGFR pathways are interdependent; dual inhibition may be synergistic. METHODS We are conducting a multi-center, randomized(More)
PURPOSE African Americans have higher incidence and poorer response to lung cancer treatment compared with Caucasians. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms for the significant ethnic difference are not known. The present study examines the ethnic differences in the type and frequency of MET proto-oncogene (MET) mutation in lung cancer and correlated(More)
INTRODUCTION This Phase I trial aimed to determine the maximum-tolerated-dose of erlotinib administered with two standard chemoradiotherapy regimens for non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS Unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer patients were enrolled in this 2-arm dose-escalation study. Erlotinib, given only during chemoradiotherapy, was(More)