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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)
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)
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 Sunitinib is an orally administered multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor of RET, VEGFR, PDGFR, and c-KIT. We conducted a phase II trial to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of sunitinib in metastatic and/or recurrent SCCHN patients. METHODS Patients who had received no more than two prior chemotherapy regimens were eligible and,(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 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)
BACKGROUND Bevacizumab prolongs overall and progression-free survival when added to fluorouracil-based chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). However, gastrointestinal perforation (GIP) occurs in 1-2% of treated patients. We sought to describe the incidence, temporal pattern, outcomes and potential(More)
4009 Background: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors are overexpressed in PC. In preclinical models, anti-VEGF antibodies suppress PC growth and potentiate the activity of gemcitabine. High VEGF expression correlates with advanced stage and decreased survival in PC pts. These data suggest that anti-VEGF therapy may have utility in(More)
5568 Background: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have demonstrated reproducible activity in patients with R/M SCCHN. HER2 is the preferred dimerization partner for EGFR. Lapatinib is a dual EGFR and HER2 kinase inhibitor that has demonstrated promising preclinical activity in SCCHN models. METHODS This phase II multi-institutional study(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)