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Malignant epithelial lung carcinoma can be subclassified by histology into several tumor types, including adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The need for a uniform method of classifying lung carcinomas is growing as clinical trials reveal treatment and side effect differences associated with histological subtypes. Diagnosis is primarily performed(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a novel chemotherapy combination that includes paclitaxel, carboplatin, and extended-schedule etoposide in the treatment of patients with carcinoma of unknown primary tumor site. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-five patients with carcinoma of unknown primary tumor site were treated with the following regimen,(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerance, and pharmacokinetic profile of liver-directed therapy with drug-eluting beads irinotecan (DEBIRI) in combination with systemic modified FOLFOX in the treatment of unresectable liver metastases in chemotherapy-naive patients with colorectal cancer. DESIGN DEBIRI, loaded with(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of weekly bortezomib in the treatment of patients with recurrent/refractory multiple myeloma. METHODS A total of 40 patients with multiple myeloma who had received either 1 or 2 previous treatment regimens were treated with bortezomib at a dose of 1.6 mg/m(2)(More)
OBJECTIVE This randomized phase II study assessed the efficacy and safety of obatoclax mesylate, a small-molecule Bcl-2 inhibitor, added to carboplatin/etoposide chemotherapy as initial treatment for extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Chemotherapy-naïve subjects with ES-SCLC and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group(More)
Of 3,816 homosexual men examined in five sexually transmitted disease clinics in the United States, 6.1% had hepatitis B surface antigen, 52.4% had antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen, and 3.0% of the men who had no other indicator of infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) had antibody to hepatitis B core antigen. The rate of seropositivity for HBV(More)
BACKGROUND Cetuximab, an immunoglobulin (Ig) G1 chimeric monoclonal antibody against the epidermal growth factor receptor, has demonstrated evidence of activity in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). When administered in combination with carboplatin and docetaxel, a commonly used regimen for advanced NSCLC, cetuximab has exhibited synergistic interaction in(More)
BACKGROUND Bcl-2 family genes are frequently amplified in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). A phase I trial was conducted to evaluate the safety of obatoclax, a Bcl-2 family inhibitor, given in combination with standard chemotherapy. METHODS Eligible patients (3-6 per cohort) had extensive-stage SCLC, measurable disease, ≤ 1 before therapy, Eastern(More)
7085 Background: Targeting VEGF has proven to be an effective tx strategy in many solid tumors including non-small cell lung cancer. VEGF expression in SCLC provides rationale for studying B in addition to chemoradiotherapy. METHODS The endpoints of this multicenter community-based study were to assess the safety, response rate (RR), and progression-free(More)
To search for precursors of the neoplastic B cells in a patient with a nodular lymphoma, we produced a monoclonal antibody to a variable region idiotope on the lymphoma IgM heavy chain. Clonal ancestors of the lymphoma cells were identified by this marker among bone marrow pre-B cells (5% to 26%). A second antiidiotype (anti-Id) antibody specific for the(More)