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PURPOSE Platinum-doublet chemotherapy regimens have been shown to extend survival in fit patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (AdvNSCLC). This study extends recent population-based analyses focusing on treatment and survival benefit from use of platinum-doublet therapy, and addressing the role of performance status (PS). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The regimens of carboplatin plus paclitaxel (CP) and methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (M-VAC) were compared in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma. METHODS Patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma were randomized to receive either CP (paclitaxel at a dose of 225 mg/m(2) and carboplatin [targeted area under the(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a phase I dose escalation study to evaluate the safety and immunologic response to peptide immunomodulatory vaccines GL-0810 (HPV16) and GL-0817 (MAGE-A3) in HPV16 and MAGE-A3-positive RM-SCCHN patients, respectively. METHODS Three dose levels (500, 1,000, and 1,500 µg) of GL-0810 or GL-0817 with adjuvants Montanide (1.2 ml) and(More)
PURPOSE Tumor shrinkage categorized as complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) is a fundamental efficacy measure for new cancer treatments and often considered a surrogate for overall survival. However, for any given treatment, many more patients typically achieve stable disease (SD) or have progressive disease (PD) than achieve response. We(More)
PURPOSE We sought to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and determine a tolerable dose of oral sorafenib in patients with hepatic or renal dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were assigned to one of nine cohorts: cohort 1, bilirubin < or = upper limit of normal (ULN) and AST < or = ULN and creatinine clearance (CC) > or = 60 mL/min; cohort 2,(More)
OBJECTIVE To review (1) basic principles of follow-up in patients who are in complete remission following curative therapy for cancer; (2) evaluate the available data on follow-up strategies for testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, small cell and non-small cell lung cancer, and prostate cancer; and(More)
PURPOSE Survival of patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unsatisfactory, and in 2002, the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy was not established. This phase III study assessed the impact of postoperative adjuvant gefitinib on overall survival (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with completely resected (stage IB, II, or(More)
PURPOSE Ixabepilone is the first in a new class of antineoplastic agents, the epothilones and their analogs. This international, randomized, phase II trial assessed two administration schedules of ixabepilone as second-line therapy in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients had experienced disease progression after(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility and a recommended phase II dose of tirapazamine when combined with chemoradiotherapy in limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LSCLC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Concurrent chemoradiotherapy consisted of two cycles of cisplatin, etoposide, and once-daily radiation to 61 Gy. Tirapazamine (260 mg/m2) was given 1 h before(More)