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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)
PURPOSE Improving chemotherapeutic efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will require the development of new drugs or new strategies to better use currently available agents. Sequential administration offers an opportunity to increase drug diversity while maintaining dose intensity. On the basis of the data indicating the activity of taxanes as(More)
PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are thought to silence transposon and gene expression during development. However, the roles of piRNAs in somatic tissues are largely unknown. Here we report the identification of 555 piRNAs in human lung bronchial epithelial (HBE) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines, including 295 that do not exist in databases(More)
To complement the existing treatment guidelines for all tumour types, ESMO organises consensus conferences to focus on specific issues in each type of tumour. The Second ESMO Consensus Conference on Lung Cancer was held on 11-12 May 2013 in Lugano. A total of 35 experts met to address several questions on management of patients with non-small-cell lung(More)
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Background & Aims: Multiple studies have shown that promoter methylation of tumor suppressor genes underlies esophageal carcinogenesis. Hypothetically, methyl-ation resulting in tumor suppressor gene inactivation might result in tumors that are unresponsive to chemo-therapy and radiation. Accordingly, our aim was to find methylation markers that could be(More)
PURPOSE Based on preclinical data showing synergy between 7-hydroxystaurosporine (UCN-01) and platinum agents, a phase I trial of carboplatin with UCN-01 administered as a 3 h infusion in patients with advanced solid tumors was done. The primary goals of this trial were to evaluate the tolerability of this combination and the pharmacokinetics of UCN-01 when(More)
PURPOSE Taxanes are a cornerstone treatment in early and advanced stage breast cancer and in other common solid tumor malignancies; however, the development of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) often necessitates dose-reduction, which may hamper the effectiveness of the drug and compromise survival outcomes especially when used in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Lung cancer remains number one cause of cancer related deaths worldwide. Cell cycle deregulation plays a major role in the pathogenesis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). CDC25A represents a critical cell cycle regulator that enhances cell cycle progression. In this study we aimed to investigate the role of a novel CDC25A transcriptional(More)
Lung cancer is often refractory to radiotherapy, but molecular mechanisms of tumor resistance remain poorly defined. Here we show that the receptor tyrosine kinase EphA5 is specifically overexpressed in lung cancer and is involved in regulating cellular responses to genotoxic insult. In the absence of EphA5, lung cancer cells displayed a defective G1/S cell(More)
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