Mary Lou Keohan

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Solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is a mesenchymal neoplasm composed of CD34-positive fibroblastic cells. The pathogenesis driving this neoplasm remains unclear, with no recurrent genetic aberrations described to date. Previous reports suggest a role for IGF2 over-expression in the pathogenesis of these tumours, implicated in triggering hypoglycaemia in some(More)
PURPOSE Peritoneal malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive neoplasm for which intensive therapy improves survival in a subset of patients. We hypothesized that pathologic variables would stratify patients into favorable and unfavorable survival subgroups. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fifty-four patients with peritoneal malignant mesothelioma were evaluated for(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognosis for patients with primary cardiac sarcoma is poor. Median survival is less than 10 months, especially when complete surgical excision is not feasible. Removal of all cardiopulmonary structures involved by tumor followed by orthotopic allotransplantation has been proposed to improve long-term survival. METHODS From 1996 through(More)
Approximately 5% of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) originate in the rectum, and historically, radical resection was commonly performed. Little is known about the outcome for rectal GIST in the era of imatinib. Using a prospectively maintained database, this study retrospectively analyzed 47 localized primary rectal GISTs treated at our center from(More)
Background Tasisulam sodium (hereafter tasisulam), a novel anticancer agent, is being studied in a broad range of tumors. The primary objective of this phase II study was to determine progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with 1 or 2 prior chemotherapy regimens for unresectable/metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Secondary objectives included(More)
Purpose and Methods: Bone and soft tissue sarcomas currently comprise 1% of adult malignancies and 15% of pediatric malignancies [1]. While doxorubicin and ifosfamide are active agents, no significant impact on survival has been observed. More active regimes are required in sarcoma. This trial studied cisplatin and a 5 day continuous infusion of vinblastine(More)
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