Miah Hiang Tay

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BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a disease that is highly responsive to various chemotherapeutic agents. In the metastatic setting, 2-drug combination chemotherapy generally provides a response rate of 55% to 75%, and median survival of 10 to 12 months. The objective of the current study was to assess the efficacy of a 3-drug combination(More)
PURPOSE There is an unmet need for treatment options in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Sorafenib is currently the only approved systemic treatment for HCC. Refametinib, an oral, allosteric MEK inhibitor, has demonstrated antitumor activity in combination with sorafenib in vitro and in vivo. A phase II study evaluated efficacy and safety of refametinib plus(More)
BACKGROUND In the final analysis of the phase 3 COU-AA-301 study, abiraterone acetate plus prednisone significantly prolonged overall survival compared with prednisone alone in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing after chemotherapy. Here, we present the final analysis of an early-access protocol trial that was initiated(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) are treated primarily with radiotherapy. In the disseminated state, platinum-based, 2-drug combination regimens yielded response rates of 55-75%, achieving a median survival of 10-12 months. With the proven efficacy of second-generation cytotoxics like paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Since its translation into Chinese, the Functional Living Index for Cancer (FLIC) has not been widely received due to some of its difficulties. We modified its visual analogue scale (VAS) to an ordered categorical scale and changed some of the wording in the instrument. This study examined the measurement properties of the modified FLIC. (More)
BACKGROUND Patients with poor performance status and/or are elderly are frequently considered a compromised group at high risk of chemotherapy-related morbidities and less likely to benefit from treatment. We aimed to evaluate tolerability and efficacy of three single-agent regimens in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced non-small(More)
Treatment of renal-cell carcinoma has progressed over the past decade, in terms of surgical and systemic therapy. Current treatment guidelines are based on clinical evidence, but do not take into account resource limitations among different countries. These limitations, which include financial and logistical challenges and lack of skilled health-care(More)
BACKGROUND The use of sunitinib at conventional doses (50 mg/d, 6-week cycles: 4 weeks of treatment, then 2 weeks of no treatment) in Asian patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is associated with high real-world toxicities. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with mRCC treated with sunitinib between 2005 and 2012 at 4 centers representing a(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a dismal prognosis and is notoriously chemo-resistant. We conducted a Phase II prospective study to evaluate the activity and tolerability of gemcitabine and cisplatin in chemo-naïve advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. The trial considered a "no further interest" response rate of 10% and a target(More)
Few treatment options are available for patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) that is not responsive to or continues to progress after taxane-based chemotherapy. Although single-agent carboplatin has modest activity in HRPC, carboplatin chemotherapy could induce a synergistic effect when combined with taxanes in patients with(More)