Purpose: This retrospective study was undertaken to investigate the impact of initial gefitinib or erlotinib (EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor, EGFR-TKI) versus chemotherapy on the risk of central nervous system (CNS) progression in advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations. Experimental Design: Patients with stage IV or relapsed NSCLC… (More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the frequency and radiographic patterns of tumoral cavitation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with bevacizumab, and correlate the imaging findings with the pathology, clinical characteristics and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-two patients with NSCLC treated with bevacizumab… (More)
CD14 is a major receptor for the bacterial endotoxin LPS. Since CD14 is specifically and highly expressed on the surface of monocytic cells, it has been used as a monocyte/macrophage differentiation marker. To identify elements that are critical for the direction of the tissue-specific expression of CD14, an 80-kb genomic DNA fragment containing the coding… (More)
INTRODUCTION There are few effective treatment options for leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study assessed the feasibility of high-dose gefitinib in patients with LM from NSCLC harboring EGFR mutations or prior systemic response to EGFR-TKI. METHODS This phase I open-label trial of a novel gefitinib dosing… (More)
Adjuvant chemotherapy is the standard of therapy for some patients with stages I, II, and III breast and colon cancer. The therapeutic efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy following surgical resection of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been less clear. A meta-analysis was reported in 1995 of patients who underwent surgical resection for… (More)
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