Neelima Denduluri

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Chemotherapy and ovarian ablation both independently improve survival in premenopausal women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer. Amenorrhea is a well-recognized occurrence after chemotherapy. The rate of chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea varies with patient age and chemotherapy regimens administered. However, the impact of chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate safety and efficacy of trastuzumab with pertuzumab in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer who had progressive disease on trastuzumab-based therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with measurable HER2(+) metastatic breast cancer, < or = 3 trastuzumab-based regimens, and left(More)
PURPOSE Ixabepilone is an epothilone B analog that binds to microtubules and results in microtubule stabilization and mitotic arrest. Ixabepilone was evaluated for efficacy and safety in a phase II clinical trial for women with metastatic breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were eligible if they had not previously received treatment with a taxane(More)
PURPOSE The herbal supplement garlic (Allium sativum) is commonly used by cancer patients. Preclinical studies have shown that allicin, a major component of garlic, may affect cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) activity. This study examines the influence of garlic supplementation on the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel, a CYP3A4 substrate. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the changes in serum erythropoietin with age in patients with and without anemia and to assess the importance of certain comorbidities on changes in erythropoietin level and the development of anemia. DESIGN Clinical history, hematological parameters, and serum erythropoietin levels were examined at 1- to 2-year intervals for 8 to(More)
Twelve patients with metastatic breast cancer previously exposed to taxanes were treated on a Phase II trial with ixabepilone. Eligible patients had histologically confirmed metastatic breast cancer with measurable disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), and adequate hematopoietic, renal, and hepatic function. Ixabepilone 8(More)
There is a fairly consistent, albeit non-universal body of research documenting cognitive declines after cancer and its treatments. While few of these studies have included subjects aged 65 years and older, it is logical to expect that older patients are at risk of cognitive decline. Here, we use breast cancer as an exemplar disease for inquiry into the(More)
PURPOSE To determine if older patients with breast cancer have cognitive impairment before systemic therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Participants were patients with newly diagnosed nonmetastatic breast cancer and matched friend or community controls age > 60 years without prior systemic treatment, dementia, or neurologic disease. Participants completed(More)
Ixabepilone has shown promising clinical data in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and may be particularly valuable in patients showing progression after treatment with standard chemotherapy. This article reviews the developing clinical profile of ixabepilone in MBC. Unlike taxanes and anthracyclines, ixabepilone has low susceptibility to multiple mechanisms(More)
PURPOSE Noninvasive markers of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy are needed. Soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1), soluble VEGF receptor-2 (sVEGFR-2), and plasma VEGF levels were assessed as potential biomarkers of therapy with bevacizumab. Tumor samples were evaluated for VEGFR-2 mutations before and after bevacizumab. (More)