Nick D. James

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The first St Gallen Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) Expert Panel identified and reviewed the available evidence for the ten most important areas of controversy in advanced prostate cancer (APC) management. The successful registration of several drugs for castration-resistant prostate cancer and the recent studies of chemo-hormonal(More)
Chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans (CSPGs) are a family of inhibitory extracellular matrix molecules that are highly expressed during development, where they are involved in processes of pathfinding and guidance. CSPGs are present at lower levels in the mature CNS, but are highly concentrated in perineuronal nets where they play an important role in(More)
We conducted a phase I/II study investigating synchronous chemoradiotherapy with mitomycin C and infusional 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in muscle invasive bladder cancer. Early dose escalation results were previously published. We report the long-term toxicity and efficacy results with the optimised regimen. Patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer with(More)
BACKGROUND Serum interleukin (IL)-6 levels correlate with disease outcomes in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. Siltuximab, a chimeric, murine-human mAb against IL-6, was evaluated in a three-part phase I/II study in patients with progressive metastatic RCC. METHODS In part 1, 11 patients received 1, 3, 6, or 12mgkg-¹ at weeks 1, 4 and q2w × 2(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity of a novel Stealth liposomal encapsulated formulation of doxorubicin (Doxil). A Phase I/II dose escalation study was carried out in a specialist HIV oncology unit in a teaching hospital (predominantly in an outpatient department). Fifteen patients with HIV related, biopsy confirmed,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility, toxicity and immunogenicity of dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy in patients with advanced urological cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (11) and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (five) received 1-3 x 10(6) intradermal allogeneic tumour lystate-pulsed DCs fortnightly for(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the rationale and design of the Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme (BCPP), and to demonstrate the capability of this design. METHODS There is a need to understand the determinants of bladder cancer to help reduce recurrence, progression, morbidity, mortality and related costs. We previously showed that lifestyle factors are important(More)
A range of luciferase reporter vectors was constructed, incorporating 5'-flanking sequences from the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), human glandular kallikrein 2 (hKLK2), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoters for expression control. Tissue specificity was evaluated in the PSA-positive line LNCaP and PSA-negative cells from different tissues of origin(More)
Tumour hypoxia is a microenvironmental factor related to poor response to radiation, chemotherapy, genetic instability, selection for resistance to apoptosis, and increased risk of invasion and metastasis. Hypoxia-regulated carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) has been studied in various tumour sites and its expression has been correlated with the clinical(More)
The proto-oncogene HER2 presents a novel therapeutic target. We report results in 25 patients with HER2+ advanced prostate cancer treated with the bispecific antibody MDX-H210 15 microg m(-2)by intravenous infusion plus GM-CSF 5 microg kg(-1)day(-1)by subcutaneous injection for 4 days repeated weekly for 6 weeks. Patients with stable disease or better(More)