Nikole Varhegyi

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Methods to induce T cell responses to protein vaccines have not been optimized. The immunostimulant AS15 has been administered with the recombinant MAGE-A3 protein (recMAGE-A3) i.m. but not i.d. or s.c. This study tests hypotheses that the i.d./s.c. route is safe and will increase CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses to MAGE-A3. Twenty-five patients with resected(More)
Interprofessional care is critical for patients at the end of life (EOL), but programs to teach communication skills to medical and nursing students are rare. The aims of this study were to determine whether an interprofessional workshop improves (1) student attitudes toward teamwork and (2) self-efficacy for communicating in difficult situations. Nursing(More)
Purpose: Genetic and preclinical studies have implicated FGFR signaling in the pathogenesis of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). Dovitinib, a suppressor of FGFR activity, may be active in ACC.Experimental Design: In a two-stage phase II study, 35 patients with progressive ACC were treated with dovitinib 500 mg orally for 5 of 7 days continuously. The primary(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To determine whether blood transfusions are associated with adverse outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing microvascular free tissue transfer. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS The records of all patients who underwent free flaps for reconstruction after HNC resection from July 2007 through(More)
This paper presents the R package pocrm for implementing and simulating the partial order continual reassessment method (PO-CRM; [1,2]) in Phase I trials of combinations of agents. The aim of this article is to illustrate, through examples of the pocrm package, how the PO-CRM works and how its operating characteristics can inform clinical trial(More)
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