Pakeeza Z Sayyed

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Antisense oligonucleotides, ribozymes and DNAzymes have emerged as novel, highly selective inhibitors or modulators of gene expression. Indeed, their use in the treatment of diseases arising from genetic abnormalities has become a real possibility over the past few years. The first antisense drug molecule is now available for clinical use in Europe and USA.(More)
PURPOSE This two-stage phase IB study investigated the pharmacokinetics and safety of subcutaneous (SC) versus intravenous (IV) administration of rituximab as maintenance therapy in follicular lymphoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS In stage 1 (dose finding), 124 patients who responded to rituximab induction were randomly assigned to SC rituximab (375 mg/m2, 625(More)
BACKGROUND Part one of the two-part SAWYER study predicted that subcutaneous rituximab 1600 mg would achieve trough serum concentrations that were non-inferior to those achieved with intravenous rituximab 500 mg/m(2) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. In part two of the study, we aimed to confirm the pharmacokinetic non-inferiority of(More)
Small interfering RNA (siRNA), antisense oligonucleotides (ODNs), ribozymes and DNAzymes have emerged as sequence-specific inhibitors of gene expression that may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. Due to their rapid degradation in vivo, the efficacy of naked gene silencing nucleic acids is relatively short lived. The(More)
AIMS The aim of the phase Ib, two part SAWYER study (BO25341; NCT01292603) was to investigate the pharmacokinetics and safety of subcutaneous (s.c.) rituximab compared with intravenous (i.v.) rituximab, both in combination with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC), as first line treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). METHODS(More)
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