Learn More
Proteases can complicate the characterization of proteins from cells, especially human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), which contain abundant neutral proteases. We tested the ability of agents to inhibit proteolysis, with special reference to the subunit polypeptides of the contractile proteins actin, myosin, and actin-binding protein (ABP).(More)
Phase II study of Herceptin (Trastuzumab) in patients with advanced salivary gland tumors overexpressing Her2/neu. Patients with advanced, incurable salivary gland tumors and 2(+) or 3(+) Her2/neu expression in their tumors were enrolled in the study. After an initial dose of 4 mg/kg, patients received 2 mg/kg weekly. Patients were treated until they(More)
A modified Dixon chemical shift imaging technique was used to quantify longitudinal changes in bone marrow that occur during induction chemotherapy in patients with acute leukemia. Results were correlated with those of bone marrow biopsy. Forty-seven quantitative images were obtained with a 0.6-T whole body imager in a total of 11 patients over the course(More)
PURPOSE Previous evaluation of HER2 overexpression in salivary gland cancers indicated an incidence varying between 7 and 56%, with no clear difference among three histologically different subtypes. As part of a Phase II trial of trastuzumab for treatment of incurable salivary gland cancer, we screened 137 tumors for HER2 expression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
Mutations of genes encoding isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1 and IDH2) have been recently described in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Serum and myeloblast samples from patients with IDH-mutant AML contain high levels of the metabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), a product of the altered IDH protein. In this prospective study, we sought to determine whether 2-HG(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of a 4-day regimen of docetaxel, cisplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin (TPFL4) in patients with locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty previously untreated patients with stage III or IV SCCHN and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group functional(More)
PURPOSE BMS-214662 is a nonsedating benzodiazepine derivative that exhibits broad spectrum cytotoxicity against human solid tumor cell lines and potently inhibits farnesylation of the H-ras and K-ras oncogenic proteins. This report describes the initial Phase I clinical trial of the compound. The main objective of the study was to determine the(More)
PURPOSE A phase II study to determine the response rate and toxicity of docetaxel and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) every four weeks ('TF'), in patients with incurable SCCHN. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with metastatic or recurrent SCCHN with an ECOG PS < 3 were enrolled in an institutional review board approved trial. Prior induction or adjuvant chemotherapy(More)
Newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were randomized to receive either 2.5 or 5 microg/kg/day of pegylated recombinant human megakaryocyte growth and development factor (PEG-rHuMGDF) or a placebo administered subcutaneously after completion of chemotherapy. The study evaluated the toxicity of PEG-rHuMGDF and any effect on the duration(More)
A phase II trial was conducted to determine which of the three possible two-drug combinations of diaziquone, etoposide and mitoxantrone was associated with the highest response rate in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Of the 167 patients (median age 55) with AML who entered the trial, 123 were in first relapse, 22 were in(More)