Rachel B Neuwirth

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PURPOSE The aim of this subset analysis was to determine if bortezomib treatment is associated with increased incidence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM). PATIENTS AND METHODS Incidence of herpes zoster was evaluated in 663 patients with relapsed MM from the phase III APEX trial comparing(More)
Characterize bortezomib pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics in relapsed myeloma patients after single and repeat intravenous administration at two doses. Forty-two patients were randomized to receive bortezomib 1.0 or 1.3 mg/m2, days 1, 4, 8, 11, for up to eight 21-day treatment cycles (n = 21, each dose group). Serial blood samples for(More)
Various translocations and mutations have been identified in myeloma, and certain aberrations, such as t(4;14) and del17, are linked with disease prognosis. To investigate mutational prevalence in myeloma and associations between mutations and patient outcomes, we tested a panel of 41 known oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in tumor samples from 133(More)
BACKGROUND In multiple myeloma, expression of cancer testis antigens may provide prognostic markers and potential targets for immunotherapy. Expression at relapse has not yet been evaluated for a large panel of cancer testis antigens which can be classified by varying expression in normal tissue: restricted to testis, expressed in testis and brain and not(More)
Renal impairment is associated with poor prognosis in multiple myeloma (MM). This subgroup analysis of the phase 3 Assessment of Proteasome Inhibition for Extending Remissions (APEX) study of bortezomib vs high-dose dexamethasone assessed efficacy and safety in patients with relapsed MM with varying degrees of renal impairment (creatinine clearance (CrCl)(More)
PURPOSE The US community-based, phase IIIB UPFRONT trial was designed to compare three frontline bortezomib-based regimens in transplantation-ineligible patients with myeloma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (N = 502) were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to 24 weeks (eight 21-day cycles) of induction with bortezomib-dexamethasone (VD; n = 168; intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib undergoes oxidative biotransformation via multiple cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, with CYP3A4 identified as a partial, yet potentially important, contributor based on in vitro drug metabolism studies. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effect of concomitant administration of ketoconazole on the(More)
Treatment of naive children with GH deficiency has relied upon long-term replacement therapy with daily injections of GH. The daily schedule may be inconvenient for patients and their caregivers, possibly promoting nonadherence with the treatment regimen or premature termination of treatment. We studied a new sustained release GH formulation, administered(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the contribution of mild to moderate hypertension to progressive loss of renal function by analysis of renal function data from the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. DESIGN The cohort of men with mild to moderate hypertension (baseline diastolic blood pressure > or = 90 mm Hg), randomized to a special intervention (SI) group(More)
PURPOSE The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib undergoes oxidative hepatic metabolism. This study (NCI-6432; NCT00091117) was conducted to evaluate bortezomib pharmacokinetics and safety in patients with varying degrees of hepatic impairment, to inform dosing recommendations in these special populations. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients received bortezomib on(More)