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PURPOSE BAY 43-9006 is a novel dual-action Raf kinase and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitor that inhibits tumor cell proliferation and angiogenesis. This study established the safety and pharmacokinetics of BAY 43-9006 in 69 patients with advanced refractory solid tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS BAY 43-9006 (50 to 800 mg) was administered(More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib (BAY 43-9006), a novel, oral multi-kinase inhibitor, blocks serine/threonine and receptor tyrosine kinases in the tumor and vasculature. Sorafenib demonstrated single-agent activity in Phase I studies, and was tolerated and inhibited tumor growth in combination with doxorubicin in preclinical studies. This Phase I dose-escalation study(More)
A Phase I dose escalation and pharmacokinetic study of the alkylating cytotoxic agent treosulfan was conducted to evaluate the maximum tolerated dose and the dose-limiting toxicities in patients with advanced malignancies rescued by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Twenty-two patients (15 ovarian and 7 other carcinomas/lymphomas) with(More)
Many attempts have been made in the last two decades to improve the outcome of patients with advanced or metastasised solid tumours. In particular, combined-modality treatment strategies combining surgery with more localised therapies, e.g. radiotherapy, or systemic therapies such as chemotherapy have yielded promising data. The aim of regional chemotherapy(More)
PURPOSE Treosulfan (L-threitol-1,4-bis-methanesulfonate, Ovastat) is a prodrug of a bifunctional alkylating agent with activity in ovarian carcinoma and other solid tumors. In a pharmacologic study of the bioavailability of treosulfan in a capsule formulation, patients with relapsed ovarian carcinoma were treated with alternating doses of oral and(More)
Encapsulation of doxorubicin in polyethylene glycol-coated liposomes (Doxil/Caelyx [PLD]), was developed to enhance the safety and efficacy of conventional doxorubicin. The liposomes alter pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic parameters of conventional doxorubicin so that drug delivery to the tumor is enhanced while toxicity normally associated with(More)
Treosulphan has recently demonstrated antileukaemic activity and potent haematopoietic stem cell toxicity. Dose-escalated treosulphan (3 x 12 or 3 x 14 g/m2) combined with cyclophosphamide (Cy) was chosen for a new preparative regimen before allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in 18 patients (median age 44, range 19-64 years) with(More)
OBJECTIVES High-dose chemotherapy with the alkylating agent busulfan has been widely used in the treatment of patients with high-risk Ewing's sarcoma. Because of risks for toxicity, busulfan and radiotherapy can not be applied together, leading to the omission of one effective therapy component. Treosulfan is a derivative of busulfan which has a lower side(More)
Treosulfan (L-threitol- 1,4-bis-methanesulfonate, Ovastat) is a prodrug of a bifunctional alkylating agent with activity in ovarian carcinoma and other solid tumors. For a clinical and pharmacology study, patients with advanced, refractory, or resistant solid tumors were treated with a single-dose intravenous 30-min infusion of 8 or 10 g/m2 treosulfan. A(More)