Robert F Manges

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BACKGROUND This phase III study investigated the addition of aflibercept to gemcitabine, in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous (i.v.) aflibercept, 4 mg/kg every 2 weeks, or matching placebo combined with gemcitabine, 1000 mg/m(2)(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL6) plays a central role in multiple myeloma pathogenesis and confers resistance to corticosteroid-induced apoptosis. We therefore evaluated the efficacy and safety of siltuximab, an anti-IL6 monoclonal antibody, alone and in combination with dexamethasone, for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who had ≥ 2 prior lines of(More)
PURPOSE Patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma have a poor prognosis and limited second-line treatment options. Evidence suggests a role for the Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transducer and activator of transcription pathway in the pathogenesis and clinical course of pancreatic cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this double-blind, phase II study,(More)
8527 Background: Relapsed/refractory MM constitutes a specific and unmet medical need with poor overall response and survival. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays an important role in MM cell proliferation, survival, and corticosteroid resistance and previous studies have shown clinical benefit from anti-IL-6 therapy. We therefore evaluated the combination of(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study evaluated the pharmacokinetics and safety of elotuzumab, a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody against signaling lymphocyte activation molecule-F7, combined with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and renal impairment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with MM and normal renal function (NRF)(More)
253 Background: Apricoxib is an oral, selective inhibitor of COX-2. COX-2 and EGFR signaling regulate the dominant ERK/MAPK, AKT and ß-catenin pathways in pancreatic cancer; combinations of COX-2 and EGFR inhibitors are of particular interest in this disease. ß-catenin activity is implicated in gemcitabine resistance. In addition, apricoxib has been(More)
Elotuzumab, an immunostimulatory SLAMF7-targeting monoclonal antibody, induces myeloma cell death with minimal effects on normal tissue. In a previous phase 3 study in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), elotuzumab (10 mg/kg, ∼3-h infusion), combined with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, demonstrated durable efficacy and acceptable(More)
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