Ronald G. Stoller

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BACKGROUND Neutropenia and infection are major dose-limiting side effects of chemotherapy. Previous studies have suggested that recombinant methionyl granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) can reduce chemotherapy-related neutropenia in patients with cancer. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to test this hypothesis and the clinical(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to determine the recommended phase II doses of the novel histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat when administered in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients (N = 28) with advanced solid malignancies were treated with vorinostat, administered orally once daily for 2 weeks(More)
PURPOSE This phase I trial was undertaken to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of the novel smoothened inhibitor sonidegib (LDE225), a potent inhibitor of hedgehog signaling, in patients with advanced solid tumors. (More)
PURPOSE The primary objective was to establish the dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and recommended phase II dose of 17-(allylamino)-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17AAG) given twice a week. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Escalating doses of 17AAG were given i.v. to cohorts of three to six patients. Dose levels for schedule A (twice weekly x 3 weeks, every 4 weeks) were 100,(More)
42 patients with confirmed hypersensitivity to honey bee (HBV) and/or yellow jacket (YJV) were treated with the respective venoms (7 with HBV, 5 with VJV and 30 with both venoms). Treatment tolerance, skin tests (ST), specific IgE- and specific IgG-antibodies were monitored before, after 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months. 21 patients had a rush and 21 a(More)
BACKGROUND 17-Allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-AAG) inhibits heat shock protein 90, promotes degradation of oncoproteins, and exhibits synergy with paclitaxel in vitro. We conducted a phase I study in patients with advanced malignancies to determine the recommended phase II dose of the combination of 17-AAG and paclitaxel. METHODS Patients with(More)
Human subjects and rhesus monkeys receiving the antitumor agent methotrexate at the high dose levels recently introduced into clinical use (greater than 50 mg/kg) excrete significant amounts of the metabolite 7-hydroxymethotrexate. The metabolite is not detected in these species after methotrexate therapy at conventional dose levels. The evidence indicates(More)
BACKGROUND Trials examining FOLFIRINOX in metastatic pancreatic cancer demonstrate higher response rates compared to gemcitabine-based regimens. There is currently limited experience with neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX in pancreatic cancer. METHODS Retrospective review of outcomes of patients with borderline resectable or locally unresectable pancreatic cancer(More)
2013 Background: S-CKD602 is a pegylated STEALTH liposomal formulation of CKD-602, a semi-synthetic analogue of camptothecin (CPT) and topoisomerase I inhibitor. Preclinical studies have shown that prolonged exposure to CPT achieves the greatest antitumor activity. STEALTH liposomes prolong the circulation time in plasma, achieve high and extended drug(More)
Deoxycytidine kinase, which phosphorylates deoxycytidine (CdR) and its analog, cytosine arabinoside (ara-C), has been purified 71-fold from human leukemic cells. Biochemical properties of the partially purified enzyme included a molecular weight of 68,000, Kms of 7.8 muM for CdR and 25.6 muM for ara-C, and optimal activity with ATP and GTP as phosphate(More)