Rufus P Collea

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BACKGROUND For chemosensitivity and resistance assays to be clinically useful in predicting patient outcome, they should require small amounts of tissue and be highly reproducible and reliable. PATIENTS AND METHODS Expanded tumor cells from transcutaneous biopsies of breast lesions (n=62) were tested for chemoresponse using the cell-based ChemoFx assay.(More)
The L-selectin homing receptor expressed by lymphocytes mediates the initial attachment of these cells to high endothelial venules within peripheral lymph nodes. This adhesive interaction is required for the migration of B and T lymphocytes from the blood into peripheral lymph nodes. There is currently little information regarding the nature of the factors(More)
IFN-alpha influences the recirculation and growth of normal and malignant B lymphocytes, although the mechanisms involved are not currently known. Lymphocyte recirculation is fundamentally dependent on cell-to-cell interactions that are mediated by cell surface adhesion molecules. In this report, we examined the relationship between the effect of IFN-alpha(More)
BACKGROUND Previous results suggest that docetaxel plus cyclophosphamide improves disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival compared with doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide in early stage breast cancer. We assessed the addition of 1 year of trastuzumab to a non-anthracycline regimen, docetaxel plus cyclophosphamide, in patients with HER2-amplified(More)
PURPOSE This prospective study assessed the impact of 2 years of aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy on the incidence of ovarian function recovery (OFR) in women age 40 to 49 with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer who were premenopausal at diagnosis and who underwent chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea during adjuvant treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women(More)
The clinical features of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), in patients with and without HIV infection, were investigated in a tertiary referral centre in Kenya between 1997 and 1999. Although 186 cases were identified prospectively, the data analysis was restricted to the 91 (49%) cases who had pathological confirmation of Kaposi's sarcoma and documented HIV(More)
PURPOSE To assess the overall and progression-free survival, response rate, and toxicity of combined docetaxel and celecoxib in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer progressing after initial chemotherapy for advanced disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with non-small cell lung cancer and either measurable or evaluable disease(More)
BACKGROUND We determined the objective response rates produced by pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) plus carboplatin with/without trastuzumab (Herceptin). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with measurable disease were stratified by taxane treatment history and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 status. TREATMENT PLD 30 mg/m(2) followed by(More)
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