Saifee A Mullamitha

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PURPOSE A fully human monoclonal antibody to anti-alpha(v) integrins (CNTO 95) has been shown to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor growth in preclinical studies. We assessed the safety and pharmacokinetics of CNTO 95 in patients with advanced refractory solid tumors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this phase I trial, CNTO 95 (0.1, 0.3, 1.0, 3.0, and 10.0 mg/kg) was(More)
PURPOSE CDP860 is an engineered Fab' fragment-polyethylene glycol conjugate, which binds to and blocks the activity of the beta-subunit of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR-beta). Studies in animals have suggested that PDGFR-beta inhibition reduces tumor interstitial fluid pressure, and thus increases the uptake of concomitantly(More)
AIMS Variants in UGT1A1 have previously been associated with toxicity from irinotecan chemotherapy. We conducted a pragmatic prospective cohort study to establish the relevance of UGT1A1 variants in the prediction of severe diarrhea and neutropenia in patients with colorectal cancer receiving irinotecan in a routine clinical setting. MATERIALS & METHODS(More)
Endocrine therapy is a recognised option in the treatment of chemo-resistant ovarian cancer. We conducted a nonrandomised phase II evaluation of combination endocrine therapy with tamoxifen and goserelin in patients with advanced ovarian cancer that had recurred following chemotherapy. In total, 26 patients entered the study, of which 17 had(More)
The development of personalised therapy and mechanism-targeted agents in oncology mandates the identification of the patient populations most likely to benefit from therapy. This paper discusses the increasing evidence as to the heterogeneity of the group of diseases called colorectal cancer. Differences in the aetiology and epidemiology of proximal and(More)
PURPOSE Specific blocking of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) is a novel therapeutic approach. Here, we report the first phase I clinical trial evaluation of CDP791, a PEGylated di-Fab' conjugate that binds VEGFR-2. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cohorts of patients received CDP791 at doses between 0.3 and 30 mg/kg every 3 weeks for the(More)
Up to a fifth of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) present with synchronous hepatic metastases. In patients with CRC who present without intestinal obstruction or perforation and in whom comprehensive whole-body imaging confirms the absence of extrahepatic disease, evidence indicates a state of equipoise between several different management pathways,(More)
3119 Background: Integrins of the αv family are implicated in tumor angiogenesis and growth. CNTO 95 is a fully human mAb that binds to cellular αv integrins with a KD of ∼5 nM. In a rat aortic ring angiogenesis assay CNTO 95 (∼70 nM) completely inhibited microvessel growth. In human melanoma xenograft models in nude mice and rats CNTO 95 inhibited tumor(More)
BACKGROUND To study the effect of the interval between surgery and the start of chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer. METHODS We stratified patients according to the start of platinum-based chemotherapy in group 1 (within 4 weeks from surgery), group 2 (between 4 and 8 weeks) and group 3 (between 8 and 12 weeks). (More)
AIMS Ovarian cancer has a very poor prognosis, with 5-year survival rates of 5-20% for advanced-stage disease. This work was designed to verify whether the neoadjuvant approach had an effect on survival in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with stage III or IV disease who received neoadjuvant platinum-based(More)