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BACKGROUND New technologies for the detection of early-stage ovarian cancer are urgently needed. Pathological changes within an organ might be reflected in proteomic patterns in serum. We developed a bioinformatics tool and used it to identify proteomic patterns in serum that distinguish neoplastic from non-neoplastic disease within the ovary. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the tumor-suppressor gene VHL cause oversecretion of vascular endothelial growth factor by clear-cell renal carcinomas. We conducted a clinical trial to evaluate bevacizumab, a neutralizing antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, in patients with metastatic renal-cell carcinoma. METHODS A randomized, double-blind,(More)
PURPOSE This three-arm randomized study compares response rates and overall survival of patients with metastatic renal cell cancer (RCC) receiving high-dose or one of two low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with measurable metastatic RCC and a good performance status were randomized to receive either 720,000 U/kg(More)
15 renal dialysis patients have been identified with a skin condition characterised by thickening and hardening of the skin of the extremities and an increase in dermal fibroblast-like cells associated with collagen remodelling and mucin deposition. The disease closely resembles scleromyxoedema, yet has significant enough clinical and histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND Breast-conservation therapy for early-stage breast cancer is now an accepted treatment, but there is still controversy about its comparability with mastectomy. Between 1979 and 1987, the National Cancer Institute conducted a randomized, single-institution trial comparing lumpectomy, axillary dissection, and radiation with mastectomy and axillary(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a phase I trial of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, flavopiridol (National Service Center [NSC] 649890), to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), toxicity profile, and pharmacology of flavopiridol given as a 72-hour infusion every 2 weeks. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-six patients with refractory malignancies with prior(More)
PURPOSE This randomized, prospective study assesses the impact of postoperative external-beam radiation therapy on local recurrence (LR), overall survival (OS), and quality of life after limb-sparing resection of extremity sarcomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with extremity tumors and a limb-sparing surgical option were randomized to receive or not(More)
PURPOSE Most treatments for patients with metastatic melanoma have a low rate of complete regression and thus overall survival in these patients is poor. We investigated the ability of adoptive cell transfer utilizing autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) to mediate durable complete regressions in heavily pretreated patients with metastatic(More)
BACKGROUND Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) modified T cells targeting CD19 have shown activity in case series of patients with acute and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and B-cell lymphomas, but feasibility, toxicity, and response rates of consecutively enrolled patients treated with a consistent regimen and assessed on an intention-to-treat basis have not(More)
Serum proteomic pattern diagnostics is an emerging paradigm employing low-resolution mass spectrometry (MS) to generate a set of biomarker classifiers. In the present study, we utilized a well-controlled ovarian cancer serum study set to compare the sensitivity and specificity of serum proteomic diagnostic patterns acquired using a high-resolution versus a(More)