Stacey M Stein

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Sorafenib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). It is being evaluated in phase II and III clinical trials, which include treatment as a single agent (locally advanced/metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid(More)
Although FOLFIRINOX significantly increases survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer (MPC) compared to gemcitabine (Conroy et al. N Engl J Med 364:1817-1825, 2011), toxicities have tempered enthusiasm for its use in full doses. To assess the impact of dose attenuations on toxicity and efficacy, we reviewed our institution's experience with FOLFIRINOX in(More)
BACKGROUND Phase 2 trials suggest that prolonged intravenous (IV) infusion of the topoisomerase 1 inhibitor topotecan may be less toxic than when given by standard IV bolus 5-day administration. Oxaliplatin exhibits efficacy in platinum-pretreated disease and shows preclinical synergy with topoisomerase 1 inhibitors. We sought to determine the efficacy and(More)
Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The primary objective of this study was to(More)
Background:Modifications of FOLFIRINOX are widely used despite the absence of prospective data validating efficacy in metastatic disease (metastatic pancreatic cancer (MPC)) or locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). We conducted a multicentre phase II study of modified FOLFIRINOX in advanced pancreatic cancer to assess the impact of dose attenuation in(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been validated as an important target in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). While initial studies focused on the treatment of disease that was refractory to available chemotherapy agents, 2 recent themes have emerged: the use of KRAS mutation status to select those who will benefit from(More)
Early-phase clinical development in oncology has evolved dramatically with the deciphering of the human genome in 2004. Genomic analysis and the tools identifying genetically disrupted pathways within a patient's tumor have been a driving force for personalized medicine and for the development of highly targeted novel therapies. Tumors are often genetically(More)
The NCCN Guidelines for Hepatobiliary Cancers provide treatment recommendations for cancers of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. The NCCN Hepatobiliary Cancers Panel meets at least annually to review comments from reviewers within their institutions, examine relevant new data from publications and abstracts, and reevaluate and update their(More)
330 Background: FOLFIRINOX provides clinically significant benefit in advanced PC compared to gemcitabine (Conroy et al. New Engl J Med 2011;364:1817). Despite superior efficacy, toxicities have tempered enthusiasm for FOLFIRINOX and limited its use in full doses. To assess the impact of dose attenuations on toxicity and efficacy, we reviewed our experience(More)
The medical oncologist's perspective on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unique compared with their view on other solid tumors. A patient's underlying liver function should be factored into the selection of treatment options; therefore, a staging system that takes into account other clinical parameters other than only tumor characteristics is important.(More)