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PURPOSE We conducted a phase II study of combination of the anti-insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor antibody CP-751,871 with paclitaxel and carboplatin (PCI) in advanced treatment-naïve non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned (2:1) to paclitaxel 200 mg/m(2), carboplatin (area under the plasma(More)
Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) have spread swiftly across the Western Atlantic, producing a marine predator invasion of unparalleled speed and magnitude. There is growing concern that lionfish will affect the structure and function of invaded marine ecosystems, however detrimental impacts on natural communities have yet to be(More)
Cisplatin was given intravenously to 35 evaluable patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma on Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Study 8418. Five patients (14.3%) achieved partial response with median response duration of six months (range 2-12 months); eleven patients (31.4%) had stable disease of median duration of 5.5. months (range 2-21 months).(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was undertaken to assess whether the changes in urinary excretion of eicosanoids (a decrease of 6-keto-PGF1 alpha and PGF2 and an increase of thromboxane) previously found in lead (Pb) exposed workers may decrease the renal haemodynamic response to an acute oral protein load. METHODS The renal haemodynamic response was estimated by(More)
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The term dominant lethal may be defined as death of the heterozygote arising through multiple chromosomal breaks. The assay is generally conducted by treating male animals, usually mice or rats, acutely (1 dose), subacutely (5 doses), or over the entire period of spermatogenesis. Animals treated acutely or subacutely are mated at weekly intervals to females(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that high bcl-2 expression and accumulation of p53 protein, both of which should inhibit apoptosis, are associated with a poorer tamoxifen response and a more aggressive clinical course in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive metastatic breast cancer. METHODS A total of 205 paraffin-embedded tumor blocks were evaluated for(More)
Stable sulphur isotope ratios ((34)S/(32)S) in animal tissues have been suggested as a tracer of coastal residency of terrestrial animals, but data are lacking that quantify the inland range of the sulphur coastal signal and the effects of seasonality. Here, we present δ(34)S measurements of sheep wool collected seasonally on eight farms across Ireland and(More)
As a result of being hunted, animals often alter their behaviour in ways that make future encounters with predators less likely. When hunting is carried out for conservation, for example to control invasive species, these behavioural changes can inadvertently impede the success of future efforts. We examined the effects of repeated culling by spearing on(More)