Susan L Cheeseman

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This study was designed to assess the activity of oral topotecan (TPT) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer previously untreated with chemotherapy. Eligible patients had inoperable stage III or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer and were chemotherapy-naive. Other inclusion criteria were Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status(More)
The standard de Gramont (dG) regimen of fortnightly leucovorin, bolus fluorouracil and 22-h infusion of fluorouracil, d1+2, and the same regimen plus oxaliplatin, are effective but also cumbersome. We therefore present simplified 'Modified de Gramont' (MdG) regimens. Forty-six advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients entered a dose-exploring study of MdG,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and toxicity profile of escalating doses of intravenous irinotecan, in combination with a fixed dose of oral ciclosporin (Cs) and to determine the pharmacokinetic profile of irinotecan and its metabolites. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with fluorouracil-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer received escalating doses of(More)
Anthracyclines are amongst the most active drugs in the treatment of breast cancer. Stealth liposomal doxorubicin (Caelyx, Doxil, Alza Pharmaceuticals Inc.) is a promising new agent under investigation for the treatment of breast cancer and other solid tumours. The liposomal encapsulation alters drug pharmacokinetics and leads to a marked change in toxicity(More)
A case of a 61-year-old man with metastatic malignant mesothelioma is described. Four months after diagnosis the patient commenced chemotherapy with liposomal doxorubicin as part of an EORTC phase II trial. He developed signs of intracerebral metastases after his fourth cycle of chemotherapy and died shortly after. Malignant mesothelioma is traditionally(More)
A HPLC assay and solid-phase extraction technique from human plasma has been developed and validated for the novel anticancer agent CT2584, 1-(11-dodecylamino-10-hydroxyundecyl)-3,7-dimethylxanthine, which has recently completed a phase I trial at the Christie Hospital, Manchester under the auspices of the CRC phase I/II committee. Following addition of(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients are commonly under-represented in cancer clinical trials. The 321GO was undertaken in preparation for a definitive phase three trial assessing different chemotherapy regimens in a frail and/or elderly population with advanced gastroesophageal (GO) cancer. METHODS Patients with advanced GO cancer considered unfit for(More)
CT-2584 HMS, 1-(11-dodecylamino-10-hydroxyundecyl)-3, 7-dimethylxanthine-hydrogen methanesulphonate, is a modulator of intracellular phosphatidic acid. We treated 30 patients as part of a Phase I and pharmacokinetic study to determine the maximum-tolerated dose of CT-2584 HMS, toxicity profiles, pharmacokinetic profile and antitumour effects at escalating(More)
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