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BACKGROUND Hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) to chemotherapeutic drugs, including mAbs, often require that the provoking medication be discontinued, thus raising a dilemma for the caregiver: further use could precipitate a severe, even fatal, allergic reaction on re-exposure, but alternative drugs might be poorly tolerated or much less effective compared(More)
PURPOSE Angiogenesis is important for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) growth, and blocking angiogenesis can lead to EOC regression. Cediranib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) -1, VEGFR-2, VEGFR-3, and c-kit. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a phase II study of cediranib for recurrent EOC or(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hypertension and proteinuria are common but poorly understood renal toxicities of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor signaling pathway inhibitors. In this phase II study of cediranib (AZD2171) for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, the time course and severity of BP changes and proteinuria were characterized. (More)
PURPOSE New strategies are needed to improve outcomes for patients with advanced ovarian cancer. Bevacizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that neutralizes vascular endothelial growth factor but is associated with GI perforations (GIPs) in patients with recurrent disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS An open-label, phase II clinical trial was(More)
PURPOSE More efficacious, less toxic combinations are needed to treat platinum-sensitive recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Pemetrexed is a multitargeted antifolate with manageable toxicity and has been combined with carboplatin to treat other cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a phase II study of carboplatin area under the curve 5 with(More)
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the imaging findings of typical and atypical metastatic sites of recurrent endometrial carcinoma. Typical sites include local pelvic recurrence, pelvic and para-aortic nodes, peritoneum, and lungs. Atypical sites include extra-abdominal lymph nodes, liver, adrenals, brain, bones and soft tissue. It is important(More)
5028 Background: Olaparib is an orally-bioavailable PARP inhibitor with activity as monotherapy in ovarian and breast cancer; cediranib is a multitargeted kinase inhibitor of VEGFR-1/2/3 and c-kit. PARP-inhibition has anti-angiogenic effects in the preclinical setting; however, the effect of combined therapy against PARP and angiogenesis has not been(More)
OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety, efficacy, and biomarkers of bevacizumab with gemcitabine and oxaliplatin in women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian carcinoma. METHODS: The patients received bevacizumab (10 mg/kg), gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)), and oxaliplatin (65 mg/m(2)) on days 1 and 15 in 28-day cycles. The patients with safely accessible tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin has activity in both breast and ovarian cancer. Preclinical data noted that ZD1839 acts synergistically with chemotherapy. Given the lack of cross-resistance between these two agents, a phase I trial was initiated examining the safety and efficacy of the combination of liposomal doxorubicin and ZD1839 in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the toxicity and survival rates in a trial of concurrent bevacizumab and external beam radiation (EB) for patients with recurrent endometrial or ovarian cancer. METHODS Nineteen women with recurrent endometrial (n = 15) or ovarian (n = 4) cancer with gross disease involving the vaginal cuff, and/or pelvic nodes and/or para-aortic(More)