Syed Anwer Hussain

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BACKGROUND Radiotherapy is an alternative to cystectomy in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. In other disease sites, synchronous chemoradiotherapy has been associated with increased local control and improved survival, as compared with radiotherapy alone. METHODS In this multicenter, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 360 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is a heterogeneous disease, but current treatments are not based on molecular stratification. We hypothesized that metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancers with DNA-repair defects would respond to poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibition with olaparib. METHODS We conducted a phase 2 trial in(More)
We conducted a phase I/II study investigating synchronous chemoradiotherapy with mitomycin C and infusional 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in muscle invasive bladder cancer. Early dose escalation results were previously published. We report the long-term toxicity and efficacy results with the optimised regimen. Patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer with(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus is a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor used in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-refractory metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). It acts on only part of the mTOR complex (TORC1 alone). In vitro data support the use of mTOR inhibitors with broader activity (TORC1 and TORC2). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study(More)
Germ cell tumors are derived from cells of the germ cell lineage and are the most common solid malignancies to affect young Caucasian men between the ages of 15 and 40 years. All testicular germ cell tumors develop from the same precursor lesion, intratubular germ cell neoplasia unclassified, which in turn is thought to arise from malignant transformation(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the rationale and design of the Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme (BCPP), and to demonstrate the capability of this design. METHODS There is a need to understand the determinants of bladder cancer to help reduce recurrence, progression, morbidity, mortality and related costs. We previously showed that lifestyle factors are important(More)
Tumour hypoxia is a microenvironmental factor related to poor response to radiation, chemotherapy, genetic instability, selection for resistance to apoptosis, and increased risk of invasion and metastasis. Hypoxia-regulated carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) has been studied in various tumour sites and its expression has been correlated with the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavonoid with many biological activities including inhibition of a number of tyrosine kinases. A phase I, dose-escalation trial of quercetin defined the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) as 1700 mg/m2 three weekly, but the vehicle, dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) is unsuitable for further clinical development of(More)
BACKGROUND The management of locally advanced bladder cancer remains controversial with poor local control with radiotherapy alone. Synchronous chemotherapy regimens have yielded encouraging results in other primary sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with T2-T4a N0/NX M0 bladder cancer were entered into this single centre phase I-II study. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Onycholysis has been reported in association with the use of several noncytotoxic drugs and with chemotherapy in 135 patients. Onycholysis may be precipitated by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. METHODS The authors studied 91 patients who received paclitaxel and 187 patients who received doxorubicin. RESULTS Onycholysis occurred in 5 of 21(More)