Terry L. Smith

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PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine whether the addition of trastuzumab to chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant setting could increase pathologic complete response (pCR) rate in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -positive disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-two patients with HER2-positive disease with operable(More)
BACKGROUND Despite advances in therapies for breast cancer, improvement in survival for patients with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer has been difficult to establish. The objective of the current study was to determine whether the survival of women with recurrent breast cancer has improved from 1974 to 2000. METHODS The authors analyzed the survival(More)
PURPOSE To determine the response, failure-free survival (FFS), and overall survival rates and toxicity of rituximab plus an intense chemotherapy regimen in patients with previously untreated aggressive mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a prospective phase II trial of rituximab plus fractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of weekly docetaxel plus trastuzumab in women with HER-2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer. Efficacy was correlated with serum HER-2 extracellular domain (ECD) levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty women with metastatic breast cancer were treated with weekly docetaxel and trastuzumab as first- or second-line(More)
PURPOSE To determine the impact a change in schedule of paclitaxel administration from once every 3 weeks to frequent administration would have on the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate in the breast and lymph nodes for patients with invasive breast cancer treated with primary systemic chemotherapy (PST). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with clinical(More)
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a hematologic malignancy characterized by wide heterogeneity of clinical presentation and course. CMML shares myelodysplastic characteristics with features of myeloproliferative disorders. No treatment has proven effective in modifying the natural course of the disease. To improve the prognostic assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (T-NHL) are more aggressive and patients have a poorer prognosis compared with patients with the corresponding B-cell lymphomas. Although intensive treatments have been developed, it is unknown whether they are more effective than CHOP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, oncovorin, and prednisone). METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Aberrant methylation of promoter-associated CpG islands is an epigenetic oncogenic mechanism. The objective of this study was to define the methylation characteristics of patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Using bisulfite-PCR followed by restriction enzyme digestion (COBRA), we have analyzed the methylation status(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of the current study was to assess the effect of pregnancy on the subsequent risk of recurrence after treatment for breast carcinoma, adjusting for established prognostic factors. METHODS Between 1974 and 1998, 383 patients age < or =35 years were treated for breast carcinoma with adjuvant chemotherapy at The University of Texas M. D.(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of trastuzumab plus cisplatin and gemcitabine in patients with Her2-overexpressing stages IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to study the relationship between results from the two methods for determining levels of Her2 overexpression. Chemonaive(More)