Tim J Gulliford

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NSCLC exhibits considerable heterogeneity in its sensitivity to chemotherapy and similar heterogeneity is noted in vitro in a variety of model systems. This study has tested the hypothesis that the molecular basis of the observed in vitro chemosensitivity of NSCLC lies within the known resistance mechanisms inherent to these patients' tumors. The(More)
Tumor resistance to chemotherapy may be present at the beginning of treatment, develop during treatment, or become apparent on re-treatment of the patient. The mechanisms involved are usually inferred from experiments with cell lines, as studies in tumor-derived cells are difficult. Studies of human tumors show that cells adapt to chemotherapy, but it has(More)
Preclinical studies have shown that the vitamin D analogue EB 1089 has significantly less calcaemic activity than its parent compound 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3) and significant anti-tumour activity. This phase I trial was designed to evaluate the calcaemic effect of the drug in patients with advanced cancer. EB 1089 was given to 36 patients with(More)
The carboxyterminal domain of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) – a putative binding site for the ubiquitin ligase Cbl – is the site of serine phosphorylation events which are essential for ligand-dependent EGFR desensitization and degradation. Using a monoclonal antibody (aPS1113) which selectively recognizes the homologous phosphorylated domain(More)
 A total of 50 consecutive adult patients with newly diagnosed aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were treated with a weekly alternating combination chemotherapy schedule, BEMOP/CA, including bleomycin, etoposide, methotrexate, vincristine, cyclophosphamide and Adriamycin. Two-thirds of the patients were over 60 years old or had stage 4 disease. Clinical(More)
The number of drugs available for chemotherapy is growing exponentially, and this trend looks set to continue. Chemosensitization strategies use the administration of one drug or agent to render cancer cells more susceptible to a second agent. Modulation of resistance mechanisms due to xenobiotic membrane pumps such as the multidrug resistant proteins,(More)
Chemosensitization strategies use the administration of one drug or agent to render cancer cells more susceptible to a second agent. Usually this involves enhanced drug metabolism, improvement of drug uptake or blockage of resistance mechanisms. Alteration of the susceptibility of cancer cells to apoptosis, the process of individual cell death by which many(More)
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