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Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) may be the initiating cells in glioblastoma (GBM) and contribute to the resistance of these tumors to conventional therapies. Development of novel chemotherapeutic agents and treatment approaches against GBM, especially those specifically targeting GSCs are thus necessary. In the present study, we found that a novel Janus(More)
We and others have reported that C-28 methyl ester of 2-cyano-3, 12-dioxoolen-1, 9-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO-Me) effectively inhibits the growth of multiple cancer cell types. Our previous studies indicated that prolonged CDDO-Me treatment inactivated extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling in acute myelogenous leukemia cells. Whether treatment with(More)
Overcoming the profound immunosuppression in patients with solid cancers has impeded efficacious immunotherapy. Signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) has recently emerged as a potential target for effective immunotherapy, and in this study, we describe a novel small molecule inhibitor of STAT3 that can penetrate the central nervous(More)
PURPOSE To determine the dose-limiting toxicity and maximum-tolerated dose of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib administered intravenously weekly for 4 every 5 weeks; to determine the bortezomib pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics using plasma levels and an assay for 20S proteasome inhibition (PI) in whole blood; to correlate toxicity with bortezomib(More)
We present a novel use of the OpenSound Control (OSC) protocol to represent the output of gestural controllers as well as the input to sound synthesis processes. With this scheme, the problem of mapping gestural input into sound synthesis control becomes a simple translation from OSC messages into other OSC messages. We provide examples of this strategy and(More)
PURPOSE This phase I clinical trial was conducted to determine the safety, efficacy, and molecular effects of sorafenib with temsirolimus in patients with advanced melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with stage IV or unresectable or recurrent stage III melanoma and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 1 were eligible.(More)
This paper describes the design, implementation, and use of an interactive computer-based instrument in the context of a composition for orchestra and live electronics. We will begin with an overview of the piece from a compositional point of view, emphasizing the musical goals for the electronics aspect. Then we will discuss the extremely demanding(More)
Postulating favorable antileukemic effect with improved safety, we used intravenous busulfan and fludarabine as conditioning therapy for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Fludarabine 40 mg/m2 and intravenous busulfan 130 mg/m2 were given once daily for 4 days,(More)
PURPOSE Preclinical data showed enhancement of breast cancer cell death when G3139 was combined with anthracyclines and taxanes. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a Bcl-2 antisense oligonucleotide, G3139, in combination with doxorubicin (A) and docetaxel (T) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Following a(More)