Tina M Mayer

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PURPOSE With the rising incidence of melanoma, more patients are undergoing surveillance for disease recurrence. Our purpose was to study levels of proteins that might be secreted in the blood of patients with metastatic melanoma that can be used for monitoring these individuals. METHODS Genome-wide gene expression data were used to identify abundantly(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common primary malignant tumor of the central nervous system. Despite new insights into glioblastoma pathophysiology, the prognosis for patients diagnosed with this highly aggressive tumor remains bleak. Current treatment regimens combine surgical resection and chemoradiotherapy, providing an increase in median overall(More)
156 Background: Aberrant expression and function of the androgen receptor (AR) is determinant of CRPC progression. We previously demonstrated that the histone-deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat (PAN) decreased AR levels and reversed resistance of androgen-independent AI-LNCaP and Rv1 cells to the antiandrogen bicalutamide (Bic). We designed a ph-I/II study(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluate the potential benefits of chemotherapy regimens and guide clinical care for patients with cancer. Inclusion criteria for RCTs are usually stringent and may exclude many patients seen in clinical practice. Our objective was to determine the proportion of men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer(More)
Purpose: ONC201 is a small-molecule selective antagonist of the G protein-coupled receptor DRD2 that is the founding member of the imipridone class of compounds. A first-in-human phase I study of ONC201 was conducted to determine its recommended phase II dose (RP2D).Experimental Design: This open-label study treated 10 patients during dose escalation with(More)
219 Background: Notch signaling is a key determinant of cell fate. RO492 is a selective γ-secretase inhibitor blocking cleavage of Notch. We hypothesize that anti-androgen therapy will lead to an enriched population of basal prostate cancer stem cells. Targeting Notch following anti-androgen treatment will lead to delay in re-growth of mature luminal PC(More)
Prostate adenocarcinoma, the most common cancer in males in the United States, is often diagnosed in the nonmetastatic setting. The prognosis with metastatic prostate cancer is less favorable, though treatment options are typically effective in controlling the disease for an extended period. Hormonal therapy is the backbone to the management of prostate(More)
Bilateral cryptorchidism is a rare occurrence and seminoma is the most common germ cell tumor found in undescended testes when they occur. We present the case of a patient with bilateral cryptorchidism who presented to our trauma center after a motor vehicle collision and was found incidentally to have a 17-cm intra-abdominal mass. The mass was subsequently(More)
204 Background: Certificate of Need (CON) laws are optional from state to state, and are meant to limit proliferation of certain unnecessary medical facilities. Theoretically, CON should limit the use of IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) in the population who likely would benefit from it the least: older or debilitated men with low risk prostate(More)