William Kevin Kelly

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Together, histone acetyltransferases and histone deacetylases (HDACs) determine the acetylation status of histones. This acetylation affects the regulation of gene expression, and inhibitors of HDACs have been found to cause growth arrest, differentiation and/or apoptosis of many tumours cells by altering the transcription of a small number of genes. HDAC(More)
PURPOSE To determine the safety, dosing schedules, pharmacokinetic profile, and biologic effect of orally administered histone deacetylase inhibitor suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) in patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with solid and hematologic malignancies were treated with oral SAHA administered once or twice a day on a(More)
PURPOSE To develop a pretreatment prognostic model for survival of patients with progressive metastatic prostate cancer after castration using parameters that are measured during routine clinical management. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pretreatment clinical and biochemical determinants from 409 patients enrolled onto 19 consecutive therapeutic protocols from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and biological activity of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) administered by 2-h i.v. infusion in patients with advanced cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN SAHA was administered for 3 days every 21 days in part A and 5 days for 1-3 weeks in part B. Dose escalation proceeded independently in patients with(More)
Post-therapy changes in prostate specific antigen (PSA) have been proposed as a surrogate end point for response in clinical trials of patients with hormone refractory prostatic cancer. While the specific criteria for response are evolving, there are concerns that changes in serum levels of PSA may be the result of changes in PSA expression or secretion(More)
PURPOSE To document the toxicity and activity of the histone deacetylase inhibitor suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) in patients with pretreated hematologic malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two formulations of SAHA (intravenous [IV] and oral) have been assessed in two consecutive phase I trials. In both trials, dose escalation was performed in(More)
PURPOSE A randomized, placebo-controlled study based on preclinical and clinical data that supports the potential role of vascular endothelial growth factor in prostate cancer was performed to evaluate the addition of bevacizumab to standard docetaxel and prednisone therapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PATIENTS(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic significance of pretreatment parameters and posttherapy declines in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in relation to the survival of patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred ten assessable patients treated on seven sequential protocols at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that a genomic classifier (GC) would predict biochemical failure (BF) and distant metastasis (DM) in men receiving radiation therapy (RT) after radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS AND MATERIALS Among patients who underwent post-RP RT, 139 were identified for pT3 or positive margin, who did not receive neoadjuvant hormones(More)
LBA4511 Background: The preclinical activity of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) blockade, the inverse relationship of plasma and urine VEGF levels and survival in mCRPC patients (pts), and encouraging phase II data testing estramustine and docetaxel with bevacizumab suggested that VEGF blockade was an appropriate potential strategy in mCRPC. A(More)