William Leslie

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Purpose: The original Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Therapy (FAACT) was designed to measure general aspects of quality of life (QOL) as well as specific anorexia/cachexia-related concerns. Our primary purpose was to reduce the number of anorexia/cachexia subscale items in a manner that either retains or improves reliability, validity and(More)
BACKGROUND Ageism is a cultural bias that might inappropriately steer oncologists away from recommending aggressive treatments for older patients. The extent to which older patients might prefer less aggressive cancer therapies is unknown. Our lack of knowledge about patients' personal preferences for therapy may perpetuate this bias. PURPOSE We conducted(More)
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a multidisciplinary nonprofit global organization formed to ensure excellence in densitometry imaging, interpretation, and application. The Canadian panel of the ISCD represents ISCD in Canada and oversees Canadian bone densitometry certification programs. The standards of care from the Canadian(More)
Although it has been exciting for lung cancer doctors to observe objective remissions with gefitinib and erlotinib in heavily pretreated NSCLC patients, all of the reported phase III trials testing noncytotoxic, targeted therapies in NSCLC have been negative. Two basic strategies have been employed in developing and conducting these randomized studies. In(More)
Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-dependent protein kinase (p68) has been shown to be induced by alpha-interferon (IFN-alpha) in mammalian cells. It binds to dsRNA, and is believed to be a factor in the control of both cellular and viral protein synthesis. This report describes the use of a new monoclonal antibody (MAb) TJ4C4, to monitor levels of p68 in a(More)
Serious nonfatal physical injuries and burns are common occurrences that can have substantial implications for personal, social, and occupational functioning. Such injuries are frequently associated with significant mental health issues, and compromised quality of life and well-being. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature on(More)