Yvedt L. Matory

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We describe here the preliminary results of the systemic administration of autologous lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells and the recombinant-derived lymphokine interleukin-2 to patients with advanced cancer. This regimen was based on animal models in which the systemic administration of LAK cells plus interleukin-2 mediated the regression of(More)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a 15,000 dalton glycoprotein produced naturally by human T-cells during an immune response. IL-2 has been demonstrated to have substantial activity alone or in combination with the adoptive transfer of lymphokine-activated killer cells in murine tumor models. IL-2 derived from both natural (Jurkat human T-cell tumor) and recombinant(More)
Purified recombinant human interleukin 2 (RIL 2) derived from E. coli containing the inserted gene encoding for IL 2 was administered to 20 patients with a variety of malignancies. Toxicity was dose related and included fever, chills, malaise, arthralgias, myalgias, and unexpectedly, weight gain related to marked fluid retention. All patients receiving more(More)
OBJECTIVE Prophylactic mastectomy (PM) offers 90% or greater reduction in risk of breast cancer to women at increased hereditary risk. Nonetheless, acceptance in North America is low (0-27%) and 25-50% of women electing surgery report psychological distress and/or difficulty adapting following PM. Most women also report reduced cancer worry postoperatively.(More)
We have previously described the generation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) clones from renal cell cancer by solid-phase anti-CD3 antibody activation and expansion in 100 IU/ml IL-2 plus irradiated allogeneic B cells. These culture conditions did not select for a particular T cell subset. Using these culture conditions, we report here the generation(More)
Twenty patients with extremity soft tissue tumors were prospectively evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans with subsequent anatomic correlation of surgical findings. MRI and CT had a similar percentage of accuracy in assessing tumor relationship with major neurovascular (80% and 70%, respectively) and skeletal(More)
We have previously shown that immunologically different mouse mammary cancer cell lines induce antitumor responses after IL2 or IL4 gene transfection. We now report the ability of cytokine-transfected tumors to induce eradication of established wild-type tumor. Animals with 6-day-old tumor treated with IL2-transfected cells also had significantly smaller(More)
The Kasai I and Suruga I procedures are the most commonly reported surgical procedures used for the correction of biliary atresia. Clinical results are similar for these two procedures, but the Suruga I procedure is associated with a lower incidence of death due to ascending cholangitis. Postoperative care is an important consideration in choosing between(More)