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litis (1), depression (1) and grade 4 elevation of CK (1). Pharmacokinetic analysis of the AUC ratios demonstrated that actual imatinib AUC levels were significantly higher than predicted (P=0.036), but there was no difference between actual and predicted AUC for the active metabolite (P=0.441), suggesting the anti-retroviral regimens influenced imatinib metabolism. Levels of CCL5, IFNg, IL-6 and FGF-b correlated with response in a pilot study; however, none of these growth factors predicted response in this larger study. Conclusions: Imatinib has activity in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma. The potential interactions with antiretroviral drugs did not correlate with increased toxicity. Thirty percent of patients showed long-term clinical benefit and remained on imatinib for the entire year. These results suggest this regimen is well tolerated and may be an alternative to cytotoxic chemotherapy for some patients with AIDS-related KS.


Charles Kunos, MD, PhD
Title: Phase II trial of pelvic radiation, weekly cisplatin, and 3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone (3-AP, NSC #663249) for locally advanced cervical and vaginal cancer.

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Abstract (http://abstract.asco.org/AbstView_102_74945.html) : Background: This on-going clinical trial assesses the safety and clinical activity of 3x weekly intravenous 3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone (3-AP, NSC #663249) co-administered with 1x weekly intravenous cisplatin and daily pelvic radiation in patients with locally advanced cervical and vaginal cancer. 3-AP potently inhibits ribonucleotide reductase and clinically is being evaluated as a chemoradiation sensitizer. Here, we report the preliminary toxicity and response data. Methods: Patients with stage IB2 to IVB cervical cancer (n = 12) or stage II to IV vaginal cancer (n = 2) underwent 2-hour 3-AP infusions (25 m
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University Hospitals Case Medical Center
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