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RATIONALE: Lenalidomide may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Giving lenalidomide together with cetuximab may kill more tumor cells.
I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD).
I. To further explore the safety and efficacy profile.
This is a dose-escalation study of lenalidomide.
Patients receive oral lenalidomide once daily on days 1-28 and cetuximab IV once weekly over 1-2 hours on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 30 days.
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
lenalidomide, cetuximab, mutation analysis, polymerase chain reaction, polymorphism analysis
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:34-0400
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Methods for using more than one primer set in a polymerase chain reaction to amplify more than one segment of the target DNA sequence in a single reaction.
Methods used for detecting the amplified DNA products from the polymerase chain reaction as they accumulate instead of at the end of the reaction.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
A heat stable DNA-DIRECTED DNA POLYMERASE from the bacteria Thermus aquaticus. It is widely used for the amplification of genes through the process of POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION. EC 2.7.7.-.
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