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Post  huwan123456 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:06 am

Ubiquitin was methylated as previously ARN509 described, In vitro translated Chk2 or Xic2 was added to HSS and incubated for 0 to 3 hours in the presence or absence of double stranded DNA ends that were generated from annealed oligonucleotides, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, with an estimated annual incidence of 6. 8 per mil lion in the United States and 10 per million worldwide, The management of GISTs consists of surgical resec tion for localized and potentially resectable tumors, but more than half of patients that undergo complete resec tion develop recurrence within 5 years and are often treated with systemic salvage therapy.

Imatinib, a selective inhibitor of the KIT protein tyrosine kinase, demonstrates superior activity against most GISTs and has led to a dra matic improvement in progression AT7519 ic50 free survival among pa tients with advanced or recurrent disease, Although initial response rates to biologically targeted agents are ex cellent, many patients develop resistance or metastatic dis ease, at which point further treatment options are limited. Data regarding the use of radiation therapy for these tu mors is lacking. Several case reports have indicated that radiation can reduce tumor burden and produce durable local control in locally advanced and metastatic tumors, but, to our knowledge, a robust analysis of its effect in a cohort of patients has not been performed. To further investigate the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of GISTs, we retrospectively analyzed our institutional ex perience with patients that had locally advanced or meta static GISTs treated with radiation therapy.

Materials and methods Patient and tumor characteristics Between 1997 and 2012, a total of 15 patients with 22 supplier Alisertib GISTs were treated with radiation therapy for either a pri mary tumor or metastatic disease at our center. These patients were retrospectively identified and placed into a database. Patient characteristics, treatment details, and tox icity information were obtained through chart review. This study was carried out as Study of Existing Data Application for Exemption from IRB PB Review, and approval was obtained for a waiver from HIPAA authorization and in formed consent as per 45 CFR 164. 512 and 45 CFR 46. 116, The median age of patients was 68 years.

The majority of patients had metastatic disease at the time of their radi ation treatment, and one patient had stage IIIB disease ac cording to the American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition staging. The most common reason that patients were referred for radiation therapy was for palliation of symptoms related to progressive disease, Symptoms included pain, pain with weakness or numbness, bleeding, pain with lower extremity edema, and partial bowel obstruc tion and constipation, For those patients that did not have symptomatic tumors, the indications for treat ment included the prevention of neurological compromise in the spine and attempted preoperative cytoreduc tion for an unresectable pelvic tumor, Radiation therapy Radiation therapy consisted of megavoltage x rays deliv ered by linear accelerator. Tumors were most often treated with 300 cGy×10 fractions, Other conven tional fractionation schemes included 180 cGy×25 and 200 cGy×25.


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