Unm Cancer Ctr 1201 Camino De Salud Ne
Albuquerque NM 87131
Medical School: Other - 1984
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: Yes
Participates In PQRS: Yes
Participates In EHR: No
License #: 97-345
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- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A detailed history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of low complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate severity. Typically, 30 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: An expanded problem focused history; An expanded problem focused examination; Medical decision making of low complexity. Counseling and coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of low to moderate severity. Typically, 15 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A detailed history; A detailed examination; Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Typically, 25 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Typically, 40 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
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A Phase I Protocol of Hydralazine and Valproic Acid in Advanced, Previously Treated Solid Cancers. - Translational oncology
Smokers experience aberrant gene promoter methylation in their bronchial cells, which may predispose to the development of neoplasia. Hydralazine is a DNA demethylating agent, and valproic acid is a histone deacetylase inhibitor, and both have modest but synergistic anticancer activity in vitro. We conducted a phase I trial combining valproic acid and hydralazine to determine the maximally tolerated dose (MTD) of hydralazine in combination with a therapeutic dose of valproic acid in patients with advanced, unresectable, and previously treated solid cancers. Twenty females and nine males were enrolled, with a median age of 57 years and a median ECOG performance status of 0. Grade 1 lymphopenia and fatigue were the most common adverse effects. Three subjects withdrew for treatment-related toxicities occurring after the DLT observation period, including testicular edema, rash, and an increase in serum lipase accompanied by hyponatremia in one subject each. A true MTD of hydralazine in combination with therapeutic doses of valproic acid was not reached in this trial, and the planned upper limit of hydralazine investigated in this combination was 400 mg/day without grade 3 or 4 toxicities. A median number of two treatment cycles were delivered. One partial response by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors criteria was observed, and five subjects experienced stable disease for 3 to 6 months. The combination of hydralazine and valproic acid is simple, nontoxic, and might be appropriate for chemoprevention or combination with other cancer treatments. This trial supports further investigation of epigenetic modification as a new therapeutic strategy.Copyright Â© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Disease-specific survival for patients with multiple myeloma: significant improvements over time in all age groups. - Leukemia & lymphoma
This study analyzed the survival of patients with multiple myeloma. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) databases were queried to calculate myeloma cause-specific survival curves by the Kaplan and Meier product-limit method. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to assess univariate and multivariate predictors of myeloma cause-specific survival. The outcome of interest was death due to myeloma. Results from a Cox proportional hazards model restricted to age and time period at diagnosis demonstrated that the magnitude of improvement in survival by time period varied by age at diagnosis. Among patients under 60 years at diagnosis, hazard ratios for myeloma cause-specific death decreased by more 50% from the first interval of observation to the last. Hazard ratios decreased during the study period by 39% among patients 60-69 years of age and by 27% among patients who were 70 years of age and older. Survival is improving in patients with myeloma of all ages.
Sorafenib-Induced Grade Four Hepatotoxicity in a Patient with Recurrent Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST): A Case Report and Review of Literature. - ACG case reports journal
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a rare mesenchymal tumor. Sorafenib is an effective medication in these tumors based on two phase II clinical trials and a retrospective analysis. We report a rare case of a 57-year-old male with acute hepatotoxicity from sorafenib. He was treated conservatively with IV fluids and prednisolone. Liver function tests improved over 2 months. We conclude that sorafenib could cause life-threatening hepatotoxicity and patients taking sorafenib need to be closely monitored.
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants. - World journal of plastic surgery
A forty two years old woman with a history of bilateral breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons was presented for poor healing of the surgical site. Tissue and periprosthetic fluid were removed from the wound site revealing an atypical lymphoid infiltrate. Subsequently the patient developed axillary lymph adenopathy. Excisional biopsy was performed. Flow cytometry was non-diagnostic. She continued to heal poorly and eventually had removal of implant during a simple mastectomy. A nodular area in the breast specimen showed ALK negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The patient was treated in the private section, with only a pathology consultation being done at our institution (Figures 1-3).
Tumor MET expression may not predict the risk of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients. - Oncology research
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs at an increased incidence in cancer patients. A cancer-related hypercoagulable state has been considered to play role in this phenomenon. Preclinical data suggest an association between tumor expression of MET proto-oncogene (MET) and a hypercoagulable state, resulting in VTE. We investigated this association in this retrospective study. Thirty-five cancer patients with documented VTE and no relevant predisposing factors were compared with 35 matched cancer patients without VTE who served as controls. Pathology specimens of all patients and controls were stained by immunohistochemistry (IHC) for MET protein. Intensity of reactivity to the MET antibody was read as 0 (negative), 1+ (equivocal), and 2+ (positive). The pathologists were blinded to the patient VTE status. The MET reactivity in tissue sections were compared between the two cohorts. No significant difference was observed between the two groups for MET expression. This study's findings indicate no association between the reactivity for MET protein as measured through an immunohistochemical technique, and the incidence of VTE in cancer patients.
Phase I dose finding study of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and temozolomide in advanced solid tumors. - Melanoma research
This phase I study was carried out to evaluate the optimal dose of temozolomide in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors. Patients with advanced melanoma or small cell lung cancer that could benefit from the combination of carboplatin and paclitaxel were eligible. A standard 3+3 patient cohort dose escalation design was used. Paclitaxel and carboplatin were administered at fixed doses of 175 mg/m on day 1 and an area under the curve of 5, respectively. Temozolomide was administered at a dose of 75 mg/m/day from days 2-6 and subsequent cohorts were dose escalated by 25 mg/m increments. Cycles were repeated every 28 days. The primary objective of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of this combination. Fourteen patients were enrolled and 12 patients were evaluable for toxicity and response (six with melanoma and six with small cell lung cancer). The maximum tolerated dose of temozolomide was 125 mg/m, with fixed doses of carboplatin and paclitaxel. There were no treatment delays nor dose reductions at this level. There were two partial responses and two patients with stable disease in the melanoma group. Four patients had a partial response, and one had stable disease in the small cell lung cancer group. There were sustained responses in three of the four patients with melanoma who achieved a clinical benefit. In conclusion, the combination of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and temozolomide is well tolerated and warrants further study.
Phase II, randomized trial to compare anastrozole combined with gefitinib or placebo in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. - Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
This phase II randomized trial evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of anastrozole combined with gefitinib or anastrozole with placebo in women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC).Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive measurable or evaluable MBC who had not received prior endocrine therapy for this disease stage or who developed metastatic disease during/after adjuvant tamoxifen were eligible. The primary response variable was progression-free survival (PFS) and secondary response variables included clinical benefit rate, objective response rate, overall survival, safety and tolerability, and pharmacokinetics. Tumor biomarker evaluation was an exploratory objective.Forty-three patients were randomized to anastrozole plus gefitinib and 50 patients were randomized to anastrozole plus placebo of a planned total of 174 patients (enrollment was prematurely discontinued due to slow recruitment). PFS for patients receiving the combination of anastrozole and gefitinib was longer than for patients receiving anastrozole plus placebo [hazard ratio (gefitinib/placebo), 0.55; 95% confidence interval, 0.32-0.94; median PFS, 14.7 versus 8.4 months]. The clinical benefit rate was 49% versus 34%, and the objective response rate was 2% versus 12% with anastrozole plus gefitinib and anastrozole plus placebo, respectively. No evidence of interaction between baseline biomarker levels and relative treatment effect was found. No unexpected adverse events were observed.This small randomized study showed that anastrozole in combination with gefitinib is associated with a marked advantage in PFS compared with anastrozole plus placebo, and that the combination was tolerated in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive MBC. Further investigation of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibition in combination with endocrine therapy may be warranted.
Clinicopathologic features of agranulocytosis in the setting of levamisole-tainted cocaine. - American journal of clinical pathology
Levamisole is a known contaminant of cocaine and, via this route, has been associated with otherwise unexplained agranulocytosis. Levamisole is currently present in the majority of cocaine samples seized by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. We identified 20 cases of unexplained agranulocytosis in our practice locations of Albuquerque, NM, and Vancouver, Canada. Epidemiologic investigation revealed recent or ongoing cocaine use in 14 cases (70%). Certain morphologic features, including circulating plasmacytoid lymphocytes, increased bone marrow plasma cells, and mild megakaryocytic hyperplasia, were associated with the cocaine-exposed group. Of 5 patients tested, 3 (60%) were HLA-B27+ and showed antineutrophil antibodies, consistent with known associations of levamisole-induced agranulocytosis. One patient, who was positive for cocaine and levamisole by toxicology testing, died of infectious complications. Inadvertent consumption of levamisole via cocaine is a severely under-appreciated risk factor for agranulocytosis, and specific laboratory features are suggestive of this etiology.
A phase I study of flavopiridol in combination with gemcitabine and irinotecan in patients with metastatic cancer. - American journal of clinical oncology
Flavopiridol (HMR 1275) is a synthetic flavone with antineoplastic properties through inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor. Flavopiridol synergizes in a sequence-dependent fashion with chemotherapy. Major adverse events of flavopiridol in single agent phase I studies are secretory diarrhea, neutropenia, thrombosis, and fatigue.Patients with advanced solid tumors were treated with gemcitabine 800 mg/m and irinotecan 80 mg/m on day 1, followed by flavopiridol, starting dose of 30 mg/m on day 2 with increment of 15 mg/m per dose level, repeated on days 8 and 9 for the first 6 patients (3-week cycle), and then repeated on days 15 and 16 for the remainder patients (4-week cycle). The protocol had to be amended for inability to redose after 1 week.Fourteen women and 7 men with advanced solid tumors were enrolled. The median age was 51 years and the median number of prior chemotherapies was 3 (0-9). Neutropenic sepsis (1 patient), grade 3 diarrhea (1 patient), and neutropenia (2 patients) preventing retreatment on day 8 were observed among the 6 subjects treated on the first schedule. The recommended phase II dose of flavopiridol was 45 mg/m in combination with irinotecan and gemcitabine every 2 weeks. Dose-limiting toxicities were electrolyte imbalance with fatigue (1 patient), and renal failure and dyspnea with hypoxia (1 patient each), seen at 45 and 60 mg/m doses, respectively. The most common side effects were fatigue (81%), nausea (71%), diarrhea (67%), transient myelosuppression (43%), and vomiting (24%).The every 2 week dosing is well tolerated with a phase II recommended dose of 45 mg/m of flavopiridol in combination with irinotecan (80 mg/m) and gemcitabine (800 mg/m).
Enhanced leukemia cell detection using a novel magnetic needle and nanoparticles. - Cancer research
Acute leukemia is a hematopoietic malignancy for which the accurate measurement of minimal residual disease is critical to determining prognosis and treatment. Although bone marrow aspiration and light microscopy remain the current standard of care for detecting residual disease, these approaches cannot reliably discriminate less than 5% lymphoblast cells. To improve the detection of leukemia cells in the marrow, we developed a novel apparatus that utilizes antibodies conjugated to superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) and directed against the acute leukemia antigen CD34, coupled with a "magnetic needle" biopsy. Leukemia cell lines expressing high or minimal CD34 were incubated with anti-CD34-conjugated SPIONs. Three separate approaches including microscopy, superconducting quantum interference device magnetometry, and in vitro magnetic needle extraction were then used to assess cell sampling. We found that CD34-conjugated nanoparticles preferentially bind high CD34-expressing cell lines. Furthermore, the magnetic needle enabled identification of both cell line and patient leukemia cells diluted into normal blood at concentrations below those normally found in remission marrow samples. Finally, the magnetic needle enhanced the percentage of lymphoblasts detectable by light microscopy by 10-fold in samples of fresh bone marrow aspirate approximating minimal residual disease. These data suggest that bone marrow biopsy using antigen-targeted magnetic nanoparticles and a magnetic needle for the evaluation of minimal residual disease in CD34-positive acute leukemias can significantly enhance sensitivity compared with the current standard of care.
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