The purpose of this study is to collect and store tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow samples from patients with soft tissue sarcoma that will be tested in the laboratory. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer.
To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dosing regimen of Oraxol in subjects with advanced malignancies
To determine the recommended Phase 2 dose of paclitaxel as Oraxol
To determine the safety and tolerability of paclitaxel as Oraxol
To characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of paclitaxel as Oraxol
To evaluate the tumor response
To evaluate the inhibitory effect of ceritinib on the pharmacokinetics of a drug cocktail containing midazolam and warfarin in patients with ALK-positive advanced tumors including NSCLC.
To assess the PK, safety and tolerability of ceritinib in patients with ALK-positive advanced tumors including NSCLC.
To evaluate preliminary evidence of antitumor activity of ceritinib in patients with ALK-positive advanced tumors including NSCLC.
While radiation is an essential component to the treatment of glioblastoma, it's use is limited due to toxicity when higher doses are attempted. Rhenium is a compund which releases radiation in small particles that are absorbed after only a fraction of an inch. This limited penetration means that high doses potentially can be given without the toxicity of other forms of radiation. In order for the radiaiton to be retained within the tumor, it has been packaged in microscopic fat like particles termed nanoliposomes. These facilitate the uptake of the radiation particles by the tumor. In order to better characterize this form of radiation therapy, it is being administered in patients who have failed other forms of therapy for glioblastoma. The treatment is administered by tubing inserted into the center of the tumor in the operating room. There are two portionms to this study. The first involves progressively increasing doses until the most tolerable dose can be identified. The second portion of the study involves a larger number of patients being treated at the determined most tolerable dose to better evalaute how well the treatment works.
Assess the impact of dietary (omega 3 FFA) or pharmacological (ASA) COX-2 inhibitors on:
patient serum-induced expression of PGE2 and aromatase by neoplastic mammary epithelial cells
circulating levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (i.e. IL-6, TNF-¿, IGF-1), steroids (i.e. estrogen and testosterone) and lipids (omega-6 and omega-3 PUFAs)
Correlation for body mass index impact on response to COX2 inhibition.