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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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One 4th-line NSCLC patient, a 77-year old man with metastatic disease, had a minor response per the treating physician and a best response (per RECIST) of stable disease for 43 weeks.
In the seven advanced solid tumor patients with brain metastases who received ANG1005 at a dose of >300mg/m2, five patients experienced an objective response, including one partial response, two minor responses and two had their disease stabilize;
Despite advanced disease in the majority of patients, 2 patients experienced stable disease for at least 6 months and a minor response was seen in a patient with pancreatic cancer.
Of the 33 patients analyzed for response, 1 patient with ovarian cancer experienced a minor response (29% decrease in tumor mass) and there were 15 patients with stable disease, 15 patients with progressive disease and 2 patients were not evaluable.
In addition, 1 minor response (21% tumor reduction with a duration of 43 months) was observed and only 1 of the 19 evaluable patients showed disease progression on therapy.