Ana Lucia Yuste

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BACKGROUND Refractory or relapsing Hodgkin's disease is associated with a poor prognosis. There is no widely accepted salvage chemotherapy regimen for these patients. However, the addition of high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous hematopoietic transplantation (AHT) has proven of benefit to them. A prospective clinical trial was carried out to(More)
BACKGROUND After decades of irradiation as standard therapy for clinical stage I testicular seminoma, alternative treatment approaches have emerged including postorchiectomy surveillance and adjuvant chemotherapy. This study was performed to assess a dual policy of surveillance and selective single-agent carboplatin (for high-risk cases) in a multicenter(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in adults. Twenty-five percent of patients are not amenable to surgical resection because they have locally advanced or metastatic disease. For these patients, median survival time is between 4 and 13 months, and chemotherapy is used mainly with palliative intent. We conducted this study to(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the response rate of the triple combination of oxaliplatin (L-OHP) in combination with irinotecan (CPT-11) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and to assess its impact on secondary resectability of previously non-resectable liver metastasis (LM). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients > or = 18 with MCRC, ECOG grade 0-2, and no prior treatment(More)
Since the introduction of multimodality treatment, the prognosis of patients with high-grade non-metastatic osteosarcoma has significantly improved. A retrospective review was performed to assess the long-term results of this approach in a single centre setting, and to investigate the impact of potential clinical prognostic factors. Between 1985 and 1993,(More)
The term "amyopathic dermatomyositis", or dermatomyositis "sine myositis" is used to describe those patients who present with the skin manifestations typical of dermatomyositis, but with no evidence of inflammatory myopathy. Amyopathic dermatomyositis may be associated with an underlying neoplasm, the same as with classic dermatomyositis. We present the(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to assess the clinical impact of gallium-67 scintigraphy, before and after treatment, in patients with Hodgkin's disease, and to compare the overall survival between the patients whose gallium studies after treatment were negative and those whose studies remained positive. METHODS We have studied 75 patients (40 women, 35 men)(More)