André S. Th. Planting

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The study was designed to investigate possible relationships between tumour response and exposure to cisplatin (area under the curve of unbound cisplatin in plasma, AUC) and DNA-adduct formation in leucocytes (WBC) in patients with solid tumours. Patients were treated with six weekly courses of cisplatin at a dose of 70 or 80 mg m-2. The AUC was determined(More)
Resistance to chemotherapy can partly be explained by the activity of membrane bound P-glycoprotein. Competitive inhibition of P-glycoprotein, by multidrug resistance (MDR) converters, may overcome this MDR. Previously studied MDR converters either have serious intrinsic side effects or considerably influence the pharmacokinetics of cytotoxic agents at(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the outcome of "the liver-first" approach in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases. METHODS Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases were primarily treated for their liver metastases. If successful, patients underwent treatment for(More)
Between 1983 and 1989 a phase II study was carried out by the EORTC Malignant Melanoma Cooperative Group in which postmenopausal women with advanced melanoma but a good performance status received tamoxifen, 40 mg per day, as a single agent. From 12 centres, 114 patients were registered of whom 107 appeared to be eligible and 102 evaluable. Seven died of(More)
The human melanoma cell lines MM96L, A2058 and HT144 were examined for sensitivity to ionizing radiation and UVB radiation. HT144 demonstrated a significant increase in sensitivity to ionizing and UVB radiation compared with the MM96L and A2058 cells. Sensitivity to both agents was associated with susceptibility to apoptosis. Using a protein truncation(More)
DNA adduct levels were measured with atomic spectroscopy in white blood cells (WBCs) from patients with solid tumours who were treated with six weekly courses of cisplatin. In 21 patients (I) the WBCs were collected after thawing frozen whole-blood samples according to a previously described method. In 32 other patients (II) WBCs were collected immediately(More)
Twenty-five patients with advanced solid tumours were entered in a phase I/II study of six, weekly cycles of cisplatin. Nineteen patients were chemonaive and six were previously treated. The starting dose was 50 mg m-2 week-1. This dose could be escalated without major toxicity to 70 mg m-2 week-1. At a dose of 80 mg m-2 myelosuppression grade 3 occurred as(More)
Topoisomerase I inhibitors are interesting anti-cancer agents with a novel mechanism of action. We performed a phase I study with intravenous GI147211, a new semisynthetic camptothecin analogue, using a daily x 5 schedule administered every 3 weeks, to evaluate the side-effects and pharmacokinetics of the agent. Patients with a histologically confirmed(More)
We determined the ability of the multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal agent cyclosporin-A to increase anthracycline drug accumulation in colorectal tumour cells in vitro, using the technique of on-line flow cytometry. Data of four previously untreated patients showed that cyclosporin-A can increase intracellular net-uptake of daunorubicin. A phase II study(More)
Somatostatin analogues can suppress the secretion of some gastrointestinal hormones and growth factors involved in the growth regulation of gastrointestinal cancers and can inhibit the growth of experimental pancreatic tumours. Therefore, in a phase II study 34 patients with metastatic pancreatic (n = 14), colorectal (n = 16) and gastric cancer (n = 4) were(More)