Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. Horizon scanning, the systematic examination of future potential threats and opportunities, leading to prioritization of IAS threats is seen as an essential component of IAS management. Our aim was to… (More)
Bryostatin 1, a novel antineoplastic agent and protein kinase C (PKC) activator, has been found to induce myalgia (muscle pain) 48 h after administration in clinical trials. This is the dose-limiting toxicity and has restricted the duration of therapy in phase I trials. To investigate the mechanisms and try to increase toleration of the drug, we studied… (More)
Bolus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is a phase-specific drug with a short plasma half-life that is used in combination with bolus cyclophosphamide and methotrexate in the treatment of breast cancer. The efficacy of 5-FU can be improved by continuous intravenous infusion using portable infusion pumps (infusional 5-FU). Infusional 5-FU, 200 mg m(-2) day(-1), in… (More)
BACKGROUND Mitomycin C and etoposide have both demonstrated activity against gastric carcinoma. Etoposide is a topoisomerase II inhibitor with evidence for phase-specific and schedule-dependent activity. PATIENTS AND METHOD Twenty-eight consecutive patients with advanced upper gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma were treated with intravenous (i.v.) bolus… (More)
This paper reports two second cousins with absence of the left hand.