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Single-agent therapy with paclitaxel is effective against both squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. However, only limited data are available on the combination of paclitaxel with other cytotoxic drugs in this entity. Patients with unresectable stage III, recurrent or metastatic tumours were treated in a multicentre setting with(More)
The serum antibody responses of splenectomized patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) who had been immunized with a polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23) were evaluated by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with the 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine as the antigen. A response to immunization, defined as a twofold-or-higher rise of the(More)
 Germ cell tumours of the liver are rare neoplasms, with fewer than 20 cases reported in the literature following presentation as teratomas, choriocarcinomas or yolk sac tumours. We report a 52-year-old patient who complained of upper abdominal pain and anorexia. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a large hepatic mass. Among the(More)
BACKGROUND First-line maintenance strategies are a current matter of debate in the management of mCRC. Their impact on patient's health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not yet been evaluated. The objective of this study was to assess whether differences in HRQOL during any active maintenance treatment compared with no maintenance treatment exist. (More)
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