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The predictive value of KRAS mutation in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients treated with cetuximab plus chemotherapy has recently been suggested. In our study, 59 patients with a chemotherapy-refractory MCRC treated with cetuximab plus chemotherapy were included and clinical response was evaluated according to response evaluation criteria in solid(More)
The aim of this study was to assess, by a pragmatic controlled trial, the value of propranolol in the prevention of recurrent bleeding in patients with cirrhosis. From January 1982 to December 1984, 368 cirrhotic patients were admitted for bleeding episode due to portal hypertension. Ninety-nine patients were included in the trial 24 h after cessation of(More)
BACKGROUND The De Gramont regimen (or high-dose LV5FU2, HD-LV5FU2) is considered a standard treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and the costs of three regimens as compared to HD-LV5FU2: raltitrexed (R), LV5FU2 with a lower dose of folinic acid (LD-LV5FU2), and weekly infusional 5FU (WI-FU). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Subjects without known colorectal adenomas or cancer constitute a large majority of the population where 85% of all cases of colorectal cancer are thought to occur. Consequently these people should be considered for screening to decrease mortality from colorectal cancer in the general population. AIMS To estimate the incidence rate of(More)
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