Anthony David B Webster

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PURPOSE The efficacy and tolerability of anastrozole (Arimidex; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE, and Macclesfield, United Kingdom) and tamoxifen were compared as first-line therapy for advanced breast cancer in 353 postmenopausal women. PATIENTS AND METHODS The randomized, double-blind, multicenter study was designed to evaluate anastrozole 1 mg once daily(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and tolerability of anastrozole (Arimidex; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE, and Macclesfield, United Kingdom) with that of tamoxifen as first-line therapy for advanced breast cancer (ABC) in postmenopausal women. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized, double-blind, multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of anastrozole 1 mg(More)
BACKGROUND Two randomized, double-blind trials have compared tamoxifen 20 mg daily and the selective, nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor anastrozole 1 mg daily as first-line therapy for advanced breast carcinoma (ABC) in postmenopausal women. The trials were prospectively designed to allow for combined data analyses. METHODS The combined study population(More)
The heterogeneity of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) calls for a classification addressing pathogenic mechanisms as well as clinical relevance. This European multicenter trial was initiated to develop a consensus of 2 existing classification schemes based on flowcytometric B-cell phenotyping and the clinical course. The clinical evaluation of 303(More)
The functional interaction of BAFF and APRIL with TNF receptor superfamily members BAFFR, TACI and BCMA is crucial for development and maintenance of humoral immunity in mice and humans. Using a candidate gene approach, we identified homozygous and heterozygous mutations in TNFRSF13B, encoding TACI, in 13 individuals with common variable immunodeficiency.(More)
The records of 240 patients with common variable immunodeficiency, seven with thymoma-associated hypogammaglobulinaemia and 44 patients with X-linked agammaglobulinaemia seen at this centre over the past 20 years, were reviewed. Although substantial advances have been made in treatment there continues to be a delay in diagnosis, as well as high mortality(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and tolerability of fulvestrant (formerly ICI 182,780) and anastrozole in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer progressing after prior endocrine treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n = 451) with advanced breast cancer were randomized to receive fulvestrant 250 mg as a once-monthly (one x 5 mL)(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and tolerability of fulvestrant (formerly ICI 182,780) with anastrozole in the treatment of advanced breast cancer in patients whose disease progresses on prior endocrine treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study, postmenopausal patients were randomized to receive either an(More)
TNFRSF13B encodes transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI), a B cell- specific tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily member. Both biallelic and monoallelic TNFRSF13B mutations were identified in patients with common variable immunodeficiency disorders. The genetic complexity and variable clinical(More)