Ashleigh Massey

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Regional cortical thickness was evaluated using CIVET processing of 3D T1-weighted images (i) to compare the variation in cortical thickness between 33 participants with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) aged 6-30 years (mean age 12.3 years) versus 33 age/sex/hand-matched controls, and (ii) to examine developmental changes in cortical thickness with(More)
In a multivariate analysis of 154 patients receiving chemotherapy, baseline CA19-9 was an independent prognostic factor for overall survival (OS) (HR 1.8; 95% CI: 1.3-2.5, P = 0.0004). The 1-year OS was 19 and 46%, respectively, for patients with a baseline CA19-9 above or below the median value. A fall of 20% in CA19-9 level from baseline was an(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the benefits of neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to chemoradiation and surgery in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Patients with previously untreated primary rectal cancer, reviewed in a multidisciplinary meeting and considered to have locally advanced disease on the basis of physical examination and imaging(More)
BACKGROUND To compare protracted venous infusion (PVI) 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) with and without mitomycin C (MMC) in a prospectively randomised study and analyse for tumour response, survival, toxicity and quality of life (QL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred patients with advanced colorectal cancer received PVI 5-FU 300 mg/m2/day for a maximum of 24 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), toxicity profile and response rate of the oral 5-fluorouracil prodrug UFT (tegafur/uracil) and leucovorin (LV) in combination with irinotecan in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with histologically proven advanced or(More)
To determine the dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of irinotecan and raltitrexed given as sequential short infusions every 3 weeks, 33 patients with pretreated gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma (31 colorectal, 2 oesophagogastric) entered this open label dose-escalation study. For the first five dose levels patients received(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the activity and safety of oxaliplatin and protracted venous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (PVI 5-FU) in patients with advanced or relapsed 5-FU pretreated colorectal cancer. 38 patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal carcinoma with documented progression on or within 6 months following 5-FU or thymidylate(More)
BACKGROUND To establish the recommended dose level (RDL) and to evaluate the efficacy and safety of gefitinib plus irinotecan in patients with advanced fluoropyrimidine-refractory colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced CRC progressing on or within 12 weeks of fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy, irinotecan naive and(More)
Thirty male patients with acute urinary retention were studied by standard urodynamic techniques on admission to hospital. Ten individuals also underwent cystography and sequential urodynamic testing over 96 h. Twenty-three per cent of patients did not require subsequent prostatectomy. Inability to initiate a voiding contraction during cystometry at the(More)
No standard regimen has been identified for patients with a carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). This study compared protracted venous infusion 5-fluorouracil (PVI 5-FU) with or without mitomycin C (MMC) in patients with CUP in a multicentre, prospectively randomised study. 88 patients were randomised to PVI 5-FU (300 mg/m(2)/day for a maximum of 24 weeks)(More)