Beatriz Cirauqui Cirauqui

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Intrathoracic lymph node enlargement is a common finding in patients with extrathoracic malignancies. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a technique that is commonly used for lung cancer diagnosis and staging but that has not been widely investigated for the diagnosis of enlarged mediastinal and lobar lymph nodes(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of combining thymidylate synthase (TS), X-ray cross complementing factor 1 (XRCC1) and uridine diphosphate glucoronosyltransferase (UGT1A1 *28) polymorphism genotypes in response rate and time to progression (TTP) in metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) plus(More)
Energy restriction from a low-calorie diet and increased energy expenditure induced by physical activity (PA) could promote weight loss/maintenance and be important determinants of breast cancer (BC) prognosis. The aim of this study was to assess participation and adherence of overweight and obese BC survivors to a lifestyle intervention and to demonstrate(More)
Chemotherapy remains as the only systemic treatment option available for basal-like breast cancer (BC) patients. Preclinical models and several phase II studies suggested that platinum salts are active drugs in this BC subtype though there is no randomized study supporting this hypothesis. This study investigates if the addition of carboplatin to a(More)
The potential relevance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations to non-small-cell lung cancer treatment has recently been identified. We have examined the presence of EGFR mutations in Japanese and Spanish gefitinib-treated non-small-cell lung cancer patients. A total of 34 gefitinib-treated patients were screened, 18 from Japan and 16 from(More)
1015 Background: Platinum salts are active in basal-like breast cancer in preclinical models and has been widely used in clinical trials in this subtype. However its utility added to conventional drugs has never been tested in a randomized trial. This study investigates the benefit of the addition of carboplatin to conventional neoadjuvant CT in basal-like(More)
BACKGROUND A fraction of sporadic breast cancers has low BRCA1 expression. BRCA1 mutation carriers are more likely to achieve a pathological complete response with DNA-damage-based chemotherapy compared to non-mutation carriers. Furthermore, sporadic ovarian cancer patients with low levels of BRCA1 mRNA have longer survival following platinum-based(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this phase II study was to determine toxicity, response rate, time to progression, and overall survival of cisplatin, etoposide and gemcitabine in patients with carcinoma of unknown primary tumour site. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with no previous chemotherapy and not belonging to a treatable group were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND To analyse the etiology, diagnostic methods and response to therapy in 30 episodes of pneumonia diagnosed in 17 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) between 1995 and 2000. PATIENTS AND METHOD In each episode of pneumonia the following data were analysed: age, gender, treatment of CLL, antiinfectious prophylaxis, granulocytopenia,(More)
Mutations in PIK3CA and alterations of BRCA1 expression are common in breast cancer and have been correlated with altered sensitivity to taxanes in human cancer cell lines and with outcome of patients. We assessed mutations in the three hotspots of PIK3CA (E542K, E545K and H1047R) and intratumoral BRCA1 mRNA expression by quantitative RT-PCR in 61 breast(More)