Charlotte M. Woodroffe

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PURPOSE Chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial. We describe the two largest reported, randomized, parallel trials designed to determine whether the addition of chemotherapy influences duration and quality of life in localized, unresectable (mitomycin, ifosfamide, cisplatin [MIC]1 trial) and extensive (MIC2 trial) disease.(More)
Increasingly, treatment choices leading to the same survival outcome can be offered to cancer patients (e.g. mastectomy or conservative surgery in early breast cancer). Two approaches available for post-orchidectomy, stage I patients with non-seminomatous germ cell tumours of the testis (NSGCTT), particularly those at high risk of relapse, include immediate(More)
Mitomycin, ifosfamide and cis-platin are three of the most active single agents in the chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer. We have combined them for a phase 2 study in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer. The regimen ('MIC') comprised: mitomycin 6 mg m-2, ifosfamide 3 g m-2 and cis-platin 50 mg m-2, with routine use of lorazepam,(More)
Since March 1980, 309 patients with anaplastic small cell carcinoma of the bronchus (ASCB) have received remission induction therapy prior to randomisation to maintenance (M) or no maintenance (NM) chemotherapy. Induction therapy consisted of six courses of vincristine, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (VAC) given IV every 3 weeks. Those with limited(More)
We have evaluated the 7-drug, alternating, high-dose cisplatin regime for germ cell tumours, designated POMB/ACE, in 55 patients with advanced malignant teratomas and 5 patients with bulky metastatic seminomas. All of the latter and 5 of the teratoma patients had relapsed following radiotherapy, chemotherapy or both. The previously untreated teratoma(More)
Twenty-eight patients cured of testicular cancer by cisplatin-based chemotherapy were asked for their own views of the long-term psychological and social effects of their treatment. Their views were compared with a group of 34 testicular cancer patients cured by radiotherapy who were matched for age, social class and time since treatment. A category rating(More)
Twenty-seven patients cured of advanced testicular cancer by cisplatin-based chemotherapy have been assessed, a median of 30 months after start of treatment, for the long-term effects of such treatment on renal, endocrine, audiometric, reproductive and respiratory function. To control for the effects of orchidectomy on endocrine function a similar group of(More)
We have evaluated the orally active anthracycline idarubicin at a dose of 40 mg/m2 in divided doses over 24 hours in 21 previously untreated patients with extensive-stage small cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCL). Subsequent iv therapy was cyclophosphamide (1000 mg/m2), vincristine (1 mg/m2), and etoposide (120 mg/m2 iv on Day 1 and 250 mg/m2 orally in(More)
BACKGROUND Weekly alternating regimen known as CAPOMEt is compared to standard cyclical chemotherapy (CHOP-Mtx) in aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred and eighty-one patients with aggressive NHL were randomised to receive either cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and methotrexate (CHOP-Mtx) on a(More)
PURPOSE The United Kingdom Central Lymphoma Group (CLG) has modified mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone/doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (MOPP/ABVD) by substituting mechlorethamine with chlorambucil and dacarbazine with etoposide in the treatment of patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease (HD). Prednisolone is(More)