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BACKGROUND Mitoxantrone plus prednisone reduces pain and improves the quality of life in men with advanced, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, but it does not improve survival. We compared such treatment with docetaxel plus prednisone in men with this disease. METHODS From March 2000 through June 2002, 1006 men with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate(More)
PURPOSE Vinflunine (VFL) is a new microtubule inhibitor that has activity against transitional cell carcinoma of urothelial tract (TCCU). We conducted a randomized phase III study of VFL and best supportive care (BSC) versus BSC alone in the treatment of patients with advanced TCCU who had experienced progression after a first-line platinum-containing(More)
BACKGROUND Early chemotherapy might improve the overall outcomes of patients with metastatic non-castrate (ie, hormone-sensitive) prostate cancer. We investigated the effects of the addition of docetaxel to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic non-castrate prostate cancer. METHODS In this randomised, open-label, phase 3 study,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder have poor survival after cystectomy. The EORTC 30994 trial aimed to compare immediate versus deferred cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy after radical cystectomy in patients with pT3-pT4 or N+ M0 urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. METHODS This intergroup, open-label,(More)
BACKGROUND The role of chemotherapy in metastatic non castrate prostate cancer (mNCPC) is debated. Survival benefits of docetaxel (D) added to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) were shown in the CHAARTED trial in patients with metastatic high-volume disease (HVD). OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of metastatic burden and to update overall survival (OS)(More)
BACKGROUND Controlled trials have yielded inconsistent results with regard to the efficacy of corticosteroids in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis. Three meta-analyses suggest that they may be effective in patients with encephalopathy who have severe liver disease. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind trial comparing 28 days of prednisolone(More)
PURPOSE Translocation renal cell carcinomas represent a distinct clinicopathological entity. Studying the natural history, biological behavior and potential prognostic factors are crucially warranted. MATERIALS AND METHODS We selected 54 patients with renal cell carcinoma with positive nuclear transcription factor E3 and transcription factor EB expression(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced seminoma is a rare clinicopathologic entity. To the authors' knowledge, very few sizeable reports published to date have studied the outcome of patients with advanced seminoma after first-line and salvage therapy, and few have dealt with prognostic factors initially or in patients with recurrent disease. METHODS The records of 145 men(More)
PURPOSE To assess docetaxel combined with samarium-153-ethylene diamine tetramethylene phosphonic acid (EDTMP), a radiopharmaceutical with a high affinity for bone, in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with bone metastases from CRPC who achieved a response or stabilization after four cycles of(More)
Cancer of the penis is rare in Europe, accounting for less than 0.5% of all cancers. Phimosis and poor hygiene are strong risk factors whereas neonatal circumcision is a contributing factor in the prevention of this disease. More than 95% of penile carcinomas are squamous cell carcinomas. Early disease (stage I-II) is curable in most patients, who can be(More)