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The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of survival time in first recurrent breast cancer patients, including psychologic as well as biologic factors. Beginning in 1979, 36 women being treated at the National Institutes of Health for histologically proven recurrent disease were enrolled in this prospective study. At the time of data analysis,(More)
We have treated 76 patients with locally advanced breast cancer, 31 with stage IIIA, 41 with stage IIIB, and 4 with stage IV disease, with primary induction chemotherapy including an attempted hormonal synchronization in 70 patients. All were treated to maximum objective clinical response before proceeding to any local therapy. Patients achieving a complete(More)
Fifty-one patients with stage IIIA or IIIB locally advanced breast cancer received primary induction chemotherapy (hormonal synchronization, 46 patients) to a maximum objective clinical response before proceeding to local therapy. Patients achieving a pathological complete response (CR) received radiation therapy, while patients with residual disease,(More)
We studied the 24-hour plasma melatonin profile in three groups of women: normal individuals, women with breast cancer, and women at high risk for breast cancer, to determine the relationship of plasma melatonin to this malignancy. The mean daytime (nadir) and mean nighttime (peak) plasma levels for the normal subjects were 9.1 pg/mL and 70.9 pg/mL,(More)
Analysis of recurrence rates in male breast cancer (MBC) has suggested that tumor size and degree of axillary lymph node involvement carry the same prognostic implications as for breast cancer in women. A similar spectrum of antineoplastic agents appears active in both females and males. Based on reports of active adjuvant chemotherapy of women with breast(More)
Configuration models specify the set of possible configurations (solutions). A configuration model together with a defined set of (customer) requirements are the major elements of a configuration task (problem). In this chapter, we discuss different knowledge representations that can be used for the definition of a configuration model. We provide examples(More)
The active metabolite of FUra, 5-fluorodeoxyuridine monophosphate (5-FdUMP), requires the presence of reduced folates to form a covalent ternary complex with the target enzyme thymidylate synthase (TS). In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated a potentiation of the cytotoxic effects of FUra when combined with the reduced folate, leucovorin. We have(More)
Peritoneoscopy was done within 1 month of exploratory laparotomy in 30 consecutive patients, with ovarian carcinoma as part of their pretreatment evaluation. Six of the 7 patients who were thought to have ovarian carcinoma localized to the pelvis (stages I and II) were found to have advanced disease (stage III) at peritoneoscopy and thus required a change(More)