Craig R. Underhill

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PURPOSE We report the results of a prospectively randomized study that compared the combination of epirubicin, cisplatin, and protracted venous infusion fluorouracil (5-FU) (ECF regimen) with the standard combination of 5-FU, doxorubicin, and methotrexate (FAMTX) in previously untreated patients with advanced esophagogastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, with novel and selective mechanisms of action, have moved from the laboratory to the clinic in just the last few years. DESIGN We conducted an extensive review of PARP inhibitors using a Medline search. We also searched abstracts in databases of major international oncology(More)
The aim of this study was to describe what is known about levels of morbidity and the experience and needs of people with cancer, and their informal caregivers, living in rural areas. A search of online databases for English language papers describing or assessing the prevalence of psychosocial morbidity or needs in a population of rural or regional cancer(More)
PURPOSE Increased growth factor signaling may contribute to tamoxifen resistance. This randomized phase II trial assessed tamoxifen plus placebo or the epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor gefitinib in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive metastatic breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with newly metastatic disease or recurred after adjuvant(More)
This dose-finding, placebo-controlled study evaluated the safety and efficacy of darbepoetin alfa administered every 3 weeks (Q3W) to anaemic patients receiving chemotherapy. In part A, patients (haemoglobin </=110 g/l) were randomised in a 1:4 ratio to receive 1 of 6 doses of darbepoetin alfa (4.5, 6.75, 9.0, 12.0, 13.5 and 15.0 microg/kg) or placebo Q3W(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after treatment for breast cancer is associated with increased risk of recurrence and mortality. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Postmenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated by five Sydney doctors between 1964 and 1999. OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
We conducted a trial in 103 patients with newly diagnosed chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) using imatinib 600 mg/day, with dose escalation to 800 mg/day for suboptimal response. The estimated cumulative incidences of complete cytogenetic response (CCR) by 12 and 24 months were 88% and 90%, and major molecular responses (MMRs) were 47% and(More)
PURPOSE Latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genomes are found in the malignant cells of approximately one-third of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) cases. Detection and quantitation of EBV viral DNA could potentially be used as a biomarker of disease activity. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Initially, EBV-DNA viral load was prospectively monitored from peripheral blood(More)
BACKGROUND This multicenter, randomized trial compared overall response rate between pemetrexed plus irinotecan (ALIRI) and leucovorin-modulated 5-fluorouracil plus irinotecan (FOLFIRI) in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Secondary objectives included overall and progression-free survival, duration of response, toxicities, and biomarkers. (More)
PURPOSE RAS mutations predict lack of response to epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), but preclinical studies and retrospective clinical data suggest that patients with tumors harboring the exon 2 KRAS G13D mutation may benefit from cetuximab. We aimed to assess cetuximab(More)