D. Quietzsch

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PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness and tolerability of gemcitabine plus cisplatin with single-agent gemcitabine as first-line chemotherapy for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas were randomly assigned to receive either gemcitabine 1,000 mg/m2 and cisplatin 50 mg/m2(More)
To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of combination chemotherapy with paclitaxel, cisplatin and 24 h continuous infusion of 5-FU/folinic acid in patients (pts) with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma. Forty-five chemotherapy-naive pts (28 male and 17 female) with a median age of 60 years (range 35-74) were enrolled. 5-FU 2(More)
A phase II trial was performed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the combination of paclitaxel and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/folinic acid in patients with advanced gastric carcinoma. Twenty-two patients (six female and 16 male) with advanced or metastatic disease were enrolled. None of them had received prior chemotherapy. Paclitaxel was administrated as(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether irinotecan plus oxaliplatin (mIROX) is superior to irinotecan plus infusional 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin (FUFIRI) as first-line therapy of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A phase III, randomised, open-label multicentre study compared standard treatment with FUFIRI (irinotecan 80 mg/m(2),(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting results on the role of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteins (SPARC) expression have been reported in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), and its prognostic and/or predictive role in advanced PDAC (aPDAC) has not been extensively investigated yet. This study was designed to evaluate SPARC expression as a biomarker(More)
BACKGROUND A standard second-line chemotherapy regimen has yet to be defined for patients with gemcitabine (Gem)-refractory advanced pancreatic cancer (PC). PATIENTS AND METHODS In this multicenter phase II trial, patients with unresectable or metastatic PC who had progressed on single-agent Gem or a Gem-containing regimen received pemetrexed 500 mg/m(2)(More)
UNLABELLED Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and therapeutic activity of continuously infused mitomycin C in patients with recurring or progressive metastatic gastric cancer following first-line chemotherapy. Patients were treated with mitomycin C 20 mg/m2 i.v. over a time period of 120 h followed by a 3-week rest period. All patients received(More)
The aim of this study was to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of bolus mitomycin C (MMC) in combination with 24 h-continuous infusion of 5-flourouracil (FU) plus folinic acid, and to assess the toxicity and activity in patients with previously treated colorectal and gastric cancer. Escalating doses of MMC starting from 6 mg m(-2) in 2 mg m(-2)-steps(More)
Our aim was to investigate the impact of EREG and AREG mRNA expression (by RT-qPCR) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). In addition, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression (by immunohistochemistry) as well as RAS-and PIK3CA-mutations (by pyrosequencing) were assessed. Tumors of 208 mCRC patients receiving(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of combination chemotherapy with weekly 24-h continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/folinic acid, weekly paclitaxel and 3-weekly cisplatin in patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma. Between November 1999 and November 2001, 29 chemotherapy-naive(More)