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Patients receiving chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer are at high risk of thromboembolic disease. Long-term oral anticoagulant therapy is needed but increases the risk of haemorrhagic complications. We have assessed the safety and efficacy of warfarin in very low doses as prophylaxis. Women receiving chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer were(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare standard radiation therapy (RT) with an abbreviated course of RT in older patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred patients with GBM, age 60 years or older, were randomly assigned after surgery to receive either standard RT (60 Gy in 30 fractions over 6 weeks) or a shorter course of RT(More)
The neurohumoral events associated with neurocardiogenic syncope remain unclear. The simultaneous assessment of changes in endothelium-dependent and independent hormones and in autonomic balance in patients with tilt-induced syncope has been incompletely studied. Forty-six healthy subjects aged between 21 and 83 years (mean +/- SEM 47 +/- 3) underwent a(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of autologous stem-cell transplantation during the first remission in patients with diffuse, aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma classified as high-intermediate risk or high risk on the International Prognostic Index remains controversial and is untested in the rituximab era. METHODS We treated 397 patients who had disease with an(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AIL) have a poor prognosis with conventional treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS We initiated an EBMT-based survey studying the impact of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with AIL. Data on 29 patients, who were transplanted(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and efficacy of intensive methotrexate-based chemotherapy followed by high-dose chemotherapy (HDT) with autologous stem-cell rescue in patients with newly diagnosed primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients received induction chemotherapy using high-dose systemic methotrexate (3.5 g/m2) and(More)
We have reported a lower incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) with a novel conditioning regimen using low-dose rabbit antithymocyte globulin (ATG; Thymoglobulin [TG]) with fludarabine and intravenous busulfan (FluBuTG). To assess further this single-center experience, we performed a retrospective matched-pair analysis comparing outcomes of(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether autologous (auto) or allogeneic (allo) stem-cell transplantation (SCT) improves outcome in patients with transformed follicular lymphoma compared with rituximab-containing chemotherapy alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a multicenter cohort study of patients with follicular lymphoma and subsequent biopsy-proven aggressive(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of primary extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has been on the rise. OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of primary GI NHL and distribution according to site and histological type in a large North American adult population over a 10-year period. METHODS All diagnoses of GI NHL made between(More)
BACKGROUND The new pyrimidine antimetabolite Gemcitabine has shown preclinical efficacy in a number of solid tumour lines and acceptable toxicity in phase I trials. As part of an ongoing effort to identify active new agents in small cell lung cancer, the NCIC Clinical Trials Group studied Gemcitabine in previously untreated patients with extensive disease.(More)