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The mammographic appearances of 86 invasive lobular carcinomas were compared with those of 86 invasive ductal carcinomas of no special type matched for age, size and stage. There was no significant difference in the frequency of a mammographic abnormality consistent with malignancy between the lobular carcinoma (90%) and ductal carcinoma (96%) groups. A(More)
Ninety-eight consecutive patients with primary operable breast cancer and an initial diagnosis of no regional lymph node metastases as assessed by conventional light microscopy were studied. Immunohistological staining of routine lymph node sections was assessed using two monoclonal antibodies: CAM 5.2 (Becton Dickinson) with specificity for low molecular(More)
Concomitant administration of radiotherapy with cisplatin or radiotherapy with cetuximab appear to be the treatment of choice for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer. In the present retrospective analysis, we investigated the predictive role of several biomarkers in an unselected cohort of patients treated with concomitant radiotherapy,(More)
BACKGROUND Induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) has the potential of being an ideal multi-modality approach for improving the prognosis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SSCHN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with locally advanced SCCHN were treated with 3 cycles of IC,(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized studies have shown that postoperative chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy (RT) improved local control and survival of patients with stages II or III rectal cancer. However, the optimal sequence of treatments and the optimal chemotherapeutic regimen have not been defined. Modulation of fluorouracil (FU) by leucovorin (LV) has(More)
The primary objective of the present randomized phase III trial was to compare the 3-yr survival rate of patients treated with standard fractionated radiotherapy (RT) alone or with the same RT concomitantly with cisplatin (DDP) or carboplatin (Cb). From January 1995 until July 1999, 124 patients with histologically proven locally advanced non-nasopharyngeal(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical research on the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) has been focused primarily on the reduction of incidence of the development of distant metastases as well as the improvement of locoregional control. PATIENTS AND METHODS Untreated patients with stage IIB-IVB nonmetastatic NPC were treated with three cycles of induction(More)
The primary objective of this phase II study was to access the complete response (CR) rate to a new innovative induction regimen in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer (LA-HNC). From October 2000 until October 2003 a total of 38 eligible patients (33 men and 5 women) entered the study. The large majority of them presented with a performance(More)
Clinical research on the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) has been focused primarily on the reduction of incidence of the development of distant metastases as well as the improvement of locoregional control. Untreated patients with stage IIB–IVB nonmetastatic NPC were treated with three cycles of induction chemotherapy (IC) consisting of epirubicin(More)