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BACKGROUND First-line chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is usually limited to four to six cycles. Maintenance therapy can delay progression and prolong survival. The oral epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine-kinase inhibitor erlotinib has proven efficacy and tolerability in second-line NSCLC. We designed the phase 3,(More)
PURPOSE This international phase III trial (Investigating Torisel As Second-Line Therapy [INTORSECT]) compared the efficacy of temsirolimus (mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor) and sorafenib (vascular endothelial growth factor receptor [VEGFR] tyrosine kinase inhibitor) as second-line therapy in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC)(More)
LBA4518 Background: Approximately half of patients with resected invasive bladder cancer will die within the first three years after surgery due to disease relapse, most of the recurrences being systemic. We have studied in a randomized phase III trial the role of 4 courses of the PGC triplet as compared to observation in this clinical setting. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND An unmet medical need exists for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who have progressed on VEGF-targeted and mTOR-inhibitor therapies. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) pathway activation has been proposed as a mechanism of escape from VEGF-targeted therapies. Dovitinib is an oral tyrosine-kinase inhibitor that inhibits VEGF and FGF(More)
BACKGROUND Sunitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor with proven efficacy in renal-cell carcinoma, but some patients do not respond or need dose reductions due to toxicity. Because there are no validated molecular predictors of response or toxicity to sunitinib, we aimed to identify genetic markers predictive of outcome and toxic effects. METHODS In our(More)
Fifty-six patients with measurable or evaluable advanced gastric cancer were treated with cisplatin, 100 mg/m2 in continuous infusion of 24 hours, and 5-fluorouracil, 1000 mg/m2/day (by continuous 5-day infusion) every 4 weeks. Three patients were found ineligible for the study. A response rate of 41% (22/53) was obtained (95% confidence interval: 28%-54%),(More)
Peptides known to block the extracellular interactions of adhesion receptors belonging to a subclass of the integrin family were tested for their effects on the stabilization of long-term potentiation (LTP) in hippocampal slices. Theta burst stimulation delivered after infusions of Gly-Ala-Val-Ser-Thr-Ala (GAVSTA) resulted in a potentiation effect that(More)
Studies with the gemcitabine/vinorelbine (GV) or the gemcitabine/docetaxel (GD) combinations have shown similar efficacy and less toxicity compared to platinum-based chemotherapies, in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The present trial was designed to test the efficacy and safety of both, GV and GD, combinations. Chemotherapy-naïve(More)
BACKGROUND alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) closely follow the course of germ cell tumors (GCTs) and are widely used for diagnosis, prognosis, and follow-up purposes. The objective of this study was to assess the concordance of tumor markers at the time of diagnosis and recurrence. METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE To identify tissue microRNAs predictive of sunitinib activity in patients with metastatic renal-cell-carcinoma (MRCC) and to evaluate in vitro their mechanism of action in sunitinib resistance. METHODS We screened 673 microRNAs using TaqMan Low-density-Arrays (TLDAs) in tumors from MRCC patients with extreme phenotypes of marked efficacy and(More)