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We report the results of an expanded trial of 5-fluorouracil (FUra) combined with high-dose folinic acid for treatment of patients with advanced colorectal or gastric adenocarcinoma. In each treatment course, the patients received both FUra (340-400 mg/m2/day by iv infusion over 15 minutes) and folinic acid (200 mg/m2/day by iv bolus) for 5 consecutive(More)
Aclarubicin (ACM) was administered as induction treatment to 40 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were either refractory to initial induction chemotherapy or in relapse. Thirty-eight patients with AML, 2-80 years of age (mean +/- SE, 35.0 +/- 3.2), were evaluated during this study. Seventeen of these patients were given ACM after an(More)
BACKGROUND Potentiation of the antitumor activity of fluorouracil (5-FU) by folinic acid has been demonstrated in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma. Modulation is due to the interaction of thymidylate synthase, fluorodeoxyuridine monophosphate, and methylene tetrahydrofolate, which leads to the formation of a stable ternary complex with concomitant(More)
We have applied an automated real-time quantitative PCR assay using a double-labeled fluorogenic probe to detect t(9;22)-positive cells in haematological malignancies. The results are expressed as the ratio of chimeric bcr-abl transcripts on abl transcripts. Highly reproducible results were obtained for t(9;22)-positive K562 RNA. Ten copies of bcr-abl DNA(More)
The heterogeneity of therapeutic modalities and eligibility criteria and the lack of long-term follow-up in most reports of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer preclude us from drawing conclusions about its value in clinically relevant patient subgroups. The present study aims to identify predictive and prognostic factors in 107 non-inflammatory(More)
The authors developed a therapeutic regimen in which 33 patients aged 11 to 61 years (mean +/- SE, 35.9 +/- 2.3 years) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were given intensive induction chemotherapy with Adriamycin (doxorubicin) (ADM), vincristine (VCR) and cytosine arabinoside (ARA-C). Twenty-nine of these patients (88%) attained a complete remission (CR)(More)
A bone marrow transplant recipient is described who had development of nephrotic syndrome in association with chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and on cyclosporine (CsA) treatment withdrawal. Renal biopsy revealed a membranous glomerulonephritis (MG). The possible relationship between this autoimmune disorder, the immunological features of GVHD in(More)
Oxalato-platinum in a new platinum derivative which was found to be active in experimental tumors and devoid of nephrotoxicity. A phase I study was conducted in cancer patients according to a new design following the recommendations of our Institution's ethical committee to avoid the major drawback of classical phase I studies in which many patients receive(More)
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone. cytarabine (ara-C), and cisplatin (DHAP) can be used effectively to treat patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We hypothesized that substitution of cisplatin by oxaliplatin (L-OHP) could result in less toxicity and greater efficacy. L-OHP is active in patients with lymphoma. It produces mild myelosuppression and is devoid of(More)