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PURPOSE We performed this phase III study to compare the irinotecan, leucovorin (LV), and fluorouracil (FU) regimen (FOLFIRI) versus the oxaliplatin, LV, and FU regimen (FOLFOX4) in previously untreated patients with advanced colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 360 chemotherapy-naive patients were randomly assigned to receive, every 2(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant human interleukin-2 (IL-2) has a well-documented anti-tumor activity against RCC and has demonstrated a synergistic anti-tumor activity between doxorubicin and IL-2, thus providing better survival. This study investigated the toxicity and efficacy of the association between doxorubicin and IL-2, and interferon-alpha, and the(More)
PURPOSE A phase III randomized trial was carried out to compare two schedules of the vinorelbine (VNR)-cisplatin (CDDP) regimen in patients with locally advanced unresectable poor prognosis stage IIIB or metastatic stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. The primary endpoints were overall survival (OS) and analysis of toxicity, while secondary endpoints(More)
PURPOSE This phase II multicenter trial was aimed at investigating the activity of epirubicin-vinorelbine combination as first-line chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-seven patients with metastatic breast cancer and no prior exposure to anthracyclines received the following regimen: epirubicin 100 mg/m(2) by(More)
Fifty-five consecutive patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) (n = 57) were treated with a combination of levofolinic acid (I-FA) 100 mg/m2 plus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 340 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1-3, cyclophosphamide (CTX) 600 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1 and mitoxantrone (DHAD) 12 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1. DHAD dose was progressively escalated by 2 mg/m2/cycle up to 18(More)
PURPOSE To compare a regimen of vinorelbine and cisplatin (VC) to the combination of mitomycin, vindesine, and cisplatin (MVP) in patients with stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main endpoits were analysis of objective response rates, toxicity, time to progression, and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS 247 eligible(More)
From July 1992 to December 1993, 62 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were admitted to a multicentric randomized study. The patients were treated with vinorelbine (V) alone at a dose of 25 mg/m(2)/i.v. weekly or with V at a dose of 25 mg/m(2)/i.v. on day 1 and 8 plus cisplatin at a dose of 80 mg/m(2)/i.v. on day 1 every 3-4 weeks (VP). An(More)
INTRODUCTION Platinum-based chemotherapy is the gold standard in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), although with relevant toxic effects. Both docetaxel (DCT) and gemcitabine (GEM) have shown activity as single agent in advanced NSCLC with a different toxicity profile and a lack of cross-resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April 2000 to May(More)
In our previous randomized trial of advanced gastric cancer patients, the addition of epirubicin (EPI) to 5-fluorouracil (FU) with folinic acid (FA) resulted in an improved response rate and survival in the responder patients. Preclinical studies also showed an enhancement of FU and anthracyclines with interferon. To evaluate the possibility of human(More)