Evangelia Razis

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore the effect of dose-dense sequential chemotherapy with or without paclitaxel primarily on disease-free survival (DFS) and secondarily on overall survival (OS) in patients with high-risk operable breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS From June 1997 until November 2000, 604 patients with T1-3N1M0 or T3N0M0 tumors(More)
Trastuzumab (T) is effective in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) with HER2 overexpression and/or amplification, but resistance to T develops in a significant number of HER2-positive patients. Understanding the mechanisms of resistance is critical to the care of these patients. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue samples were collected from 256(More)
AIM To evaluate the activity and acute toxicity of the combination of weekly paclitaxel as first-line chemotherapy and trastuzumab, in patients with HER-2/neu overexpressing advanced breast cancer (ABC). BACKGROUND Weekly paclitaxel has been shown to be a well tolerated treatment with considerable activity in patients with ABC. Clinical trials with(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a soft tissue tumor which may recur locally and rarely causes metastases to vital organs. DFSPs have specific chromosomal abnormalities involving the platelet-derived growth factor beta-chain locus (PDGFB) which may render these tumors responsive to targeted therapy with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is over-expressed in 70–75% of colorectal adenocarcinomas (CRC). The anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody cetuximab has been approved for the treatment of metastatic CRC, however tumor response to cetuximab has not been found to be associated with EGFR over-expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The aim of this study(More)
127 Greek breast/ovarian cancer families were screened for germline BRCA1/2 mutations by dHPLC followed by direct sequencing. Our results indicated 16 and 5 breast/ovarian cancer families bearing deleterious mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, respectively. Two novel BRCA2 germline mutations (G4X and 3783del10) are reported here for the first time.(More)
More than half of patients with KRAS-wild type advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) fail anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies. We studied EGFR-axis messenger RNA (mRNA) expression and RAS, RAF, PIK3CA mutations in order to identify additional biomarkers of cetuximab efficacy. Previously genotyped (KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA mutations) formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded(More)
The identification of genomic rearrangements in breast/ovarian cancer families has widened the mutational spectrum of the BRCA1 gene, increasing the number of patients who can benefit from molecular screening. More than 60 different BRCA1 genomic rearrangements with mapped breakpoints have been reported up to date, in all exons of the gene. The proportion(More)
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a complication associated with electrolyte abnormalities that is observed in patients with acute leukemia who are receiving intense doses of chemotherapy. Forty-one patients with acute leukemia were treated with high-dose combination chemotherapy and were evaluated for TLS. A grading system developed for the evaluation of these(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a soft tissue tumor with tendency to recur locally and only rarely metastasizes to vital organs. Surgery with wide margins remains the standard treatment. DFSP is characterized by specific chromosomal abnormalities involving the platelet derived growth factor B locus (PDGFB). In the majority of cases a supernumerary(More)