F Anthony Greco

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Metastatic Cancer of Unknown Primary Site (CUP) accounts for approximately 3% of all malignant neoplasms and is therefore one of the 10 most frequent cancer diagnoses in man. Patients with CUP present with metastatic disease for which the site of origin cannot be identified at the time of diagnosis. It is now accepted that CUP represents a heterogeneous(More)
Standard chemotherapy for disseminated germ-cell tumors includes a combination of cisplatin, vinblastine, and bleomycin, but this regimen produces substantial neuromuscular toxicity. In a randomized clinical trial in 261 men with disseminated germ-cell tumors, we substituted etoposide for the vinblastine in this regimen in half the patients to compare the(More)
Plasma urine, and cerebrospinal fluid etoposide concentrations have been measured in 12 adult patients after administration of high-dose (400 to 800 mg/sq m) etoposide in order to determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug at these elevated dosages. Increasing the drug dosage produced proportionally higher peak plasma etoposide concentrations (27 to 114(More)
Between 1978 and 1982, 180 patients from Indiana University (Indianapolis) were entered on the Southeastern Cancer Study Group (SECSG) protocol 78 GU 240, a randomized comparison of cisplatin, vinblastine, and bleomycin (PVB) v PVB plus doxorubicin induction chemotherapy regimens, with a second randomization to maintenance vinblastine v no further therapy.(More)
K. Fizazi1, F. A. Greco2, N. Pavlidis3, G. Daugaard4, K. Oien5 & G. Pentheroudakis3, on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee* Department of Cancer Medicine, Institut Gustave Roussy, University of Paris Sud, Villejuif, France; Tennessee Oncology, Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, USA; Department of Medical Oncology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of combination chemotherapy with paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with advanced transitional-cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-four patients with advanced unresectable urothelial carcinoma entered this multi-centered, community-based, phase II trial between May 1997 and(More)
PURPOSE A phase II study of liposomal doxorubicin was conducted in patients with ovarian cancer who failed to respond to platinum- and paclitaxel-based regimens. Liposomal doxorubicin was selected as a result of its superior activity against ovarian cancer xenografts relative to free doxorubicin and activity in refractory ovarian cancer patients that was(More)
Between 1984 and 1989, 159 patients presenting with advanced germ cell cancer were entered on a randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy and toxicity of etoposide and bleomycin and either standard-dose cisplatin (20 mg/m2 daily for 5 days) or high-dose cisplatin (40 mg/m2 daily for 5 days). Of the 159 patients, 153 were assessable for toxicity and(More)
Patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), good performance status, and no prior chemotherapy were randomized to receive one of three regimens: intravenous vindesine (V) 3 mg/m2 every 2 weeks; V 3 mg/m2 weekly for 5 weeks, followed by a dose every 2 weeks plus mitomycin (VM) 20 mg/m2 day 1 and then 15 mg/m2 every 6 weeks; or V at the more(More)