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We used flow cytometry to quantify minimal residual disease (MRD) in 56 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) expressing a leukemia-associated phenotype. Thirty-four patients aged 18 to 60 years were entered into the AML-10 protocol (induction, consolidation, and autologous stem-cell transplantation [ASCT]), whereas 22 patients older than 60 years(More)
We have evaluated the activity and safety of gefitinib, a small-molecule epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in combination with docetaxel as first-line treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In total, 41 patients with MBC were enrolled in a first-line combination therapy study with oral gefitinib (250 mg(More)
No established second-line chemotherapy is available for patients with advanced gastric cancer failing to respond or progressing to first-line chemotherapy. However, 20-40% of these patients commonly receive second-line chemotherapy. We evaluated the influence of clinico-pathologic factors on the survival of 175 advanced gastric cancer patients, who(More)
Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been shown to inhibit the growth of gastrointestinal cancers in vitro and in vivo. To assess the anti-tumour effect of octreotide, we performed a randomised trial comparing octreotide with best supportive care in advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients refractory to chemotherapy. A total of 107 patients with(More)
The aim of the present study was to define the activity and tolerability of a triplet regimen including oxaliplatin 130 mg x m(-2) (2 h i.v. infusion) and raltitrexed 3.0 mg x m(-2) (15 min i.v. infusion) given on day 1, followed by levo-folinic acid 250 mg x m(-2) (2 h i.v. infusion) and 5-fluorouracil 1050 mg x m(-2) i.v. bolus on day 2, every 2 weeks, in(More)
In 20 patients with cisplatin-associated anaemia (haemoglobin less than 90 gl-1), recombinant human erythropoietin was administered subcutaneously three times a week on an outpatient basis. The initial dose was 50 Units Kg-1 of body weight. If response was not achieved within 3 weeks, dose was increased to 75 Units Kg-1. Using the same criteria further(More)
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Introduction. Therapy-related myeloid neoplasm, usually in the forms of myelodysplastic syndromes/acute myeloid leukemias (t-MDS/AML), are well-known secondary malignancies occurring in cancer patients who received chemo-radiotherapy(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by extremely variable clinical course indicating substantial differences in the biology of the disease. Molecular characterization provides new insights useful for treatment decision making. We report on a patient diagnosed with CLL, whose disease was characterized by episodes of rapid progression and(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Long-term hematological response in a patient with 5q-syndrome after suspension of lenalidomide therapy and further improvement with deferasirox therapy TO THE EDITOR: Anemia and its related clinical effects, including(More)