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A total of 401 eligible patients with resected stages B and C colorectal carcinoma were randomly assigned to no-further therapy or to adjuvant treatment with either levamisole alone, 150 mg/d for 3 days every 2 weeks for 1 year, or levamisole plus fluorouracil (5-FU), 450 mg/m2/d intravenously (IV) for 5 days and beginning at 28 days, 450 mg/m2 weekly for 1(More)
The clinical doubling times of human solid tumors are reviewed. Methods are also described for estimating subclinical tumor doubling times, and these methods are applied to Wilms' tumor, choriocarcinoma, Burkitt's tumor, and breast cancer. Rapidly growing tumors are often responsive to therapy, and such complete responses are often quite durable. Slowly(More)
Anorexia, cachexia, and resultant weight loss are major clinical problems in a substantial proportion of patients with advanced cancer. Effective means of alleviating these problematic symptoms are lacking. Extensive clinical data demonstrate a weight enhancing effect for the serotonin antagonist, cyproheptadine, in several clinical situations. In addition,(More)
Six patients with histologically proven stage III-IV ovarian carcinoma received carboplatin (CBDCA) (150 mg/m2) plus cyclophosphamide (1000 mg/m2) monthly for 1 year unless disease progressed earlier. Six other patients received CBDCA (225 mg/m2) with the same cyclophosphamide dose monthly. Continued treatment with the higher CBDCA dose was not tolerable(More)
Among 187 women with stage III and IV ovarian carcinoma who participated in this comparative clinical trial, 181 were eligible for analysis. Of these patients, 89 received monthly treatment with CP [cyclophosphamide (1 g/m2) plus cisplatin (60 mg/m2)] and 92 received monthly treatment with HCAP [hexamethylmelamine (150 mg/m2/day X 7), cyclophosphamide (400(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus exposure (HBV) in the population of the Republic of Ireland, by using oral fluid (saliva) collection by post for hepatitis B anti-core antibody (anti-HBc). This paper discusses the methodological approach used and the strategies that were adopted to improve response(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B exposure in the population of the Republic of Ireland, by measuring the prevalence of hepatitis B anti-core antibody in oral fluid collected by postal survey. A random multi-stage stratified sample of Irish households was obtained, using the Irish electoral register as the sampling frame. A(More)
A randomized clinical trial was performed to determine if combination therapy with doxorubicin, vincristine, and mitomycin C (DVM) was superior to doxorubicin alone in women with metastatic breast cancer for whom prior chemotherapy had failed. A total of 185 women were randomized to monthly courses of D (60 mg/m2, observation after 500 mg/m2); or D (50(More)
72 Background: Previously cancer follow-up was based in secondary care. Survivors were seen in overburdened clinics, receiving brief clinic appointments and limited holistic care. We have piloted a new community based model in prostate cancer survivors in order to reduce service load. Patients are discharged from clinic, and entered into a specially(More)