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OBJECTIVE The objective of this phase III trial was to compare chemotherapy combined with bevacizumab versus chemotherapy alone in the treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. METHODS From September 2004 till September 2008, 222 treatment-naive patients were enrolled and divided into 2 arms: 114 arm A patients were treated with leucovorin,(More)
Patented platform technologies have been used for the liposomal encapsulation of cisplatin (Lipoplatin) into tumor-targeted 110 nm (in diameter) nanoparticles. The molecular mechanisms, preclinical and clinical data concerning lipoplatin, are reviewed here. Lipoplatin has been successfully administered in three randomized Phase II and III clinical trials.(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)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of gemcitabine (GEM) plus vinorelbine (VRL) administered biweekly in pretreated patients with advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Advanced breast cancer patients without response, with stable disease, or with recurrence within 6 months of prior treatment were given GEM 1,000 mg/m(2) and VRL 25 mg/m(2), once every(More)
Lipoplatin, a new liposomal cisplatin formulation, is formed from cisplatin and liposomes composed of dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl glycerol (DPPG), soy phosphatidyl choline (SPC-3), cholesterol and methoxy-polyethylene glycol-distearoyl phosphatidylethanolamine (mPEG2000-DSPE). Following intravenous infusion, the nanoparticles (110 nm) are distributed into(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies have demonstrated that exposure of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) to human recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) will generate activated T-lymphocytes with major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-restricted and non-MHC-restricted cytotoxicity toward a panel of tumor target cells. In melanoma and ovarian carcinoma, TIL display(More)
PURPOSE This randomized phase III trial of advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was designed to compare a standard treatment such as carboplatin (CRP)-paclitaxel (PCT) with a new combination, vinorelbine (VRL)-PCT-two agents acting in microtubules. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred and sixty patients (stage IIIa, IIIb and IV) were(More)
OBJECTIVES Elevated serum tumour-associated trypsin inhibitor (TATI) levels have been observed in association with malignancy or inflammation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of TATI in gastric and colorectal cancer. DESIGN AND METHODS In preoperative serum samples, we measured TATI, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), C-reactive protein (CRP)(More)
Gene expression patterns as well as gene interactions are under investigation for their involvement in tumour heterogeneity. The molecular classification of breast cancer based on hormone receptor expression, grade and HER2 receptor levels, is indicative but not adequate enough to complete the prognostic data. The(More)