Guillermo M López-Vivanco

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BACKGROUND Erlotinib has been shown to improve progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy when given as first-line treatment for Asian patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating EGFR mutations. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of erlotinib compared with standard chemotherapy for first-line treatment of European(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous trastuzumab has shown non-inferior efficacy and a similar pharmacokinetic and safety profile when compared with intravenous trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer. We assessed patient preference for either subcutaneous or intravenous trastuzumab in the international, randomised PrefHer study. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Platinum-based doublets are the standard chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Excision-repair cross-complementing 1 (ERCC1), xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) and ribonucleotide reductase subunit M1 (RRM1) are essential to the repair of cisplatin DNA adducts. Multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) has been related to(More)
PURPOSE Although current treatment options for metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) rely on cisplatin-based chemotherapy, individualized approaches to therapy may improve response or reduce unnecessary toxicity. Excision repair cross-complementing 1 (ERCC1) has been associated with cisplatin resistance. We hypothesized that assigning cisplatin(More)
7020 Background: The EGFR TK inhibitor erlotinib is a standard treatment in previously treated NSCLC p. Recently, EGFR gene mutations have been reported to be a predictor of efficacy of this and related compounds. This phase II trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of erlotinib in untreated p with advanced NSCLC and mutated EGFR. METHODS Eligibility(More)
A phase II multicentre study of a 3-week schedule of irinotecan (CPT-11) and cisplatin providing the highest recommended dose intensity of both agents in combination, was conducted in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Seventy-four stage IIIB (not suitable for radiotherapy) or stage IV NSCLC patients were enrolled to receive CPT-11(More)
BACKGROUND Median survival is 10 months and 2-year survival is 20% in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. A small fraction of non-squamous cell lung cancers harbor EGFR mutations, with improved outcome to gefitinib and erlotinib. Experimental evidence suggests that BRCA1 overexpression enhances sensitivity(More)
304 Background: G (30-minute infusion) plus E improves survival in patients with APC compared with G alone. In a recent phase III trial, G-FDR showed a trend to better OS compared with standard G (6.2 vs. 4.9 months, HR 0.83, p=0.04), although the study was underpowered to detect great difference in OS. Based on our previous experience with G-FDR, we(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of breast cancer is important for the healthcare system. In the context of the evaluation of the breast cancer screening program in the Basque Country it is important to determine the unitary costs related to diagnosis as well as the treatment costs depending on the clinical stage at detection. The main objective was to calculate the(More)
Cancer chemotherapeutic agents have been related to three main forms of vascular toxicity: 1) Veno-occlusive disease of hepatic vessels or in rare instances, of pulmonary vessels [1]. 2) Venous or arterial thrombosis [2]. 3) Vascular ischemia involving cerebral, myocardial, or extremity arterial vessels [3]. The number of agents implicated in these(More)