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BACKGROUND OVA-301 is a large randomized trial that showed superiority of trabectedin plus pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) over PLD alone in relapsed ovarian cancer. The optimal management of patients with partially platinum-sensitive relapse [6-12 months platinum-free interval (PFI)] is unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS within OVA-301, we therefore now(More)
This phase 2 study evaluated the safety and efficacy of alemtuzumab in 22 patients with advanced mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome (MF/SS). Most patients had stage III or IV disease, reduced performance status, and severe itching. The overall response (OR) rate was 55%, with 32% of patients in complete remission (CR) and 23% in partial remission (PR).(More)
To evaluate occupational exposures as risk factors for hairy cell leukaemia (HCL), a population-based case-control study on 121 male HCL patients and 484 controls matched for age and sex was conducted. Elevated odds ratio (OR) was found for exposure to farm animals in general: OR 2.0, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.2-3.2. The ORs were elevated for exposure(More)
A recently developed enzyme assay, utilizing [125I]-iododeoxyuridine as substrate, and capable of detecting normal levels of serum deoxythymidine kinase (s-dTk), was used in an investigation of sera from 155 untreated patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The patients were classified at the discovery of disease, both according to spread (stages I-IV(More)
—An analysis of transient thermal substrate effects impairing the sensitivity of the DCS path in a tri-band GSM/DCS/PCS BiCMOS radio receiver is presented in this paper. A simple thermal model of the substrate is employed, enabling concurrent electrothermal circuit-substrate simulations within a standard analog circuit simulator. Simulation results obtained(More)
The multicentre phase III CORAL study aims to guide choice of salvage chemotherapy in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and assess the role of rituximab maintenance after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Patients are first randomised between ICE (ifosfamide, carboplatin, etoposide) and DHAP (dexamethasone, ara-C and cisplatin), both combined(More)
ST waveform analysis of fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) for intrapartum surveillance (STAN) is a newly introduced method for fetal surveillance. The purpose of this commentary is to assist in the proper use of fetal ECG in combination with cardiotocography (CTG) during labour. Guidelines and recommendations concerning CTG and ST waveform interpretation and(More)
Hypercalcaemia is an important cause of morbidity in malignant disease. We studied the efficacy and safety of intravenous ibandronate (a new, potent bisphosphonate) in a multicentre study of 147 patients with severe cancer-associated hypercalcaemia which had been resistant to treatment with rehydration alone. Of 131 randomized patients who were eligible for(More)
In patient tumour samples the activity in vitro of Taxol corresponded fairly well to the known clinical activity and Taxol showed low cross-resistance to standard cytotoxic drugs. However, the Taxol solvent Cremophor EL--ethanol was considerably active alone, whereas paclitaxel formulated in ethanol was less active. Taxol thus seems to contain two(More)