Hans Joachim Lück

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BACKGROUND Despite considerable improvement in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, the optimization of efficacy and tolerability remains an important issue. Therefore, we performed a randomized, phase III non-inferiority trial comparing paclitaxel plus cisplatin (PT) with paclitaxel plus carboplatin (TC) in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. (More)
PURPOSE Most patients with advanced ovarian cancer develop recurrent disease. For those patients who recur at least 6 months after initial therapy, paclitaxel platinum has shown a modest survival advantage over platinum without paclitaxel; however, many patients develop clinically relevant neurotoxicity, frequently resulting in treatment discontinuation.(More)
PURPOSE Taxanes (paclitaxel or docetaxel) have been sequenced or combined with anthracyclines (doxorubicin or epirubicin) for the first-line treatment of advanced breast cancer. This meta-analysis uses data from all relevant trials to detect any advantages of taxanes in terms of tumor response, progression-free survival (PFS), and survival. PATIENTS AND(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of the influence of immunohistochemically defined breast cancer (BC) subtypes and other risk factors on the development of cerebral metastases (CM). METHODS Exploratory analysis of a hospital-based prospective tumour registry including all patients with primary BC treated in our EUSOMA breast unit between 1998 and 2006. RESULTS The(More)
PURPOSE Overall survival (OS) can be observed only after prolonged follow-up, and any potential effect of first-line therapies on OS may be confounded by the effects of subsequent therapy. We investigated whether tumor response, disease control, progression-free survival (PFS), or time to progression (TTP) could be considered a valid surrogate for OS to(More)
PURPOSE Patients with primary breast cancer who have extensive axillary lymph node involvement have a poor prognosis after conventional adjuvant therapy. We compared intense dose-dense (IDD) adjuvant chemotherapy with conventionally scheduled adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with high-risk primary breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this randomized,(More)
PURPOSE Despite the progress that has been achieved, long-term survival rates in patients with advanced ovarian cancer are still disappointing. One attempt to improve results could be the addition of non-cross-resistant drugs to platinum-paclitaxel combination regimens. Anthracyclines were among the candidates for incorporation as a third drug into(More)
BACKGROUND The AGO-ETC trial compared 5-year relapse-free survival of intense dose-dense (IDD) sequential chemotherapy with epirubicin (E), paclitaxel (T), and cyclophosphamide (C) (IDD-ETC) every 2 weeks vs conventional scheduled epirubicin/cyclophosphamide followed by paclitaxel (EC→T) (every 3 weeks) as adjuvant treatment in high-risk breast cancer(More)
The cell cycle is controlled by cyclin-dependent kinases and one of the key players is the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27. The F-box protein Skp2 is a regulator of G1-S transition and promotes specifically the ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis of p27 via the proteasome pathway. In breast carcinomas, overexpression of Skp2 has been implicated in cell(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen and gefitinib (IRESSA) combination therapy was studied in patients with ovarian cancer refractory or resistant to platinum- and taxane-based therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this phase II study, 56 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma or cancer of the fallopian tube or peritoneum received oral tamoxifen 40 mg/day and gefitinib(More)