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The pathological features of 155 adult patients with soft-tissue sarcomas were studied retrospectively, in an attempt to set up a grading system for these tumors. As the first step, seven histological criteria (tumor differentiation, cellularity, importance of nuclear atypia, presence of malignant giant cells, mitosis count, pattern of tumor necrosis and(More)
Tumor grade has been proposed as an essential factor in the staging of patients with soft tissue sarcomas. In a previous study, a histopathologic grading system using the evaluation of tumor differentiation, mitosis count, and tumor necrosis was described. The current study was conducted to test its reproducibility. The pathologic sections of 25 soft tissue(More)
We studied 302 consecutive autopsied patients who presented with carcinoma of unknown primary origin. The most frequent metastatic sites were the nodes, lung, and bone. The primary site was identified while patients were alive in 27% and at autopsy in 57%; the site remained unidentified in 16%. The pancreas (26.5%), lung (17.2%), kidney (4.6%), and(More)
PURPOSE The study investigated the therapeutic effects of a combination of Navelbine (vinorelbine or 5'noranhydrovinblastine; Pierre Fabre Médicament, Boulogne, France) and doxorubicin in women who had received no prior chemotherapy for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-seven patients with progressive and assessable(More)
PURPOSE A randomized pilot study was undertaken to assess the acute and chronic toxicities of two short intensive chemotherapy regimens, and to evaluate the feasibility of conservative surgery in this setting. Additional aims were to determine the clinical and radiologic response and the degree of histologic necrosis after chemotherapy. With extension of(More)
A retrospective study is reported of 120 consecutive cases of patients presenting with brain metastases as the primary sign of their malignancy. Primary site was found in 62 patients (53 while alive and 9 at postmortem examination) and remained unknown in 58. Lung was the most frequent primary site (45% of known sites), and digestive malignancies were(More)
Diethyl-1-[3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosoureido]ethylphosphonate (S 10036) is a new nitrosourea that has been evaluated in a clinical trial because of its activity in the National Cancer Institute panel screen and its rational chemical approach. A Phase I study was conducted in 22 evaluable patients with advanced cancers. The drug was given as a slow i.v.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas. The principal end points were freedom from local recurrence and/or metastases and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1977 and June 1988, 468 patients entered this randomized study and 317 were considered eligible. Following complete(More)
In a study of 1,010 patients with solitary, unilateral, nonmetastatic breast cancer, the histologic grade, assessed by a multifactorial analysis (Cox model) to study its significance with other prognostic factors, was found to be an important, independent factor. For 612 operable patients, two laboratory characteristics, the number of histologically(More)
In 12 cancer patients we studied the pharmacokinetics of a new antitumor compound, elliptinium, which is a quaternary ammonium derivative of ellipticine, after i.v. infusion. The main parameters were calculated by means of the ADAPT program based upon plasma concentrations and urinary elimination determined by a high performance liquid chromatographic assay(More)