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PURPOSE This randomized, multicenter, phase III study compared doxorubicin and docetaxel (AT) with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) as first-line chemotherapy (CT) in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n = 429) were randomly assigned to receive doxorubicin 50 mg/m(2) plus docetaxel 75 mg/m(2) (n = 214) or doxorubicin 60(More)
BACKGROUND To identify the most effective of two combinations, irinotecan/5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/folinic acid (FA) and irinotecan/cisplatin, in the treatment of advanced gastric cancer, for investigation in a phase III trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were randomized to receive irinotecan [80 mg/m2 intravenously (i.v.)], FA (500 mg/m2 i.v.) and a 22-h(More)
Breast cancer is extremely rare in children, and consequently no consensus has been reached on the optimal treatment modalities. The medical history and treatment plan for a 7.5-year old male breast cancer patient is described. Radical mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy was performed in October 2002. As no malignant cells were detected in the sentinel(More)
OBJECTIVES The prevalence of incidental prostatic adenocarcinoma (PCa) and its precursor, high grade intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) in an autopsy series from Hungarians (Central European Caucasians) was assessed and compared to similar data from the United States and European countries. METHODS Autopsy cases (n=139; 18-95 years) with no history of(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this phase III trial were to compare the time to progressive disease (TtPD), overall response rate (ORR), overall survival, and toxicity of gemcitabine, epirubicin, and paclitaxel (GET) versus fluorouracil (FU), epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FEC) as first-line therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). (More)
PURPOSE The study compared the setup reliability of 3 patient immobilization systems, a rubber leg cushion, the alpha cradle, and the thermoplastic Hipfix device, in 77 patients with cT1-T3, N0, M0 prostate cancer receiving conformal radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Port films were analyzed and compared to simulation films to estimate the setup errors(More)
The adjuvant chemotherapy of breast cancer changed in the past two decades. Docetaxel containing regimens are highly active in metastatic breast cancer. A logical approach was their incorporation into trials of early breast cancer adjuvant therapy. The authors present the Hungarian interim analysis and experience with the BCIRG 001 randomized, multicentric,(More)
The purpose of this randomized phase III trial was to study whether medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) maintenance treatment prolongs the time to progression in advanced breast cancer patients responding to an induction chemotherapy. Patients with progressive advanced breast cancer previously untreated with anthracylines and progestins were given epirubicin(More)
A case of a metachronous epithelioid sarcoma and pleomorphic liposarcoma in a young woman is described. The first tumor was an epithelioid sarcoma (ES) with focal rhabdoid features localised in the left calf while the second lesion developed seven years later in the same region was diagnosed as pleomorphic liposarcoma resembling myxofibrosarcoma (“myxoid(More)
PURPOSE To identify SF2 as a prognostic factor of late complications from radiosurgery in patients treated for AVM. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five patients with AVM treated in three canadian institutions and who suffered clinically significant neurological sequelaes secondary to radiosurgery were identified. Their fibroblasts were cultured and their radiation(More)