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PURPOSE To define outcome data and prognostic criteria for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with interferon-alfa as initial systemic therapy. The data can be applied to design and interpretation of clinical trials of new agents and treatment programs against this refractory malignancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four hundred(More)
PURPOSE To describe survival in previously treated patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who are candidates for clinical trials of new agents as second-line therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The relationship between pretreatment clinical features and survival was studied in 251 patients with advanced RCC treated during 29 consecutive clinical(More)
PURPOSE To identify prognostic factors and a model predictive for survival in patients with metastatic renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS The relationship between pretreatment clinical features and survival was studied in 670 patients with advanced RCC treated in 24 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center clinical trials between 1975 and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the dose, toxicity, and efficacy of paclitaxel in combination with ifosfamide and cisplatin as salvage therapy for patients with relapsed testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with previously treated GCTs were treated with paclitaxel and ifosfamide plus cisplatin (TIP) as second-line therapy. All had(More)
Prospective identification of patients with stage IV renal cell carcinoma more likely to benefit from cytokine therapy could be used as a stratification factor in Phase III trials and in risk-directed therapy. The relationship between pretreatment clinical features and survival was evaluated in patients treated in Phase II and III clinical trials for(More)
BACKGROUND Male germ cell tumor (GCT) is a highly curable malignancy, which exhibits exquisite sensitivity to cisplatin treatment. The genetic pathway(s) that determine the chemotherapy sensitivity in GCT remain largely unknown. RESULTS We studied epigenetic changes in relation to cisplatin response by examining promoter hypermethylation in a cohort of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between treatment with cytokine therapy and survival, investigate the effect of nephrectomy on survival, and identify long-term survivors among a cohort of 670 patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 670 patients with advanced RCC treated on 24 clinical trials of systemic(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy of paclitaxel was evaluated in combination with ifosfamide and cisplatin as second-line chemotherapy for patients with relapsed testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with progressive metastatic GCTs were treated with paclitaxel and ifosfamide plus cisplatin (TIP) as second-line therapy.(More)
The literature is filled with examples of categorization of a continuous prognostic variable in a univariable setting followed by the addition of this categorical variable to an existing multivariable model. Typically, an "optimal" cutpoint for a new prognostic variable is obtained through a systematic search relating the variable to the outcome in an(More)
BACKGROUND Most clinical trial reports in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) do not distinguish between histologic subtypes, making it difficult to assess specific treatment efficacy. The current retrospective study sought to define clinical features and outcome data for metastatic papillary RCC. METHODS Clinical features, treatment outcome, and(More)