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BACKGROUND Between 1990 and 2000, we examined the effect of timing of non-platinum chemotherapy when combined with radiotherapy. We aimed to determine whether giving chemotherapy concurrently with radiotherapy or as maintenance therapy, or both, affected clinical outcome. Here we report survival and recurrence after 10 years of follow-up. METHODS Between(More)
Patients with recurrent or refractory head and neck squamous cell carcinoma received cisplatin/epinephrine injectable gel or placebo gel injected directly into the clinically dominant tumour. The double-blind phase III trial comprised of up to 6 weekly treatments over 8 weeks, 4 weekly evaluation visits, and then monthly follow-up; open-label dosing began(More)
AIMS No randomised trials have addressed the use of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer. The indications for EBRT, the technique and recommended dose all remain controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included patients treated with EBRT with curative intent from two cancer centres between 1988 and 2001. Data(More)
BACKGROUND The most frequent site of metastases from prostate cancer is bone. Adjuvant bisphosphonate treatment improves outcomes of patients with bone metastasis-negative breast cancer, but the effects of bisphosphonates on bone metastases in prostate cancer are not known. METHODS We performed a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial to(More)
A review of the literature has shown that in human breast tumours, large signals from phosphomonoesters (PME) and phosphodiesters (PDE) are evident. In serial measurements in 19 patients with breast cancer, a decrease in PME was significantly associated with a stable or responding disease (p = 0.017), and an increase in PME was associated with disease(More)
Elimination of errors due to poor attenuation correction is an essential part of any quantitative single photon emission tomography (SPET) technique. Attenuation coefficients (mu Tc) for use in attenuation correction of SPET data were determined using technetium 99m and cobalt 57 flood sources and using topographical information obtained from computed(More)
An in vivo 31P NMR spectrum was obtained from each of four human breast tumours. The phosphomonoester and phosphodiester region of each spectrum consisted of a broad peak. Chemical extracts from samples of each of the tumours obtained at resection were examined on a high field strength NMR system. The phosphomonoester region in the spectrum from each(More)
One hundred and eighty-six patients with intracranial meningiomas were treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 1963 and 1983 with megavoltage photon irradiation (60Co gamma rays and 6-8 Mv. X rays). Survival parameters were measured from the time of referral for radiotherapy. The 10-year actuarial cause-specific survival was 67% for all cases and the(More)