Jose M. Lopez-Vega

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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to analyse the toxicity and health related quality of life (HRQoL) of breast cancer patients treated with FAC (5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide) and TAC (docetaxel, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide) with and without primary prophylactic G-CSF (PPG). PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a phase III study to compare(More)
BACKGROUND Taxanes are among the most active drugs for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, and, as a consequence, they have also been studied in the adjuvant setting. METHODS After breast cancer surgery, women with lymph node-positive disease were randomly assigned to treatment with fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FEC) or with FEC(More)
Disruption of apoptosis may allow metastatic cell survival and confer resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs. We have analysed the molecular pathways that activate these survival genes in specific sites of metastasis. Estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer cell line MDA-MB435 and two metastatic sublines derived from lung (435L) and brain (435B) were(More)
PURPOSE This is one of the first reports of weekly docetaxel (Taxotere) in the neoadjuvant treatment of stage II and III breast cancer. We evaluated docetaxel's efficacy and safety and analyzed correlations between response and the expression of c-erbB2, ER status, and Ki-67 labeling index. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with previously untreated, stage II(More)
Twenty-eight patients receiving their first cycle of carboplatin treatment (300-400 mg/m2) entered a prospective study in which the natural course and intensity of postchemotherapy emesis was evaluated. Twenty-five patients (89%) experienced nausea at some time after carboplatin treatment and twenty-three patients (82%) vomited. The median number of emetic(More)
To identify a group of patients who might benefit from the addition of weekly paclitaxel to conventional anthracycline-containing chemotherapy as adjuvant therapy of node-positive operable breast cancer. The predictive value of PAM50 subtypes and the 11-gene proliferation score contained within the PAM50 assay were evaluated in 820 patients from the(More)
AIM The COSTABRAX study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) versus polyethylated castor oil-based standard paclitaxel (sb-paclitaxel) in the treatment of patients with previously treated metastatic breast cancer in Spain. MATERIALS & METHODS Efficacy data were obtained from the CA012 trial(More)