Jourik A. Gietema

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To assess tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and clinical activity of the dual epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) 1 and 2 (HER2) tyrosine kinase inhibitor BIBW 2992. An escalating schedule of once-daily (OD) BIBW 2992 for 14 days followed by 14 days off medication was explored. Thirty-eight patients were enrolled. Dose levels(More)
PURPOSE To compare radiotherapy and chemotherapy effects on long-term risks of second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in testicular cancer (TC) survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS In our nationwide cohort comprising 2,707 5-year TC survivors, incidences of SMNs and CVDs were compared with general-population rates by calculating(More)
Metformin is widely used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 where it reduces insulin resistance and diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. Population-based studies show that metformin treatment is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in cancer risk. The metformin treatment also increases complete pathological tumour response rates(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether long-term survivors of metastatic testicular cancer have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity more than 10 years after chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-seven patients treated with cisplatin-containing chemotherapy before 1987 who were in remission for at least 10 years and whose ages were </= 50 years at the(More)
PURPOSE The metabolic syndrome may be an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in long-term survivors of testicular cancer (TC). We investigated the associations between hormone levels and the metabolic syndrome in these men. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included TC patients cured by orchidectomy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy, stage I TC patients(More)
PURPOSE After cisplatin- and bleomycin-containing chemotherapy for testicular cancer, part of the patient population will develop acute or long-term cardiovascular toxicity. It is largely unknown whether standard tests can be used to assess chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular changes. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 65 testicular cancer patients (median age, 27(More)
Testicular cancer patients have an increased risk for coronary artery disease more than ten years after cisplatin-based chemotherapy. We investigated whether vascular changes, including endothelial dysfunction, are present earlier. Ninety chemotherapy-treated testicular cancer patients (median follow-up of seven years) were compared with 44 patients after(More)
In November 2011, the Third European Consensus Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Germ-Cell Cancer (GCC) was held in Berlin, Germany. This third conference followed similar meetings in 2003 (Essen, Germany) and 2006 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) [Schmoll H-J, Souchon R, Krege S et al. European consensus on diagnosis and treatment of germ-cell cancer: a(More)
Cardiovascular toxicity is one of the most devastating complications of cancer treatment and can arise during or shortly after treatment, or even several years later. Identification of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the most common method to screen for toxic effects on the heart; however, this approach underestimates cardiac damage and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in survivors of testicular cancer (TC). PATIENTS AND METHODS We compared CVD incidence in 2,512 5-year survivors of TC, who were treated between 1965 and 1995, with general population rates. Treatment effects on CVD risk were quantified in multivariate Cox regression analysis. (More)