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Docetaxel and ifosfamide have shown significant activity against a variety of solid tumours. This prompted a phase I trial on the combination of these drugs. This phase I study was performed to assess the feasibility of the combination, to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the side effects, and to propose a safe schedule for further phase II(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the response rate and factors correlated with response of oligodendroglial tumors to procarbazine, lomustine (CCNU), and vincristine (PCV) chemotherapy. DESIGN Retrospective, observational multicenter study. METHODS Patients treated with PCV or intensified PCV chemotherapy for a recurrent oligodendroglial tumor after surgery and(More)
PURPOSE Irinotecan (CPT-11) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) are effective cytotoxic agents in the treatment of solid tumours. Continuous i.v. infusion (CI) of 5-FU is significantly more active and better tolerated than bolus i.v. 5-FU. This phase I pharmacokinetic and clinical study evaluated escalating CPT-11 doses administered every 3 weeks combined with a(More)
PURPOSE To study the safety, pharmacokinetics, and recommended dose of the combination of pertuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody HER2-dimerization inhibitor, and capecitabine in patients with advanced malignancies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients that had progressed to standard treatment were treated with pertuzumab at a fixed dose of 1,050 mg given(More)
Capecitabine and docetaxel are both active against a variety of solid tumours, while their toxicity profiles only partly overlap. This phase I study was performed to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and side-effects of the combination, and to establish whether there is any pharmacokinetic interaction between the two compounds. Thirty-three(More)
PURPOSE This phase I study was performed to assess the feasibility of the combination of docetaxel and cisplatin and to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and the side effects with an emphasis on sequence-dependent side effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who were not pretreated with taxanes or cisplatin derivatives and who had received no(More)
Docetaxel is a new semi-synthetic taxoid, which acts as an antimicrotubule agent and is now clinically available. Clinical studies of docetaxel as a single agent and in combination with other cytotoxic drugs reveals favourable response rates in a number of solid tumor types. Docetaxel appears to have great potential in advanced breast cancer as first or(More)
Hexadecylphosphocholine (HePC) is a new alkyl phospholipid that has been shown to have antitumour activity in vitro and in vivo. In vivo studies have shown absence of bone marrow toxicity at therapeutic doses. In addition, at the highest dosage group in rats, an increase in white blood cell counts (WBC) was observed. To study the presence of a similar(More)
Pertuzumab represents the first in a new class of targeted therapeutics known as HER dimerisation inhibitors. We conducted a phase Ib study to determine the maximum-tolerated dose, the dose limiting toxicities (DLT), and pharmacokinetic (PK) interaction of docetaxel when administered in combination with pertuzumab. Initially, two dose levels of docetaxel(More)
Docetaxel, a new semisynthetic taxoid that has demonstrated promising activity as an antineoplastic agent, was administered in combination with cisplatin to 63 patients in a dose-escalating study. As both drugs were known to be potentially neurotoxic, peripheral neurotoxicity was prospectively assessed in detail. Neuropathy was evaluated by clinical(More)