Lj Stamatović

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First-line treatments of metastatic melanoma are usually decarbazine (DTIC) and/or alpha-interferon based, with response rates in the range of at most 20-30%. In this study, initiated, in fact, by a temporary DTIC shortage in the country, we have assessed the efficacy and toxicity of a vinblastine-carboplatin regimen for metastatic melanoma. The regimen was(More)
UNLABELLED It has been reported that cytarabine, acting by at least two different mechanisms, enhances the cytotoxic effect of cisplatin in in vitro systems. The aim of this open, prospective, randomised study was to estimate the eventual benefits from the inclusion of high-dose cytarabine in the cisplatin-5-fluorouracil (5-FU) regimen as first-line(More)
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are rare malignancies of presumed neural crest origin, most often presenting as bone or soft tissue masses in the trunk or axial skeleton, in children and young adults. Treatment of advanced PNET in adults is not clearly defined in the literature. Data concerning dose-intensive chemotherapy regimens for poor-risk(More)
PURPOSE Breast carcinomas becoming tamoxifen-resistant after objective clinical response to antiestrogen therapy may remain responsive to other endocrine agents due to different mechanisms of action. The aim of our study was to analyze whether primarily tamoxifen-unresponsive/steroid receptor (SR) - positive breast carcinomas can respond to an aromatase(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of molecular biomarkers (estrogen receptor - ER, progesterone receptor - PR, and human epidermal growth factor receptor2 - HER2) and pathological parameters on metastasis free interval (MFI) in adjuvantly tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients, during different follow up periods (0-2.5 years, 2.5-5 years and 5-12 years).(More)
PURPOSE Impaired IFNγ production in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and their subsets reflects immunosuppression and inadequate antitumor immune response in cancer patients. Decreased function of natural killer (NK) cells has not been investigated in breast cancer with respect to altered pSTAT signaling pathways. METHODS PBL of breast cancer patients(More)