Louis H Geeraerts

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We performed a prospective, controlled trial of recombinant leukocyte A interferon (IFN-alpha 2A) with or without aspirin (ASA) in 176 patients with assessable advanced renal cell cancer in light of a 34% response rate (10 of 29 patients) from the two-agent regimen in an earlier nonrandomized trial. This encouraging result was substantially higher than the(More)
Preliminary information has suggested that megestrol acetate leads to appetite stimulation and nonfluid weight gain in patients with breast cancer, other cancers, and AIDS. Pursuant to this, we developed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of megestrol acetate in patients with cancer-associated anorexia and cachexia. We randomly assigned(More)
PURPOSE In vitro studies suggest that low-dose gemcitabine sensitizes cells to radiation therapy and that this effect persists for 48 h after drug exposure. Cisplatin is a radiation sensitizer and is also synergistic with gemcitabine in some in vitro tumor systems. Gemcitabine's radiosensitizing properties can theoretically be exploited by twice-weekly(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel has yielded promising response rates as a component of doxorubicin-based combination schedules in patients with metastatic breast cancer, including docetaxel/doxorubicin and docetaxel/doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC). This randomized two-stage phase II study was conducted to evaluate sequential treatment with docetaxel and AC as(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel (T; Taxotere) with capecitabine (X) is active against metastatic breast cancer (MBC); bevacizumab (BV) has demonstrated efficacy with taxanes in the first-line setting. This study was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of TX-BV in patients with MBC. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this single-arm, multicenter phase II study, patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Early testing of aerosolized sargramostim therapy demonstrated anecdotal clinical responses in patients with metastatic melanoma associated with emergence of systemic antitumor immunity. To improve the clinical and immunologic efficacy of therapy without compromising patient safety, we performed a further dose escalation trial in patients with(More)
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