Luis-Alfonso Solé

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Primary non Hodgkin's lymphoma of the breast (PNHLB) its an unusual presenting form of malignant breast diseases. Its estimated frequency is around 0.05-0.5% of all breast tumors. Three cases of PNHLB are presented. We analyse the characteristics of presenting features and also we discuss the therapeutic and prognostic implications. They can be initially(More)
BACKGROUND The carboplatin-based chemotherapeutic regimen M-CAVI (methotrexate, carboplatin, and vinblastine) is active against bladder carcinoma and can be administered to patients who are ineligible to receive cisplatin or doxorubicin. The authors designed a randomized study to evaluate whether M-CAVI offers a therapeutic advantage over the(More)
We treated 19 patients previously exposed to anthracyclines (progression during therapy or after discontinuation of therapy) with ifosfamide (IFO) 2 g/m2 i. v. in a 1-h infusion daily for 3 days with mesna uroprotection and mitoxantrone (MZT) 12 mg/m2 on day 1 of every 3-week cycle. The response rate was assessed after two cycles. A response to treatment(More)
We identified 40 patients with malignant lymphoproliferative diseases (MLD) and HIV infection (seropositive) at a single Spanish university hospital. Thirty-two patients had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), 6 primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCL) and 8 patients Hodgkin's disease (HD). Median age at presentation was 32 years. Four histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND A Phase II trial with a new regimen of methotrexate, carboplatin, and vinblastine (M-CAVI) was conducted for patients with bladder cancer who could not receive cisplatin-based chemotherapy. METHODS Treatment consisted of methotrexate (30 mg/m2) on days 1, 15, and 22; carboplatin (300 mg/m2) on day 2; and vinblastine (3 mg/m2) on days 2, 15, and(More)
A new antigen associated with breast cancer, CA 15.3, was determined in the serum of 690 breast cancer patients and controls. After establishing a maximum normal level of 40 U/ml in 140 healthy subjects and 350 patients with benign diseases, CA 15.3 was investigated in 190 breast cancer patients: CA 15.3 serum levels were statistically different in patients(More)
CA 15.3 is an antigen expressed by human breast carcinoma cells, and defined by two monoclonal antibodies, 115D8 and DF3. We used IRMA to determine the circulating serum levels of CA 15.3 in 1178 subjects with breast cancer, non-breast malignancies, benign diseases and controls. A threshold level of 40 U/ml was established with 140 healthy controls and 650(More)
Preliminary results from clinical phase II studies with droloxifene demonstrated efficacy and good tolerability. One hundred ninety-six female, postmenopausal patients with advanced breast cancer were treated with 20, 40, or 100 mg of droloxifene daily. Exclusion criteria were as follows: negative ER/PR status, tamoxifen treatment within the preceding three(More)
The degradation of carboplatin (3.2 mg ml-1) in 5% glucose infusion solution at 25 degrees C and protected from light was investigated. The effects of the material of the container and temperature were also studied. Solutions were prepared in 5% glucose solution and stored in glass bottles, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) containers at 40, 50 and(More)
Cyclophosphamide is used both in the treatment of malignant and non-malignant diseases. Urinary neoplasms secondary to its use have been described. We discuss the case of a patient with panarteritis nodosa treated with cyclophosphamide during 63 months, with a total dose of 210 grams, and that showed a bladder neoplasm 8 years after beginning of the(More)