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Germ cell tumour is the most frequent malignant tumour type in young men with a 100% rise in the incidence every 20 years. Despite this, the high sensitivity of germ cell tumours to platinum-based chemotherapy, together with radiation and surgical measures, leads to the high cure rate of > or = 99% in early stages and 90%, 75-80% and 50% in advanced disease(More)
XR 5000 is one of a series of tricyclic carboxamide-based cytotoxic agents. It binds to DNA by intercalation and stimulates DNA cleavage by inhibition of both topoisomerase I and II, thus possibly overcoming the resistance resulting from downregulation of either enzyme. Twenty patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer, unpretreated for(More)
KRAS mutations represent one of the most prevalent oncogenic driver mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). For many years we have unsuccessfully addressed KRAS mutation as a unique disease. The recent widespread use of comprehensive genomic profiling has identified different subgroups with prognostic implications. Moreover, recent data recognizing(More)
PURPOSE To determine the activity and toxicity of temozolomide in a phase II multicenter trial in patients diagnosed with relapsed or cisplatin-refractory germ cell tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a recruitment period of 30 months, 20 patients received temozolomide 150 mg/m(2)/day p.o. for 5 days every 4 weeks, escalating to 200 mg/m(2)/day if grade(More)
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