M. T. Hallissey

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The overall survival in patients with gastric cancer is low, even among those undergoing resection. It has been hoped that the development of adjuvant therapy might improve survival in patients following surgery when tumour burden was minimal and both chemotherapy and radiotherapy have been proposed as suitable for use in gastric cancer. Their value has(More)
This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the ability of the orally administered matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, marimastat, to prolong survival in patients with non-resectable gastric and gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Three hundred and sixty-nine patients with histological proof of adenocarcinoma, who had(More)
411 patients were entered into a prospective, randomised controlled trial of adjuvant chemotherapy after gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. After a follow-up of at least 5 1/2 years there has been no survival advantage for those receiving adjuvant 5-fluorouracil and mitomycin C with or without an induction course of 5-fluorouracil, vincristine,(More)
A prospective, randomised controlled trial of surgery, surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy and surgery with adjuvant chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil, adriamycin and mitomycin C) in operable gastric cancer is described. Four hundred and thirty-six patients were randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups. With 12 months' minimum follow-up, 334 patients(More)
A database on 2692 dyspeptic patients over the age of 40 was established, consisting of 73 epidemiological and clinical variables. A tree-based machine learning algorithm (PREDICTOR) was applied to this database, in order to attempt to find rules which would classify patients into 2 groups, i.e., those suffering from gastric or oesophageal cancer, and the(More)
We have analysed 174 gastric carcinomas from the United Kingdom and from Japan for the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) using in situ hybridisation for the small EBV-encoded nuclear RNAs (EBERs). EBV was detected in the tumour cells in all of six undifferentiated gastric carcinomas with prominent lymphoid stroma (undifferentiated carcinomas of(More)
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma, which arises from an acquired columnar lesion, Barrett's metaplasia, is rising in incidence more rapidly than any other cancer in the Western world. Elevated expression of c-MYC has been demonstrated in oesophageal adenocarcinoma; however, the expression of other members of the MYC/MAX/MAD network has not been addressed. The aims(More)
Primary intra-abdominal malignant mesenchymal tumours are very rare and there are not many cases of visceral malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the English literature. We report a new case of abdominal malignant fibrous histiocytoma presenting as abdominal pain and pyrexia of unknown origin in a 54 year old female followed by a brief review of literature.(More)
Cimetidine is thought to inhibit suppressor T-lymphocyte function and preliminary evidence from a randomized trial indicated that it might prolong survival for patients with operable and inoperable gastric cancer. The British Stomach Cancer Group conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examining the effects of cimetidine (400 mg or(More)