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INTRODUCTION Cisplatin in combination with vinorelbine has reported an optimal activity/tolerance ratio when used in combination with radiotherapy in locally advanced unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. The currently available oral formulation of vinorelbine should be easier to use assuming a similar activity profile. An international phase II trial(More)
Between 1989 and 1993, 409 evaluable patients with breast cancer have been treated with tegafur and uracil (UFT) in an adjuvant setting in two different trials. Data from both trials were reviewed in December 1995 after a mean follow-up of 5.09 +/- 1.1 years (range, 2.9 to 7.1 years). The aim of the first trial was to demonstrate the activity of UFT 400(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the evolution and predictive value of bone turnover markers (BTMs) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) with respect to mortality, disease progression (DP) and skeletal-related events (SREs), in patients with bone metastatic breast cancer (BmBCa). The correlation between BTMs and CTCs was also studied. METHODS In a 2-year(More)
PURPOSE The economic situation showed that the resources devoted to health spending are limited, making rationalisation of their consumption necessary. The relevance of pharmacoeconomic analyses is becoming crucial. The ECO Foundation, promoting the quality of oncology care, set out to analyse the consensus on the new therapeutic targets inclusion and the(More)
1112 Background: The combination of bevacizumab (B) with taxanes, capecitabine or anthracyclines has shown increased PFS in pts with mBC. The combination with G and P has been evaluated and has demonstrated high response rate and good toxicity profile. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity profile of the combination of B with G and(More)
OBJECTIVES Under the auspices of the Foundation for Excellence and Quality in Oncology (ECO), the Translational Research in Oncology Medical Services Study (INTRO) was conducted with the aim of describing the current state of, and future expectations for translational cancer research in Spanish medical centres. The first step in the investigation was(More)
594 Background: The presence of bone metastases (BMe) alters the balance of bone remodeling and, consequently, levels of bone turnover markers (BTM). Increased levels of these biomarkers are related to the risk of skeletal-related events (SREs), disease progression and death. Treatment with bisphosphonates reduces the number of SREs through osteoclastic(More)
PURPOSE An association between neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and second primary malignancies (SPMs) has been reported. We have examined the incidence and etiology of SPMs in patients with NETs included in the Neuroendocrine Tumor Association of Andalusia (ATNEA) Registry. METHODS Data on 111 patients were collected. Sex, age, NET site, chromogranin A(More)
e21105 Background: Worse prognosis of the presence of CTCs in peripheral blood has been demonstrated in MBC and have potencial to influence the clinical management for pts. Bevacizumab (B) in combination with CT, improves progression free survival (PFS) of first line treatments and may modify tumor cell intravasation and CTC/CEC levels. METHODS Patients(More)