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The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors for survival in patients with advanced oesophageal cancer, who are treated with cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy. We analysed the baseline characteristics of 350 patients who were treated in six consecutive prospective trials with one of the following regimens: cisplatin/etoposide,(More)
In a phase I study we demonstrated the feasibility of a bi-weekly combination of paclitaxel 180 mg x m(-2) with cisplatin 60 mg x m(-2). In this study we further assessed toxicity and efficacy of this schedule in the treatment of advanced cancer of the oesophagus or the gastro-oesophageal junction. Patients received paclitaxel 180 mg x m(-2) administered(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum-tolerated dose, toxicity profile, and pharmacokinetics of a fixed dose of paclitaxel followed by increasing doses of carboplatin, given weekly to patients with advanced esophageal or gastric junction cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Paclitaxel was administered on day 1 as a 1-h infusion at a fixed dose of 100 mg/m(2) followed(More)
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