Maria Rovithi

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To investigate the efficacy and toxicity of the docetaxel and capecitabine combination in patients with previously treated, unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, pre-treated with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy, were treated with capecitabine (800 mg/m2 orally, twice a day for 14 days) and docetaxel (75 mg/m2(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the maximum-tolerated doses (MTDs) and the dose-limiting toxicities of a metronomic administration of oral vinorelbine and cisplatin in patients with advanced/metastatic NSCLC. Twenty-six patients with advanced/metastatic NSCLC were enrolled. Escalating doses of vinorelbine (40–70 mg p.o./trice per week) and(More)
BACKGROUND Increased exposure to multitargeted kinase inhibitor sunitinib is associated with improved outcome, emphasizing the importance of maintaining adequate dosing and drug levels. The currently approved schedule (50 mg daily, four weeks on, two weeks off) precludes further dose-intensification. Recent data suggest that sunitinib, although initially(More)
PURPOSE Continuous administration of oral vinorelbine, given 3 times a week (metronomic), is feasible and exceptionally well tolerated at doses up to 50 mg with clinical activity against refractory tumors. In this phase II study oral metronomic vinorelbine and bevacizumab were evaluated as salvage therapy in women with pretreated metastatic breast cancer(More)
INTRODUCTION Frequent administration of low doses of cytotoxic drugs (metronomic chemotherapy) has been suggested to suppress tumour growth possibly by inhibiting angiogenesis. We evaluated a metronomic regimen of oral vinorelbine in pre-treated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Forty-six pre-treated NSCLC patients(More)
PURPOSE We validated a previously reported proteomic signature, associated with treatment outcome, in an independent cohort of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A novel peptide signature was developed to predict toxicity. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Using automated magnetic C18 bead-assisted serum peptide capture coupled to MALDI-TOF MS, we(More)
Ovarian small cell carcinoma is a rare and highly malignant neoplasm carrying a poor prognosis. Although combination chemotherapy remains the cornerstone of treatment due to the rarity of these tumors, no regimen can be recommended as standard of care although in the majority of cases platinum-based regimens are used. Herein, we report two cases of small(More)
The x-ray luminescence of Y2O2S:Eu phosphor screens is studied both in transmission and in reflection mode observation. Detailed experimental data concerning the dependence of the absolute efficiency on the tube voltage and the screen's thickness are presented and comparisons to another rare earth phosphor material (Y2O2S:Tb) are given. With the help of(More)
When during cancer treatment resistance to a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) occurs, switching to another TKI is often considered as a reasonable option. Previously, we reported that resistance to sunitinib may be caused by increased lysosomal sequestration, leading to increased intracellular lysosomal storage and, thereby, inactivity. Here, we studied the(More)
Crl:CDI(ICR) BR adult mice were fed chow containing Candida albicans or regular chow. Both groups were subsequently given either antibiotics acting mainly against Gram-positive organisms or normal saline for 10 days. Stool cultures were performed before, at the end, and one week after discontinuation of treatment to determine the effects on the stool yeast(More)