Learn More
BACKGROUND Phase 2 studies suggest that the standard regimen of cisplatin and fluorouracil (PF) plus docetaxel (TPF) improves outcomes in squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck. We compared TPF with PF as induction chemotherapy in patients with locoregionally advanced, unresectable disease. METHODS We randomly assigned eligible patients between the(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of induction chemotherapy (ICT) followed by chemoradiotherapy (CRT) or bioradiotherapy (BRT) for larynx preservation (LP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Previously untreated patients with stage III to IV larynx/hypopharynx squamous cell carcinoma received three cycles of ICT-docetaxel and cisplatin 75 mg/m(2) each on day(More)
5530 Background: At a median follow-up (FU) of 32.5 months, the original EORTC24971/TAX323 study showed that compared with standard cisplatin/infusional fluorouracil (PF), induction chemotherapy (ICT) with the addition of docetaxel (TPF) prior to radiotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) with less toxicity(More)
This phase II study determined response rate of patients with locally advanced or metastatic head and neck cancer treated with pemetrexed disodium, a new multitargeted antifolate that inhibits thymidylate synthase, dihydrofolate reductase and glycinamide ribonucleotide formyl transferase. 35 patients with local or metastatic relapse of squamous cell(More)
5508 Background: Data from 5 phase II studies support the notion that T may add to the efficacy of PF in LA-SCCHN (Posner et al. ASCO 20: 203b, 2001). Based on our phase I-II experience with TPF (Schrijvers et al. Ann Oncol 15: 638, 2004), we undertook a phase III trial comparing TPF with PF in such patients (pts). METHODS Eligible pts included(More)
BACKGROUND Afatinib is an oral, irreversible ErbB family blocker that has shown activity in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated lung cancer. We hypothesized that the agent would have greater antitumor activity compared with cetuximab in recurrent or metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, whose disease has(More)
BACKGROUND The EORTC 24971/TAX 323, a phase III study of 358 patients with unresectable locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, showed an improved progression-free and overall survival (OS) with less toxicity when docetaxel (T) was added to cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (PF) for induction and given before radiotherapy (RT). The(More)
BACKGROUND Vinorelbine (Navelbine), a new vinca alkaloid, is an effective drug in breast cancer. Our study was undertaken to assess the efficacy and tolerance of Navelbine in refractory advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer (AMBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred heavily pretreated patients with AMBC entered the study and were scheduled to receive 30(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the hypocalcemic effect and safety of three different doses of the bisphosphonate ibandronate in tumor-associated hypercalcemia, and to identify factors predicting response. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred seventy-four cancer patients with a serum calcium level greater than 2.7 mmol/L (10.8 mg/dL) were enrolled onto the trial. If(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and tolerability of MS209, a potent inhibitor of P-glycoprotein, when given in combination with docetaxel and to determine whether MS209 affects docetaxel pharmacokinetics. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with advanced solid malignancies were eligible for this phase I trial. Docetaxel as 1-hour(More)