Marie Carmel Garcon

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CONTEXT Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are notoriously resistant to currently available chemotherapy agents. Preclinical data has suggested synergy between temozolomide and capecitabine. OBJECTIVE To report a retrospective data on the efficacy and safety of capecitabine and temozolomide (CAPTEM regimen) in patients with metastatic pancreatic(More)
AIM To report on the efficacy and safety of mitomycin-C-capecitabine (MIXE) regimen as salvage chemotherapy regimen for patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients who were treated with mitomycin-C (7 mg/m(2)) every three weeks in combination with capecitabine (1,000 mg) twice daily(More)
Patients with BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 germ line mutations are at an increased risk of developing pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC). In particular, the BRCA-2 mutation has been associated with a relative risk of developing PAC of 3.51. The BRCA-2 protein is involved in repair of double-stranded DNA breaks. Recent reports have suggested that in the setting of(More)
Background. Pancreatic tumors are rare and could arise from either the exocrine (ductal and acinar cells) or the endocrine (neuroendocrine cells) components of the pancreas. In some instances, the occurrence of pancreatic tumors comprising both acinar cells and neuroendocrine cells, with neuroendocrine cells making up more than 30% of the tumor, has been(More)
CONTEXT Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare and aggressive tumor. The combination of etoposide and cisplatin is considered as the first-line treatment, but no recommendations exist for further treatment after progression. CASE SERIES We report here case series of three patients who received gemcitabine as salvage(More)
CONTEXT Oxaliplatin, a third-generation platinum derivative is commonly used for the treatment of colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, upper gastrointestinal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, and ovarian cancer. Neurotoxicity is the dose limiting toxicity and ototoxicity is very rare, less than 1% of patients. CASE REPORT We present a case of a female(More)
Therapeutic options for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) include concurrent chemoradiation, induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation or systemic therapy alone. The original Gastro-Intestinal Study Group and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group studies defined fluoro-uracil (5-FU) with concurrent radiation therapy followed by maintenance 5-FU(More)
BACKGROUND 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is the backbone of chemotherapy regimens approved for treatment of colorectal cancer. The incidence of cardiotoxicity associated with 5-FU ranges from 1.5% to 18%; 48% as anginal symptoms and 2% as cardiogenic shock. Cardiotoxicity is unpredictable and no alternative chemotherapeutics have been defined so far. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common but devastating symptom for advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) patients. To date, no proven treatment exists. Methylphenidate (MPH) showed inconsistent results in treating other cancer related fatigue. We performed a retrospective study to assess MPH in ameliorating fatigue in APC patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to report a case series on the efficacy and safety of capecitabine 7/7 schedule combined with erlotinib (CAP-ERL) in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) who have failed prior therapies. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 13 patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer previously(More)
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