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CLM developed in 60 of 526 patients (11%) with SCLC seen at the NCI between August 1969 and June 1980. Life table analysis revealed an overall 25% risk of CLM at 3 years. CLM was diagnosed during all phases of the patients' clinical course, but the majority (83%) were cases diagnosed at the time of progressive systemic disease. Univariate log rank analysis(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of concurrent chest radiation therapy on response rate, recurrence, and treatment toxicity among patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer who are receiving combination chemotherapy. DESIGN Randomized trial with a median follow-up of 57 months. SETTING A single government institution--the National Cancer(More)
Eight (4%) of 203 consecutive prospectively staged and treated patients with small cell carcinoma (SCC) had no evidence of pulmonary or mediastinal tumor on chest roentgenogram or at fiberoptic bronchoscopy at the time of diagnosis. There were two distinct clinical presentations in these SCC patients with exclusively extrapulmonary tumors. Four had discrete(More)
Detailed cytogenetic studies were performed in 41 patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL): four patients had limited plaques, 13 patients had generalized plaques, eight patients had cutaneous tumors, 16 patients had generalized erythroderma, and four additional patients, who had relatively benign chronic dermatosis, served as controls. Correlating(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to compare three classification schemes used to evaluate lymph nodes (LN) obtained from patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL): a modified Rappaport classification, the National Cancer Institute-Veterans Administration (NCI-VA) classification based on the relative numbers of cerebriform cells in the paracortical(More)
The influence of various sites of distant metastases on response and survival was analyzed in 106 consecutive previously untreated patients with small cell carcinoma whose disease was systematically staged. All patients received 6 wk of intensive induction chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and lomustine; therapy thereafter varied without(More)
The cell line data base described in this paper includes both clinical information about the patients from whom the cell lines were derived and information about the in vitro analyses performed of the cell lines. The cell line data base has evolved as a part of a systematic effort by a research group at the NCI since 1976 to generate human cell lines as(More)
Eight hundred sixty-five patients with a microscopically curative resection for carcinoma of the lung were accepted for study, none of whom were excluded from analysis. Adjuvant therapy was randomly assigned about the tenth to 14th postoperative day; 432 patients (treated) were to receive CCNU and hydroxyurea for one year, while 433 patients (controls) were(More)
Considerable attention has been devoted to the diagnosis of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and its subtypes. In the literature contradictory opinions have been published concerning the clinical implications of subtyping, largely because of the different criteria used by different pathologists. This article is a consensus report by the Pathology Committee(More)