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This two-center human clinical trial evaluated recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 delivered in an absorbable collagen sponge (rhBMP-2/ACS) for either alveolar ridge preservation after tooth extraction or augmentation of localized osseous defects. This 24-month study comprised two parts: a 4-month acute safety and bone induction period (Part I)(More)
To test efficacy and tolerability of non-platinum regimens for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Chemonaive patients with measurable stage IIIB/IV NSCLC treated with gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC), or gemcitabine and docetaxel (GD), maximumsix cycles in a phase IIB trial. A total of 108 patients were randomized. Response rates (GC vs. GD,(More)
BACKGROUND Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) chemotherapy followed by metronomic chemotherapy (low doses given on a frequent schedule) acts on tumour vascular endothelial cells by increasing the anti-tumour effect of anti-angiogenic agents. This multicentre, phase 2 study investigated the effectiveness of MTD gemcitabine combined with metronomic capecitabine(More)
This phase II trial assessed the antitumoral activity and toxicity of docetaxel 50 mg/m (1-h i.v. infusion) administered every 2 weeks as second-line treatment in 45 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 251 infusions (median 4 per patient) were administered. The actual and relative median dose intensity values were 24.2(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are beneficial for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs), and other tumors. The antitumor activity of sunitinib has been based on time-related parameters such as progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Advances in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of first-line treatment with bevacizumab, cisplatin and vinorelbine and bevacizumab maintenance in non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Forty-nine patients with stage IIIB plus pleural effusion or stage IV NSCLC were included in a Phase II clinical(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effectiveness of a gemcitabine-cisplatin-vinorelbine combination in patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n=46) with stage III NSCLC and naive of therapy were recruited into the trial to receive gemcitabine (G, 1000 mg/m(2)) on days 1 and 8, cisplatin (C, 100 mg/m(2)) on day 1(More)
In recent years, a key issue in the management of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has been the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), particularly following the introduction of targeted therapies that have brought significant improvements in progression-free survival and quality of life in these patients. HRQoL is(More)
We performed a literature search that shed light on the signaling pathways involved in the sorafenib activity as first- or subsequent-line treatment, taking into account its toxicity profile. Sorafenib appears to have better tolerability when compared with other agents in the same indication. Cross-resistance between tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be(More)
After progression during first-line treatment in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a large percentage of patients are candidates for second-line treatment. The majority do not have epidermal growth factor receptor-activating mutations (EGFRwt). This article reviews the treatment options available for this subpopulation of patients, which includes(More)