N Bahlitzanakis

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The substantial augmentation of the radiation sequelae during chemo-radiotherapy with novel drugs masks the real potential of such regimens. In this study we examined whether subcutaneous administration of amifostine can reduce the toxicity of a highly aggressive chemo-radiotherapy scheme with Stealth liposomal doxorubicin (Caelyx and Docetaxel (Taxotere in(More)
In this phase I/II study, we investigated the radiosensitising effects of docetaxel in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 30 patients with stage IIIb (18 patients) and IV (12 patients) NSCLC were treated with 64 Gy of accelerated chest radiotherapy (5-week schedule using a concomitant boost technique) and docetaxel on a weekly basis. The docetaxel starting(More)
Taxanes have been shown to interact with anti-apoptotic proteins. In the present study we investigated whether the addition of taxane in combination with DNA damaging drugs can further enhance tumor shrinkage in cases with incomplete response to radiotherapy. Since the dose of docetaxel in combination with carboplatin is not known, the above hypothesis was(More)
Docetaxel has shown remarkable radiosensitizing in vitro properties. In a previous phase I/II dose escalation study in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) we observed a high response rate after concomitant boost radiotherapy and weekly docetaxel. The maximum tolerated dose was 30 mg m(-2) week(-1). In the present phase II study we evaluated whether weekly(More)
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