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BACKGROUND This randomized, phase III study compared the efficacy and safety of first-line gemcitabine versus epirubicin in the treatment of postmenopausal women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients aged > or = 60 years (median 68 years) with clinically measurable MBC received either gemcitabine 1200 mg/m(2) or epirubicin 35(More)
We describe two Li-Fraumeni syndrome families. Family A was remarkable for two early childhood cases of adrenocortical tumours, family B for a high incidence of many characteristic cancers, including a childhood case of choroid plexus tumour. Using direct sequencing, we analysed exons 5-9 of the p53 gene in constitutional DNA of individuals from both(More)
PURPOSE Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of pemetrexed and cyclophosphamide combination therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and WHO performance status 0 to 2 were eligible. Pemetrexed (range, 400-2,400 mg/m(2)) was administered on(More)
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