Régine Féty

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PURPOSE A relationship between fluorouracil (5-FU) dose and response has been previously shown in advanced colorectal cancer. In a previous study with 5-FU stepwise dose escalation in a weekly regimen, and pharmacokinetic monitoring, we defined a therapeutic range for 5-FU plasma levels: 2,000 to 3,000 microg/L (area under the concentration-time curve at 0(More)
PURPOSE Paclitaxel and carboplatin are frequently used in advanced ovarian cancer following cytoreductive surgery. Threshold models have been used to predict paclitaxel pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamics, whereas the time above paclitaxel plasma concentration of 0.05 to 0.2 micromol/L (t(C > 0.05-0.2)) predicts neutropenia. The objective of this study was to(More)
This was a phase I dose-finding and pharmacokinetic study of vinorelbine (Navelbine) and docetaxel (Taxotere) as first-line chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer. Vinorelbine dose, 20 or 22.5 mg/m2, on days 1 and 5, was followed on day 1 by docetaxel every 21 days, in doses increasing from 60 to 100 mg/m2. Two maximum tolerated doses were reached, the(More)
AIMS To investigate the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-five female patients with early or advanced breast cancer received doxorubicin 60 mg/m(2) over 15 minutes followed by cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m(2) over 15 minutes. The plasma concentration-time(More)
A significant link between 5-fluorouracil (5FU) plasma concentration and its therapeutic activity has been demonstrated in colon and head and neck cancer patients for 5FU used as a continuous infusion. Dose adjustment based on pharmacokinetic follow-up has been proposed to decrease hematological and digestive toxicities, but the clinical impact of this(More)
Prospective studies of dose adaptation of continuous 5FU infusion combined with cisplatin have shown that pharmacologically guided dosing was feasible in the treatment of head and neck carcinomas. Adaptative dosing results in reduced haematological toxicity, but few data are available for clinical response rate. Preliminary results (38 patients) of a(More)
Fotemustine is a new nitrosourea derivative that contains an alpha-aminophosphonic acid and has a short half-life and a high plasma clearance. As myelosuppression occurs as the dose-limiting toxicity, local drug delivery has been investigated in the treatment of liver metastases arising from colorectal cancer. A pharmacokinetic study was undertaken in(More)
Since there was no study available on the comparative anatomical neurochemistry of the noradrenaline (NA) and adrenaline (A) containing neurons of the lower brain stem, we studied the distribution of the activities of the three major catecholamines (CA)-synthesizing enzymes in coronal sections of the rat medulla oblongata dissected into microcubes. In the(More)
In brain regions containing noradrenergic (NA) cell bodies or terminals, DSP-4 induces changes in the activity of catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes which suggest that central NA neurons are lesioned by this neurotoxin. In contrast, the lack of change in the same enzymatic activities in an area containing mostly adrenergic (A) neurons (C2 region), favors(More)
The nitrosourea, fotemustine, was given intravenously in 1 h constant-rate infusion to 66 patients in a multicentric study to assess both fotemustine pharmacokinetic behaviour and the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships. Depending on the tumour type treated, two administration and sampling protocols were used: 100 mg/m2/week as a conventional dose(More)