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In 1990, we published the results of a clinical trial involving 708 patients with breast carcinoma of 4 cm or less in diameter, who, following lumpectomy, were randomized to have radiotherapy to the tumour bed only (limited field, LF group) or to the whole breast and regional nodes (wide field, WF group). No adjuvant systemic therapy was prescribed. At the(More)
INTRODUCTION Noninvasive measurements of cerebral blood volume (CBV) and contrast transfer coefficient (K(trans)) have potential benefits in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of adult glioma. This study examines the relationship between CBV, K(trans), and overall survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-seven adult patients with glioma underwent(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the activity of gemcitabine (G) and cisplatin/gemcitabine (C/G) in patients with locally advanced (LA) or metastatic (M) (advanced) biliary cancers (ABC) for whom there is no standard chemotherapy. METHODS Patients, aged > or =18 years, with pathologically confirmed ABC, Karnofsky performance (KP) > or =60, and adequate(More)
Four hundred and twenty-nine patients received myeloablative chemotherapy for solid and haematological malignancies in a bone marrow transplantation unit. Regimens appropriate to the tumour type were administered and haemopoietic reconstitution was achieved with peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC; n = 275), autologous bone marrow (auto-BMT; n = 69) or(More)
The influence of scheduling of doxorubicin on response, survival and quality of life was assessed in a randomised trial in patients with advanced breast cancer, none of whom had previously received cytotoxic chemotherapy for advanced disease. 28 patients received 75 mg/m2 doxorubicin every 3 weeks for four courses (arm 1) and 31 patients received 25 mg/m2(More)
As many patients with mammary carcinoma are now treated by conservative forms of surgery, there is a need for prognostic information obtainable from the primary tumour alone. One possible source is the antigenic profile of tumour cells. Using an indirect immunoperoxidase technique, we stained histological sections of the primary tumour from 175 patients(More)
Thirty-nine patients with advanced solid tumors, including 28 with ovarian cancer, were entered in a phase I-II trial of a new platinum analog, JM9. Twenty-three patients had received prior chemotherapy which did not include cisplatin. Based on preliminary information from an ongoing study, our starting dose was 180 mg/m2. The total dose of JM9 was(More)
Prognostic factors predicting for breast recurrence following breast conserving surgery and radiotherapy have been identified in a prospective randomised trial comparing two different radiotherapy techniques. The first used megavoltage radiation to encompass the whole breast and regional nodes (WF group). The second used an electron field directed to the(More)
AIM To identify adult inguinal lymph node anatomical subgroups using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to derive a normal range for nodal number and size and to describe their morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-three oncology patients with low stage pelvic tumours had inguinal lymph node assessment by MRI. Nodes were divided into proximal(More)
A study was started in 1976 whereby patients with Stage II and operable Stage III MBC were given adjuvant Tamoxifen for 1 year, increasing to 2 years from 1988. All patients had axillary nodal involvement. Primary treatment consisted of a radical mastectomy or simple mastectomy with radiotherapy. The rarity of the disease precluded a randomised trial.(More)