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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)
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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE Heparan sulfate proteoglycans have been implicated in cancer cell growth, invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. This study was designed to compare their expression in normal ovary and ovarian tumors and then to examine their prognostic significance in ovarian cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The expression of syndecan-1, -2, -3, and -4, glypican-1,(More)
The aims of this study were to assess changes in quality of life (QoL) scores in relation to radical radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer (before and after treatment up to 3 years), and to identify the effect that late treatment effects have on QoL. This was a prospective study involving 225 gynaecological cancer patients. A QoL instrument (European(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)
AIMS To determine if there is any correlation between vascular invasion and prognosis in non-small cell carcinoma of the lung; and to look specifically at invasion of vascular channels by tumour cells. METHODS Eighty seven patients undergoing lobectomy or pneumonectomy for adenocarcinoma or squamous carcinoma were followed up for five years. 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)