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The present prospective multicentre trial investigated whether topotecan, given at a starting dose of 1.25 mg.m(-2) with individual dose adjustment, can improve safety in patients with relapsed/refractory small cell lung cancer without loss of efficacy. Patients received topotecan intravenously on days 1-5, every 21 days, for up to six courses. In the(More)
We report a case of systemic infection with Geotrichum capitatum in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia. Three days before death, the patient developed acute renal failure, probably caused by occlusion of glomerula with hyphae of G. capitatum. Up until now, prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Geotrichum capitatum have not been established.(More)
A group of 28 consecutive patients (mean age 59 years) with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) was treated with different regimens, including steroids only, radiotherapy (RT), chemotherapy or combinations of all. Lymphoma was classified as high grade malignant B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the diffuse large cell type in each of these cases.(More)
INTRODUCTION Diets high in cruciferous vegetables are associated with lower risk of incidence of prostate cancer, including aggressive forms of this disease. Human intervention studies with cruciferous vegetable-rich diets also demonstrate modulation of gene expression in important pathways in prostate cells. PURPOSE Sulforaphane is a constituent of these(More)
The objective was to evaluate response rate, response duration, and toxicity after systemic and intraventricular chemotherapy in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). From September 1995 to September 1998, 20 consecutive patients with PCNSL (median age 64, range 27 to 71 years) were enrolled in a pilot study evaluating chemotherapy without radiotherapy. A high dose(More)
Paclitaxel (Taxol) is a diterpene plant product and antineoplastic agent that promotes the assembly of microtubules as well as stabilizing their formation by preventing depolymerization. Myelosuppression was found to be dose-limiting, but peripheral neurotoxicity is also a well known side-effect. Central nervous system toxicity is rare, probably because(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) is the principal therapeutic target in prostate cancer. For the past 70 years, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been the major therapeutic focus. However, some patients do not benefit, and those tumors that do initially respond to ADT eventually progress. One recently described mechanism of such an effect is growth and(More)
Docetaxel has consistently demonstrated its high activity as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. However, 90% of patients receiving the recommended dose of 100 mg/m2 every 3 weeks will develop grade 3 or 4 neutropenia. Recent data suggest that the safety profile of a weekly docetaxel regimen compared favorably with the(More)
Previously, interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha), interleukin-2 (IL-2), and interleukin-12 (IL-12) were shown to increase the antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) induced by the murine monoclonal antibody 17-1A, which recognizes the tumor-associated antigen EpCAM. In this study, the authors wanted to determine whether the combination of these three(More)