Robin C. Watson

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Of 92 patients who received methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin complete and partial remissions were observed in 69 +/- 10 per cent of 83 adequately treated measurable and evaluable patients with advanced stages (N+M0 and N0M+) transitional cell urothelial cancer. Complete remission was achieved in 37 +/- 10 per cent of the patients(More)
The M-VAC (methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin) regimen was used to treat 25 patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract. Treatment consisted of monthly cycles of 30 mg. per m.2 methotrexate, followed 24 hours later by 3 mg. per m.2 vinblastine, 30 mg. per m.2 doxorubicin and 70 mg. per m.2 cisplatin, and concluded(More)
Of 133 patients with advanced urothelial tract cancer given methotrexate (MTX), vinblastine (VBL), Adriamycin (ADR) (doxorubicin; Adria Laboratories, Columbus, OH), and cisplatin (DDP) (M-VAC regimen), significant tumor regression occurred in 72% +/- 8% of 121 with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) evaluable for response. Complete remission (CR) was(More)
Of 50 patients with bladder cancer given 1 to 5 cycles of neoadjuvant methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin in a pilot phase I and II study 63 per cent of 41 with pure transitional cell stage T2-4 lesions responded. While significant downstaging occurred by transurethral resection of the bladder in 70 per cent and by cytology in 60 per cent(More)
Fifty eight patients seen at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center over a 50-year period were reviewed for lesions of the clavicle. A variety of malignant neoplasms, benign neoplasms, and tumor-like lesions were seen. There were 30 malignant neoplasms, the commonest of which were plasmacytomas, osteosarcomas, and Ewing sarcomas. There were five(More)
The technique and results of 29 major hepatic resections using the method of complete vascular isolation and hypothermic perfusion of the liver are reported. The method enables the surgeon to perform otherwise difficult or impossible resections through chilled bloodless hepatic parenchyma. Major intrahepatic vascular structures can thus be recognized and(More)
By contract with the National Cancer Institute, the accuracy of diagnostic techniques was assessed in 184 patients suspected of having pancreas cancer. Of 138 patients who were operated upon, 89 were found to have pancreas duct cancer, 30 had cancer of a different site of origin in the head of the pancreas region and in 19 there was no evidence of cancer at(More)