Roderick T. D. Oliver

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259 patients with stage I non-seminomatous germ-cell testicular teratoma who were treated by orchidectomy alone and monitored at one often centres in the United Kingdom were followed for a median of 30 months. 62 of the 70 relapses occurred in the first 18 months after orchidectomy. The 2-year relapse-free rate was 74%, falling to 68% at 4 years.(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is notoriously chemoresistant. Current management of metastatic disease usually includes immunological agents of which the most clearly evaluated is alpha interferon. Following the failure of such agents no clear second-line therapy exists. The use of a novel combination of cisplatin, irinotecan and mitomycin may offer some(More)
The aim of this study was to define prognostic parameters for survival in patients with malignant germ cell tumours progressing after platinum-based induction chemotherapy with or without surgery. A total of 164 progressing patients (testicular: 83%, extragonadal: 17%) were identified out of 795 patients treated with platinum-based induction chemotherapy(More)
The management of androgen independent prostate cancer is increasingly disputed. Diethylstilbestrol and steroids have useful second-line activity in its management. The value of chemotherapy still remains contentious. This paper reports a phase 2 study of two orally active chemotherapy drugs in patients who are absolutely hormone refractory having failed(More)
A monoclonal antibody (H17E2) against placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP) and testicular placental-like alkaline phosphatase was labelled with indium-111 and used in radioimmunoscintigraphy of 15 patients known or suspected to have germ-cell carcinoma of the testis or carcinoma of the ovary or cervix. Good images of neoplastic lesions were obtained in(More)
Despite generally high cure rates in patients with metastatic germ cell cancer, patients with progressive disease on first-line cisplatin-based chemotherapy or with relapsed disease following high-dose salvage therapy exhibit a very poor prognosis. Irinotecan has shown antitumour activity in human testicular tumour xenografts in nude mice. We have performed(More)
The UK Medical Research Council conducted this trial of carboplatin chemotherapy in advanced seminoma to compare single agent carboplatin with a standard combination of etoposide with cisplatin. The use of single agent carboplatin was expected to be associated with reduced toxicity. A total of 130 patients with advanced seminoma were randomly assigned to(More)
There is no consensus as to the management of untreated poor prognosis or relapsed/refractory germ cell tumours. We have studied an intensive cisplatin-based regimen that incorporates high-dose methotrexate (HD MTX) and actinomycin-D and etoposide every 14 days (GAMEC). Sixty-two patients were enrolled in a phase 2 study including 27 who were untreated(More)