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The influence of the prototype aromatase inhibitor Aminoglutethimide (AG) and its analogue Rogletimide (RG) on peripheral aromatisation were investigated in 13 postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Seven patients received AG 1,000 mg daily plus Hydrocortisone (HC) cover and six received RG as dose escalation of 200 mg bd, 400 mg bd and 800 mg(More)
This study investigated the influence of the aromatase inhibitor 4-hydroxyandrostenedione (4OHA, formestane), given orally, on peripheral aromatase activity and plasma oestradiol (E 2) levels in post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer. The aim was to establish whether an optimal dose could be identified that had a pharmacological effectiveness(More)
The influence of a new aromatase inhibitor, CGS 16949A on peripheral aromatisation of androstenedione into oestrone was investigated in postmenopausal women with breast cancer. A mixture of 3H androstenedione and 14C oestrone was injected, and all urine was collected for the following 96 h. The isotope ratio was determined in the urinary oestrogen(More)
The effects of a combination of aminoglutethimide (AG) 1,000 mg daily and 4-hydroxy-androstenedione (4OHA) 500 mg i.m. weekly on peripheral aromatase activity as measured by in vivo radioisotopic tracer methodology and serum oestrogen suppression were investigated in ten post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Patients were treated for a minimum(More)
BACKGROUND Objectives were to describe the reliability and validity of a new paediatric-specific mucositis scale, the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES). METHODS In a multi-centre prospective study, children aged 0 to ≤18 years were eligible if they were receiving any of the following: myeloablative stem cell transplantation(More)
The mini-BEAM regimen (BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan) and its modification 'Dexa-BEAM' are effective salvage protocols for relapsed Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Since many patients with relapsed lymphoma are eligible for high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue, we were interested in the suitability of these second(More)
The clinical and biochemical effects of combined treatment with the two aromatase inhibitors aminoglutethimide and 4-hydroxyandrostenedione were evaluated in 10 patients suffering from advanced breast cancer. All patients had become resistant to treatment with one of the drugs before having combined treatment. Seven patients progressing on(More)
We report the use of the steroidal aromatase inhibitor, 4-hydroxyandrostenedione (4-OHA, CGP 32349), in the management of patients with advanced, hormone resistant, prostatic cancer. Eighteen of 25 patients (72%) showed a subjective response, mainly in the form of pain relief and increased performance. There were no objective improvements. A tumour flare(More)