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BACKGROUND [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose with positron-emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scans were used to assess morphological and metabolic tumour response after chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients were evaluated after 4 courses of chemotherapy (+/-target therapy), and among them 20(More)
Implanted venous access devices (IVAD) are routinely used in oncologic patients. Thrombotic complication is a source of morbidity. During one year 246 patients with different solid neoplastic diseases received IVAD for chemotherapy administration. Two hundred forty-nine IVAD were placed percutaneously or by surgical cutdown. IVAD were flushed immediately(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) frequently occurs in elderly patients. However, data from a geriatric tailored randomized trial about tolerance to and the efficacy of doublet chemotherapy (CT) with irinotecan in the elderly are lacking. The benefit of first-line CT intensification remains an issue in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
This study aimed to determine whether the expression of various tumor biomarkers of the mTOR pathway predicts tumor response to everolimus in metastatic recurrent endometrial cancer. Tumor blocks from 44 patients of a phase II clinical trial receiving everolimus until progression or toxicity were collected and evaluated at 3 and 6 months for response.(More)
OBJECTIVE Cisplatin (Cp) plus topotecan (Tc) is the first combination chemotherapy to demonstrate a survival advantage over cisplatin alone in advanced cervical cancer. Combining Cp and Tc with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor such as cetuximab (Ce) may increase the activity of chemotherapy. METHODS Patients with advanced cervical(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic leiomyosarcomas of uterine or soft-tissue origin have poor prognosis and moderate chemosensitivity. Trabectedin has shown activity in pretreated leiomyosarcoma. We did a single-group, multicentre, phase 2 trial (LMS-02) to assess the effect of first-line doxorubicin and trabectedin combination on disease control and survival. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer treatment is associated with a decline in measured cardiorespiratory fitness and increased fatigue. There is accumulating evidence that exercise training during adjuvant chemotherapy may contribute to prevent these changes. Additional studies are needed to explore the effectiveness of home-based walking interventions among this(More)
Whether an anticoagulant prophylaxis is needed for patients with cancer with a central venous catheter is a highly controversial subject. We designed a study to compare different prophylactic strategies over 3 months of treatment. We performed a phase III prospective, open-label randomized trial. After the insertion of a central venous access device,(More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the effect of dietary advice dedicated to increase intake in older patients at risk for malnutrition during chemotherapy, versus usual care, on one-year mortality. METHOD We conducted a multicentre, open-label interventional, stratified (centre), parallel randomised controlled trial, with a 1∶1 ratio, with two-year follow-up. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment strategies for locally advanced breast cancer in elderly patients too frail to receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy and the introduction of new classes of drugs in the early 2000s have led to the consideration of endocrine therapy as a neoadjuvant treatment for younger hormone receptor (HR)-positive, postmenopausal patients not eligible for(More)