Silvana Lanzalone

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BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumour spread is partly dependent on neoangiogenesis. In this open-label, multicentre, phase II trial done in Europe and Asia, sunitinib, a multitargeted tyrosine-kinase inhibitor with anti-angiogenic properties, was assessed in patients with advanced unresectable HCC. METHODS Between February and July, 2006,(More)
PURPOSE Open-label, phase III trial evaluating whether sunitinib was superior or equivalent to sorafenib in hepatocellular cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were stratified and randomly assigned to receive sunitinib 37.5 mg once per day or sorafenib 400 mg twice per day. Primary end point was overall survival (OS). RESULTS Early trial termination(More)
Several proteins that promote angiogenesis are overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and have been implicated in disease pathogenesis. Sunitinib has antiangiogenic activity and is an oral multitargeted inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs)-1, -2, and -3, platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs)-α and -β,(More)
In a European multicentre phase II study, 80 postmenopausal patients (pts) with advanced breast cancer progressing on aminoglutethimide (AG) at daily doses of > or = 500 mg were enrolled. Seventy-eight received exemestane (200 mg daily orally), including 33 pts resistant to prior AG, 39 pts who had progressed after an initial response to AG, and 6 pts whose(More)
PURPOSE Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) may underestimate the efficacy of targeted therapies. In hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) studies with sunitinib, RECIST-defined response rates are low, although hypodensity on computed tomography (CT) scans occurs more frequently. This exploratory analysis investigated tumor density as a surrogate(More)
4000 Background: The oral multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor Su had antitumor activity in phase II HCC trials, leading to a phase III open-label trial comparing the efficacy and safety of Su with So. METHODS Patients (pts) with advanced HCC, Child-Pugh A, ECOG PS 0/1 and no prior systemic chemotherapy were stratified by geographic region, prior TACE(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of sunitinib plus gemcitabine/cisplatin for first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Safety, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activities were evaluated. METHODS Patients ≥18 years with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0/1 and stage IIIB/IV(More)
Purpose Crizotinib is a potent, orally administered tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We report final results from PROFILE 1005, the largest clinical trial to date for an ALK inhibitor in ALK-positive NSCLC. Patients and methods PROFILE 1005(More)
Exemestane is an irreversible, steroidal, oral aromatase inhibitor under evaluation in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer. A phase I study was conducted in 27 postmenopausal patients who were candidates for hormone therapy because they had advanced breast cancer and estrogen receptor-positive or unknown status. Most patients were moderately or(More)
Purpose: Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) may underestimate the efficacy of targeted therapies. In hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) studies with sunitinib, RECIST-defined response rates are low, although hypodensity on computed tomography (CT) scans occurs more frequently. This exploratory analysis investigated tumor density as a(More)
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