Sylvie Lorenzen

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BACKGROUND In patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the oesophagogastric junction (AEG), early metabolic response defined by 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET ([(18)F]FDG-PET) during neoadjuvant chemotherapy is predictive of histopathological response and survival. We aimed to assess the feasibility of a PET-response-guided treatment algorithm and its(More)
Oxaliplatin plus fluorouracil/folinic acid (5-FU/FA) every 2 weeks has shown promising activity in advanced gastric cancer. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of weekly oxaliplatin plus 5-FU/FA (FUFOX regimen) in the metastatic setting. Patients with previously untreated metastatic gastric cancer received oxaliplatin (50 mg m(-2)) plus FA (500 mg(More)
BACKGROUND Phase II and III trials of docetaxel, cisplatin and fluorouracil (DCF) have shown superior efficacy versus cisplatin and fluorouracil alone but high rates of hematologic toxicity in advanced gastric cancer. To reduce toxicity while maintaining the efficacy of DCF, we investigated split doses of docetaxel (T), cisplatin (P), leucovorin (L) and(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the activity of the mAb cetuximab in combination with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS For a maximum of six 29-day cycles, patients received cisplatin 100 mg/m(2), day 1, plus 5-FU 1000 mg/m(2), days 1-5 (CF), either alone or in combination with(More)
UNLABELLED The expression of alpha(v)beta(3) and glucose metabolism are upregulated in many malignant lesions, and both are known to correlate with an aggressive phenotype. We evaluated whether assessment of alpha(v)beta(3) expression and of glucose metabolism with PET using (18)F-galacto-RGD and (18)F-FDG provides complementary information in cancer(More)
Free peritoneal tumor cells (FPTCs) are an independent prognostic factor in patients undergoing curative resection for gastric carcinoma. Whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) can eliminate FPTCs in the peritoneal lavage remains unclear. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of NAC on FPTCs. From 1994 to 2000, data from a total of 61 patients(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) amplification and overexpression play a central role in initiation, progression and metastasis of some common cancers, including breast and gastric cancer. About 20% of gastric and esophagogastric junction (EGJ) tumors overexpress HER2, providing a rationale to investigate trastuzumab, a(More)
Oxaliplatin and 5-fluorouracil have a significant activity in locally advanced oesophageal squamous cell cancer (OSCC). However, their optimal dosage and efficacy when combined with concurrent radiotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment are unknown. This non-randomised, phase I/II study aimed to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and assessed the(More)
The optimal medical treatment for advanced gastric cancer is currently the source of debate. Cytotoxic treatment has been shown to prolong survival and provide improved symptom control compared with best supportive care alone, but a global standard has not yet been defined. A literature research was undertaken. Results were evaluated by an international(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel-based chemotherapy is effective in metastatic gastric and gastro-oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, but has not yet been evaluated in the context of resectable patients. Here we report findings from the phase 2 part of the phase 2/3 FLOT4 trial, which compared histopathological regression in patients treated with a docetaxel-based(More)