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This multicenter phase I study aimed to establish the recommended dose (RD) of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor erlotinib, given as monotherapy or with radiotherapy to children with malignant brain tumors. Group 1 included patients with refractory or relapsing brain tumors receiving erlotinib alone, and group 2 included newly diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation has an advantage over autologous bone marrow transplantation. OBJECTIVE To compare the hematologic recovery and costs associated with PBSC transplantation with those associated with autologous bone marrow transplantation in patients receiving high-dose(More)
Neutrophils from 13 children who received G-CSF for the collection of peripheral blood progenitors while they were in haematological steady state were studied at various times after G-CSF injection for Fc gammaR expression (Fc gammaRI or CD64, Fc gammaRII or CD32, and Fc gammaRIII or CD16) and for their ability to exert antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity(More)
We investigated the long-term pulmonary sequelae of 38 children surviving 3 to 11.5 years (median 7 years) after high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) without TBI. This cross-sectional study included patients with neuroblastoma (21), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (7), Ewing's sarcoma (5), rhabdomyosarcoma (3),(More)
Risk factors for hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD) were analysed in a population of 136 autografted children who received high-dose busulfan (BU) as part of a conditioning regimen. HVOD was diagnosed according to McDonald's clinical criteria. The incidence of HVOD was particularly high in this series (22%) compared with series with other conditioning(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of three different dose levels of pegylated granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (Ro 25-8315) on progenitor cell mobilization and hematologic recovery in cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Breast cancer patients (n = 36) were randomly assigned to receive before (part I) and after (part II)(More)
  • T Facon, J L Harousseau, +14 authors J Reiffers
  • Blood
  • 1999
Stem cell factor (SCF) has been shown to synergize with filgrastim to mobilize CD34(+) cells into the peripheral blood. To determine if addition of SCF to chemotherapy and filgrastim reduces the number of leukaphereses required to achieve a target yield of 5 x 10(6) CD34(+) cells/kg, 102 patients with multiple myeloma were randomized to receive mobilization(More)
PURPOSE Patients older than 1 year with stage IV neuroblastoma who fail to achieve complete remission (CRem) have a particularly poor long-term prognosis. In an attempt to improve the outcome of these refractory patients, we tested a new drug combination. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-nine children with advanced neuroblastoma (27 stage IV and two stage III)(More)
PURPOSE This phase I expansion study assessed safety, pharmacodynamic effects, and antitumor activity of RO4987655, a pure MEK inhibitor, in selected patients with advanced solid tumor. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We undertook a multicenter phase I two-part study (dose escalation and cohort expansion). Here, we present the part 2 expansion that included melanoma,(More)
Despite intensification of treatment with high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous bone marrow transplantation (AMBT), the prognosis of poorly responding metastatic neuroblastoma remains bad. Recombinant IL-2 (rIL-2) was used after ABMT to enhance the immune response against the tumor and thereby to improve survival of these patients. In this study, five(More)