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BACKGROUND Bevacizumab plus fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy is standard treatment for first-line and bevacizumab-naive second-line metastatic colorectal cancer. We assessed continued use of bevacizumab plus standard second-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer progressing after standard first-line bevacizumab-based treatment.(More)
INTRODUCTION Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PNENs) are uncommon neoplasms with a wide spectrum of clinical behavior. The objective of this study was to assess in a large cohort of patients the relative impact of prognostic factors on survival. METHODS From June 2001 through October 2010, 1,271 patients were prospectively registered online(More)
PURPOSE To determine in a Phase II trial whether preoperative irinotecan-cisplatin (IC) followed by concurrent IC therapy and radiotherapy (IC/RT) improved outcome in patients with resectable, locally advanced gastric adenocarcinoma (GC) or esophagogastric junction cancer (EGJC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with resectable Stage II-IV, M0 GC or EGJC(More)
4059 Background: Long-term survival for LA-G/EGJ-A is poor and could be improved by preoperative chemoradiotherapy. We performed a phase II trial to evaluate IC followed by IC/RT in this setting. METHODS Patients with locally advanced (stage II-IV, M0) G/EGJ-A were included. Main objective was pathological complete response (pCR). Secondary objectives(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis of patients with unresectable M0 gastric cancer remains very poor. We performed a phase II trial to explore the efficacy and toxicity of induction irinotecan-cisplatin (IC) followed by concurrent irinotecan-cisplatin and radiotherapy (IC/RT) in this setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients with unresectable M0 gastric (GC) or(More)
Anal cancer is a rare tumor that accounts for 2% of all colorectal neoplasms. The brain is a rarely affected organ. The aim of the present study was to the review the only four cases of anal cancer brain metastases previously published in the literature. In addition, the current study presents the case of a 69-year-old male diagnosed with basaloid(More)
PURPOSE Gastrointestinal tumours are one of the most common types of cancer. Therapeutic options include surgery, radiotherapy, local ablation techniques, targeted agents, and chemotherapy. Fluoroprimidines are one of the most active drug families in digestive tumours and remains the cornerstone of the most commonly used chemotherapy schemes. METHODS We(More)
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