W. Peters

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BACKGROUND Upregulation of N-cadherin promotes dysregulated cell growth, motility, invasiveness, plus maintenance of vascular stability and is associated with cancer progression in several human tumour types. N-cadherin is expressed also on tumour cells and the anti-N-cadherin cyclic pentapeptide ADH-1, tested in the present study, can exert a direct(More)
Naloxone was given intravenously to thirteen patients with prolonged hypotension. Eight patients with sepsis who were not receiving corticosteroids had a 45% increase in systolic blood-pressure within minutes of receiving 0.4--1.2 mg of naloxone. The increase in blood-pressure lasted for at least 45 min. In two patients a second dose, given after recurrence(More)
Results of adjuvant dose intensification studies in patients with localised breast cancer have raised questions regarding the clinical usefulness of this treatment strategy. Here, we develop and fit a natural history model for the time to clinical tumour recurrence as a function of the number of involved lymph nodes, and derive plausible predictions of the(More)
We studied the effects of escalating doses of recombinant human IL-1 beta in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy and ABMT for metastatic breast cancer or malignant melanoma. Sixteen patients received IL-1 beta, 4 to 32 ng/kg/day administered subcutaneously for 7 days beginning 3 h after bone marrow infusion. Three patients at the highest dose level(More)
We evaluated the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of filgrastim during a Phase I study of this cytokine following high-dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation. Serum granulocyte colony-stimulating factor concentrations were determined by ELISA in 21 patients receiving 14-day continuous i.v. filgrastim infusions and 10 patients(More)
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