Yacine Merrouche

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PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of irinotecan (CPT-11) in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer in both chemotherapy-naive and pretreated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred thirteen patients (aged 18 to 75 years) with metastatic colorectal cancer, World Health Organization (WHO) performance status < or = 2, and life expectancy > or = 3 months(More)
PURPOSE A phase III, multicenter, randomized study compared conventional dosing of fluorouracil (FU) plus folinic acid with pharmacokinetically guided FU dose adjustment in terms of response, tolerability, and survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred eight patients with measurable metastatic colorectal cancer were randomly assigned to one of two arms:(More)
PURPOSE To identify clinical and biologic variables with significant impact on survival in patients with carcinomas of an unknown primary site and to develop a simple prognostic model for the selection of patients in prospective clinical trials. PATIENTS AND METHODS Univariate and multivariate prognostic factor analyses were conducted in a population of(More)
BACKGROUND Vinorelbine is a vinca alkaloid obtained by hemisynthesis, which makes the molecule more lipophilic than the other vincas. An injectable formulation is already marketed for the treatment of non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and advanced breast cancer (ABC). A new oral form has been developed and its file registration is being submitted. As part(More)
Interleukin (IL) 6 was measured in the serum of 138 patients with metastatic renal carcinoma before the initiation of IL-2 treatment. IL-6 was detectable in 66 patients with renal cancer (48%) and in only 8 of 70 normal adults (11%). Serum C reactive protein (CRP) and IL-6 levels are correlated, suggesting that IL-6 is involved in CRP increase in these(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the objective tumor response rates and toxicities of leucovorin (LV) plus fluorouracil (5-FU) cancer regimen combined with oxaliplatin (85 mg/m(2)) every 2 weeks on metastatic colorectal cancer patients with documented proof of progression while on bimonthly LV and 5-FU alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred patients were enrolled(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rHuG-CSF) versus its inert vehicle in patients with unilateral nonmetastatic inflammatory breast cancer treated with fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide high-dose (FEC-HD) neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred twenty(More)
R Bugat, A Bataillard, T Lesimple, JJ Voigt, S Culine, A Lortholary, Y Merrouche, G Ganem, MC Kaminsky, S Negrier, M Perol, C Laforêt, P Bedossa, G Bertrand, JM Coindre and K Fizazi Institut Claudius Regaud, Toulouse, France; FNCLCC, Paris, France; Centre Eugène Marquis, Rennes, France; Centre Val d’Aurelle, Montpellier, France; Centre Paul Papin, Angers,(More)
Patients with cancer frequently suffer a deteriorated quality of life and this is an important factor in the therapeutic decision. The correlation between quality of life and malnutrition seems obvious and bidirectional. The aim of our study was to describe the global quality of life and its various dimensions in patients with cancer, as a function of the(More)
Primary small-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the esophagus is rare, with about 200 cases reported up till now in the literature. Like pulmonary SCC, it is an aggressive tumor associated with a poor prognosis. Between 1994 and 1997, three patients with SCC of the esophagus were treated at Besançon University Hospital and this represented 1.85% of all esophageal(More)