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Oxaliplatin produces comparable results when given with FU FA as first-line treatment [68]. As second-line therapy, oxaliplatin has been less well evaluated after failure on FU FA, but together with FU FA it produced response rates of 20%40% and median survival of 1117 months in phase II trials [9, 10]. Capecitabine is a rationally designed, oral tumour-selective fluoropyrimidine, which is converted to FU preferentially in tumour tissue [11]. Oxaliplatin in combination with FU FA leads to synergistic antiproliferative activity in vitro as well as in vivo in several tumour models [12, 13]. It has side-effects distinct from other platinum drugs, such as cisplatin or carboplatin, and lacks significant renal toxicity, ototoxicity, alopecia or severe hematotoxicity. The dose-limiting toxicity consists of a cumulative sensory peripheral neuropathy exacerbated by exposure to cold. Many patients receive a combination of FU FA and irinotecan as first-line therapy for metastatic disease. Despite progression, several of them are still in an excellent performance without or with only minor symptoms and there is definitely a need for further effective therapy with the capability to induce remissions and prolong life. When this study was planned, no standard therapy was defined in patients resistant to irinotecan and FU FA. For practical and economical reasons, but also for the convenience of the patient, cytotoxic therapy is often given as an out-patient regimen. The combination of capecitabine and oxaliplatin XELOX ; is easy to administer and it has efficacy comparable to more complex oxaliplatin regimens [14], although this remains to be proven in ongoing phase III studies. It is recommended that oxaliplatin is given as a 2-h infusion to reduce neurotoxicity. However, when oxaliplatin was given in a pilot study as a 30-min infusion, no extra neuropathy could be observed [15]. Inspired by this favourable experience we have performed a Nordic multicentre phase II study to verify efficacy and toxicity of short-term XELOX as second-line therapy in patients with ACRC after failure to FU FA and irinotecan. Furthermore, pharmacokinetics of short-time infusion of oxaliplatin was examined.

Cases."'721 The likelthood with increasing severity presence factor tralia, children of atopic for the Martin with disease. Appraisal of capecitabine for metastatic breast cancer 21. The Chair welcomed Dr Miles, Dr Twelves, the clinical experts, Ms Davies the patient advocate and Lisa Jones, Neil Hawkins and Rob Riemsma the assessment group representative to the meeting. Each gave a brief introduction about themselves. The Chair then asked all Committee Members to declare any relevant conflicts of interest and the invited guests to declare any relevant interests. Professor Dowie, Dr Ewings, Professor Brazier, Dr Adam, Ms Lesirge, Professor Stevens, Professor Barnett, Professor Campbell, Dr Waugh, Miss Hands, Dr Davies and Dr Ashcroft all declared that they knew of no personal or non-personal, specific or non-specific interest in any of the technologies to be considered as part of the initial appraisal of capecitabine for metastatic breast cancer. Professor Tallis declared a non-personal, non-specific interest as a variety of pharmaceutical companies support his education centre. It was agreed that this declaration would not prevent Professor Tallis from participating in this section of the meeting.

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Circular Attachment 2005-A List of Hazardous Drugs * The following drugs are considered "hazardous drugs" and should be handled with care. Drugs purchased and used by a facility may have entered the marketplace after the list below was assembled. This list may not be all-inclusive. Aldesleukin Alemtuzumab Alitretinoin Altretamine Amsacrine Anastrozole Arsenic trioxide1 Asparaginase Azacitidine Azathioprine Bacillus Calmette-Geurin Bexarotene Bicalutamide Bleomycin Busulfan Capecitabine Carboplatin Carmustine Cetrorelix acetate Chlorambucil Chloramphenicol Choriogonadotropin alfa Cidofovir Cisplatin Cladribine Colchicine Cyclophosphamide Cytarabine Cyclosporin Dacarbazine Dactinomycin Daunorubicin HCl Denileukin Dienesterol Diethylstilbesterol Dinoprostrone Docetaxel Doxorubicin Dutasteride Epirubicin Ergonovine methylergonovine Estradiol Estramustine phosphate sodium Etsrogen-progestin combinations Estrogens, conjugated Estrogens, esterfied Estrone Estropipate Etoposide Exemestane Finasteride Floxuridine Fludarabine Fluorouracil Fluoxymesterone Flutamide Fulvestrant Ganciclovir Ganirelix acetate Gemcitabine Gemtuzumab ozogamicin Gonadotropin, chorionic Goserelin Hydroxyurea Ibritumomab tiuxetan Idarubicin Ifosfamide Imatinib mesylate Interferon alfa-2a Interferon alfa-2b Interferon alfa-n1 Interferon alfa-n3 Irinotecan HCl Leflunomide Letrozole Leuprolide acetate Lomustine Mechlorethamine. 5. Machiels JP, Duck L, Honhon B et al. Phase II study of preoperative oxaliplatin, capecitabine and external beam radiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer: the RadiOxCape study. Ann Oncol 2005 Oct 11; [Epub ahead of print]. 6. Francois Y, Nemoz CJ, Baulieux J et al. Influence of the interval between preoperative radiation therapy and surgery on downstaging and on the rate of sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer: the Lyon R90-01 randomized trial. J Clin Oncol 1999; 17: 23962402. Sebag-Montefiore D, Brown G, Rutten H et al. An international phase II study of Capecitabine, Oxaliplatin, Radiotherapy and Excision CORE ; in patients with MRI-defined locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma. Interim results. Eur J Cancer Supplements 2005; 3 2 ; : 170 M.Iravani, A.Mousavi, F.Tootoonchian, M.Mashhadireza, A.Ghavamzadeh. Reduced dose of Capecitabine and Docetaxel in treatment of metastatic breast cancer MBC ; . Abstract book of Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol.37, No.4, Supplement.2, Sep2005, OP-024 18th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference APFOCC ; , Sep 7-9, 2005, Seoul, Korea Abstract book of 5th national Iranian congress of Hematology & Oncology and Nursing meeting, Page: 38, 22-24 Jun 2005, Shiraz-Iran Gh.Shoja e Razavi, S.Najjar Najafi, K.Alimoghddam, I.Baibordy, B.Bahar, A.Mousavi, M.Iravani, M.Jahani, A.Khodabandeh, A.Ghavamzadeh. Efficacy of FLAG as salvage chemotherapy for acute leukemia Abstract book of Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol.37, No.4, Supplement.2, Sep2005, OP-071 18th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference APFOCC ; , Sep 7-9, 2005, Seoul, Korea APFOCC. H.Ghaffari , T.Hemmati, Sh.Rostami, K.Alimoghaddam, A.Ghavamzadeh. Real-time quantitative analysis of WT1 gene for minimal residual disease detection in acute leukemic patients Abstract book of Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol.37, No.4, Supplement.2, Sep2005, OP-073 18th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference APFOCC ; , Sep 7-9, 2005, Seoul, Korea APFOCC. Abstract book 10th congress of Asian Pacific Bone Marrow Transplantation, P: 5556 Oct 13-16, 2005, Hangzhou, China and capsicum.

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Chemotherapy and radiation may prolong survival. Our case is unique not only because the patient lived beyond the mean survival for those with unresectable cancer, but also because she received multiple chemotherapy regimens. 5-fluorouracil 5-FU ; and gemcitabine are the most common chemotherapeutic agents used in previous case reports of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas [4]. 5-FU was introduced in 1957 as a therapy for colorectal cancer [19]. Gemcitabine, an analog of cytosine arabinoside, is used as a first line agent in patients with unresectable pancreatic carcinoma and as a radiosensitizer of human tumor cells [18]. Chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of colorectal cancer may be effective in acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas due to the genetic alteration in the APC beta-catenin pathway noted in acinar cell of the pancreas [20]. When the biomodulator leucovorin was added to 5-FU, improved outcomes were noted in colorectal cancer, and therefore leucovorin is also used in pancreatic cancer. Irinotecan, a topoisomerase I inhibitor introduced in 1996, is a component of FOLFIRI protocol 5-FU, leucovorin, irinotecan ; a combination chemotherapy revealed in 2004 [19]. Capecitabine, an oral agent which mimics intravenous 5-FU, and oxaliplatin a platinum based agent, were introduced for colorectal cancer in 1998 and 2002, respectively [19]. Each of these chemotherapeutic agents approved for colorectal cancer were used in the reported case. Also, docetaxel, a taxane derivative approved for non small cell lung cancer, was used in our case in combination with capecitabine from February to July 2005. Riechelmann et al. used paclitaxel in a case of acinar cell carcinoma and halted disease progression for a total of 4 months [21]. Experimental agents have been used in the treatment of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas, including TS-1 5-chloro-2, 4dihydroxyuridine and potassium oxonate ; and cisplatin I combination. Cisplatin may have been effective because acinar cell carcinoma. 9442 3 9 IV Supratentorial temporal, frontal, parietal, occipital in decreasing order of frequency ; Seizures and or paresis increased intracranial pressure ; . Short clinical history. The type of symptoms may help identify the location of the tumor. Inherited TP53 germline mutation Li-Fraumeni syndrome ; See Glioblastoma 9440 3 ; , but even more resistant to conventional treatments surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy ; than glioblastoma. Small tumors might be partially controlled by radiosurgery. Post-op external beam radiotherapy recommended as standard therapy. Highdose volume to enhancing tumor plus a limited margin e.g. 2cm total dose 50-60 Gy. Radiation dose intensification and radiation sensitizer approaches are not recommended as standard care. Supportive care alone is a reasonable therapeutic option in patients over 70 with a poor performance status. About 2% of all glioblastomas. Mean age at diagnosis: 53; peak incidence 40-60 years The CNS tumor may be described as glial and also forming cartilage, bone, osteoid-chondral tissue, smooth and striated muscle, or elements of fibrosarcoma or malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Regardless of these features, the tumor is coded to 9442 3 and carbachol.

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Tor such as those with intestinal obstruction, perforation or a poorly differentiated tumour ; are predicted to have a poorer outcome, and these factors may help in the selection of patients for adjuvant chemotherapy. The treatment of choice in the adjuvant setting since the 1990s has been six months of fluorouracil 5-FU ; and calcium folinate LV ; but recent trials have shown that oral fluoropyrimidines capecitabine or tegafur with uracil ; offer equivalent efficacy to intravenous 5-FU.1, 2 Irinotecan and oxaliplatin have both been investigated in the adjuvant setting.The addition of oxaliplatin to 5-FU LV increases the likelihood of patients remaining recurrence free after four years3 but clinical trials have as yet failed to show a benefit for irinotecan. Capecitabine and oxaliplatin have recently been licensed for use in the adjuvant treatment of stage III colon cancer. National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence appraisals are due next month. The Scottish Medicines Consortium has agreed that capecitabine, for the adjuvant treatment of patients following surgery for stage III colon cancer, should be accepted for use within NHS Scotland. It has also advised that oxaliplatin is accepted for use for the adjuvant treatment of stage III colon cancer after surgery. Tegafur with uracil is not licensed to treat colon cancer in the adjuvant setting. Advanced disease If, at the time of presentation or recurrence, the tumour is so locally invasive that resection is impossible, or if the tumour has metastasised to distant organs, the patient is deemed to have advanced disease. Irinotecan is now well established as secondline treatment following a fluoropyrimidine. In addition, irinotecan in combination with 5FU LV as first-line treatment produces a survival advantage when compared with 5FU LV alone4, 5 and its use in this setting is endorsed by NICE see Panel 3 ; .While oxaliplatin has not demonstrated an improvement in overall survival in the first-line setting, it has been shown to increase progression free survival and response rate.6, 7 Oxaliplatin has also and carbenicillin. A randomised, open label, parallel group, multi-centre, phase II study of progression free survival comparing ZD1839 IRESSATM ; 250mg tablet ; versus Vinorelbine 30mg m2 infusion ; in chemoave, elderly patients with locally advanced stage IIIB ; or metastatic stage IV ; NSCLC The clinical application of radiofrequency ablation in unresectable pancreatic cancers. The reality of learning in the High Dependency Unit: the novice nurses' lived experience A double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled, dose escalation, mult-center phase I II trial of HuMax-CD20, a fully human monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody, in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have previously failed one or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs. Critical Care Nurses self-image as a nurse and the relationship of self-image to Burnout. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Drug response in Breast cancer. Understanding Suicidality: An Intergrated Model of Personality and Cognitions. Does the oral nutritional supplementation of undernourished older people after hospital discharge improve muscle function? A2 centre double blind placebo controlled trial. Trail of Accelerated Adjuvant Chemotherapy with Capecitabine in Early Breast Cancer. Telomerase as a relevant therapeutic target in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia CLL ; Factors determining the exercise performance in patients with Fallot's tetralogy.

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Purpose The taxanes and capecitabine have synergistic antitumor activity in preclinical models. This trial was designed to determine the efficacy and tolerability of weekly paclitaxel plus capecitabine as first-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer MBC ; . Patients and Methods Participants had histologically proven breast cancer, with measurable metastatic disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors Group. Exclusion criteria included prior taxane therapy or any prior capecitabine or infusional fluorouracil. Participants received capecitabine 825 mg m2 dose orally bid 1, 650 mg m2 d ; for days 1 to 14. Paclitaxel 80 mg m2 was administered intravenously weekly on days 1 and 8. Cycles were repeated every 3 weeks. Responders complete or partial ; or those with stable disease were treated until progression of disease or intolerable toxicity. Results Fifty-five women were enrolled; 94% received study therapy as first-line treatment for MBC. In the intent-to-treat population, objective responses partial ; were achieved in 30 patients 55%; 95% CI, 40% to 69% ; , and six additional patients had stable disease for 6 months or longer clinical benefit rate of 65% ; . The median duration of response was 10 months range, 2.5 to 18.7 months ; . Dose modifications and reductions were common, particularly for capecitabine, leading to a delivered dose-intensity of 75% for capecitabine and 91% for paclitaxel. The most frequent grade 3 to 4 treatment-related adverse events were hand-foot skin reaction n 10 neutropenia n 7 fatigue n 4 and leukopenia, diarrhea, and pain n 3 each ; . Conclusion Capecitabine in combination with weekly paclitaxel is an active and tolerable regimen as first-line therapy for women with MBC. J Clin Oncol 24: 4384-4390. 2006 by American Society of Clinical Oncology and carboplatin.

XELODA capecitabine ; decreased its clearance by 37%. Baseline corrected AUC of INR in these 4 patients increased by 2.8-fold, and the maximum observed mean INR value was increased by 91% see Boxed WARNING and PRECAUTIONS: Drug-Drug Interactions ; . Drugs Metabolized by Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: In vitro enzymatic studies with human liver microsomes indicated that capecitabine and its metabolites 5'-DFUR, 5'-DFCR, 5-FU, and FBAL ; had no inhibitory effects on substrates of cytochrome P450 for the major isoenzymes such as 1A2, 2A6, 3A4, and 2E1. Antacid: When Maalox 20 mL ; , an aluminum hydroxide- and magnesium hydroxidecontaining antacid, was administered immediately after XELODA 1250 mg m2, n 12 cancer patients ; , AUC and Cmax increased by 16% and 35%, respectively, for capecitabine and by 18% and 22%, respectively, for 5'-DFCR. No effect was observed on the other three major metabolites 5'-DFUR, 5-FU, FBAL ; of XELODA. XELODA has a low potential for pharmacokinetic interactions related to plasma protein binding. CLINICAL STUDIES Colorectal Carcinoma: The recommended dose of XELODA was determined in an openlabel, randomized clinical study, exploring the efficacy and safety of continuous therapy with capecitabine 1331 mg m2 day in two divided doses, n 39 ; , intermittent therapy with capecitabine 2510 mg m2 day in two divided doses, n 34 ; , and intermittent therapy with capecitabine in combination with oral leucovorin LV ; capecitabine 1657 mg m2 day in two divided doses, n 35; leucovorin 60 mg day ; in patients with advanced and or metastatic colorectal carcinoma in the first-line metastatic setting. There was no apparent advantage in response rate to adding leucovorin to XELODA; however, toxicity was increased. XELODA, 1250 mg m2 twice daily for 14 days followed by a 1-week rest, was selected for further clinical development based on the overall safety and efficacy profile of the three schedules studied. Data from two open-label, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trials involving 1207 patients support the use of XELODA in the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma. The two clinical studies were identical in design and were conducted in 120 centers in different countries. Study 1 was conducted in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil; Study 2 was conducted in Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Altogether, in both trials, 603 patients were randomized to treatment with XELODA at a dose of 1250 mg m2 twice daily for 2 weeks followed by a 1-week rest period and given as 3-week cycles; 604 patients were randomized to treatment with 5-FU and leucovorin 20 mg m2 leucovorin IV followed by 425 mg m2 IV bolus 5-FU, on days 1 to 5, every 28 days ; . In both trials, overall survival, time to progression and response rate complete plus partial responses ; were assessed. Responses were defined by the World Health Organization criteria and submitted to a blinded independent review committee IRC ; . Differences in.

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