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Cancer

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15 February 2002

Volume 94, Issue 4

Pages 873–1191

  1. Original Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Articles
    3. Erratum
    1. Disease Site

      Blood/Bone Marrow
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      Clinical pretreatment risk factors and Ga-67 scintigraphy early during treatment for prediction of outcome of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (pages 873–878)

      Ora Israel, Maya Mor, Ron Epelbaum, Alex Frenkel, Nissim Haim, Eldad J. Dann, Diana Gaitini, Rachel Bar-Shalom, Gerald M. Kolodny and Dov Front

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10344

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      Ga-67 scintigraphy performed early during treatment is a better predictor of response rate and 5-year failure-free survival than pretreatment risk factors in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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      Comparison of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and Ga-67 scintigraphy in evaluation of lymphoma (pages 879–888)

      Lale Kostakoglu, John P. Leonard, Ichiei Kuji, Morton Coleman, Shankar Vallabhajosula and Stanley J. Goldsmith

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10336

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      In imaging aggressive lymphoma and Hodgkin disease patients before therapy, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has significantly higher site and patient sensitivity than Ga-67 scintigraphy (100% vs. 71.5% and 100% vs. 80.3%, respectively). The change in disease stage by FDG-PET may result in a change in therapy strategy.

    3. Breast Disease
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      Results of the Lynn Sage Second-Opinion Program for local therapy in patients with breast carcinoma : Changes in management and determinants of where care is delivered (pages 889–894)

      Jennifer Clauson, Y. C. Hsieh, Simbi Acharya, Alfred W. Rademaker and Monica Morrow

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10318

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      A second-opinion program for the local therapy of patients with breast carcinoma resulted in a change in management recommendations for 20.3% of 231 patients. Sixty-six percent of patients opted to be treated at the second-opinion institution.

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      Docetaxel plus epidoxorubicin as neoadjuvant treatment in patients with large operable or locally advanced carcinoma of the breast : A single-center, Phase II study (pages 895–901)

      Andrea de Matteis, Francesco Nuzzo, Giuseppe D'Aiuto, Vincenzo Labonia, Gabriella Landi, Emanuela Rossi, Angelo Antonio Mastro, Gerardo Botti, Ermelinda De Maio and Francesco Perrone

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20335

      Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with epirubicin plus docetaxel was a feasible and active treatment in an unfavorable series of patients with locally advanced breast carcinoma, including patients with inflammatory breast carcinoma.

    5. Gastrointestinal Tract
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      Gemcitabine alone or with cisplatin for the treatment of patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic pancreatic carcinoma : A prospective, randomized phase III study of the Gruppo Oncologico dell'italia Meridionale (pages 902–910)

      Giuseppe Colucci, Francesco Giuliani, Vittorio Gebbia, Maria Biglietto, Piergiorgio Rabitti, Generoso Uomo, Silvio Cigolari, Antonio Testa, Evaristo Maiello and Massimo Lopez

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10323

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      This Phase III trial compared the activity and toxicity of gemcitabine with or without cisplatin on a weekly schedule in patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The time to disease progression and the overall response rate were statistically superior in the combination arm over single-agent gemcitabine. No difference was recorded in overall survival.

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      Evaluation of screening strategy for detecting hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma (pages 911–920)

      Taiji Furukawa, Fumio Konishi, Kazuhisa Shitoh, Masayuki Kojima, Hideo Nagai and Toshihiko Tsukamoto

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10332

      The Japanese clinical criteria A and an age at onset younger than 50 years are suitable for selecting cases to analyze for gene mutations to diagnose hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma, but the Japanese clinical criteria B are not useful for the clinical setting. Analyzing TGFβRII mutations and immunohistochemical staining of hMLH1 or hMSH2 for cases with microsatellite instability phenotype are useful for selecting cases that should be tested for germline mutations.

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      Comparison between positron emission tomography and computed tomography in the use of the assessment of esophageal carcinoma (pages 921–928)

      Hiroyuki Kato, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Masanobu Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Minako Yoshikawa, Hitoshi Ojima, Katsuhiko Tsukada, Noboru Oriuchi, Tomio Inoue and Keigo Endo

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10330

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      In this study, 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) was used as a noninvasive diagnostic technique in assessing the aggressiveness of the tumor and the prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. During the preoperative diagnostic procedures, the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of lymph node staging is higher with FDG-PET than with computed tomography imaging.

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      Overexpression of caveolin-1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma correlates with lymph node metastasis and pathologic stage (pages 929–933)

      Kentaro Kato, Yasuhiro Hida, Masaki Miyamoto, Hideaki Hashida, Toshiya Shinohara, Tomoo Itoh, Shunichi Okushiba, Satoshi Kondo and Hiroyuki Katoh

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10329

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      Over-expression of caveolin-1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is associated with lymph node metastasis and prognosis after surgery.

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      Coexpression of ephrin-Bs and their receptors in colon carcinoma (pages 934–939)

      Wenbiao Liu, Syed A. Ahmad, Young D. Jung, Niels Reinmuth, Fan Fan B.S., Corazon D. Bucana and Lee M. Ellis

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10122

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      Ephrins are cell membrane-associated ligands that are important in embryologic development and that bind to the family of tyrosine kinase receptors, Ephs. Using Northern blot analysis and immunohistochemistry, the results of the current study demonstrate that ephrin-B ligands and EphB receptors are expressed at higher levels in colon carcinoma compared with normal mucosa, suggesting a role in for this ligand-receptor system in the progression of colon carcinoma.

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      Serum cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) as a prognostic tumor marker in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (pages 940–949)

      Yoshihiro Nabeya, Hideaki Shimada, Shinichi Okazumi, Hisahiro Matsubara, Yoshio Gunji, Takao Suzuki and Takenori Ochiai

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10267

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      This document describes the clinical significance of determining serum levels of cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of Type I collagen as a novel prognostic tumor marker of the progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

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      Chemoprevention of gastrointestinal malignancies with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs : A review (pages 950–963)

      Nicholas J. Shaheen, Walter L. Straus and Robert S. Sandler

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10333

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      The chronic use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs has been associated with a decreased risk of multiple different gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. In the current study, the authors review possible mechanisms of chemoprevention, the data assessing the strength and magnitude of any risk reduction for major GI malignancies, and future directions in chemoprevention research.

    12. Genitourinary Disease
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      Can initial prostate specific antigen determinations eliminate the need for bone scans in patients with newly diagnosed prostate carcinoma? : A multicenter retrospective study in Japan (pages 964–972)

      Shigeru Kosuda, Ichiro Yoshimura, Taku Aizawa, Kiyoshi Koizumi, Koichiro Akakura, Junpei Kuyama, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Junji Yonese, Mitsuru Koizumi, Jun Nakashima and Hirofumi Fujii

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10340

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      To determine whether the need for bone scans can be eliminated for Japanese patients with newly diagnosed prostate carcinoma with prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels ≤ 10 ng/mL, the authors conducted a retrospective assessment and used two competing strategies: PSA alone and PSA plus baseline bone scans. The two strategies yielded identical 10-year disease free survival rates, whereas the PSA-alone strategy was minimally cost effective.

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      Low expression of p27Kip1 is associated with tumor size and poor prognosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma (pages 973–979)

      Toshiro Migita, Yoshinao Oda, Seiji Naito and Masazumi Tsuneyoshi

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10338

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      In an immunohistochemical assessment of the expression of p27Kip1 (p27) and related cyclins in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), these proteins and clinicopathologic factors were analyzed to determine the prognostic significance of cell cycle parameters. The results suggest that low p27 expression may be a significant and independent, unfavorable prognostic factor in patients with RCC.

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      HER-2 profiling and targeting in prostate carcinoma : A Phase II trial of trastuzumab alone and with paclitaxel (pages 980–986)

      Michael J. Morris, Victor E. Reuter, W. Kevin Kelly, Susan F. Slovin, Kate Kenneson, David Verbel, Iman Osman and Howard I. Scher

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10339

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      Trastuzumab is ineffective for patients with androgen independent prostate carcinoma who have tumors that do not overexpress HER-2. HER-2 expression varies by clinical state. Accurate profiling in patients with metastatic disease requires sampling metastatic tissue, which stymies further efforts to identify patients with HER-2 positive tumors for clinical trials.

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      Clinical utility of indium 111-capromab pendetide immunoscintigraphy in the detection of early, recurrent prostate carcinoma after radical prostatectomy (pages 987–996)

      Ganesh V. Raj, Alan W. Partin and Thomas J. Polascik

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10337

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      111Indium-capromab pendetide immunoscintigraphy may detect early recurrent prostate carcinoma (serum prostate specific antigen ≤ 4.0 ng/mL) after patients undergo radical prostatectomy and may be better for selecting men with local disease only for salvage radiation therapy.

    16. Gynecologic Oncology
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      Cyclical change of hMSH2 protein expression in normal endometrium during the menstrual cycle and its overexpression in endometrial hyperplasia and sporadic endometrial carcinoma (pages 997–1005)

      Atia A. Hamid, Masaki Mandai, Ikuo Konishi, Kanako Nanbu, Yuko Tsuruta, Takashi Kusakari, Masatoshi Kariya, Masato Kita and Shingo Fujii

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10341

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      This study shows that hMSH2 is likely to be associated with maintaining cyclical changes in endometrial glands. In most patients with endometrial carcinoma and hyperplasia, hMSH2 protein expression was enhanced, which may be compatible with an increased need for DNA mismatch repair in a setting of increased cellular proliferation.

    17. Head and Neck Disease
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      Serum folate and homocysteine levels in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (pages 1006–1011)

      Giovanni Almadori, Francesco Bussu, Jacopo Galli, Gabriella Cadoni, Bruno Zappacosta, Silvia Persichilli, Angelo Minucci and Bruno Giardina

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10343

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      Serum folate and homocysteine status is significantly impaired in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients. This could be a consequence of tumor progression or it could suggest a role for hypofolatemia as a risk factor for head and neck carcinoma.

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      Quality of life of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients (pages 1012–1017)

      Yoav P. Talmi, Zeev Horowitz, Lev Bedrin, Michael Wolf, Gavriel Chaushu, Jona Kronenberg and M. Raphael Pfeffer

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10342

      Nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients comprise a unique subgroup in whom, to the authors' knowledge, the quality of life (QOL) has not been studied directly. Dry mouth, chewing, and ear problems were of major concern in the majority of patients and were found to affect QOL indices.

    19. Hepatobiliary Tract
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      Ossifying malignant mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the liver : A case report of a previously undescribed tumor (pages 1018–1022)

      Glenroy Heywood, Lawrence J. Burgart and David M. Nagorney

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10345

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      The authors describe the clinicopathologic features of a morphologically distinctive malignant tumor of the liver characterized by neoplastic spindle cell proliferation with adenocarcinoma and osteoid differentiation which showed an indolent course. Histologically, the authors suggest the name “ossifying malignant mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the liver”.

    20. Lung
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      Expression of cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2 in bronchial epithelium and nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (pages 1023–1031)

      Serap Hastürk, Bonnie Kemp, Shyla K. Kalapurakal, Jonathan M. Kurie, Waun K. Hong and Jin S. Lee

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10262

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      The authors conducted the current study to examine the potential utility of cyclooxygenase (Cox) expression as an intermediate biomarker in lung carcinoma chemoprevention trials. They examined the expression of Cox 1 and Cox 2 enzymes in normal and premalignant lesions such as bronchial squamous metaplasia and nonsmall cell lung carcinoma cells. Their results indicate that Cox 1 and Cox 2 expression may not be a useful intermediate biomarker in these bronchial chemoprevention trials.

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      Polymerase chain reaction on blood for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in cancer patients (pages 1032–1036)

      Issam Raad, Hend Hanna, David Sumoza and Maher Albitar

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10349

      The premortem diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is difficult to make and often missed. The current study was conducted in cancer patients with pneumonitis to determine prospectively the diagnostic usefulness of polymerase chain reaction on whole blood to establish the diagnosis of IPA.

    22. Neuro-Oncology
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      Different simian virus 40 genomic regions and sequences homologous with SV40 large T antigen in DNA of human brain and bone tumors and of leukocytes from blood donors (pages 1037–1048)

      Fernanda Martini, Lorena Lazzarin, Laura Iaccheri, Beatrice Vignocchi, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Ivana Magnani, Massimo Serra, Katia Scotlandi, Giuseppe Barbanti-Brodano and Mauro Tognon

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10272

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      In this study, distinct SV40 genomic regions were detected at high frequency in human brain and bone tumors of different histotypes, whereas normal bone tissues were SV40 negative. SV40 sequences were also detected in buffy coats from blood donors but at lower prevalence. Brain and bone tumor specimens found SV40 positive expressed the specific large T-antigen mRNA. SV40 may act as a cocarcinogenic agent in the onset/progression of specific human tumors, whereas leukocytes are vectors of SV40 in host tissues.

    23. Melanoma and Skin
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      Prognostic factors in patients with thick cutaneous melanoma (> 4 mm) (pages 1049–1056)

      Elizabeth Zettersten, Richard W. Sagebiel, James R. Miller III, Sreedhar Tallapureddy, Stanley P. L. Leong and Mohammed Kashani-Sabet

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10326

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      This study of 329 patients with thick cutaneous melanoma examined the influence of multiple histopathologic and clinical risk factors on the overall survival of this patient cohort. Several factors, in addition to tumor thickness and lymph node status, were found to influence the survival of these patients significantly.

    24. Soft Tissue
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      Clinicopathologic correlates of solitary fibrous tumors (pages 1057–1068)

      Jason S. Gold, Cristina R. Antonescu, Cristina Hajdu, Cristina R. Ferrone, Mustafa Hussain, Jonathan J. Lewis, Murray F. Brennan and Daniel G. Coit

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10328

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      A series of 79 solitary fibrous tumors arising at a wide range of anatomic sites is described. Factors predicting local recurrence-free and metastasis-free survival are analyzed.

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      Osteosarcoma of the spine : Experience of the Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group (pages 1069–1077)

      Toshifumi Ozaki, Silke Flege, Ulf Liljenqvist, Axel Hillmann, Günter Delling, Mechthild Salzer-Kuntschik, Heribert Jürgens, Rainer Kotz, Winfried Winkelmann and Stefan S. Bielack

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10258

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      Patients with osteosarcoma of the spine who have metastasis, large tumors, and sacral tumors have a poor prognosis. These patients seem to be treated effectively with a combination of chemotherapy, at least marginal excision (for patients with surgically accessible tumors), and postoperative radiotherapy.

    26. Discipline

      Pathology
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      Immunohistochemical staining of GLUT1 in benign, borderline, and malignant ovarian epithelia (pages 1078–1082)

      Tamara Kalir, Beverly Y. Wang, Michael Goldfischer, Richard S. Haber, Ilan Reder, Rita Demopoulos, Carmel J. Cohen and David E. Burstein

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10280

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      GLUT1 is a consistent marker of ovarian epithelial malignancy. Anti-GLUT1 antibody may be useful in distinguishing invasive from noninvasive borderline implants.

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      Thymidine phosphorylase and vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with Stage I lung adenocarcinoma (pages 1083–1093)

      Hiroshi Kojima, Noriharu Shijubo and Shosaku Abe

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10352

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      Thymidine phosphorylase (TP) induction in intratumoral stroma, but not in tumor cells, and tumor cell-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) induction cooperatively may promote angiogenesis in adenocarcinoma of the lung. Stromal cell-TP and tumor cell-VEGF induction may be important prognostic factors in lung adenocarcinoma.

    28. Pediatric Oncology
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      Nonperioperative strokes in children with central nervous system tumors (pages 1094–1101)

      Daniel C. Bowers, Arlynn F. Mulne, Joan S. Reisch, Roy D. Elterman, Louis Munoz, Timothy Booth, Kenneth Shapiro and Deborah L. Doxey

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10353

      The incidence of nonperioperative strokes among children with central nervous system tumors was 4.03 strokes/1000 years of patient follow-up. Strokes were associated with treatment with radiation therapy and a diagnosis of an optic pathway glioma.

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      Abnormalities of chromosome bands 15q13-15 in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pages 1102–1110)

      Nyla A. Heerema, Harland N. Sather, Martha G. Sensel, Mei K. L. La, Raymond J. Hutchinson, James B. Nachman, Gregory H. Reaman, Beverly J. Lange, Peter G. Steinherz, Bruce C. Bostrom, Paul S. Gaynon and Fatih M. Uckun

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10325

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      Aberrations of chromosome bands 15q13-15 occur in about 1% of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), implicating genes in this region in the leukemogenesis of some childhood ALL. With current intensive therapy, such aberrations do not appear to confer increased risk of treatment failure.

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      Surgical view of the treatment of patients with hepatoblastoma : Results from the first prospective trial of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology Liver Tumor Study Group (SIOPEL-1) (pages 1111–1120)

      J. Marco Schnater, Daniël C. Aronson, Jack Plaschkes, Giorgio Perilongo, Julia Brown, Jean-Bernard Otte, Laurences Brugieres, Piotr Czauderna, Gordon MacKinlay and Anton Vos

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10282

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      This article describes surgical aspects in the first prospective trial designed by the Liver Tumor Study Group of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOPEL-1). The intention in SIOPEL-1 was to treat all patients with preoperative chemotherapy. The primary objective of this article was to assess whether the assumed surgical advantages of primary chemotherapy stand up to more detailed scrutiny.

    31. Radiation Oncology
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      Importance of tumor regression assessment in predicting the outcome in patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma who are treated with preoperative radiotherapy (pages 1121–1130)

      Hanifa Bouzourene, Fred T. Bosman, Walter Seelentag, Maurice Matter and Philippe Coucke

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10327

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      Tumor regression as well as residual tumor cell density were found to be predictive factors of survival in patients with rectal carcinoma after preoperative radiotherapy. The use of a standardized approach for pathologic evaluation must be implemented to allow comparison between the results of various treatment approaches.

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      Combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy for head and neck malignancies : Quality of life issues (pages 1131–1141)

      Nam P. Nguyen, Sabah Sallah, Ulf Karlsson and John E. Antoine

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10257

      The standard of care for locally advanced head and neck carcinoma traditionally has been surgery followed by radiation therapy. However, the survival rate with this approach is poor. Concurrent chemotherapy and radiation was introduced to improve outcome, with excellent local control and survival results reported in both Phase II and Phase III studies. This review article summarizes the findings from published series of surgery, postoperative radiation, radiation therapy alone, and chemoradiation with regard to quality of life issues for patients with locally advanced head and neck carcinoma.

    33. Integrated Medicine
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      Outpatient cancer drug costs : Changes, drivers, and the future (pages 1142–1150)

      R. J. Halbert, Carol Zaher, Sally Wade, Jennifer Malin, Grant D. Lawless and Robert W. Dubois

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10347

      The authors analyzed outpatient drug claims for health maintenance organization patients with a solid tumor diagnosis in the years 1995 and 1998 to quantify trends in drug expenditures. Total outpatient drug charges increased 16% annually, with antineoplastic therapy as the single most important driver of cost increases. The primary explanation for the increases appeared to be a shift in treatment patterns away from older, less expensive drugs toward newer, more expensive agents.

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      Acupuncture for xerostomia : Clinical update (pages 1151–1156)

      Peter A. S. Johnstone, Richard C. Niemtzow and Robert H. Riffenburgh

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10348

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      Radiation-induced dry mouth is alleviated by acupuncture for many patients.

    35. Epidemiology
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      Familial and second gastric carcinomas : A nationwide epidemiologic study from Sweden (pages 1157–1165)

      Kari Hemminki and Yongwen Jiang

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10322

      Data from the Swedish Family-Cancer Database show familial risks in gastric carcinoma that can best be explained by environmental factors. Host immunity may modulate the risk of gastric carcinoma.

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      The specific role of isoflavones on estrogen metabolism in premenopausal women (pages 1166–1174)

      Nagi B. Kumar, Alan Cantor, Kathy Allen, Diane Riccardi and Charles E. Cox

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10320

      The authors evaluated of the effectiveness of supplementing a group of premenopausal women who were free of breast carcinoma with a dietary supplement of isoflavones (40 mg per day) to determine whether it produced a change in female steroid hormone levels and menstrual cycle length, factors that are implicated in the reduction of breast proliferation and, thus, in the reduction of the risk for breast carcinoma.

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      Survival differences among Asian subpopulations in the United States after prostate, colorectal, breast, and cervical carcinomas (pages 1175–1182)

      Scarlett S. Lin, Christina A. Clarke, Angela W. Prehn, Sally L. Glaser, Dee W. West and Cynthia D. O'Malley

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10319

      This study examined overall and stage specific survival using cause-of-death information for three Asian subgroups (Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos) in comparison with non-Hispanic whites. Results show differences in distribution of stage at diagnosis among the Asian subgroups and differences in 5-year survival that persist regardless of stage.

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      Cancer trends among Hispanic men in South Florida, 1981–1998 (pages 1183–1190)

      James D. Wilkinson, Brad Wohler-Torres, Edward Trapido, Lora E. Fleming, Jill MacKinnon, Lydia Voti and Steven Peace

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10321

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      The authors report on 18 years of incidence and mortality data from Florida's population-based cancer registry for Hispanic men in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Hispanic men had an overall decreased incidence of cancer compared with non-Hispanic white men, although cancer mortality rates for these two groups appear to be converging in recent years.

  2. Erratum

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    2. Original Articles
    3. Erratum
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      Erratum (page 1191)

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10484

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