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- Schaut, Nikki
- Orgel , Greg
- Schaut, Nikki - tumor started growing, stopped drug
5. Irinotecan and Temodar
Alternative and Complementary
Response to vinorelbine and low-dose cyclophosphamide chemotherapy in two patients with desmoplastic small round cell tumor Andrea Ferrari, MD 1 *, Federica Grosso, MD 2, Silvia Stacchiotti, MD 2, Cristina Meazza, MD 1, Elena Zaffignani, MD 1, Alfonso Marchianò, MD 3, Michela Casanova, MD 1 1Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milano, Italy 2Adult Sarcoma Medical Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milano, Italy 3Radiology Department, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milano, Italy
email: Andrea Ferrari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Correspondence to Andrea Ferrari, Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G. Venezian, 1-20133 Milano MI, Italy.
Keywords desmoplastic small round cell tumor • low-dose cyclophosphamide • metronomic therapy • vinorelbine
Abstract We report two cases of abdominal desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) that showed a clinical response to the vinorelbine/low-dose cyclophosphamide combination that has been claimed to be effective for rhabdomyosarcoma. This observation may prompt further investigation into the activity of such a regimen in DSRCT patients with recurrent or refractory disease, with a view to a possible future role as maintenance therapy in controlling minimal residual disease in patients who achieve complete remission with intensive induction multimodality therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.