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A 73-year-old woman with polymyositis, who had received corticosteroids and immune-suppressive agents, was admitted to our hospital because of general fatigue and severe cough. Chest X-ray film and CT scan showed a large tumor shadow in the left upper lobe and several ground-glass opacities (GGOs) scattered in both lungs. As the white blood cell and(More)
A combination chemotherapy consisting of a 72-hour continuous infusion of cisplatin (CDDP; 100 mg/m2/72 h) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU; 3 g/m2/72 h) was conducted for inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Sixty patients were accepted for this study between June 1988 and December 1990. Forty-seven patients were male (median age 68). Thirty-four(More)
We conducted a phase II study to examine the efficacy and safety of weekly docetaxel and cisplatin in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Forty chemotherapy-naive patients (10 with stage IIIB and 30 with stage IV NSCLC) with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2 and adequate organ functions were enrolled.(More)
PURPOSE It has been reported that the mutations of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are detected in lung cancers. Studies of EGFR mutations in large numbers of patients' tumors with clinical data including response to EGFR tyrosine kinase directed therapy are needed to develop a robust database for clinical use. The purpose of the present study is to(More)
The histologic prognostic factors of pulmonary adenocarcinomas of the lung less than 2 cm in diameter were analyzed in 75 patients who had undergone surgical resection. The pathologic stage, lymph node involvement, and pleural involvement were found to be the major determinants of prognosis (P less than 0.01). In addition, other single factors, such as(More)
A 75-year-old woman with polymyositis, who had received medication of corticosteroids and immune-suppressive agents, presented with backache. Chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) showed multiple nodules and infiltrative shadow in both peripheral lungs (Picture 1). 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography demonstrated an increased uptake in(More)
Prompt treatment in tumor-associated encephalopathy may prolong survival. We describe a 69-year-old male patient who was presented with fulminant hepatic failure, secondary to small-cell lung carcinoma with rapidly progressing encephalopathy. Both symptoms remitted following chemotherapy, suggesting swift diagnosis and administration of chemotherapy to be(More)
A 63-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for acute heart failure. A chest CT scan revealed a large anterior mediastinal mass and pericardial effusion. Percutaneous needle biopsy showed that the mass was an advanced thymic cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). The patient was treated by combination chemotherapy of carboplatin and etoposide with concurrent(More)
Primary peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma (PSPC) is a rare primary peritoneal tumor. Clinically, PSPC usually presents with general abdominal discomfort resulting from variable amounts of ascites. In a state of small amounts of ascites, initial manifestation of massive bilateral pleural effusion is unusual. A 76-year-old female nonsmoker with no(More)
It is reported that the combination of cisplatin (CDDP) and carboplatin (CBDCA) is synergistic in vitro. The objective of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of the two platinum compounds in combination with etoposide in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSLC). Forty patients were registered. Based on the results of a(More)