Atsushi Takise

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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)
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)
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 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)
In order to examine the clinical efficacy of cepharanthin (Ceph.) for preventing leukopenia caused by chemotherapy in lung cancer patients, a randomized trial was carried out. Subjects were 45 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving initial treatment with cisplatin (CDDP) +adriamycin (ADM) +mitomycin C (MMC). Ceph. was given at a dose of(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)
Twenty-three patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer were treated with a combination chemotherapy of CDDP 100 mg/m2, ADM 30 mg/m2 and MMC 8 mg/m2 (PAM). Ten cases were adenocarcinoma, 9 cases were squamous cell carcinoma and 4 cases were large cell carcinoma. In 21 evaluable cases, partial response was obtained in 47.6%. (The response rates were(More)
A 75-year-old woman with polymyositis, who had received medication of corticosteroids and immunesuppressive agents, presented with backache. Chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) showed multiple nodules and infiltrative shadow in both peripheral lungs (Picture 1). F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography demonstrated an increased uptake in both(More)
OBJECTIVES Although preexisting pulmonary fibrosis (PF) on chest radiograph is known to be a risk factor of gefitinib-related interstitial lung disease (ILD), the significance of PF detected by chest computed tomography (CT) on the development of gefitinib-related ILD has not been investigated sufficiently. METHODS We reviewed 182 nonsmall cell lung(More)