Azusa Tanimoto

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A secondary epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation, the substitution of threonine 790 with methionine (T790M), leads to acquired resistance to reversible EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). A non-invasive method for detecting T790M mutation would be desirable to direct patient treatment strategy. Plasma DNA samples were obtained after(More)
BACKGROUND Although pemetrexed/cisplatin (P-C) is a standard treatment for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (Nsq-NSCLC), neither its efficacy nor the effects of potential differences between driver mutations, such as the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocation and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, have been thoroughly(More)
Purpose: The BIM deletion polymorphism is associated with apoptosis resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI), such as gefitinib and erlotinib, in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring EGFR mutations. Here, we investigated whether the BIM deletion polymorphism contributes to resistance against osimertinib, a third-generation EGFR-TKI.(More)
BACKGROUND RET fusions were recently identified in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are considered as a potential therapeutic target of NSCLC. Sorafenib, a multi-kinase inhibitor, has potent anti-RET activity. We conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of sorafenib in a small number of patients with RET fusion-positive NSCLC. MATERIALS AND(More)
Alectinib is a new generation ALK inhibitor with activity against the gatekeeper L1196M mutation that showed remarkable activity in a phase I/II study with echinoderm microtubule associated protein-like 4 (EML4)--anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. However, alectinib resistance may eventually develop. Here, we found(More)
Rearranged during transfection (RET) fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 1-2% of all NSCLCs. To date, RET fusions that involve at least six fusion partners in NSCLC, such as KIF5B, CCDC6, NCOA4, TRIM33, CLIP1, and ERC1, have been identified. Recent clinical trials for RET fusion-positive NSCLC using vandetanib or(More)
AIM This phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of docetaxel and bevacizumab combination therapy in patients with previously-treated non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (Nsq NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with histologically- or cytologically-confirmed Nsq NSCLC, 20-74 years of age, who had performance status 0-2, and(More)
A 76-year-old female in whom a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) lesion was resected 19 years previously presented to our hospital with cognitive dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed nodules in the brain, lung, adrenal gland and a pelvic osteolytic lesion. To identify the primary cancer site, the present study performed(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be identified by precise molecular subsets based on genomic alterations that drive tumorigenesis and include mutations in EGFR, KRAS, and various ALK fusions. However, despite effective treatments for EGFR and ALK, promising therapeutics have not been developed for patients with KRAS mutations. It has been reported(More)
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