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The impact of pretreatment nutritional status on the treatment outcome of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has never been explored. Among the 953 patients who were registered in a prospective cohort at Samsung Medical Center., we analyzed 262 patients who had been treated with Ruximab-cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone for newly diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with v-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutations are resistant to treatment with cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody that targets the epidermal growth factor receptor. Statins have reported antitumor activity, but it is unknown whether simvastatin can reverse cetuximab resistance(More)
Everolimus is a novel inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway, which is aberrantly activated in cancer cell. We conducted a phase I study of capecitabine plus everolimus (RAD001) in refractory gastric cancer patients. Patients with metastatic gastric cancer and progression after prior chemotherapy were eligible. Four dose levels were planned(More)
Lung cancer is the most common solid tumor in critically ill cancer patients admitted to intensive care units and is associated with a poor prognosis. Crizotinib is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, which is active for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring ALK rearrangements. We report three cases of NSCLC patients who(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) constitutes most primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma (PCNSL), whereas T-cell, low-grade and Burkitt’s lymphomas (BL) are rarely encountered. Due to the paucity of cases, little is known about the clinical features and treatment outcomes of PCNSL other than DLBCL. The objective of this study was to describe the(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined gemcitabine and S-1 as first-line chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. This study included patients who had been diagnosed with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma arising from the pancreas, which was histologically or cytologically confirmed(More)
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor has shown dramatic efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring ALK rearrangements in phase I trial. Herein we report two cases of NSCLC patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LM), treated with ALK inhibitor under emergent use of investigational new drug combined with intrathecal(More)
595 Background: Combination oxaliplatin and S-1 or oxaliplatin and capecitabine chemotherapy have shown significant efficacy in advanced colorectal cancer. To evaluate those efficacy and safety, we performed a randomized phase II study in patients with metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. METHODS Eligible patients were those who had measurable(More)
Both docetaxel-based and irinotecan-based chemotherapy has been demonstrated as active combination regimen in either first-line or second-line setting for metastatic gastric cancer. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the two active regimens, docetaxel/cisplatin and FOLFIRI, as first- and second-line chemotherapy and to compare the sequence of the two(More)
A phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine and S-1 combination chemotherapy in patients with metastatic biliary tract cancer (BTC). Patients with pathologically confirmed, unresectable, recurrent, or metastatic adenocarcinoma that originated from the intrahepatic or extrahepatic biliary ducts or gallbladder were(More)