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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION For patients with refractory bone and soft tissue sarcoma (STS), treatment options have been limited. Ifosfamide is an alkylating agent with well-demonstrated efficacy against STS, and dose-dependent activity. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the response rate, progression-free survival (PFS), progression-free rate (PFR), and(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)
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)
UNLABELLED Renal impairment (RI) is one of the key clinical manifestations of symptomatic multiple myeloma. However, the incidence of RI and renal response to treatment are variable depending on their definition. A total of 379 patients newly-diagnosed and treated for symptomatic myeloma at the Samsung Medical Center between January 2000 and December 2011(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)
To examine whether hospital-based physical therapy is associated with functional changes and early hospital readmission among hospitalized older adults with community-acquired pneumonia and declining physical function. Study design was a retrospective observation study. Participants were community-dwelling older adults admitted to medicine floor for(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)