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A total of 68 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who either had not previously been treated (38) or had undergone prior therapy (30) were treated in a phase II study of (glycolate-O,O′) diammineplatinum(II) (NSC 375 101D; 254-S), a new platinum complex. The drug was given as a single intravenous infusion at a dose of 100 mg/m2 every 4 weeks. All 68(More)
To evaluate the relationships between serum endogenous cytokine levels and their clinical implications in cancer patients, we measured the serum levels of endogenous granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, rapid advances have been made in metabolomics-based, easy-to-use early cancer detection methods using blood samples. Among metabolites, profiling of plasma free amino acids (PFAAs) is a promising approach because PFAAs link all organ systems and have important roles in metabolism. Furthermore, PFAA profiles are known to be influenced by(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible association between expression of survivin, pathological findings in the tumor and survival in patients with small adenocarcinoma of the lung. Seventy-nine patients with resected tumors <2 cm in diameter were entered into the study. There were 33 males and 46 females, with a median age of 64 years(More)
Prognostic factors for response and survival were retrospectively evaluated in 192 previously untreated patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had received either vindesine plus cisplatin or mitomycin plus vindesine plus cisplatin as initial treatment. Univariate analysis demonstrated that squamous-cell histology, early stage, and a(More)
BACKGROUND Current international guidelines recommend the use of platinum-based chemotherapy with thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) for patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Patients with unresectable stage IIIA or IIIB NSCLC were treated with nedaplatin (NP) at 50 mg m(-2) and irinotecan (CPT) at 60 mg m(-2) on days 1 and 8(More)
To determine the recommended phase II dose of vinorelbine in combination with cisplatin and thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) in patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), 18 patients received cisplatin (80 mg/m2) on day 1 and vinorelbine (20 mg/m2 in level 1, and 25 mg/m2 in level 2) on days 1 and 8 every 4 weeks for 4 cycles. TRT(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare but fatal tumour. Although most MPM patients show pleural effusion at even the early stage, it is hard to diagnose as MPM at the early stage because a sensitive and reliable diagnostic marker for MPM has not been found in plasma or pleural effusion. METHODS In this study, we investigated whether(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted a phase II study of combination chemotherapy with irinotecan (CPT) and cisplatin (CDDP) in patients with advanced large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung. METHODS Patients received irinotecan (60 mg/m², days 1, 8, and 15) and cisplatin (60 mg/m², day 1) every 4 weeks for up to four cycles. The primary endpoint was(More)
We investigated the significance of cyclin D1 and cyclin E expression in resected tumors on the survival of patients with small adenocarcinomas of the lung. Seventy-two patients with resected tumors <2 cm in diameter and of pathological stage I were entered into the study. There were 29 males and 43 females, with a median age of 64 years (range 26-83(More)