Hisashi Hirosawa

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BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a new combination antiemetic therapy comprising aprepitant, granisetron, and dexamethasone in gastric cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with cisplatin and S-1. METHODS Gastric cancer patients scheduled to receive their first course of chemotherapy with cisplatin (60 mg/m(2)) and S-1 (80 mg/m(2)) were(More)
INTRODUCTION Currarino syndrome (Currarino triad) was described in 1981 as a triad syndrome with a common embryogenesis in infants and with three characteristics: anorectal stenosis, a defect in the sacral bone, and a presacral mass. We describe here an unusual case of Currarino syndrome in an adult presenting with a presacral abscess but no meningitis. (More)
The application of hyperthermia to the treatment of neoplastic disease has focused on solid tumors. Since the hyperthermic sensitivity of human acute leukemia cells is not known, we have studied the in vitro response of human leukemic progenitor cells (L-CFU) to hyperthermia using a quantitative assay system for L-CFU. Human L-CFU were found to be more(More)
We have previously reported a constitutively activated form of the Flt-1 kinase (BCR-FLTm) molecularly engineered based on the structural backbone of the activated tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL. Here we show that it can induce not only growth stimulation but also tubulogenic differentiation of non-tubulogenic NP31 (non parenchymal) sinusoidal endothelial cells of(More)
A case of macrocystic serous cystadenoma of the pancreas is presented, and literature is reviewed. A 35-yr-old woman presented with mild upper abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography and an abdominal computed tomography revealed a multiloculated and calcified cyst in the body of the pancreas. A T1-weighted image, using magnetic resonance imaging, revealed(More)
An increasing number of patients with lung cancer are undergoing outpatient chemotherapy as an alternative to inpatient therapy. To investigate the factors influencing the quality of life (QOL) for these patients, we administered a QOL questionnaire, The QOL Questionnaire for Cancer Patients Treated with Anticancer Drugs (QOL-ACD) to 8 older adult patients(More)
Metastases to the gastrointestinal tract rarely occur in breast cancer except in invasive lobular carcinoma. The present study reports a rare case of metastatic gastric cancer from invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast mimicking primary gastric linitis plastica. A 51-year-old premenopausal female, who had a history of partial mastectomy for right(More)
An increasing number of patients with lung cancer are undergoing outpatient chemotherapy as an alternative inpatient therapy. To investigate the factors influencing the quality of life (QOL) for these patients,we used a QOL questionnaire, "The QOL Questionnaire for Cancer Patients Treated with Anticancer Drugs" (QOL-ACD) for 8 patients with non-small cell(More)