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BACKGROUND Syndecan-1 is a heparan sulfate proteoglycan expressed on plasma cells, especially myeloma cells, and can exist in serum as soluble syndecan-1 after shedding from the cell surface. Soluble syndecan-1 has been suggested to promote myeloma cell growth and to be an independent prognostic factor for multiple myeloma. We aimed to evaluate the effect(More)
Thymidylate synthase (TS) gene polymorphisms such as tandem repeat (TR) polymorphisms and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affect transcriptional efficiency of the TS gene and may be prognostic markers for fluoropyrimidine-based therapy in various gastrointestinal cancers. However, data for TS polymorphisms on clinical outcomes in advanced small bowel(More)
We assessed the success rate of empirical antifungal therapy with itraconazole and evaluated risk factors for predicting the failure of empirical antifungal therapy. A multicenter, prospective, observational study was performed in patients with hematological malignancies who had neutropenic fever and received empirical antifungal therapy with itraconazole(More)
BACKGROUND Osmotic release oral system (OROS) hydromorphone is a potent, long-acting opioid analgesic, effective and safe for controlling cancer pain in patients who have received other strong opioids. To date, few studies have examined the efficacy of hydromorphone for pain relief in opioid-naive cancer patients. OBJECTIVES A prospective, open-label,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this phase II study was to determine the efficacy and toxicity of cisplatin and weekly docetaxel combination chemotherapy as a first-line treatment in patients with recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer patients were enrolled and received a combination of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy and safety of combination chemotherapy with biweekly paclitaxel plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin in the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Chemonaive patients with histologically confirmed advanced or recurrent inoperable gastric cancer were enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of follicular lymphoma (FL) varies according to geographic location. It is the second most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Western countries but has a very low incidence in Asia. Thus, no representative data are available for FL. Therefore, we gathered our own data to build a foundation for FL research. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of weekly docetaxel, cisplatin, and S-1 (weekly TPS) as induction chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). A total of 35 patients with previously untreated, locally advanced HNSCC were enrolled. Seven patients (20%) were diagnosed(More)
T-lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) is a rare form of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The standard approach for management of T-LBL involves intensive multiagent chemotherapy regimens for induction and consolidation phases with central nervous system prophylaxis and a maintenance phase lasting 12-18 months. We report on a case of long-term survival after(More)
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