Jin Hyung Kang

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PURPOSE We examined clinical and dosimetric factors as predictors of symptomatic radiation pneumonitis (RP) in lung cancer patients and evaluated the relationship between interstitial lung changes in the pre-radiotherapy (RT) computed tomography (CT) and symptomatic RP. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records and dose volume histogram data of 60 lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Erlotinib (Tarceva, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Melville, NY) is an oral, epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has antitumor activity and good tolerability in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In particular, higher response rates have been reported in Asian patients than in Western patients. The aim of this study conducted(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to observe the outcomes of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) with or without concurrent chemotherapy in resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 2002 to 2013, 78 patients diagnosed with NSCLC after curative resection were treated with radiotherapy alone (RT, n = 48) or(More)
PURPOSE Ipilimumab improves survival in advanced melanoma patients. However, the efficacy and safety of ipilimumab has not been evaluated in Asian melanoma patients with a high frequency of mucosal and acral melanoma subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Advanced melanoma patients treated with 3 mg/kg ipilimumab in a Korean multicenter named-patient program(More)
Risk factors were evaluated for surgical bed soft tissue necrosis (STN) in head and neck cancer patients treated with postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) after transoral robotic surgery (TORS) or wide excision with primary closure. Sixty-seven patients were evaluated. STN was defined as ulceration and necrosis of the surgical bed or persistently unhealed(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the response rates, toxicitiesy, and survival rates, to vinorelbine (Navelbine(R)), cisplatin and ifosfamide combination chemotherapy, of the patients with inoperable NSCLC (stage III and IV), who received vinorelbine (Navelbine(R)), cisplatin, ifosfamide combinationthe mentioned chemotherapy every 4 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVES Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) is a fatal complication of nasal angiocentric lymphoma (AL) and difficult to distinguish from malignant histiocyosis. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated HS is frequently observed in lymphoma of T-cell lineage and EBV is highly associated with nasal AL. Clinicopathologic features of 10 nasal ALs with HS were reviewed(More)
PURPOSE Tegafur, an oral prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), has been used in the treatment of gastric cancers. UFT (tegafur + uracil) has been developed to enhance the efficacy of tegafur. This study was conducted to assess the pharmacokinetics (PK) of tegafur in gastric cancer patients given the ECU-E regimen (epirubicin, cisplatin, UFT-E, an enteric-coated(More)
The proportion of gastric cancers positive for estrogen receptor (ER)-alpha expression is reported to be between 0-67%, depending upon the study. The role of ER-alpha in gastric carcinogenesis is unclear. The ER-alpha gene is located at chromosome 6q25.1, and the long arm of chromosome 6 has been known as a site with frequent loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the effect of concomitant small field boost irradiation given during preoperative chemoradiotherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS The study prospectively enrolled 38 patients scheduled for preoperative chemoradiotherapy. Pelvic radiotherapy of 43.2 Gy/24 fractions was delivered and(More)