Keiichirou Kanemitsu

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Background:This multicentre randomised phase III trial was designed to determine whether adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine improves the outcomes of patients with resected pancreatic cancer.Methods:Eligibility criteria included macroscopically curative resection of invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas and no earlier radiation or chemotherapy.(More)
To evaluate the effects of combined continuous transcatheter arterial infusion (CTAI) and systemic chemotherapy in patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma. CTAI was performed in 17 patients with stage IV pancreatic cancer with (n = 11) or without (n = 6) liver metastasis. The reservoir was transcutaneously implanted with the help of angiography. The(More)
Since 1984 intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) combined with extended resection for pancreatic cancer has been performed in our clinic to prevent local recurrence. Following extended resection, a dose of 30 Gy of 9- to 12-MeV electrons is administered to the operative field, including the paraaortic area from the diaphragm above to the inferior mesenteric(More)
Since 1984, we have performed extended radical resection combined with extended intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for pancreatic cancer. This approach has provided a dramatic improvement in long-term survival and control of local recurrence. Hepatic metastases, however, remain an unsolved problem. Among patients with this combined therapy, we found(More)
Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) chemotherapy is effective for treating primary and metastatic carcinomas of the liver. Since hepatic arteries also supply the stomach and duodenum, HAI may result in unwanted infusion into the upper gastrointestinal tract and consequent gastric toxicity. Using fused images obtained with a combined SPECT/CT system, we assessed(More)
In some patients with hepatic tumors, anatomic variations in the hepatic arteries may require hemodynamic modification to render effective hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy delivered via implantable port systems. We used a combined CT/SPECT system to obtain fused images of the intrahepatic perfusion patterns in patients with such anatomic variations(More)
RFA for the hepatocellular carcinoma localized on the surface of the liver tends to have some complications such as bleeding, an ejection of tumor and a heat injury to other internal organs even if percutaneous RFA seemed to be done easily. Therefore, we should first choose the RFA treatment under endoscopic (either laparoscope or thoracoscope) surgery for(More)
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