Kenichi Ishizawa

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BACKGROUND CD5-positive (CD5+) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) shows poor prognosis and frequent central nervous system (CNS) relapses under anthracycline-containing chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to determine the prognosis and CNS relapse incidence of CD5+ DLBCL in the rituximab era. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 337 patients with CD5+(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue repair often occurs in organs damaged by various inflammatory diseases including pneumonia. Inflammatory stimuli induce a rapid and massive release of inflammatory cells from the bone marrow. Recent studies have suggested that bone marrow cells have the potential to differentiate into a variety of cell types. It has been shown that(More)
PURPOSE To explore a more effective treatment for localized nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, we conducted a phase I/II study of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Treatments comprised concurrent radiotherapy (50 Gy) and 3 courses of dexamethasone, etoposide, ifosfamide, and carboplatin (DeVIC). Patients with a newly diagnosed(More)
The prognosis of advanced extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is poor. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) has been suggested to be a promising treatment for this disease, but its utility has yet to be established. Here we retrospectively analyzed five cases of ENKTL treated with allo-HSCT in our institute. After induction(More)
Bendamustine is a unique cytotoxic agent that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (B-NHLs). In this multicenter phase II trial, the efficacy and safety of bendamustine were evaluated in Japanese patients with relapsed or refractory indolent B-NHL or mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL). Patients received bendamustine(More)
PURPOSE CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) is expressed by peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) and is associated with poor outcomes. Mogamulizumab (KW-0761) is a defucosylated humanized anti-CCR4 antibody engineered to exert potent antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. This multicenter phase II study evaluated the efficacy and safety of mogamulizumab in(More)
BACKGROUND Previous phase II trials in Japan suggested that irinotecan was a promising agent for advanced or metastatic breast cancer pretreated with anthracycline. However, irinotecan has not yet been evaluated in the salvage setting for breast cancer pretreated with both anthracycline and taxane, which are two active agents for breast cancer. METHODS(More)
It has been shown that aberrant expression of a transcription factor, GATA-1, leads to maturation arrest and transformation of erythroid cells. We previously reported that a multifunctional protein, YB-1, was expressed strongly in the spleen of a GATA-1 mutant mouse, which was filled with transformed erythroblasts. This finding suggested that YB-1 has roles(More)
There is no data about the efficacy and safety of radioimmunotherapy with 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan in patients with relapsed or refractory indolent B-cell lymphoma pretreated with rituximab-containing chemotherapy. We focused on this in a Japanese phase II study. Radioimmunotherapy with 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan (11.1 and 14.8 MBq) was evaluated in patients(More)