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The combination of docetaxel, cisplatin, and S-1 (DCS) chemotherapy is expected to be a promising regimen for advanced gastric cancer. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant DCS chemotherapy for locally advanced resectable gastric cancer. Patients with locally advanced gastric cancer received 2 courses of preoperative(More)
We have previously demonstrated that in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), iron depletion improves serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels as well as hepatic oxidative DNA damage. However, it has not been determined whether continuation of iron depletion therapy for CHC favorably influences its progression to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of plasma cells with complex molecular characteristics that evolves from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, a highly prevalent premalignant condition. MM is the second most frequent hematologic cancer in the United States, and it remains incurable, thereby highlighting the need for new therapeutic(More)
Owing to its aggressiveness and the lack of effective therapies, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has a dismal prognosis. New strategies to improve treatment and survival are therefore urgently required. Numerous fucosylated antigens in sera serve as tumor markers for cancer detection and evaluation of treatment efficacy. Increased expression of(More)
ST6GalNAc I is a sialyltransferase controlling the expression of sialyl-Tn antigen (STn), which is overexpressed in several epithelial cancers, including gastric cancer, and is highly correlated with cancer metastasis. However, the functional contribution of ST6GalNAc I to development or progression of gastric cancer remains unclear. In this study, we(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated iron regulatory protein (IRP)-dependent expression of transferrin receptor (TfR), divalent metal transporter-1 (DMT1) and ferritin during erythroid differentiation system using an in vitro three-phase liquid culture. METHOD Peripheral blood hematopoietic progenitor cells were cultured with interleukin-3 and stem cell factor (SCF)(More)
Generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activation of caspase cascade are both indispensable in Fas-mediated apoptotic signaling. Although ROS was presumed to affect the activity of the caspase cascade on the basis of findings that antioxidants inhibited the activation of caspases and that the stimulation of ROS by itself activated caspases, the(More)
One of the most common complications related to endoscopic mucosal resection is hemorrhage; in almost every case, the bleeding is endoscopically managed, but some cases are unresponsive to the treatment. We have encountered three cases of endoscopically uncontrollable lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage after endoscopic mucosal resection in the colon which we(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that arterial infusion chemotherapy improved the response rate and survival of the patients with pancreatic cancer at advanced stages in an open trial. We conducted a Phase I trial of arterial infusion chemotherapy with gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil for advanced pancreatic cancer after vascular supply distribution via(More)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is characterized by peripheral blood cytopenias and risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Elevated serum ferritin (SF), due to ineffective erythropoiesis and increased iron absorption from the gut, is often observed in non-transfused MDS patients, suggesting involvement of iron overload in its pathogenesis. However,(More)