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BACKGROUND This study was performed to determine the feasibility and safety of salvage chemotherapy, using docetaxel and cisplatin in 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin-pretreated esophageal cancer. METHODS Patients with metastatic or recurrent esophageal squamous cell carcinoma that had previously been treated with 5-FU and cisplatin chemotherapy or(More)
Gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has a response rate of 10% to 20% in refractory non-small cell lung carcinoma. Although female gender, adenocarcinoma, and never having smoked are possible markers of a favorable response, mutations of the EGFR gene have also been reported to be highly significant predictors of(More)
PURPOSE Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most prevalent type of lung cancer. Currently, no targeted therapeutics are approved for treatment of this cancer, largely because of a lack of systematic understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of the disease. To identify therapeutic targets and perform comparative analyses of lung SCC, we probed(More)
We treated a patient with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and an isolated hepatic metastasis. He was a 56-year-old male who underwent right pneumonectomy after concurrent chemoradiation therapy (etoposide+cisplatin) with the diagnosis of stage IIIA squamous cell lung carcinoma. Seven months later, an isolated hepatic metastasis was found on a PET-CT(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Expression of excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) is recognized as a favourable prognostic marker in patients who have undergone surgical resection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, in patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy after surgical resection, ERCC1 correlated with poor prognosis. Class III(More)
Although various combinations of chemotherapy regimens have been tried for patients with esophageal cancer, their duration of survival is extremely poor. In this study, we investigated the safety and clinical efficacy of paclitaxel and cisplatin chemotherapy in metastatic or recurrent esophageal cancer. 32 patients enrolled in this study and the median age(More)
PURPOSE Although (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT has improved the accuracy of evaluating lymph node (LN) staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), false-positive results remain a problem. The reason why benign LNs show high FDG uptake is still unclear. The aim of this study was to identify molecular and pathological characteristics of benign LNs(More)
Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) of the lung is an uncommon developmental anomaly. We report an unusual case of type 1 CPAM with abundant cartilage in a 5-year-old boy. On chest radiography, a left lung mass was detected incidentally, and tumor resection was performed under the impression of a benign tumor. The pathological examination of the(More)
Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is a main treatment option for patients with advanced oesophageal cancer. However, improvement of survival outcomes and toxicities according to the selected treatment is still needed. This phase II trial was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of concurrent CRT with weekly docetaxel and cisplatin in advanced(More)
PURPOSE Locally advanced esophageal cancers are generally treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, followed by surgery in operable candidates. However, even if the patients were diagnosed as operable disease, surgery could not be performed on patients with poor condition or other comorbidity. In this case, definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) is the other(More)