Kwang Wook Suh

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Purpose. The purpose of our study was to develop an injectable polymeric system for the long-term localized delivery of bioactive interleukin-2 for antitumor immunotherapy. Methods. IL-2 was encapsulated into gelatin and chondroitin-6-sulfate using an aqueous-based complex coacervation. CTLL-2 cells were used to measure the bioactivity of released IL-2 and(More)
Combination chemotherapy using oxaliplatin, 5-fluorouracil and folinic acid (FOLFOX) is known to be effective in the treatment of metastatic colon cancer. Genes regulating the actions of 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin have been identified, but precisely which gene is dominant has not yet been determined. The aim of the investigation reported here was to(More)
PURPOSE Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reported to be associated with prognosis of colorectal cancer. The aim of this study is to determine whether the NLR is a predictor of oncological outcomes in patients with stage I colorectal cancer who underwent curative surgery. METHODS Two hundred sixty-nine patients with stage I colorectal cancer who(More)
BACKGROUND Fascin-1 is not expressed in normal colorectal epithelium, but is up-regulated in colorectal cancer. However, its exact biological mechanism remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of fascin-1 expression with the clinicopathologic parameters and its prognostic impact in advanced colorectal cancer. (More)
PURPOSE Treatments for colorectal cancer (CRC) are primarily disease stage based. However, heterogeneity in outcome within even a single stage highlights its limitations in predicting disease behavior. Recently, the role of gene expression as predictive and prognostic markers has been explored. Our objectives were to identify consistently differentially(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The factors relating to changes within a tumor after preoperative chemoradiotherapy associated with rectal cancer prognosis remain to be determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of CD133 and ALDH1 and to analyze the predictive and prognostic roles in patients with rectal cancer after chemoradiotherapy. (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In preclinical studies, tumor cells genetically altered to secrete granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) can generate systemic antitumor immunity. Clinically relevant immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of colorectal cancer should address efficacy within the liver, a common site of metastatic disease.(More)
PURPOSE The use of barium enemas to confirm the anastomotic integrity prior to ileostomy closure is still controversial. The purpose of the study was to determine the utility of routine contrast enema prior to ileostomy closure and its impact on patient management in patients with a low pelvic anastomosis. METHODS One hundred forty-five patients had a(More)
The records of 225 patients with surgically documented acoustic neuromas seen at the Mayo Clinic between 1966 and 1976 were studied. Included in this group were 4 patients who had von Recklinghausen's disease with bilateral ear involvement, 7 patients with recurrence of acoustic neuroma, and 8 patients who were referred because of recurrent acoustic(More)