Kyung Hun Lee

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PURPOSE Mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are strongly predictive of gefitinib efficacy in non-small-cell lung cancer. However, the presence of EGFR mutant nonresponses and nonmutant responses points out the need for more comprehensive analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS For 69 non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated with gefitinib, we(More)
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) has a poorer survival, despite a higher response rate to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The purpose of this study was to identify the predictive or prognostic value of Ki-67 among patients with TNBC treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and the role of Ki-67 in further classification of TNBC. A total of 105 TNBC patients who(More)
Expression of excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) is important for resistance to platinum agents. Mutations of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are related to the responsiveness to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study was performed to determine if ERCC1 expression and EGFR are related to the(More)
PURPOSE A causal relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and pancreatic cancer is well established. However, in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) who receive palliative chemotherapy, the impact of DM on the prognosis of APC is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively enrolled APC patients who received palliative chemotherapy(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate response and survival for platinum-based combination chemotherapy in chemonaive patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) according to pretreatment standardized uptake values (SUV) by fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with advanced NSCLC who had not previously received chemotherapy(More)
A PARP inhibitor is a rationally designed targeted therapy for cancers with impaired DNA repair abilities. RAD51C is a paralog of RAD51 that has an important role in the DNA damage response. We found that cell lines sensitive to a novel oral PARP inhibitor, olaparib, had low levels of RAD51C expression using microarray analysis, and we therefore(More)
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) heterodimerizes and shares common signaling pathways with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). In this study, we investigated the clinical implication of amphiregulin, a ligand for EGFR, on trastuzumab therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer. Serum amphiregulin levels were quantified in 50 consecutive(More)
Recent advance in sequencing technology has enabled comprehensive profiling of genetic alterations in cancer. We have established a targeted sequencing platform using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology for clinical use, which can provide mutation and copy number variation data. NGS was performed with paired-end library enriched with exons of 183(More)
BACKGROUND The association of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations with the response to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents in non-small-cell lung cancer patients has not been investigated. We retrospectively analyzed the associations between response to chemotherapy and molecular markers associated with gefitinib responsiveness(More)
Ethnic diversity of genetic polymorphism can result in individual differences in the efficacy and toxicity of cancer chemotherapy. We analyzed 20 germline polymorphisms in 10 genes (TS, MTHFR, ERCC1, XPD, XRCC1, ABCC2, AGXT, GSTP1, GSTT1 and GSTM1) from prospectively enrolled 292 Korean patients treated with adjuvant oxaliplatin plus leucovorin plus(More)