Michio Sawada

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Pirarubicin (tetrahydropyranyl adriamycin: THP) is an anthracycline drug that reportedly has fewer cardiotoxic effects than doxorubicin. A phase II study was conducted in order to determine the efficacy of a treatment regimen incorporating THP, namely THP-COP in the treatment of elderly patients aged 70 years or older with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic factors of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified (PTCL-U). We retrospectively analyzed 30 cases fulfilling the criteria of PTCL-U defined by the World Health Organization classification. The patients were treated with 6–8 cycles of a CHOP or THP (pirarubicin)-COP regimen. A high serum sIL-2R level (≥2,000(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported that serum interleukin-18 (IL-18) concentration predicted the clinical outcome of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (CHOP). When rituximab (R) was added to this regimen, the prognosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) was(More)
It is often difficult to distinguish hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndrome (h-MDS) from acquired aplastic anaemia (AA), because of the considerable clinical, cytological and histological similarities between these two disorders. The distinction between AA and h-MDS is important because there is a higher risk of progression to acute leukaemia in patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of salvage chemotherapy with, P-IMVP-16/CBDCA, consisting of carboplatin (CBDCA), etoposide (VP-16), ifosfamide (IFM), and methotrexate (MTX), for patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) who had previously received CHOP [a regimen of cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunomycin, Oncovin(More)
To compare the efficacy and safety of a biweekly CHOP regimen consisting of cyclophosphamide (CPA), doxorubicin (DOX), vincristine (VCR), and prednisolone (PSL) and those of a biweekly THP-COP regimen containing pirarubicin (THP), an anthracyclin with less cardiotoxicity than DOX. A prospective, randomized phase II study with 80 patients (40 receiving CHOP(More)
BACKGROUND Recently investigators have worked to identify prognostic factors in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) so an appropriate therapeutic plan can be put in action. The aim of the present study was to assess the prognostic significance of serum soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor (sTNF-R) 2 in aggressive NHL. METHODS One hundred and ten consecutive(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the prognostic significance of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) in aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). One hundred and thirteen consecutive patients with previously untreated aggressive NHL (diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, 96; peripheral T-cell lymphoma, 17) prospectively participated in this study(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the carrier rate of hepatitis virus in patients with haematological malignancies and the incidence of liver injury in these patients following chemotherapy. From January 1996 to September 2002, we studied 601 consecutive, unselected series of patients with haematological malignancies admitted in our hospital unit(More)
We previously described the effectiveness of the THP-COP regimen comprising cyclophosphamide, pirarubicin (tetrahydropyranyl adriamycin; THP), vincristine and prednisolone in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The anthracycline drug THP was apparently less cardiotoxic than doxorubicin. However, that study was completed before rituximab was(More)