Michio Sawada

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PURPOSE 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. METHODS A prospective, randomized phase II study with 80 patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic factors of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified (PTCL-U). PATIENTS AND METHODS 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. (More)
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)
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 anthracycline drug pirarubicin (tetrahydropyranyl adriamycin; THP) apparently has fewer cardiotoxic effects than doxorubicin. We previously described the benefit of the THP-COP regimen comprising cyclophosphamide, THP, vincristine, and prednisolone for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). However, that study was completed before(More)
The anthracycline drug pirarubicin (tetrahydropyranyl-adriamycin [THP]) apparently has been reported to show fewer cardiotoxic effects than doxorubicin. We have previously described the effectiveness of the R-THP-COP regimen comprising rituximab, cyclophosphamide, pirarubicin, vincristine and prednisolone in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. We(More)
INTRODUCTION 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(More)
In recent years, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been classified by DNA microarray analysis into the germinal center B-cell-like (GC) type, the activated B-cell-like (ABC) type and type 3. The latter two types can be collectively categorized as the non-GC (NGC) type. From the prognostic perspective, the GC type has a favorable clinical outcome(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)
PURPOSE 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). METHODS One hundred and thirteen consecutive patients with previously untreated aggressive NHL (diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, 96; peripheral T-cell lymphoma, 17) prospectively(More)