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PURPOSE We prospectively conducted a non-randomized phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combination irinotecan, leucovorin (LV) and 5-fluorouracil (FU) as a first-line regimen for treating patients with previously untreated advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six previously untreated patients with advanced,(More)
Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The present study investigated the association between germline genetic polymorphisms and the treatment outcome of cetuximab plus modified leucovovin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX)6 chemotherapy in advanced gastric cancer (AGC). DNA from peripheral blood(More)
In this paper, the power distribution control method for the fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle (FCHEV) is proposed using the fuzzy logic-based algorithm. The mathematical models of subsystems of a FCHEV are formulated and coded using the Matlab/Simulink software. To show the validity and the performance of the proposed control algorithm, it is applied to a(More)
This paper presents a new type of fuzzy logic-based power control strategy for a fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle to improve fuel economy while maintaining the battery SOC. The fuel cell system is environmentally-friendly but it has inherent limitation such as slow response time and low fuel efficiency especially at the low power region. To resolve this(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is extremely poor. Many prospective randomized trials on patients with advanced NSCLC suggested systemic chemotherapy improves both the survival and quality of life. A phase II trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of the combination chemotherapy of(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the liver is a very rare tumor. Although a few cases of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the liver have been reported, we could not find any report on truly localized extramedullary plasmacytoma of the liver in the literature. The patient was a 63-yr-old man who exhibited a solitary liver mass on dynamic computed tomography and(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have recently been identified and characterized in humans. Moreover, MSC secrete cytokines that can support hematopoietic progenitor growth. In the present study, we evaluated whether the efficacy of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is improved by their co-transplantation with MSC, and whether this is positively(More)
The anthracyclines and taxanes are considered to be the most active drugs in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We conducted a multicenter phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the docetaxel plus epirubicin combination chemotherapy as first-line treatment in MBC and performed a prospective assessment of the predictive values of(More)
PURPOSE We prospectively conducted a multi-center, open-label, randomized phase II trial to compare the efficacy and safety of docetaxel plus cisplatin (DC) and etoposide plus cisplatin (EC) for treating advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-eight previously untreated patients with locally advanced, recurrent or(More)
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a recently recognized disease that occurs most often in immunosuppressed patients, either with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or in the posttransplantation setting, and it occasionally occurs in nonimmunosuppressed patients. Patients present with lymphomatous effusions in serous cavities--pleura, pericardium, or(More)