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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)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of chemotherapy with ACNU (1-(4-amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)-methyl-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosourea) plus cisplatin followed by cranial irradiation in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between August 1999 and July 2001, previously untreated 30 patients with(More)
PURPOSE The rationale for developing an alternative paclitaxel formulation concerns Cremophor EL-related side effects, and a novel paclitaxel delivery system might augment its therapeutic efficacy. Genexol-PM is a polymeric micelle formulated paclitaxel free of Cremophor EL. A phase I study was performed to determine the maximum tolerated dosage,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of intrathecal methotrexate single therapy with three-drug combination therapy in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. METHODS Fifty-five patients who had pathologically proven leptomeningeal carcinomatosis of a solid tumor were evaluated in terms of pathological response. Group M (n = 29) received methotrexate 15(More)
We have developed previously a class of synthetic hybrid histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, which were built from hydroxamic acid of trichostatin A and pyridyl ring of MS-275. In this study we evaluated the antitumor effects of these novel hybrid synthetic HDAC inhibitors, SK-7041 and SK-7068, on human cancer cells. Both SK-7041 and SK-7068 effectively(More)
OBJECTIVE The effectiveness of capecitabine, an oral fluoropyrimidine carbamate, is well documented in previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer patients (overall response rate: 25%). However, its efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer refractory to 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin (5-FU/LV) has not been determined. This study was performed(More)
A 25-yr-old woman presented with a right pleural effusion. Destruction of 9th through 12th ribs, adjacent vertebral bodies, and transverse processes was noted on plain radiograph and a large low-attenuated, irregular shaped mass lesion with peripheral rim enhancement, destroying vertebral body and transverse process, was revealed on the computed tomographic(More)
Despite advances in the characterization of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), little data is available on Asian patients. We report here upon single Korean institution's experience regarding the clinical characteristics and outcomes of ALCL. We performed a retrospective study of 32 adults with ALCL. Most of the patients received anthracycline-based(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of low-dose paclitaxel/cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with metastatic or recurrent gastric cancer that had failed 5-fluorouracil/platinum-based chemotherapy. Thirty-two patients with documented progression on or within 6 months after discontinuing 5-fluorouracil/platinum-based chemotherapy(More)
To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of a reduced dose intensity (mini-) FOLFOX-4 regimen as a first-line palliative chemotherapy in elderly patients (> or =70 yr of age) with advanced colorectal cancer, data from prospective databases at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and Seoul Municipal Boramae Hospital were analyzed. A total of 20 patients(More)