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PURPOSE A novel therapeutic approach is urgently needed for BCR-ABL-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this study, we assessed the efficacy and feasibility of chemotherapy combined with imatinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS A phase II study of imatinib-combined chemotherapy was conducted for newly diagnosed BCR-ABL-positive ALL in adults. Eighty(More)
Nilotinib is a second-generation BCR-ABL kinase inhibitor with improved potency and selectivity compared to imatinib. A Phase I/II dose-escalation study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of nilotinib in Japanese patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myelogenous(More)
PURPOSE To explore a more effective treatment for localized nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, we conducted a phase I/II study of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Treatments comprised concurrent radiotherapy (50 Gy) and 3 courses of dexamethasone, etoposide, ifosfamide, and carboplatin (DeVIC). Patients with a newly diagnosed(More)
This study analysed the clinical outcome of salvage therapy consisting of aclarubicin (ACR) plus behenoyl cytarabine (BHAC) and prednisolone (PSL) for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). ACR was administered at a dose of 13 mg/m2 per day for 14 days; BHAC, at 130 mg/m2 per day for 14 days; and PSL was administered orally at a dose of 60 mg/m2 per(More)
A phase 1/2 study was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of dasatinib in Japanese patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL) resistant or intolerant to imatinib. In phase 1, 18 patients with chronic phase (CP) CML were treated with dasatinib 50, 70, or 90 mg twice(More)
From 1988 to 1992, 1188 children (576 boys and 612 girls) three to 11 years old were studied using the Stasio-analyzer to clarify developmental change of upright postural sway. Developmental change in the contact surface area of the sole, the coefficient of variation for the contact surface area, total sway area, total sway path and position of the centre(More)
To identify factors associated with relapse-free survival (RFS), 80 patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia, enrolled in a phase II study of imatinib-combined chemotherapy, were analyzed. The median follow-up of surviving patients was 26.7 months (maximum, 52.5 months). Twenty-eight out of 77 patients who(More)
The clinical significance of minimal residual disease (MRD) is uncertain in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph+ ALL) treated with imatinib-combined chemotherapy. Here we report the results of prospective MRD monitoring in 100 adult patients. Three hundred and sixty-seven follow-up bone marrow samples, collected(More)
Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma (MGZL) represents a range of tumors possessing characteristics of both nodular sclerosis classical Hodgkin lymphoma (NSHL) and mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (MLBCL). Here we report two patients with MGZL. Patient 1 was a 30-year-old woman and patient 2 was a 22-year-old man. Both patients had a mediastinal mass, were(More)