Noriko Usui

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Randomized study of induction therapy comparing standard-dose idarubicin with high-dose daunorubicin in adult patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia: the JALSG AML201 Study We conducted a multi-institutional ran-domized study to determine whether high-dose daunorubicin would be as effective as standard-dose idarubicin in(More)
The outcome for adult patients with BCR-ABL-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remains dismal and long-term survival can hardly be achieved except by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The Japan Adult Leukemia Study Group (JALSG) has recently started a phase 2 trial with intensive chemotherapy and imatinib for newly(More)
A randomized comparison of 4 courses of standard-dose multiagent chemotherapy versus 3 courses of high-dose cytarabine alone in postremission therapy for acute myeloid leukemia in adults: the JALSG AML201 Study We conducted a prospective randomized study to assess the optimal postremis-sion therapy for adult acute myeloid leu-kemia in patients younger than(More)
Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL) reveals very poor prognosis due to high incidence of relapse when treated with standard chemotherapy. Although >96% of patients with Ph+ALL achieved complete remission (CR) with imatinib-combined chemotherapy in a phase II clinical trial conducted by the Japan Adult Leukemia Study Group(More)
Transforming growth factor Bt (TGF-/~i) and TGF-/~2 can reversibly inhibit the proliferation of hematopoietic progenitor cells in vivo, leading us to hypothesize that such quiescent progenitors might be more resistant to high doses ofceU cycle active chemotherapeutic drugs, thereby allowing dose intensification of such agents. Initial studies showed that(More)
The clinical features and prognostic significance of myeloma cells containing granules remain unclear. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the clinical significance of granule-containing myeloma cells in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). We retrospectively analyzed the records of 122 patients diagnosed with NDMM(More)
Pegfilgrastim is a pegylated form of the granulocyte-colony stimulating factor, filgrastim. Herein, we report the results of a multicentre, randomized, double-blind phase III trial comparing the efficacy and safety of pegfilgrastim with filgrastim in patients with malignant lymphoma. Patients were randomized to receive either a single subcutaneous dose of(More)
Concurrent chemoradiotherapy has become one of the standard management approaches for newly diagnosed localized nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Few data are available on the prognostic biomarkers of NKTCL among patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. To evaluate the prognostic significance of immunophenotypic biomarkers for(More)
An open-label, prospective, multicenter study was conducted between October 2006 and March 2010 to assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous voriconazole (VRCZ) as empirical therapy for antibiotic-refractory febrile neutropenia in Japanese patients with hematological disorders. In addition, to find the patient groups that may benefit from antifungal(More)
We evaluated the efficacy of daunorubicin  (40 mg/m(2)/day for 5 days, 200 mg/m(2)/cycle) combined with standard dose of cytarabine (100 mg/m(2)/day for 7 days) for acute myelogenous leukemia patients aged 65-74 years as induction therapy. Complete remission (81.3%) was achieved in 13 of 16 patients following the therapeutic program. The median duration of(More)
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