Norio Kondo

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We aimed to clarify the reason for the lower dosage of cis-platinum (CDDP) in patients with head and neck cancer in Japan compared with that in other countries, by evaluating renal function. We studied 375 patients with head and neck cancer who had been hospitalized from January 1998 to October 2005, to evaluate and treat the disease. The creatinine(More)
The overexpression of EGFR and/or HER-2 is associated with tumor cell resistance to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, disease progression and poor prognosis in patients with a variety of malignant tumors. Treatment combining the EGFR-targeting drug, gefitinib (ZD1839, Iressa) with the HER-2-targeting drug, trastuzumab (Herceptin) has been reported to improve(More)
Telomelysin (OBP-301) is a telomerase-specific replication-component adenovirus. Telomelysin has a human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter element which efficiently kills human cancer cells, but not normal cells. The present study investigated the correlation between the antitumor effect of telomelysin and mRNA expression of hTERT and(More)
Telomelysin is a telomerase-specific replication-competent adenovirus with telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter, which has shown strong anti-tumor effects on a variety of human cancer cells. Human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines and a murine HNSCC (NR-S1) model were used to investigate whether telomelysin (OBP-301) had(More)
OBJECTIVES Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCR) was given for the previously untreated T4 hypopharyngeal and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients and the response and survival rates were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 23 patients, namely, 15 for hypopharynx and 8 for larynx were eligible. These patients were given cisplatin and(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and a related family member, HER-2, are often overexpressed simultaneously in patients with a variety of malignant tumors, and the combination may cooperatively promote cancer cell growth and survival. Heterodimerization of EGFR and HER-2 has been known to create intense proliferative signals. Lapatinib (GW572016)(More)
We assessed the sensitivity of positron emission tomography (PET) for detecting synchronous multiple primary cancers, particularly synchronous esophageal cancers in head and neck cancer patients. We retrospectively reviewed 230 head and neck cancer patients. All the patients routinely underwent the following examinations: urinalysis, occult blood, tumor(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and related family member, HER-2, are often overexpressed simultaneously in patients with a variety of malignant tumors, and the combination may cooperatively promote cancer cell growth and survival. The purpose of this study was to examine antitumor effects of the combination treatment of cetuximab and(More)
BACKGROUND Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare malignant neoplasm of the nasal cavity and of the paranasal sinus. In the treatment of patients with advanced olfactory neuroblastoma, the combination of craniofacial resection with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy has significantly improved the survival rate. However, locoregional recurrence and distant(More)
The ephB4-ephrinB2 system plays an important role in the interaction of tumor cells with endothelial cells (ECs). To assess the role of ephB4 in the in vivo growth of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), we used ephrinB2-Fc, a fusion protein consisting of the extracellular domain of ephrin-B2 and the Fc portion of human IgG1, as the soluble ligand(More)