R-I Karashima

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A limited number of patients with resectable advanced esophageal cancer can be cured by surgery alone. Although a regimen that consists of docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (DCF) is a potential preoperative chemotherapy (PCT) option for squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, the influence of DCF on subsequent esophagectomies remains unclear. A(More)
BACKGROUND The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) protein is important for cellular growth and homeostasis. The presence and prognostic significance of inappropriate mTOR activation have been reported for several cancers. Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors, such as everolimus (RAD001), are in development and show promise as anti-cancer drugs;(More)
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