S. H. Sim

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There is no specific marker to evaluate the immuno-suppressive status of cancer patients. Several markers, such as CD124, latency-associated peptide (LAP), arginase I, indole-amine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), are known to be associated with immune suppression. However, there is little research regarding the change in(More)
The activity of erlotinib after gefitinib failure in non-small cell lung cancer patients with all four favorable clinical factors including female, never smoker, Asian, and adenocarcinoma histology for tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is not well known. Treatment efficacy of erlotinib (150mg daily) after progression on gefitinib (250mg daily) was analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND In the course of surveillance of gastric cancer recurrence after curative resection, contrast CT scan is used in general. However, new findings from CT scan are not always confirmatory for the recurrence. In this case, we usually use short-term follow up strategy or therapeutic intervention with clinical decision. Recently, the use of fusion(More)
Cysts, which are not uncommonly associated with brain tumors, may be responsible for neurological dysfunction. Stereotactic aspiration of such lesions can lead to clinical improvement, but cyst recurrence is common and multiple aspirations may be necessary. Thirteen cases of brain tumors with cystic components were treated by radiosurgery with follow-up of(More)
Although adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers are characterized by biological features and clinical outcomes distinct from those of other age groups, the molecular profile of AYA cancers has not been well defined. In this study, we analyzed cancer genomes from rare types of metastatic AYA cancers to identify driving and/or druggable genetic alterations.(More)
The large amount of data on cancer genome research has contributed to our understanding of cancer biology. Indeed, the genomics approach has a strong advantage for analyzing multi-factorial and complicated problems, such as cancer. It is time to think about the actual usage of cancer genomics in the clinical field. The clinical cancer field has lots of(More)
PURPOSE Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a serious adverse effect of gefitinib. We examined the incidence and clinical characteristics of drug-induced ILD in Korean non-small cell lung carcinoma patients treated with gefitinib. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who started(More)
BACKGROUND The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker of poor prognosis in lung cancer patients. However, previous data have been based on an heterogeneous population of lung cancer patients and various treatments. In this study, we evaluate the prognostic value of NLR in an homogeneous population of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant(More)
Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is the standard treatment in clinical stage T3/4 or node positive rectal cancer. However, there are no established biomarkers that can predict the pathological response and clinical outcome to CRT. Immunohistochemical staining was performed in tissue arrays constructed from core tissue specimens taken before treatment(More)
PURPOSE Gefitinib is safe for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but some patients experience toxicities and require dose reduction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of gefitinib dose reduction on survival. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 263 patients with NSCLC harboring sensitive epidermal growth factor receptor(More)