Saburo Tsunoda

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BACKGROUND Extranodal involvement is considered a poor prognostic factor for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); however, the prognostic impact of specific sites of involvement has not been fully elucidated. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed 1221 patients treated uniformly with standard R-CHOP therapy between 2003 and 2006.(More)
Cytochemical and ultrastructural studies of 42 patients with acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia (ANLL) lacking myeloperoxidase as detected by light microscopy were performed. These ANLL patients were classified into minimally differentiated acute myeloid leukemia (AML-M0) (26 cases), mixed-lineage leukemia (9 cases), and acute undifferentiated leukemia (AUL)(More)
Paclitaxel and irinotecan are important new anticancer agents. The combination of these two agents has been considered for use against a variety of advanced solid tumors. Since the schedule-dependent effects of this combination may be crucial to its use, we studied the interaction of paclitaxel and SN-38 (the active metabolite of irinotecan) in various(More)
 The schedule-dependent interaction of paclitaxel and cisplatin was studied in four human carcinoma cell lines: non-small cell lung cancer, A549; breast cancer, MCF7; ovarian cancer, PA1; and colon cancer, WiDr cells. The cells were exposed simultaneously to the drugs for 24 h and sequentially to paclitaxel first for 24 h followed by cisplatin for 24 h, or(More)
Pemetrexed is a novel multitargeted antifolate with significant clinical activity against a variety of tumors. We studied the schedule-dependent cytotoxic effects of pemetrexed in combination with paclitaxel in vitro to improve our understanding of how this combination might be used clinically. Human lung cancer A549 cells, breast cancer MCF7, ovarian(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) events, including CNS relapse and progression to CNS, are known to be serious complications in the clinical course of patients with lymphoma. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of CNS events in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the rituximab era. We performed a retrospective survey of Japanese patients diagnosed(More)
Vinorelbine and paclitaxel are new anticancer agents that bind to distinct sites on tubulin and affect microtubules in opposite ways. Clinical studies of combinations of these agents have been in progress against breast cancer and some solid tumors. To clarify the optimal schedule for this combination, we studied the schedule‐dependent cytotoxic effects of(More)
 Clinical studies of paclitaxel in combination with etoposide against solid tumors have been carried out. The combination schedules used in these studies are different. We studied the cytotoxic effects of paclitaxel with etoposide against four human cancer cell lines in vitro to determine the optimal schedule of this combination at the cellular level. Cells(More)
FK228 is a novel antitumor depsipeptide that inhibits histone deacetylases and restores the expression of genes aberrantly suppressed in cancer cells. This agent was shown to have broad antitumor activity in preclinical studies, and is currently under phase I/II evaluations. Because of its wide spectrum of actions, it is reasonable to consider the(More)