Sang Joon Shin

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BACKGROUND In colorectal cancer (CRC), DNA methylation anomalies define distinct subgroups termed CpG island methylator phenotype 1 (CIMP1), CIMP2, and CIMP-negative. The role of this classification in predicting recurrence and disease-free survival (DFS) in resected stage III CRC was evaluated. METHODS Sporadic cancers from 161 patients were analyzed.(More)
Although celiac axis stenosis is a frequently encountered occlusive vascular disease, clinically significant ischemic bowel disease caused by celiac axis stenosis is rarely reported due to rich collateral circulation from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The most important and frequently encountered collateral vessels from the SMA in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (CapeOX) is one of the reference doublet cytotoxic chemotherapy treatments for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of CapeOX with that of S-1 plus oxaliplatin (SOX), a promising alternative treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. METHODS In this(More)
Brain metastases from colorectal carcinoma (CRC) are rare. The objectives of this study are to assess the natural history, outcome, and possible prognostic factors in CRC patients with brain metastases. Between 1995 and 2008, 8,732 patients with CRC were treated at Yonsei University Health System. Brain metastases were found in 1.4% of these patients.(More)
We investigated whether the abnormal expression of E-cadherin (ECD), in conjunction with the overexpression of matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7), is correlated with clinicopathological parameters such as metastasis and the prognosis for human gastric carcinoma. Using RT-PCR, we examined the expression of ECD and MMP-7 mRNA in 42 gastric carcinoma tissues(More)
BACKGROUND Choosing the most effective approach for treating rectal cancer with mesorectal fascia (MRF) involvement or closeness and synchronous distant metastases is a current clinical challenge. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine if upfront systemic chemotherapy and short-course radiotherapy (RT) with delayed surgery enables R0(More)
To evaluate the utility of perfusion MRI as a potential biomarker for predicting response to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced rectal cancer. Thirty-nine patients with primary rectal carcinoma who were scheduled for preoperative CRT were prospectively recruited. Perfusion MRI was performed with a 3.0-T MRI system in all patients before therapy, at(More)
PURPOSE To compare diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and magnetic resonance (MR) volumetry for predicting treatment outcomes of locally advanced rectal cancers with preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by our Institutional Review Board. Thirty-four patients underwent three MR examinations: pre-CRT(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare 2 weekly docetaxel-based regimens as first-line treatments for advanced gastric cancer and to investigate the expression of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) and its abilities to predict treatment-related clinical outcomes. METHODS Patients were randomly selected to receive 3 weekly(More)
TSU-68 is a novel multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits VEGFR-2, FGF and PDGF receptors. We conducted a phase I study to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetic of TSU-68 when used with S-1 and oxaliplatin (SOX) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. Patients with mCRC were treated with TSU-68 200 mg (Level 1) or 400 mg (Level 2) b.i.d.(More)