Satoshi Fukagawa

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequently occurring cancers with high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Amphiregulin (AREG), a member of the epidermal growth factor family and a rational target for CRC therapy, is essential for the three-dimensional structure of tumor formation. To clone the genes associated with increased AREG expression, we(More)
AIM The study was designed to evaluate the safety of combined chemotherapy with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) and irinotecan (CPT-11) in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Six patients with platinum-resistant and taxane-pretreated ovarian cancer were enrolled in the study based on the traditional 3-plus-3 design. PLD was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF), which belongs to the epidermal growth factor family, is a rational therapeutic target for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). This study aimed to assess the anti-tumor efficacy of intravenous (i.v.) HB-EGF-specific inhibitor (CRM197) for TNBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. Recently, several molecularly targeted anticancer agents have been developed for ovarian cancer; however, its prognosis remains extremely poor. The development of molecularly targeted therapy, as well as companion diagnostics, is required to improve outcomes for patients with ovarian cancer. In this(More)
BK-UM (CRM197) is a mutant form of diphtheria toxin and a specific inhibitor of heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF). We assessed the safety, pharmacokinetics, recommended dose, and efficacy of BK-UM in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer (OC) or peritoneal cancer (PC), and measured HB-EGF levels in serum and abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial cancer (EC) has a poor prognosis due to drug resistance. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated the safety and efficacy of adjuvant combination chemotherapy with docetaxel plus cisplatin ((DP) docetaxel, 70 mg/m(2); cisplatin, 60 mg/m(2); every 28 days) in EC patients at intermediate-risk (IR) or high-risk (HR) for recurrence. RESULTS(More)
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