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AIM Sorafenib, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is a first-line systemic treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, possible predictors of the efficacy of sorafenib treatment in HCC patients remain unclear. METHODS We conducted a nationwide survey to examine the situation of patients with HCC treated with sorafenib who(More)
179 Background: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that exhibit a variety of diverse morphological, functional and behavioral characteristics. However, only a few reports have evaluated large case series of pancreatic endocrine tumors. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 100 consecutive patients with pancreatic NETs(More)
An increasing number of cancer patients are receiving ambulatory chemotherapy to improve their quality of life and reduce medical expenses. During outpatient chemotherapy, adverse events (AEs) occurring at home must be carefully monitored. We investigated the use of our institution’s telephone consultation service that is available to patients and their(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are rare tumors, exhibiting several morphological, functional, and behavioral characteristics. However, only few reports have evaluated large case series of pancreatic NEN. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 100 consecutive patients with pancreatic NEN diagnosed pathologically(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is well documented in individuals with cancer who receive certain cytotoxic or immunosuppressive therapies including rituximab treatment. As a general rule, the risk is greatest upon withdrawal of chemotherapy. The risk ranges from approximately 20 to 50% among HBsAg-positive carriers. A 67-year-old man was diagnosed(More)
Background Detailed information regarding the clinical efficacy of radiotherapy (RT) for primary tumor in patients with unresectable pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) is unknown. We therefore performed a retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of RT for primary pancreatic tumors in patients with pNETs. Methods We investigated 11(More)
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