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OBJECTIVE We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of combined paclitaxel and cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with cancer of unknown primary site (CUP). Efficacy was evaluated in terms of response rate, progression-free survival and overall survival. METHODS Thirty-seven patients with CUP were enrolled between January 2001 and September 2003 at Korea(More)
We investigated the association between the MDR1 C3435T polymorphism and P-glycoprotein function of leukemic blasts as well as clinical outcomes in 200 patients with AML, excluding the M3 subtype. The CC, CT and TT genotype frequencies of the C3435T polymorphism among patients were 71, 93 and 36, respectively. The C3435T polymorphism genotypes did not have(More)
For refractory and early relapsed AML, this prospective phase II clinical trial evaluated a salvage chemotherapy regimen, which was consisted of continuous infusion intermediate-dose cytarabine (1g/m(2)/day, 24h i.v. infusion x 5), mitoxantrone (12 mg/m(2)/day x 3), and etoposide (150 mg/m(2)/day x 3). We treated 33 patients and 17 (51.5%) achieved CR with(More)
A 25-kDa linear polyethylenimine (25 kDa L-PEI) has proven to be efficient and versatile agent for gene delivery. Therefore, we determined the optimal transfection conditions of 25 kDa L-PEI and examined whether it has comparable transfection efficiency with other commercially available reagents, ExGen 500, LipofectAMINE 2000, and Effectene by using EGFP(More)
Nanocomposite scaffolds with tailored 3D pore configuration are promising candidates for the reconstruction of bone. Here we fabricated novel nanocomposite bone scaffolds through robocasting. Poly(caprolactone) (PCL)-hydroxyapatite (HA) slurry containing ionically modified carbon nanotubes (imCNTs) was robotic-dispensed and structured layer-by-layer into(More)
Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is an extramedullary tumor composed of immature myeloid cells, typically occurring during the course of acute myelogenous leukemia. Non-leukemic GS, that is, GS with no evidence of overt leukemia and no previous history of leukemia, is very rare, and even more unusual is nonleukemic GS of the bile duct. We report a case of(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) using related or unrelated donor could eradicate paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) clones and may cure the disease. Chronic graft-versus host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of patients who have undergone allo-SCT. Nephrotic syndrome has been described as one of the rare manifestations of(More)
We investigated the occurrence of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in 241 adults conditioned with busulfan + cyclophosphamide at a single institute and retrospectively compared 186 patients who received oral busulfan (O-Bu group) with 55 patients who received intravenous busulfan (I-Bu group). Various(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Several reports have suggested that the graft-versus-leukemia effect at extramedullary (EM) sites might be less prominent than that in the bone marrow (BM). We analyzed the effect of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) on BM and EM relapses in 194 consecutive patients with acute leukemia who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic cell(More)
BACKGROUND Although allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has a potential to cure patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), appropriate indication and conditioning regimen for HCT have not been established. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between July 1999 and December 2001, five patients with PNH underwent allogeneic HCT: three for(More)