Sun-Young Kong

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Recurrence of multiple myeloma (MM) after therapy suggests the presence of tumor-initiating subpopulations. In our study, we performed flow cytometry-based Hoechst 33342 staining to evaluate the existence of a MM population with stem-like features known as side population (SP) cells. SP cells exhibit substantial heterogeneity in MM cell lines and primary MM(More)
Bruton tyrosine kinase (Btk) has a well-defined role in B-cell development, whereas its expression in osteoclasts (OCs) further suggests a role in osteoclastogenesis. Here we investigated effects of PCI-32765, an oral and selective Btk inhibitor, on osteoclastogenesis as well as on multiple myeloma (MM) growth within the BM microenvironment. PCI-32765(More)
We prospectively investigated the association between a change of serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient prognosis. The study involved 147 patients with unresectable HCC treated at the National Cancer Center, Korea, between July and December 2005.(More)
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which tumors become resistant to Herceptin is critical for the treatment of Her2-overexpressed metastatic breast cancer. To further understand Herceptin resistance mechanisms at the molecular level, we used comparative proteome approaches to analyze two human breast cancer cell lines; Her2-positive SK-BR-3 cells and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether human papillomavirus (HPV) viral load measured in cervical smear and HPV type 18 are associated with radiotherapy outcomes in uterine cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS HPV DNA: was semiquantitatively measured in the cervical smears of 169 radiotherapy patients. HPV viral load was classified as low or high according to median(More)
We conducted a phase I study of S-1 combined with irinotecan and oxaliplatin (TIROX) to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended dose (RD) and to assess its safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, and preliminary efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) or metastatic gastric cancer (MGC). Patients received(More)
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a parameter reported in complete blood cell count tests, and has been reported as an inflammatory biomarker. Multiple myeloma (MM) is known to be associated with inflammatory microenvironments. However, the importance of RDW has been seldom studied in MM. For this study, 146 symptomatic myeloma patients with(More)
DNA repair gene XRCC1 polymorphisms could lead to defective DNA repair and increased risk of lymphoma. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of polymorphisms and haplotypes of the XRCC1 gene on the risk of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and treatment outcomes after rituximab plus cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin/vincristine/prednisone (R-CHOP)(More)
PURPOSE The aim of study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum HER2 as a therapeutic response indicator in patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS The levels of serum HER2 and CA15.3 were assayed in 148 serial serum samples from 50 HER2 positive MBC patients at both the baseline and follow-ups. The changes in(More)
AIMS S-1, an oral fluoropyrimidine, contains tegafur, which is converted to 5-fluorouracil mainly by CYP2A6. We evaluated the association between CYP2A6 polymorphisms and treatment outcome in metastatic gastric cancer patients treated with S-1 plus docetaxel. MATERIALS & METHODS Chemonaive patients received S-1 40 mg/m(2) twice daily on days 1-14 and(More)