Susumu Yamamitsu

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PURPOSE The Japanese Foundation for Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cancer conducted a Phase I study of a novel oral fluorouracil derivative, S-1, combined with a low dose of cisplatin in unresectable and recurrent gastric cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN S-1 was administered orally at 80-120 mg/body/day, depending on body surface area. One course consisted of(More)
A nation-wide questionnaire survey was undertaken concerning low-dose anticancer therapy of CDDP plus 5-FU, which involves (5-10 mg CDDP/body/day + 300-500 mg/body/day) for 4-6 weeks. Out of 1,525 cases from 130 institutions, 847 cases with evaluable lesions were collected from 79 institutions. The response rate was 56.4% in esophageal cancer, 34.3% in(More)
A nationwide questionnaire survey was carried out on low-dose cisplatin-5-FU therapy for solid malignant tumors (mostly stomach and colon cancer) regarding its antitumor as well as adverse effects. The regimen was defined as 4 weeks administration of cisplatin 2-5 mg/body, 5 days a week, which was used in 47% of 82 institutions studied. Cases were(More)
At present, the advanced pancreatic cancer is known to be one of the most resistant malignancies on chemotherapy. To improve the efficacy of chemotherapy, we shifted the aim of chemotherapy from a tumor regression to long-term survival, and sought for a repeatable regimen with little toxicity. Some of the novel (repeatable) regimens used a combination of(More)
S-1 is an attractive oral fluorouracil antitumor drug, which is being called "a self-rescuing drug". This novel oral fluoropyrimidine is combined with three pharmacological agents: tegafur (FT) which is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), 5-chloro-2,4-dihydroxypyridine (CDHP) which inhibits dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) activity, and potassium(More)
Recently, the demand for more useful therapies for cancer patients has increased. We describe in this paper a therapeutic modality based on a self-rescuing concept (SRC), and which features dual activity, i.e., an effect-enhancing activity and an adverse reaction-reducing activity. We present the theory and practice of S-1, a novel oral fluoropyrimidine(More)
Recently, it became possible to reduce the size of tumors in patients with advanced or relapsed gastric cancer by chemotherapy with the combination of several kinds of anti-cancer drugs which are all effective and allowed for use with gastric cancer patients. However, chemotherapy alone can not cure patients with advanced gastric cancer that was shown to(More)
Recently, the treatment of advanced gastric cancer by continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) with low-dose cisplatin (CDDP) has improved efficacy without severe toxicities. The possible effectiveness of 5-FU+low-dose CDDP for colorectal cancer (CRC) is intriguing. One hundred fifty-five patients with far-advanced CRC including at least one measurable(More)
A pilot study of continuous or intermittent low dose 5-FU and cisplatin chemotherapy (low-dose FP therapy) was conducted at the Department of Surgery of Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine (Group A) and Sapporo Tsukisamu Hospital, and at the Department of Internal Medicine of the Kochi Prefectural Center Hospital (Group B). The cases with(More)