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To investigate the relationship between the degree of liver dysfunction and the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel, a population pharmacokinetic model was developed in an oncology practice without excluding patients with moderate to severe liver dysfunction. Two hundred patients were treated with docetaxel as a single agent or in combination chemotherapy. The(More)
To investigate the factors that affect molecular responses on dasatinib treatment in patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML-CP), we performed a clinical trial named the "D-First study." Fifty-two patients with newly diagnosed CML-CP were enrolled in this study and received 100 mg dasatinib once daily. A deep molecular response (DMR) was(More)
The prognosis of patients with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma has improved over recent years. However, the optimal treatment strategy including the role of radiotherapy remains unknown. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcomes of 345 patients with newly diagnosed primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma in Japan. With a median follow up(More)
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) as consolidation of the treatment of high-risk postoperative breast cancer. Patients under 56 years of age with stage I to IIIB breast cancer involving 10 or more axillary lymph nodes were eligible. The primary endpoint was relapse-free survival (RFS).(More)
Dasatinib is one of the key treatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Increase in lymphocyte counts has been known to be predictive of a good treatment response under dasatinib treatment as a second line therapy. However, clinical significance of lymphocyte dynamics in the upfront setting has yet to be clarified. To investigate the(More)
CHOP combined with rituximab (R-CHOP) is regarded as one of the most effective treatments for indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), however, its optimal combination schedule remains unknown. We performed a randomized phase II study to explore a more promising schedule in untreated, advanced indolent B-NHL. Patients were randomized to receive either(More)
Alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein, a plasma protein that binds docetaxel, is a significant determinant of the clearance and activity of docetaxel, but its serum levels in cancer patients are variable. This emphasizes the importance of investigating the pharmacokinetics of unbound drug rather than total drug in the plasma. In the present study, the pharmacokinetics(More)
PURPOSE Capecitabine is a three-step prodrug that was rationally designed to be a more effective and safer alternative to its intermediate metabolite, 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-DFUR). We compared the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of these drugs in metastatic breast cancer patients. METHODS Six patients received oral capecitabine at 1657 mg/m2 twice(More)
Regional lymph nodes of Küttner's tumor from 3 patients showed reactive follicular hyperplasia and prominent interfollicular plasmacytosis. The patients were 71-, 57-, and 73-year-old Japanese men. The polytypic nature of plasma cells was demonstrated by immunohistochemistry. There were numerous IgG-positive plasma cells with scattered IgA-positive or(More)
We conducted a phase I study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of radioimmunotherapy with yttrium-90-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Y2B8) in Japanese patients with relapsed or refractory indolent B-cell lymphoma. Indium-111-labeled ibritumomab tiuxetan (In2B8; 3.5 or 5 mCi [129.5 or 185 MBq]) was administered on day 1, followed by serial gamma-camera imaging to(More)