Tomoko Ohtsu

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the activity and toxicity of docetaxel in patients with metastatic esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients had histologically confirmed carcinoma of the esophagus with measurable metastatic sites according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). Patients were either chemotherapy-naïve or(More)
BACKGROUND Because both the nadir count and the duration of leukopenia after chemotherapy with anticancer drugs are important, a pharmacodynamic model describing the entire time course of leukopenia is valuable. In this study, a pharmacodynamic model was developed to simulate leukopenia. METHODS The model was developed with the 3-hour infusion data of(More)
The present study was conducted to compare the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PD) of paclitaxel between Phase I trials of 3- and 24-h infusions and to determine the most informative pharmacokinetic parameter to describe the PD. Twenty-seven patients were treated in a Phase I study of paclitaxel by a 3-h infusion at one of six doses: 105, 135, 180,(More)
The effect of enhancing the dose intensity (DI) of the key drugs in multidrug combination chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma is uncertain. We investigated the survival benefit of dose-intensified multidrug combination chemotherapy for intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Patients without any prior chemotherapy were randomly assigned(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to determine factors affecting the toxicity and efficacy of rituximab monotherapy in relapsed patients with indolent B-cell lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 90 patients were enrolled and treated with rituximab infusions at 375 mg/m2 once weekly for 4 weeks. Central pathology(More)
BACKGROUND In clinical trials in the USA, IDEC-C2B8 (a mouse-human chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody) has demonstrated high response rates with only mild toxic effects in relapsed B-cell lymphoma at a dose of four weekly 375 mg/m2 infusions. The aim of the present trial was to determine whether or not this dose is practically applicable to Japanese(More)
Among 262 inpatients with hematologic diseases who were referred for chemotherapy or immunosuppressive therapy between January, 1985, and December, 1989, nine (3.4%) patients, including two with Hodgkin's disease (HD), three with acute myeloblastic leukemia, one with chronic myelogenous leukemia, two with multiple myeloma and one with aplastic anemia, were(More)
The objectives of the present study were to evaluate whether a schedule-dependent pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic interaction exists between two sequences of docetaxel and doxorubicin administration and to determine the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) of this combination. Patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic or recurrent advanced breast cancer(More)
A Japanese patient with adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) showed a disease progression from the smoldering type to the chronic type and finally to the acute type. The patient was variously treated, including 2'-deoxycoformycin, with some beneficial effects. During the chronic type he developed a composite lymphoma consisting of T-cell lymphoma (ATL) of(More)
We report a case of isolated local recurrence of breast cancer, which was accompanied by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and benign monoclonal gammopathy that presented 24 years after the patient underwent mastectomy. A 72-year-old female patient with a chest wall tumor was referred to our hospital in November 1994. Twenty-four years previously(More)