Yasuhito Fujisaka

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BACKGROUND Erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) effectively decrease the transfusion requirements of patients with chemotherapy-induced anaemia (CIA). Recent studies indicate that ESAs increase mortality and accelerate tumour progression. The studies also identify a 1.6-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism. The ESA labelling was thus revised in(More)
We report a rare case of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung with cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR). To our knowledge, only two cases of LCNEC with CAR have been reported, one in 1995 and another in 2013. CAR, typically associated with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), is one of the paraneoplastic syndromes with deterioration of visual(More)
BACKGROUND A previous clinical study in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in Western countries suggested the potential for combination of a first-in-class non-ATP-competitive c-Met inhibitor tivantinib with an epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib. Polymorphisms of CYP2C19, the key metabolic enzyme for tivantinib,(More)
OBJECTIVE rhuMAb 2C4 (pertuzumab, RO4368451), a human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) targeted antibody that binds to an epitope distinct from trastuzumab, blocks ligand-associated heterodimerization of HER2 with other HER receptor family members. This study evaluated the toxicity, pharmacokinetics and anti-tumor activities of pertuzumab in(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the safety, maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics, recommended dose for phase II (P2RD), and preliminary anticancer activity of a combination eribulin and S-1 therapeutic in metastatic breast cancer patients pretreated with anthracycline and taxane. METHOD Patients aged 20-74 years were recruited. In level 1, patients(More)
Amatuximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody that targets mesothelin, which is expressed in virtually all mesotheliomas and pancreatic adenocarcinomas. The objective of this study was to determine the dose-limiting toxicity and the maximum tolerated dose. Patients with mesothelioma, pancreatic adenocarcinoma or other mesothelin-positive solid tumors were(More)
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