Yasuhito Fujisaka

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Cetuximab, an antibody directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor, is an effective clinical therapy for patients with colorectal, head and neck, and non-small cell lung cancer, particularly for those with KRAS and BRAF wild-type cancers. Treatment in all patients is limited eventually by the development of acquired resistance, but little is known(More)
INTRODUCTION ZD6474 (vandetanib) is an orally available inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, epidermal growth factor receptor, and RET receptor tyrosine kinase activity. This study assessed the safety and tolerability of escalating doses of ZD6474 in Japanese patients with solid, malignant tumors. METHODS Adult patients with solid(More)
Agents that target HER2 have improved the prognosis of patients with HER2-amplified breast cancers. However, patients who initially respond to such targeted therapy eventually develop resistance to the treatment. We have established a line of lapatinib-resistant breast cancer cells (UACC812/LR) by chronic exposure of HER2-amplified and lapatinib-sensitive(More)
OTS11101 is a novel peptide vaccine that acts as an angiogenesis inhibitor by inducing cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) cells that specifically target vascular endothelial cells expressing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor 1. We conducted a phase I study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, maximum tolerated dose, and pharmacodynamic biomarker(More)
The objectives of this phase I dose-finding study of erlotinib were to investigate the toxicity profile, to confirm the acceptable toxicity of doses up to 150 mg/day, and to assess the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile and antitumor activity in Japanese patients with solid tumors. Patients with solid tumors not amenable to standard forms of treatment were(More)
Ixabepilone (BMS-247550) is the first in a new class of anti-neoplastic agents, the epothilone analogs, and is a highly active non-taxane anti-microtubule agent. This phase I study aimed to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), safety profile, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of ixabepilone in Japanese(More)
Background AZD8931 is an equipotent, reversible inhibitor of signaling by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), human EGFR 2 (HER2) and HER3. This two-part Japanese study (NCT01003158) assessed the safety/tolerability of AZD8931 monotherapy in patients with advanced solid tumors and in combination with paclitaxel in female patients with advanced breast(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)
OBJECTIVE Temsirolimus (CCI-779) is a novel inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin. This Phase 1 study was aimed at investigating the maximum-tolerated dose, toxicity, pharmacokinetics and antitumor activity in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors. METHODS Temsirolimus was given as a 30 min intravenous infusion once a week. Patients with(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)