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BACKGROUND The optimal role of postoperative radiotherapy for patients with prostate cancer remains undefined. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 70 patients (median age: 66 years), who had received radical radiotherapy (RT) between the years 1996 and 2004 after radical prostatectomy (RP), were analyzed. Fifteen patients had received immediate(More)
A 67-year-old man with AML, who had a 21-year history of psoriasis without remission, received a reduced-intensity transplantation from an HLA-identical sibling. The preparative regimen consisted of busulfan and fludarabine. Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) prophylaxis was cyclosporine and methotrexate. Psoriasis was completely resolved on day 18. The(More)
An examination of the change in plasma concentration of OH-flutamide in low-dose flutamide (250 mg/day) monotherapy for 5 prostate cancer patients was performed. We treated 5 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer between September and November 2002. The plasma concentrations of OH-flutamide, PSA and AST/ALT were measured before and after low-dose(More)
"Acute diffuse lymphocytic meningoencephalitis" is characterized neuropathologically by swelling of the brain and an unproportionally slight degree of inflammatory findings. Although many cases of this encephalitis have been reported in Japan, it was scarcely reported in other countries. The present case is a girl who had been well until fifteen years of(More)
A total of 20 patients with hormone-refractory prostate carcinoma entered a pilot study of combination chemotherapy based on the EAP (etoposide, Adriamycin and cisplatin) regimen, in which Adriamycin was replaced by pirarubicin, a less cardiotoxic derivative of Adriamycin. The response was assessed by criteria modified from those of the National Prostatic(More)
The efficacy of chemotherapy for unresectable recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck can not be proved by survival periods. However, the efficacy of chemotherapy has been observed in some select patients. We investigated the effect of chemotherapy for unresectable recurrent squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Four(More)
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