Yasushi Isobe

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PURPOSE To explore a more effective treatment for newly diagnosed stage IV, relapsed, or refractory extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL), we conducted a phase II study of the steroid (dexamethasone), methotrexate, ifosfamide, L-asparaginase, and etoposide (SMILE) regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed stage IV,(More)
PURPOSE To explore a more effective treatment for localized nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, we conducted a phase I/II study of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Treatments comprised concurrent radiotherapy (50 Gy) and 3 courses of dexamethasone, etoposide, ifosfamide, and carboplatin (DeVIC). Patients with a newly diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL) is closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). To elucidate its pathogenetic role, we examined the expression profiles of EBV-encoded proteins, especially focusing on latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Immunohistochemistry was carried out using clinical samples from ENKL(More)
Imatinib mesylate (IM) is currently used as the first therapeutic choice against chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML). Because IM poorly penetrates the blood-brain barrier, IM-treated CML patients may have a potential risk of central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Here we report a case with lymphoid blast crisis isolated only in CNS after bacterial(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-DNA was prospectively analyzed in plasma and mononuclear cells (MNCs) from peripheral blood in patients with extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, to evaluate the clinical significance for diagnosis, monitoring the tumor burden, and prognostication. Thirty-three patients were enrolled, and 32 were evaluable.(More)
Expression of neural cell-adhesion molecule CD56 is a rare event in B-cell lymphoma. We described four cases of CD56-positive B-cell lymphoma, including follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. These lymphoma cells expressed CD10 and bcl-6, which suggests germinal center-stage phenotype. Immunohistochemistry showed that CD56-positive cells(More)
Although considerable part of natural killer (NK) cell neoplasms possess EBV genome, there has been no direct evidence that EBV infects human NK cells in vitro. In this study, we demonstrated EBV entry into NK cells using a recombinant EBV, which contains enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene in its genome (EGFP-EBV). After 48 h of exposure to(More)
PURPOSE Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL) is an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoma for which a new chemotherapeutic regimen called SMILE (steroid, methotrexate, ifosfamide, L-asparaginase, and etoposide) recently showed promising results. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The amount of EBV-DNA was prospectively measured in whole-blood and(More)
The TARGET system is an online database that can be easily accessed by physicians. The registration of one's own chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients in the TARGET system makes it possible to share experiences among physicians, and, thus, may facilitate appropriate treatment for patients. Patients were registered in the TARGET system from October 2003 to(More)