Yasuyuki Hirashima

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OBJECTIVE A multicenter phase II trial was conducted to assess the efficacy and toxicity of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) using a low cumulative prescribed dose schedule in patients with locally advanced uterine cervical cancer. METHODS The Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group (JGOG) study(More)
OBJECTIVE Although brain metastases from gynecologic malignancies are rare, such cases have been gradually increasing in number. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinicopathologic features and prognostic factors of brain metastases from gynecologic malignancies. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 139 patients with brain metastases from(More)
Olanzapine is effective in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). In patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC), its efficacy was reported as rescue therapy for breakthrough emesis refractory to triplet therapy (palonosetron, aprepitant, and dexamethasone). However, its preventive effects with triplet therapy for CINV are unknown.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether peritoneal cytology has prognostic significance in uterine cervical cancer. METHODS Peritoneal cytology was obtained in 228 patients with carcinoma of the uterine cervix (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] stages IB1-IIB) between October 2002 and August 2010. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic lymphocyst infection is a rare complication after lymphadenectomy for malignant gynecologic tumors. Although medical therapy is a useful addition to surgical drainage, the appropriate antibiotic regimen is unknown because few studies have examined the causative organisms. The purpose of this case series was to identify the micro-organisms(More)
OBJECTIVES This is a multicenter, collaborative study to accumulate cases of small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (SmCC), to clarify its clinical and clinicopathologic features and prognosis, and to obtain findings to establish future individualized treatment. METHODS At medical centers participating in the Kansai Clinical Oncology Group/Intergroup,(More)
OBJECTIVE In ovarian cancer cases, recurrence after chemotherapy is frequently observed, suggesting the involvement of ovarian cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). The chemoresistance of ovarian clear cell carcinomas is particularly strong in comparison to other epithelial ovarian cancer subtypes. We investigated the relationship between a CSC marker, aldehyde(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is well established as differentiation therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in which the PML-RARα (promyelocytic leukemia-retinoic acid receptor α) fusion protein causes blockade of the retinoic acid (RA) pathway; however, in types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) other than APL, the mechanism of RA pathway(More)
OBJECTIVE The concept of platinum sensitivity and cross-resistance among platinum agents are widely known in the management of recurrent ovarian cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate two hypotheses regarding the validity of the concept of platinum sensitivity and non-cross-resistance of cisplatin analogue with cisplatin in recurrent cervical cancer.(More)
OBJECTIVE A multicenter phase II trial was conducted to assess the efficacy and toxicity of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with weekly cisplatin (CDDP) and paclitaxel (PTX) in patients with locally advanced uterine cervical cancer. METHODS Patients with FIGO stage III-IVA uterine cervical cancer without para-aortic lymphadenopathy were enrolled.(More)