Zenta Tsuchihashi

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Hereditary haemochromatosis (HH), which affects some 1 in 400 and has an estimated carrier frequency of 1 in 10 individuals of Northern European descent, results in multi–organ dysfunction caused by increased iron deposition, and is treatable if detected early. Using linkage–disequilibrium and full haplotype analysis, we have identified a 250–kilobase(More)
PURPOSE This multicenter study evaluated the antitumor activity of cetuximab, an immunoglobulin G1 antibody directed at the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), in metastatic colorectal carcinoma (CRC) refractory to irinotecan, oxaliplatin, and a fluoropyrimidine. It also evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, immunokinetics, and biologic determinants(More)
The correlation between mutations in the Werner’s syndrome (WRN) gene and the haplotypes of surrounding markers was studied in Japanese patients. We have elucidated the genomic structure of WRN helicase, and found five additional mutations, designated mutations 6–10. Mutations 4 and 6 were found to be the two major mutations in this population; these(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who achieve radiographic responses to treatment with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors gefitinib and erlotinib have somatic mutations in the EGFR tyrosine kinase domain. However, little is known about the efficacy of cetuximab, an antibody against the EGFR(More)
BACKGROUND During early clinical development, prospective identification of a predictive biomarker and validation of an assay method may not always be feasible. Dichotomizing a continuous biomarker measure to classify responders also leads to challenges. We present a case study of a prospective-retrospective approach for a continuous biomarker identified(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Sequential treatment with targeted agents is standard of care for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). However, clinical data directly comparing treatment outcomes with a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor or a vascular endothelial growth factor-targeted agent in the second-line setting are lacking. We evaluated(More)
The 4th US FDA/Industry Workshop on Pharmacogenomics in Drug Development and Regulatory Decision Making, was held in MD, USA, on December 10-12, 2007. One of the breakout sessions of the workshop focused on the regulatory issues around codevelopment of drugs and companion diagnostics. This session used hypothetical case studies as focal points for(More)
Nearly all patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) develop renal angiomyolipomas, although the tumor cell of origin is unknown. We observed decreased renal angiomyolipoma development in patients with TSC2- polycystic kidney disease 1 deletion syndrome and hypertension that were treated from an early age with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors(More)
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