Motoo Nomura

Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: The prognostic and predictive values of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) levels in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) remain unclear. We reviewed all mCRC patients at a single institution to evaluate the relationship between CA19-9 levels and survival. Two hundred and fifty-two patients underwent first-line chemotherapy using oxaliplatin-based regimens between April 2005 and December 2009. The relationship between baseline CA19-9 levels and survival was analyzed. Moreover, we evaluated the relationship between baseline CA19-9 levels and clinicopathological factors. One hundred and fifty patients had elevated baseline CA19-9 levels (elevated group), and 79 patients had normal baseline CA19-9 (normal group) levels. Both KRAS and BRAF mutation rates were higher in the elevated group than in the normal group. Elevated CA19-9 level was a poor prognostic factor compared with normal CA19-9 levels (P = 0.0021). In the elevated group, the median survival time with bevacizumab was significantly longer with bevacizumab than without it (median OS, 27.8 vs. 15.3 months, P = 0.0019). However, the median survival time was not different with or without bevacizumab in the normal group (median OS, 36.5 vs. 38.0 months, P = 0.9515). Our results suggest that baseline CA19-9 level is an independent prognostic factor in mCRC patients, and it correlated with the KRAS/BRAF mutation status. Bevacizumab exhibits clinical activity only for high CA19-9 levels in mCRC.
    Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 12/2013; · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:: To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics during the conversion from continuous intravenous infusion (CII) to transdermal fentanyl administration. The primary objective of the present study was to clarify the pharmacokinetic characteristics during this conversion. A secondary objective was to identify an association between serum albumin and the absorption of fentanyl from the transdermal patch. METHODS:: A prospective study was conducted from February 2010 to August 2011 that enrolled 19 patients with chronic cancer pain. Patients were classified into 2 study groups according to body mass index and albumin level. All patients received the conversion from CII to transdermal fentanyl using a 2-step taper of CII over 6 hours. Comparisons of efficacy, toxicity, and serum fentanyl concentrations between study groups were analyzed at baseline, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 hours after initiation of the conversion. RESULTS:: The dose-adjusted serum fentanyl concentrations for all patients were significantly decreased at 15 to 24 hours after conversion compared with baseline, although pain intensity and the number of rescue events remained stable during the conversion. The dose-adjusted serum fentanyl concentrations at 9 to 24 hours were significantly reduced in the low albumin group compared with the normal albumin group (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS:: Our study demonstrated that the dose-adjusted serum fentanyl concentrations remained relatively stable, and pain intensity and the number of rescue events remained stable during conversion. Hypoalbuminemia was strongly associated with poor absorption of transdermally administered fentanyl.
    The Clinical journal of pain 01/2013; · 3.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although there appears to be incomplete cross-resistance between docetaxel and paclitaxel in several types of malignancies, to our best knowledge there have been no available data on this for advanced gastric cancer. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of docetaxel in patients with paclitaxel-resistant advanced gastric cancer. Docetaxel was administered at 50-60 mg/m2 every 3 weeks. Twenty-one patients were evaluated. All patients had received 2 or more previous chemotherapy regimens. Among the 12 patients with measurable lesions, apparent tumor shrinkage was seen in 1 patient for an overall response rate of 8. 3% and a disease control rate of 33. 3%. Median progression free survival and overall survival of all patients were 2. 6 months and 6. 7 months, respectively. There were no correlations between the progression free survival of docetaxel and the progression free survival of previous paclitaxel and between the progression free survival of docetaxel and taxane-free interval(Spearman's correlation coefficients of ρ=-0. 14 and ρ=-0. 02, respectively). Grade 3/4 neutropenia developed in 8 patients(38%)and Grade 3 febrile neutropenia in 1 patient(4. 8%). Docetaxel showed modest activity in paclitaxel-resistant advanced gastric cancer patients, and no correlations between previous efficacy of paclitaxel or taxane-free interval were seen.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 10/2012; 39(10):1511-5.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of alternating chemoradiation in patients with nasopharyngeal cancer. From 1990-2006, 100 patients with nasopharyngeal cancer were treated with alternating chemoradiation at the Aichi Cancer Center. Of these, 4, 2, 23, 34, 13 and 23 patients were staged as I, IIA, IIB, III, IVA and IVB, respectively. The median radiation doses for primary tumors and metastatic lymph nodes were 66.6 Gy (range, 50.4-80.2 Gy) and 66 Gy (range, 40.4-82.2 Gy), respectively. A total of 82 patients received chemotherapy with both cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), while 14 patients received nedaplatin (CDGP) and 5-FU. With a median follow-up of 65.9 months, the 5-year rates of overall survival (OAS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were 78.1% and 68.3%, respectively. On multivariate analysis (MVA), elderly age, N3, and WHO type I histology proved to be significantly unfavorable prognostic factors of OAS. As for PFS, there were T4, N3, and WHO type I histology in MVA. Acute toxicities of hematologic and mucositis/dermatitis ≥ Grade 3 were relatively high (32%); however, they were well-managed. Late toxicities of ≥ Grade 3 were three (3%) mandibular osteomyelitis and one (1%) lethal mucosal bleeding. Results for alternating chemoradiation for nasopharyngeal carcinoma are promising. In order to improve outcomes, usage of intensity-modulated radiation therapy and application of active anticancer agents are hopeful treatments, especially for groups with poor prognosis factors with WHO type I histopathology, T4 and/or N3 disease.
    Journal of Radiation Research 08/2012; · 1.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system does not include lymph node size in the guidelines for staging patients with esophageal cancer. The objectives of this study were to determine the prognostic impact of the maximum metastatic lymph node diameter (ND) on survival and to develop and validate a new staging system for patients with esophageal squamous cell cancer who were treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Information on 402 patients with esophageal cancer undergoing CRT at two institutions was reviewed. Univariate and multivariate analyses of data from one institution were used to assess the impact of clinical factors on survival, and recursive partitioning analysis was performed to develop the new staging classification. To assess its clinical utility, the new classification was validated using data from the second institution. By multivariate analysis, gender, T, N, and ND stages were independently and significantly associated with survival (p < 0.05). The resulting new staging classification was based on the T and ND. The four new stages led to good separation of survival curves in both the developmental and validation datasets (p < 0.05). Our results showed that lymph node size is a strong independent prognostic factor and that the new staging system, which incorporated lymph node size, provided good prognostic power, and discriminated effectively for patients with esophageal cancer undergoing CRT.
    International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 03/2012; 84(3):786-92. · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to identify clinical and dosimetric factors for the development of radiation pneumonitis (RP) among patients with oesophageal cancer treated with three-dimensional radiotherapy without prophylactic nodal irradiation. 125 patients with oesophageal cancer had undergone dose-volume histogram (DVH) metrics and received chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Several clinical and dosimetric factors with regard to the lung were evaluated as predictive factors for the development of symptomatic RP. 26 patients (20.8%) developed symptomatic RP classified as greater than or equal to Grade 2. By univariate analysis, body weight loss, tumour length, Stage IV, response to treatment and all DVH parameters proved to be significant factors for the development of RP (p < 0.05). By multivariate analysis, Stage IV and all dosimetric factors were independent predictive factors for the development of symptomatic RP (p < 0.05). Recursive partitioning analysis indicated that V10 values of 24.8% or more and Stage IV were associated with higher development of RP (odds ratio 6.53). Our study demonstrated that severe RP was also developed in patients treated with the minimal radiation field. Stage IV and the dosimetric factors were identified as independent predictive factors for symptomatic RP in oesophageal cancer patients treated with CRT without prophylactic nodal irradiation.
    The British journal of radiology 01/2012; 85(1014):813-8. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To retrospectively compare docetaxel (DTX) with paclitaxel (PTX) with regard to efficacy and safety in advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer patients who previously received platinum-based chemotherapy. We retrospectively analyzed 124 advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer patients who had received platinum-based chemotherapy and then received DTX or PTX from April 2006 to November 2010. Eighty-six patients (69.4%) received DTX and 38 patients (30.6%) received PTX monotherapy. Due to toxicity, dose reduction was needed in 36.0 and 27.8% of patients and treatment was discontinued in 10.5 and 2.6% of patients receiving DTX and PTX, respectively. The objective response (25.7 vs. 10.3%, p = 0.03) and disease control rates (60.0 vs. 34.6%, p = 0.01) were higher in the PTX group than in the DTX group, respectively. There were no significant differences in median progression-free survival (2.1 vs. 3.5 months) and overall survival (6.1 vs. 7.2 months) between the DTX and PTX groups, respectively. Grade 3-4 neutropenia (48.8 vs. 21.1%, p = 0.003) and febrile neutropenia (20.9 vs. 5.3%, p = 0.029) were more frequent in the DTX patients than in the PTX patients, respectively. Although the efficacy of DTX and PTX for advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer patients after platinum-based chemotherapy was not significantly different in terms of survival, PTX was a more feasible treatment. PTX provided similar efficacy to DTX with less febrile neutropenia.
    Oncology 11/2011; 81(3-4):237-42. · 2.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of docetaxel plus 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (DCF) induction chemotherapy for locally advanced borderline-resectable T4 esophageal cancer. We retrospectively analyzed data regarding thirty patients with borderline-resectable T4 tumor who received either DCF or cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil (FP) as induction chemotherapy. The overall response rate was significantly better for the DCF group than the FP group. In the DCF group, 6/16 patients achieved a grade 2 histological post-chemotherapeutic effect after treatment, compared to 1/14 in FP group. Except for myelotoxicity, no other significant differences in toxicity were observed during induction chemotherapy between groups. The DCF regimen did not result in increased postoperative complications compared to the FP regimen. Postoperative recurrence or distant metastasis was observed in 7/10 of FP patients and 5/12 of DCF patients. DCF induction chemotherapy may be an option for conversion therapy of initially unresectable, locally advanced esophageal cancer.
    Anticancer research 10/2011; 31(10):3535-41. · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The prognosis of patients with advanced colorectal cancer with icterus is dismally poor, and adequate chemotherapy for these patients has not been established yet. A 59-year-old male with fatigue, anorexia and icterus with serum total bilirubin 9.7 mg/dL was referred to our institution. He was diagnosed with advanced sigmoid colon cancer with multiple liver metastases. A biopsy specimen of the primary tumor showed well-differentiated adenocarcinoma without KRAS mutation. Since biliary drainage was impossible due to diffuse liver metastases, we initiated combination chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, Leucovorin, oxaliplatin (modified FOLFOX6) and cetuximab. The doses of 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin were reduced, but cetuximab was administered at the standard dosage. After 3 courses of chemotherapy, total bilirubin dropped to 0.8 mg/dL. No significant toxicity other than grade-2 skin toxicity and neuropathy was observed, and the patient has continued chemotherapy on an outpatient basis. Combination chemotherapy with mFOLFOX6 plus cetuximab was effective and feasible in this case of metastatic colon cancer with icterus due to diffuse liver metastasis.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 07/2011; 38(7):1205-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a complication that may be experienced by patients with solid tumors. The prognosis of solid tumors with DIC is much poorer than those without DIC. Although treatment of the underlying disease is critical for improvement of DIC, the efficacy and safety of chemotherapy in patients with DIC associated with colorectal cancer are not clear. A 50-year-old man with advanced rectal cancer and multiple liver metastases experienced DIC during third-line treatment with cetuximab plus irinotecan, following 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) plus bevacizumab and 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) plus bevacizumab. Combination chemotherapy consisting of FOLFOX plus bevacizumab was reintroduced. Although platelet and fresh-frozen plasma transfusions were required daily before chemotherapy, the patient's laboratory values improved after two cycles of chemotherapy, without severe toxicity. The patient was discharged, and FOLFOX plus bevacizumab has been continued on an outpatient basis without sign of recurrence of DIC as of December 2010 (4 months after initiation of chemotherapy). This case suggests that reintroduction of combination chemotherapy with FOLFOX plus bevacizumab is effective and feasible in patients with colorectal cancer with DIC and that chemotherapy may be a treatment option for such patients.
    International Journal of Clinical Oncology 05/2011; 16(6):766-9. · 1.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of the present prospective study was to compare the safety and efficacy of a 12-h method to a 6-h method in chronic cancer pain management. Randomized, prospective clinical trial was conducted between December 2007 and June 2009, enrolling 90 patients with chronic cancer pain. Patients with chronic cancer pain were randomly assigned to the conversion from continuous intravenous infusion to transdermal fentanyl using two-step taper of the continuous intravenous infusion in 12 h (12-h method) or the conversion in 6 h (6-h method). The parameters assessed in the present study included pain intensity (on a scale of 0 to 10) and bolus use frequency, and the adverse effects were assessed with National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3. Pain intensity and the number of boluses during conversion remained stable in both arms. The incidence of adverse events was 25.6% in the 12-h method group and 2.3% in the 6-h method group (95% confidence interval, 0.01-0.55; p = 0.002). Adverse events occurred in four patients at 6-12 h, five patients at 12-18 h, two patients at 18-24 h, and one patient at 24-48 h after application. Excellent safety profile and sustained efficacy are shown for the 6-h conversion method.
    Supportive Care in Cancer 05/2011; 19(5):691-5. · 2.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The efficacy and safety of cetuximab for irinotecan-intolerant patients has not yet been evaluated in detail. We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy and safety of cetuximab monotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) that was intolerant to irinotecan. Among 105 patients who received cetuximab-containing chemotherapy until March 2010, 22 patients were treated with cetuximab monotherapy due to irinotecan intolerance. Cetuximab was given at the approved dosage to all patients. The performance status was 2 or 3 in 17 patients (77%). All but 1 patient had wild-type KRAS tumors. The causes of irinotecan intolerance were icterus (n = 9; 41%; median serum total bilirubin, 6.3 mg/dl), symptomatic peritoneal metastasis or obstruction (n = 8; 36%), and thrombocytopenia (n = 1; 5%). Four patients (18%) refused irinotecan due to previous irinotecan-associated toxicity. Two patients achieved a partial response with an apparent drop of serum bilirubin, for a response rate of 9.1%. The median progression-free survival and overall survival were 1.6 and 3.5 months, respectively. No grade 3 or 4 adverse events or treatment-related deaths were experienced. Cetuximab monotherapy for irinotecan-intolerant MCRC is feasible. However, the overall efficacy was modest in the present cohort, despite the fact that most of the patients had wild-type KRAS tumors; further effective therapies should be evaluated to improve the prognosis of this patient population.
    International Journal of Clinical Oncology 03/2011; 16(4):416-20. · 1.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Activating mutation of KRAS and BRAF are focused on as potential prognostic and predictive biomarkers in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) treated with anti-EGFR therapies. This study investigated the clinicopathological features and prognostic impact of KRAS/BRAF mutation in advanced and recurrent CRC patients. Patients with advanced and recurrent CRC treated with systemic chemotherapy (n=229) were analysed for KRAS/BRAF genotypes by cycleave PCR. Prognostic factors associated with survival were identified by univariate and multivariate analyses using the Cox proportional hazards model. KRAS and BRAF mutations were present in 34.5% and 6.5% of patients, respectively. BRAF mutated tumours were more likely to develop on the right of the colon, and to be of the poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma or mucinous carcinoma, and peritoneal metastasis. The median overall survival (OS) for BRAF mutation-positive and KRAS 13 mutation-positive patients was 11.0 and 27.7 months, respectively, which was significantly worse than that for patients with wild-type (wt) KRAS and BRAF (40.6 months) (BRAF; HR=4.25, P<0.001, KRAS13; HR=2.03, P=0.024). After adjustment for significant features by multivariate Cox regression analysis, BRAF mutation was associated with poor OS (HR=4.23, P=0.019). Presence of mutated BRAF is one of the most powerful prognostic factors for advanced and recurrent CRC. The KRAS13 mutation showed a trend towards poor OS in patients with advanced and recurrent CRC.
    British Journal of Cancer 02/2011; 104(5):856-62. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The new 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system is based on pathologic data from esophageal cancers treated by surgery alone. There is no information available on evaluation of the new staging system with regard to prognosis of patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of the new staging system on esophageal cancer patients treated with CRT. A retrospective review was performed on 301 consecutive esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with CRT. Comparisons were made of the prognostic impacts of the 6th and 7th staging systems and the prognostic impacts of stage and prognostic groups, which were newly defined in the 7th edition. There were significant differences between Stages I and III (p < 0.01) according to both editions. However, the 7th edition poorly distinguishes the prognoses of Stages III and IV (p = 0.36 by multivariate analysis) in comparison to the 6th edition (p = 0.08 by multivariate analysis), although these differences were not significant. For all patients, T, M, and gender were independent prognostic factors by multivariate analysis (p < 0.05). For the Stage I and II prognostic groups, survival curves showed a stepwise decrease with increase in stage, except for Stage IIA. However, there were no significant differences seen between each prognostic stage. Our study indicates there are several problems with the 7th TNM staging system regarding prognostic factors in patients undergoing CRT.
    International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 02/2011; 82(2):946-52. · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 57-year-old female with advanced gastric cancer was referred to our hospital. She underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 plus cisplatin followed by curative gastrectomy. Weekly paclitaxel and combination chemotherapy with irinotecan plus cisplatin were administered for lymph node recurrence, but the tumor progressed. Since the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status of her gastric cancer specimen was strongly positive, docetaxel plus trastuzumab was administered for three cycles. However, the lymph node metastasis appeared to enlarge and abdominal pain worsened. Therefore, combination chemotherapy with lapatinib and weekly trastuzumab was initiated. A computed tomographic scan after 3 months of treatment showed stable disease. Although dose reduction of lapatinib was necessary due to Grade 3 diarrhea, the patient has continued this treatment on an outpatient basis without signs of disease progression for 8 months after initiation. In this case, trastuzumab plus lapatinib resulted in durable stable disease, despite the appearance of progression during prior chemotherapy with trastuzumab.
    Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 02/2011; 41(5):663-5. · 1.90 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although fluoropyrimidines, platinum agents, taxanes, and irinotecan are used in the treatment of advanced gastric cancer (AGC), it remains unclear whether these agents in any line of chemotherapy are associated with overall survival (OS) in these patients. We retrospectively analyzed 704 patients with AGC. To avoid possible lead-time bias, we applied time-varying covariate analysis for chemotherapy with four agents in any line. Median OS was 12.3 months. The frequency of exposure to each agent class during all lines of treatment was 92.6% for FU (5-fluorouracil or oral fluoropyrimidine), 48.2% for platinum agents, 65.1% for taxanes, and 39.1% for irinotecan. According to a multivariate Cox model with exposure to each agent class as a time-varying covariate, the hazard ratios (HRs) of death were 0.41 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.27-0.57; p < 0.001) for FU, 0.71 (95% CI, 0.58-0.84; p < 0.001) for platinum agents, 0.51 (95% CI, 0.41-0.63; p < 0.001) for taxanes, and 0.53 (95% CI, 0.43-0.65; p < 0.001) for irinotecan. Although other agents were used in 18.6% of the patients, they did not affect survival. Each of the four agent classes (FU, platinum agents, taxanes, and irinotecan) appears to be independently associated with improved OS in patients with AGC regardless of timing. This result suggests the importance of developing strategies which make these active agents available to all patients with AGC to prolong OS.
    Gastric Cancer 02/2011; 14(2):155-60. · 3.99 Impact Factor
  • European Journal of Cancer - EUR J CANCER. 01/2011; 47.
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    ABSTRACT: Weekly paclitaxel is an effective and widely used regimen for patients with advanced gastric cancer, with main dose-limiting toxicities of neutropenia and neurotoxicity. Neutropenia during weekly paclitaxel administration was reported to be associated with better survival. The aim of this study is to evaluate prospectively whether dosing adjustments based on the occurrence of neutropenia may improve chemotherapy efficacy. A total of 90 patients will be randomized to receive either a standard dose of weekly paclitaxel (80 mg/m(2)) or an escalated dose of weekly paclitaxel (80 mg/m(2) initially followed by 100 and 120 mg/m(2) unless severe toxicity is observed). The primary endpoint is overall survival. Secondary endpoints include progression-free survival, response rate, disease control rate and adverse events.
    Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 11/2010; 41(2):287-90. · 1.90 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the impact of neutropenia or leukopenia experienced during chemotherapy on survival. Eligible studies included prospective or retrospective analyses that evaluated neutropenia or leukopenia as a prognostic factor for overall survival or disease-free survival. Statistical analyses were conducted to calculate a summary hazard ratio and 95% confidence interval (CI) using random-effects or fixed-effects models based on the heterogeneity of the included studies. Thirteen trials were selected for the meta-analysis, with a total of 9,528 patients. The hazard ratio of death was 0.69 (95% CI, 0.64-0.75) for patients with higher-grade neutropenia or leukopenia compared to patients with lower-grade or lack of cytopenia. Our analysis was also stratified by statistical method (any statistical method to decrease lead-time bias; time-varying analysis or landmark analysis), but no differences were observed. Our results indicate that neutropenia or leukopenia experienced during chemotherapy is associated with improved survival in patients with advanced cancer or hematological malignancies undergoing chemotherapy. Future prospective analyses designed to investigate the potential impact of chemotherapy dose adjustment coupled with monitoring of neutropenia or leukopenia on survival are warranted.
    Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 10/2010; 68(2):301-7. · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 52-year-old woman was treated for a splenic aneurysm that was found on abdominal computed tomography (CT) during a preoperative assessment for rectal cancer. The aneurysm was embolized using the "double coil-delivered microcatheter technique," and 4 ml of a mixture of N-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and iodized oil (Lipiodol) (NBCA/Lipiodol = 1.0: 2.5) were injected into the aneurysm. The patient complained of left upper quadrant abdominal pain immediately after the procedure. A blood test 2 days after the procedure showed an increased white blood cell count (13,100/microl), C-reactive protein (13.36 mg/dl), and pancreatic amylase (428 U/l). Abdominal CT scan showed a huge cystic lesion at the pancreatic tail, in the center of which was a highly enhanced area due to accumulated NBCA-Lipiodol. Postembolization pancreatitis was diagnosed, and treatment with fasting and a drip infusion of nafamostat mesilate was started. The patient's abdominal pain became less severe within 3 days, and the pancreatic enzyme level had normalized 14 days after treatment. On CT, the cystic lesion at the pancreatic tail was smaller 20 days after the procedure, and it had disappeared completely 75 days after the procedure.
    Japanese journal of radiology 04/2010; 28(3):239-42. · 0.73 Impact Factor