Shigenori Kadowaki

Aichi Cancer Center, Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan

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Publications (4)8.19 Total impact

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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: The long-term outcomes of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients treated with S-1 plus cisplatin (SP) combination chemotherapy remain unclear. Therefore, we sought to evaluate these outcomes to identify the prognostic factors affecting patient survival. We retrospectively analyzed 153 AGC patients treated with SP at a single institution between January 2005 and July 2011. Median overall survival (OS) was 15.0 months [95 % confidence interval (CI), 12.5-17.9 months]. Three independent prognostic factors affecting poor survival were identified: performance status (PS) ≥ 1 [hazard ratio (HR) = 2.39, 95 % CI, 1.58-3.62); >1 metastatic site (HR = 1.57, 95 % CI, 1.10-2.26], and elevated alkaline phosphatase levels (HR = 1.70, 95 % CI, 1.16-2.49). A simple prognostic index was generated using three risk groups: good (no risk factor), moderate (one or two risk factors), and poor (three risk factors). The median OS for good-, moderate-, and poor-risk groups was 28.6, 14.8, and 7.3 months, respectively (log-rank test; P < 0.0001). Among the twelve 3-year survivors, 9 (75 %) had a PS of 0 and 8 (67 %) had only one metastatic site. Three prognostic factors were identified in AGC patients treated with SP. Using a simple prognostic index, the patients were divided into three risk groups, in which the survival differences were markedly significant, suggesting that patients with good PS and only one metastatic site may have a higher chance of long-term survival than those with poor PS and multiple metastatic sites.
    International Journal of Clinical Oncology 09/2013; · 1.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA) of the salivary glands has often a salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) component, which resembles ductal carcinoma of the breast and frequently overexpresses human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2). We report a case of metastatic CXPA with SDC component who was treated with trastuzumab-based chemotherapy and has had a durable complete response. A 74-year-old man was diagnosed with CXPA of the right parotid gland. The resected tumor was histologically diagnosed as CXPA with a predominant SDC component that showed strong positivity for HER2 protein and HER2 gene amplification. Multiple pulmonary metastatic lesions were detected after surgery, and combination chemotherapy with paclitaxel and trastuzumab was initiated. A complete response was confirmed after 7 treatment cycles, and no evidence of disease progression has been observed after 13 months of initiation of therapy. This report suggests a potential utility of trastuzumab-based chemotherapy for HER2-positive CXPA.
    Case Reports in Oncology 01/2013; 6(3):450-5.
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    ABSTRACT: It is unclear whether S-1 plus cisplatin is effective for patients with recurrent gastric cancer after adjuvant S-1 chemotherapy. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy of S-1 plus cisplatin in patients whose gastric cancer recurred after adjuvant S-1 chemotherapy. In the 52 patients evaluated, the median duration of adjuvant S-1 chemotherapy was 8.1 months, and the median recurrence-free interval (RFI) since the last administration of adjuvant S-1 was 6.4 months. Among the 36 patients with measurable lesions, 7 achieved a complete or partial response, and 13 were evaluated as having stable disease, for an overall response rate of 19.4% and a disease control rate of 55.6%. For all patients, the median progression-free survival (PFS) was 4.8 months, and the median overall survival (OS) was 12.2 months. Compared with patients with an RFI of <6 months (n = 25), patients with an RFI of ≥6 months (n = 27) had a significantly higher response rate (5.0 vs. 37.5%, respectively), longer PFS (2.3 vs. 6.2 months, respectively), and longer overall survival (7.3 vs. 16.6 months, respectively). According to a multivariate Cox model including performance status (PS) and reason for discontinuation of adjuvant S-1, an RFI of 6 months was still significantly associated with PFS and OS. S-1 plus cisplatin is effective for patients with gastric cancer that recurs after adjuvant S-1 chemotherapy, especially for those with an RFI of ≥6 months.
    Gastric Cancer 10/2011; 15(3):245-51. · 3.99 Impact Factor

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  • 2013
    • Aichi Cancer Center
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2011
    • Saitama Cancer Center
      Saitama, Saitama, Japan