[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: We report a case of gastric cancer with peritoneal dissemination that was successfully treated with low-dose S-1 or capecitabine chemotherapy over a 5-year period. In September 2007, distalgastrectomy was performed for treating gastric cancer with synchronous peritonealdissemination in a 78-year-old man. Combination chemotherapy of S-1 and CDDP was administered after the surgical procedure. Following the completion of 9 courses, this regimen was discontinued owing to adverse events; therefore, S-1(40-50mg/body/day)or capecitabine(1,800mg/body/day)chemotherapy was initiated. S-1 or capecitabine were orally administered for 2 weeks, followed by a 2-week or 1-week interval, respectively; this regimen was continued for over 5 years. The patient died in June 2013.
Article · Sep 2014 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: We report a case of synchronous multiple liver metastases of rectal cancer successfully treated with tegafur/uracil(UFT) and oral Leucovorin (LV) chemotherapy. Lower anterior resection was carried out on the rectal cancer patient (an 80-year- old man), who had synchronous multiple liver metastases. The UFT (450 mg/day) and oral LV (75 mg/day) were orally administered for 4 weeks, followed by a 1-week interval after the surgical procedure. After completion of 16 courses, CT scan showed no liver metastases, and the patient was judged to have achieved a complete response (CR). The interval of CR was maintained for sixteen months until the age of 82. This chemotherapy is expected to have a potent therapeutic efficacy for older adult patients with advanced rectal cancer, because it is convenient and causes no severe diverse events.
Article · Oct 2011 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: We report a case of recurrent rectal cancer with multiple lung metastases successfully treated with S-1 and CPT-11 combination chemotherapy. Rectal amputation was carried out on the rectal cancer patient, a 63-year-old man. CT scan revealed multiple lung metastases after 20 months of surgery. The patient was treated with S-1 and CPT-11 combination chemotherapy. S-1(100mg/body/day)was orally administered for 2 weeks followed by a 1-week interval, and CPT-11 (120 mg/body on day 1)was simultaneously administered. After completion of 8 courses, CT scan showed no lung metastases, and the patient was judged to have achieved a complete response (CR). The CR interval was maintained for twelve months until 20 courses of chemotherapy had been completed. This chemotherapy was expected to have a potent therapeutic efficacy for recurrent rectal cancer, considering the convenience, cost benefit and no severe adverse event.
Article · Oct 2009 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy