Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital and Regional Cancer Center

Tsuchiura, Japan

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Tsuchiura, Japan
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Nakamura H.,Tokyo Medical University | Satoh H.,University of Tsukuba | Kaburagi T.,Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital and Regional Cancer Center | Nishimura Y.,Mito Chuo Hospital | And 19 more authors.
Medical Oncology | Year: 2012

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we performed a population-based observational study. The efficacy and safety of bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy for NSCLC patients were evaluated at 14 sites (17 hospital departments) in a prefecture of Japan between December 2009 and August 2011. Complete data sets were obtained from 159 patients with NSCLC. The median age was 66 years, and 34.0 % of the patients were 70 years or older. The overall response rate to bevacizumab therapy was 41.6 %, and the disease control rate was 78.5 %. In 88 patients who received bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy as first-line therapy, the response and disease control rates were 55.0 and 78.9 %, respectively. The incidence of clinically significant (grade 3 or more) adverse events was generally low: proteinuria occurred in 2 (1.3 %) patients, hypertension in 2 (1.3 %), hemoptysis in 1 (0.6 %), and interstitial pneumonia in 1 (0.6 %). The time to treatment failure (TTF) in the 159 patients was 169 days, and the median overall survival (OS) was 580 days. In patients who received bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy as first-line therapy, the TTF and OS were 152 and 520 days, respectively. The difference in TTF between patients who received bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy as first-line therapy and those who received it as second-line or later-line therapy was not significant (p = 0.4971). With regard to first-line therapy, the difference in TTF between patients treated with carboplatin + pemetrexed + bevacizumab and those treated with carboplatin + paclitaxel + bevacizumab was not significant (p = 0.9435). We deduced that bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy is effective against NSCLC and also tolerable in clinical practice. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Kaburagi T.,Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital and Regional Cancer Center | Satoh H.,University of Tsukuba | Hayashihara K.,Ibaraki Higashi Hospital | Endo T.,Mito Medical Center Hospital | And 19 more authors.
Oncology Letters | Year: 2013

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of erlotinib for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we performed a population-based observational study. The study involved 307 patients treated with erlotinib at 14 sites (17 departments) in Ibaraki (Japan) between December 2007 and December 2010. The tumor response and disease control rates were 11.1 and 46.3% in all patients, respectively. The median time to treatment failure and survival time were 1.6 months (95% confidence interval, 41-57 days) and 5.3 months (134-181 days) in all patients, respectively. Survival was significantly prolonged in EGFR mutation-positive patients compared with negative patients. EGFR mutation-negative patients who presented with a skin rash had significantly prolonged survival compared with those without a skin rash. The most common adverse event was skin disorder, followed by diarrhea. Although 45.6% of the patients in this study received erlotinib as a fourth-line or subsequent treatment, the results from this study were similar to those of clinical studies. We deduce that erlotinib is effective against NSCLC and is tolerated in clinical practice.


PubMed | Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital and Regional Cancer Center, Mito Medical Center Hospital, Kasumigaura Medical Center, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital and Regional Cancer Center and 6 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Molecular and clinical oncology | Year: 2016

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of S-1 monotherapy, S-1-containing combined chemotherapy and S-1 containing chemoradiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a population-based observational study was performed. The efficacy and safety of the chemotherapies were evaluated at 13 institutes in a prefecture of Japan between April 2011 and March 2015. Datasets were obtained from 282 patients with NSCLC. For either wild-type or mutated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), these three therapy groups generated almost identical response results and toxicity profiles as those in previously reported clinical trials, although the present study appeared to have slightly lower survival rates compared with those in the previous clinical trials. This may be due to the inclusion of patients in poor condition, and S-1 therapy being administered in the second, or later, line of therapy. In conclusion, the present study has confirmed that S-1-containing chemotherapy is effective against wild- and mutated-type EGFR NSCLC, and it is also tolerable in clinical practice.


PubMed | Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital and Regional Cancer Center, Kasumigaura Medical Center, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital and Regional Cancer Center, University of Tsukuba and 6 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Molecular and clinical oncology | Year: 2016

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of erlotinib, one of the epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), in patients undergoing dose reduction and in those with a low body surface area (BSA). The association between dose reduction, low BSA and efficacy, including response rate, disease control rate, time to treatment failure and overall survival, were evaluated in patients prescribed first-line erlotinib for EGFR mutated non-small cell lung cancer patients between April 2012 and March 2015. A total of 22 patients received first-line erlotinib during the study period. A dose reduction of erlotinib for the reason of low BSA and poor performance status occurred in 14 (63.6%) of the patients: 6 (27.3%) had initial dose reduction, 6 (27.3%) had dose reduction in their clinical courses, and 2 (9.1%) had both. Dose reduction of erlotinib with the initial dose of erlotinib/BSA was >80 mg/m

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