Background/Aims: The multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach is a cornerstone of clinical oncology. This study investigated the current state of MDT care, including patient satisfaction, in Korea.
Methods: We obtained the annual number of cancer patients who have received MDT care since 2014 from the..
Background/Aims: Real-world data about the treatment outcomes of patients receiving rituximab-containing immunochemotherapy followed by rituximab maintenance are required to understand better the treatment for follicular lymphoma (FL).
Methods: A cross-sectional study analyzed FL patients who were ..
In Hee Lee, Byung Woog Kang, Jong Gwang Kim, Woo Kyun Bae, Myung Seo Ki, Inkeun Park, Jae-Cheol Jo, Jin Young Kim, Sung Ae Koh, Kyung Hee Lee, Yoon Young Cho, Hun Mo Ryoo, Sang Gyu Kwak, Jung Lim Lee, Sun Ah Lee
Korean J Intern Med. 2020;35(1):185-193. Published online October 12, 2018
Background/Aims: For metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), various prognostic scoring systems have been developed. However, owing to the low prevalence of nonclear cell RCC, the three most commonly used tools were mainly developed based on patients with clear cell histology. Accordingly, this study..
Background/Aims: Patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) generally have poor clinical outcomes. Early determination of their prognosis is crucial for developing a therapeutic strategy. Recently, various inflammatory markers have been validated as prognostic indicators for many cancers, including PC. Ho..
Background/Aims: Bortezomib plus melphalan-prednisone (VMP) is a standard treatment for multiple myeloma, particularly for patients who are ineligible for high-dose therapy. However, early discontinuation or treatment modification is often needed owing to adverse events. The aim of this study was to..
Background/Aims: The occurrence of brain metastasis (BM) has increased due to improved overall survival (OS) in uterine cervical cancer. However, research about prognostic factors and therapeutic guidelines for BM in uterine cervical cancer remains scarce due to the rarity of BM in this type of canc..
Shin Hye Yoo, Chan-Young Ock, Bhumsuk Keam, Sung Joon Park, Tae Min Kim, Jin Ho Kim, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Eun-Jae Chung, Seong Keun Kwon, J. Hun Hah, Tack-Kyun Kwon, Kyeong Chun Jung, Dong-Wan Kim, Hong-Gyun Wu, Myung-Whun Sung, Dae Seog Heo
Korean J Intern Med. 2019;34(6):1313-1323. Published online November 16, 2018
Background/Aims: Since patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have favorable outcomes after treatment, treatment de-escalation for these patients is being actively investigated. However, not all HPV-positive HNSCCs are curable, and some pati..
Background/Aims: Limited data are available regarding the efficacy of rivaroxaban for the treatment of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban for the treatment of VTE in active cancer patients.
Methods: In th..
Background/Aims: Although crizotinib is standard chemotherapy for advanced anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), clinical factors affecting progression-free survival (PFS) have not been reported. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical factor..
Background/Aims: We investigated the efficacy and toxicity of a weekly schedule of docetaxel and cisplatin as a first-line treatment in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC).
Methods: In this study, 18 patients with previously diagnosed R/M HNSCC we..
Background/Aims: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical activity of fulvestrant in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC) previously treated with endocrine therapy and/or chemotherapy..
Background/Aims: The role of [18F]-f luorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in first remission is unclear.
Methods: Medical costs within the first 3 years of treatment completion and clinical outcomes of 118..
Background/Aims: This study was to evaluate the clinical significance of infusion-related reaction (IRR) of rituximab in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients who received R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone) as a first-line chemotherapy.
Background/Aims: The purpose of the study is to investigate the associations between sarcopenia and health-related quality of life in elderly men and women in Korea.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study using data from 2008 to 2011 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 4,937 adult..
Background/Aims: Despite increased demand for cancer patient’s to make their own decisions based on an adequate understanding of what is involved in chemotherapy, the primary signing agent and the reasons for surrogate signing have not been appropriately evaluated.
Methods: The ethics committee of..
Background/Aims: This study was tried to determine the role of β-catenin in invasion in pancreatic cancer.
Methods: We analyzed cancer invasiveness according to β-catenin expression in pancreatic cancer cell line. We also investigated the change in cancer invasiveness when β-catenin expression was ch..
Background/Aims: The Positron Emission Tomography Response Criteria in Solid Tumors (PERCIST) or European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) criteria are used to assess metabolic tumor responses. However, tumor responses have shown considerable discrepancies between the morpho..
Background/Aims: The outcome of local treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains poor, with therapies such as induction chemotherapy (IC) yielding conflicting results. This study aimed to assess the clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of the excision repair cross-com..
Background/Aims: Various alterations of microRNA (miRNA) expression have been reported in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). We aimed to investigate the unique patterns and prognostic significance of miRNA expression in Korean patients with MDS.
Methods: Bone marrow mononuclear cells were collected fr..
Background/Aims: Few studies have addressed whether there are differences in clinical efficacy between intravenous methylprednisolone (methyl-Pd) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) use.
Methods: We retrospectively compared platelet responses and toxicities associated with these two treatments in..