Akiko Fujii

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Port of Spain, 8 February 2012 – Violent crime has become the main challenge facing Caribbean countries, warns the Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Report entitled Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security shows that homicide rates –gang-related included– in(More)
The presence of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) somatic mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer patients is associated with response to treatment with EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as gefitinib and erlotinib. More than 100 mutations in the kinase domain of EGFR have been identified. In particular there are many variations of deletion(More)
PICT1 is a key regulator of the MDM2-TP53 pathway. High mRNA expression levels of PICT1 are associated with poor prognosis in several cancers with wild-type TP53. In this study, we identified the PICT1 protein expression profile in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with wild-type TP53 in the nucleolus and cytoplasm, and revealed the relationship between(More)
First Caribbean Human Development Report shows paradox of high violent crime rates, but relative trust in the police Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 8 February 2012 – Violent crime in the Caribbean can be overcome if a right mix of policies and programmes is carried out to prevent violence, according to the first Caribbean Human Development Report 2012(More)
Nearly one half of all cases of acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are due to the T790M mutation in EGFR exon 20. The T790M mutation is a C→T transition mutation at a CpG dinucleotide. DNA methylation of cytosine (5-methylcytosine (5-mC)) in CpG(More)
The adequacy of pain management for individuals with cancer who receive outpatient chemotherapy is unclear. The primary objective of this study was to assess pain prevalence and intensity in such patients. The secondary objectives included assessment of pain management with the pain management index (PMI) and exploration of predictors of inadequate pain(More)
OBJECTIVES Given our previously published study, α 1 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) plays an essential role in nicotine-induced cell signaling and nicotine-induced resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) PC9 cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)