Daisuke Takabatake

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Trastuzumab is the only HER2/neu-directed therapy to have received Food and Drug Administration approval for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer. The efficacy of trastuzumab depends on the HER2/neu status of the tumour and the patient's prior treatment, but even when patients are selected on the basis of HER2/neu gene amplification, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The 7-year follow-up of the US oncology 9735 trial demonstrated the superiority of TC [docetaxel (DTX)/cyclophosphamide (CPA)] to doxorubicin/CPA therapy. To introduce TC therapy in Japan, the verification of the safety and tolerability is essential. We performed a collaborative prospective safety study with Okayama University to introduce TC(More)
PTEN (phosphatase and tension homolog deleted on chromosome 10) has been shown to be inactivated in a wide range of cancers and the role of this gene product is associated with the suppression of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway in many cancers. Recently, some reports demonstrated that the degree of PTEN expression could predict(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if health-related quality-of-life (QOL) differences existed between breast cancer (BC) survivors receiving mastectomy and those receiving breast-conserving treatment (BCT). Factors associated with QOL in long-term BC survivors were also identified. METHODS One hundred patients who had previously undergone BC surgery and were alive(More)
Numerous signaling pathways were reported to be involved in the resistance for conventional cytotoxic drugs, although one of the main reasons is the overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in multidrug resistant cancer cells. The overexpression of P-gp has been associated with the resistance to a wide range of anticancer drugs. Doxorubicin and paclitaxel(More)
OBJECTIVE Trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), an antibody-drug conjugate composed of the cytotoxic agent DM1 conjugated to trastuzumab via a stable thioether linker, has shown clinical activity in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer patients. This study evaluated the maximum tolerated dose, toxicity and pharmacokinetics of(More)
OBJECTIVE Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is indicated for axillary lymph node metastasis-negative cases (N0), but clarification of the indication may increase treatment efficiency. Fluorine-18-labeled 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) may have a high positive predictive value in diagnosis of axillary lymph node metastasis. (More)
BACKGROUND The local recurrence rate of phyllodes tumors is high and ensuring a sufficient surgical margin is considered important for local control. However, the preoperative diagnosis rate of phyllodes tumors is low and we often encounter cases in which a sufficient surgical margin is not achieved, since in routine medical practice the lesion may not be(More)
Although the progress in understanding human genetics regarding cancer has been applied to the medical practice of treating hereditary cancers in developed western countries, it is not widely implemented in Japan. We started treating hereditary cancers at NHO Shikoku Cancer Center in November 2000. Our institution has a multidisciplinary team that provides(More)
We experienced a case of an 82-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of dysphagia and dyspnea. Cervical contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed diffuse thyroid neoplasms causing significant tracheal stenosis with tumors, particularly of the superior mediastinum, which were associated with an embolism of the(More)