Ei-ichiro Tominaga

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OBJECTIVE Ovarian clear cell carcinoma is commonly associated with pelvic endometriosis. We retrospectively evaluated clinicopathological data on the association between ovarian clear cell carcinoma and pelvic endometriosis. METHODS Between 1984 and 1995, we evaluated clinicopathological data on 53 Japanese patients with primary ovarian clear cell(More)
Gestational choriocarcinoma is a malignant trophoblastic tumor that usually occurs in the uterus after pregnancy. The tumor is curable with advanced chemotherapy, but the molecular mechanism of choriocarcinoma tumorigenesis remains unclear. This is partly because the low incidence makes it difficult to obtain clinical samples for investigation and because(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify genes that predict progression-free survival (PFS) in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (aEOC) receiving standard therapy. METHODS We performed microarray analysis on laser microdissected aEOC cells. All cases received staging laparotomy and adjuvant chemotherapy (carboplatin+paclitaxel) as primary(More)
PURPOSE The standard regimen for platinum-resistant/refractory recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains to be determined. In this study, we retrospectively compared the effect of irinotecan (CPT-11) and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in the treatment of platinum-resistant recurrent EOC. METHODS Thirty patients who received salvage(More)
e16526 Background: The purpose of this study was to identify genes that predict the progression free survival (PFS) of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (aEOC) receiving standard therapy. METHODS We performed expression analysis using GeneChip (Human Genome U133 plus 2.0 Array) in aEOC cells produced by laser-based microdissection. Thirty three aEOC(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite recent advances in the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer, little evidence exists describing the benefit of third- line chemotherapy. The present authors previously reported that the treatment-free interval (TFI) after second-line chemotherapy may predict a survival benefit of third-line chemotherapy, however the length of TFI was(More)
With the purpose of achieving early detection and performing 131I therapy for metastatic lesions of differentiated thyroid cancer, we studied the clinical findings in 132 patients who underwent 131I total body scanning (131I TBS) between 1981 and 1990. Metastatic lesions were detected only by 131I TBS in 24 (18%) of the 132 patients. Of the 49 patients(More)
Changes of serum myosin light chain I (Myosin LCI) concentrations and CK activities were serially measured in 23 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Intracoronary thrombolysis was performed in 14 patients (ICT group) while the remaining 9 patients were treated in the conventional manner (non ICT group). The relationships between the maximum levels of(More)
PURPOSE At present, it remains unclear whether the third-line chemotherapy has clinical benefit. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the effect of third-line chemotherapy. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 40 women with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who received third-line chemotherapy after platinum/taxan regimens as first(More)