Fumito Tamura

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Owing to its aggressiveness and the lack of effective therapies, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has a dismal prognosis. New strategies to improve treatment and survival are therefore urgently required. Numerous fucosylated antigens in sera serve as tumor markers for cancer detection and evaluation of treatment efficacy. Increased expression of(More)
ST6GalNAc I is a sialyltransferase controlling the expression of sialyl-Tn antigen (STn), which is overexpressed in several epithelial cancers, including gastric cancer, and is highly correlated with cancer metastasis. However, the functional contribution of ST6GalNAc I to development or progression of gastric cancer remains unclear. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The clinical utility of computed virtual chromoendoscopy with flexible spectral imaging color enhancement (FICE) in capsule endoscopy (CE) remains controversial. To clarify the clinical utility of FICE-enhanced CE in evaluating small bowel lesions, we quantitatively assessed white light (WL), FICE, and blue mode (BM) images and(More)
BACKGROUND Fucose is utilized for the modification of different molecules involved in blood group determination, immunological reactions, and signal transduction pathways. We have recently reported that enhanced activity of the fucosyltransferase 3 and/or 6 promoted TGF-ß-mediated epithelial mesenchymal transition and was associated with increased(More)
Gastric endocrine cell carcinoma is known to be highly malignant with a poor prognosis, and no standard treatment has been established. We experienced a case of endocrine cell carcinoma of the stomach with liver and lymph node metastases. The lesions became resectable at curability B after chemotherapy with S-1/cisplatin (CDDP). A 59-year-old man, who had(More)
Docetaxel and paclitaxel are demonstrated to be effective for use as salvage therapy for advanced gastric cancer. Both drugs are taxane derivatives but there is only partial cross-resistance between them. For breast cancer and ovarian cancer, there have been several reports that showed docetaxel is effective for paclitaxel-resistant cancer, and vice versa.(More)
A 38-year-old man was given a diagnosis of as sigmoid colon cancer and underwent sigmoid colectomy. Post-operative pathological staging was stage IIIb. He then underwent adjuvant chemotherapy. One year and 4 months after the surgery, CT scans revealed multiple liver and lung metastases. He was given mFOLFOX6+bevacizumab, which was changed later to(More)
Complete remission by induction therapy in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) can be achieved due to improvements in supportive and optimized therapy. However, more than 20% of patients will still need to undergo salvage therapy, and most will have a poor prognosis. Determining the specificity of drugs to leukemia cells is important since this will maximize(More)
A case of adenocarcinoma arising in Meckel's diverticulum in a 58-year-old man is reported. Abdominal computed tomography and ultrasonography showed a solid tumor in the middle of abdomen. Capsule endoscopy (CE) showed tumorous lesion in the distal ileum. Single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) subsequently showed the tumor in Meckel's diverticulum. Furthermore,(More)
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