Hideyuki Abe

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Non-small-cell lung cancer harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations attains a meaningful response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs could affect long-term outcome in almost all patients. To identify the potential mechanisms of resistance, we established cell lines resistant to EGFR-TKIs(More)
Tumors formed by a highly metastatic human lung cancer cell line are characterized by activated signaling via vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C through its receptor (VEGFR-3) and aggressive lymph node metastasis. In this study, we examined how these highly metastatic cancers acquired aggressive lymph node metastasis. Compared with their lower(More)
INTRODUCTION The standard diagnostic method for echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase translocation is fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Recently, immunohistochemistry (IHC) has been reported as a potential method in screening for anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we have reported that EGFR mutation-specific antibodies performed well in immunohistochemical analysis, with good sensitivity. We investigated whether this method could detect non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) carrying EGFR mutations in malignant effusions and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), comparable to the peptide nucleic acid-locked(More)
Chemokines are peptides that function as chemoattractant cytokines in cell activation, differentiation and trafficking. Endothelin B receptor (ETBR) is a receptor for endothelin, which is known to function as a vasoconstrictor. In the present study, to clarify the immune escape mechanism of primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs), the expression(More)
Liquid-based cytology preparations are being increasingly used in nongynecologic specimens. The aim of this study is to objectively evaluate pancreatic disease by ThinPrep (TP) liquid-based cytology using morphometric image analysis. In all, 30 patients undergoing preoperative evaluation of pancreatic disease by TP were investigated from January to April(More)
Metaplastic breast cancers (MBCs) [spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and matrix-producing carcinoma (MPC)] and invasive carcinomas with central acellular zones (CACs) were analyzed with respect to biological potential by immunohistochemical analyses. Specimens from 40 patients [20 with MBCs (7 with SCC, 6 with SpCC, 5 with MPC,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cytologic features in smear preparations of 3 central neurocytomas. STUDY DESIGN Three patients with central neurocytoma underwent intraoperative frozen section diagnoses, and the cytologic evaluations are presented. RESULTS The smears typically showed cellular tumors composed of isomorphous, round cells. The tumor cells showed(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that both gefitinib and erlotinib are markedly effective for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with somatic activating mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR-mt). These agents are considered to act on EGFR through the same mechanism. However, the efficacy of these agents against EGFR(More)
The expression of N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) was significantly correlated with tumor angiogenesis and malignant progression together with poor prognosis in gastric cancer. However, the underlying mechanism for the role of NDRG1 in the malignant progression of gastric cancer remains unknown. Here we examined whether and how NDRG1 could(More)