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Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is postulated to be a mediator of growth suppression signals. Here, we examined the methylation status of IGFBP-3 to correlate to clinicopathological factors in human cancers. The methylation status of IGFBP-3 was determined by bisulfite DNA sequencing and was correlated with expression semi-quantified(More)
Anti-oestrogen is effective for the treatment of oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast carcinomas, but most of these tumours become resistant to anti-oestrogen. It has been suggested that anti-oestrogen therapy may induce a HER2 signalling pathway in breast cancer cells and this may cause resistance to anti-oestrogen. Thus, it is conceivable that combined(More)
Decades of research in molecular oncology have brought about promising new therapies which are designed to target specific molecules which promote tumor growth and survival. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is one of the first identified important targets of these novel antitumor agents. Approximately half of cases of triple-negative breast(More)
PURPOSE Human DOC-2/DAB2 interactive protein (hDAB2IP) gene is a novel member of the Ras GTPase-activating family and has been demonstrated to be a tumor suppressor gene inactivated by methylation in prostate cancer. We analyzed methylation and expression status of hDAB2IP in breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The promoter region of hDAB2IP was divided(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)
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)
The nm23-H1 gene is known as a potential metastasis suppressor gene in various types of carcinomas. However, the role of nm23-H1 in colorectal carcinoma still remains controversial and the cellular mechanisms by which its protein may modulate the metastatic phenotype are not yet known. We transfected nm23-H1 cDNA into the human colon cancer cell line,(More)
A 61-year-old man, who was diagnosed with superior vena cava syndrome by papillary thyroid carcinoma, was referred to our hospital. A bulky thyroid tumor with tracheal invasion extended from the left neck to the right atrium without distant metastases. The risk of sudden death due to airway occlusion, tumor embolism or obstruction of the tricuspid valve led(More)
In patients with early breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been emerging as a new standard of care. The use of SLNB with a blue dye is convenient and safe, but it requires a high level of technical skill. Recently, an instrument that can provide fluorescence imaging of lymphatic flow has been introduced. In the present study, we analyzed(More)
The overexpression of reduced expression in immortalized cells (REIC)/Dickkopf-3 (Dkk-3), a tumor suppressor gene, induced apoptosis in human prostatic and testicular cancer cells. The aim of this study is to examine the potential of REIC/Dkk-3 as a therapeutic target against breast cancer. First, the in vitro apoptotic effect of Ad-REIC treatment was(More)