Isamu Sakita

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Six patients with breast cancer in the upper inner quadrant underwent endoscopy-assisted partial mastectomy. The tumor was removed with a 2-cm-wide surgical margin through a periareolar semicircular incision using a special retractor and endoscope system for plastic surgery. Another small incision was made in the axilla for total lymph node dissection or(More)
For optimal cosmetic results in breast cancer surgery, we developed an alternative operation using endoscopy to remove tumors through a small single incision remote from the breast itself. The tumor is endoscopically resected with electrocautery and low constant suction through a short incision in the axilla, 5 cm long, after which axillary dissection is(More)
There is evidence to suggest that CDC25B phosphatase is an oncogenic protein. To elucidate the role of CDC25B in colorectal carcinoma, we examined the expression of CDC25B at the mRNA and protein levels. Reverse transcription-PCR assay indicated that CDC25B was overexpressed in tumor tissues relative to normal mucosa in 6 of 10 cases. Using(More)
The aim of this study was to search for specific and sensitive mRNA markers or a combination of markers for RT-PCR detection of micrometastases in axillary lymph nodes (LNs) from patients with breast cancer. LNs (n=177) from 17 patients were examined with Cytokeratin20 (CK20), melanoma-associated genes (MAGE1, MAGE3), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA),(More)
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the malignant tumors with the poor prognosis that is thought to arise from well-differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). To investigate the molecular mechanism of ATC, we studied genomic alterations of eight ATC cell lines and three DTC cell lines by means of the comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) method. Loss of(More)
  • N Masuda, Y Tamaki, +6 authors M Monden
  • Clinical cancer research : an official journal of…
  • 2000
We evaluated the clinical significance of micrometastases in axillary lymph nodes (AxLNs) of breast cancer patients for prediction of prognosis. Archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded AxLN specimens from 129 node-negative breast cancer patients diagnosed by routine H&E staining between 1986 and 1990 were subjected to carcinoembryonic antigen-specific(More)
Thymidine phosphorylase (dThdPase) is an enzyme that converts 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'DFUR) to the toxic substance 5-fluorouracil (5-FU); it is also known to be a platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor. In order to investigate the feasibility of suicide gene therapy against colorectal cancer by means of the combination of 5'DFUR and the(More)
BACKGROUND Heat shock proteins (HSPs) first were defined as proteins induced by heat shock and other environmental and pathophysiologic stresses and are implicated in protein-protein interactions such as folding, translocation, and prevention of inappropriate protein aggregation. Many of their functions suggest that they play important roles in cancer. (More)
We previously reported that the antitumor effect of OK-432, a streptococcal preparation, was markedly augmented when this agent was injected into tumors together with fibrinogen. In order to elucidate the effect of this treatment on the spleen, we assessed splenic function in gastric cancer patients receiving preoperative local immunotherapy with OK-432 and(More)
We have previously reported that the antitumor effect of OK-432, a streptococcal preparation, is markedly augmented when injected intratumorally together with fibrinogen (OK-432/fbg) [1]. In order to elucidate the effects of this immunotherapy on regional lymph nodes (RLN), we carried out both morphological and functional analyses of the RLN from colonic(More)