Jun Ichiro Kinoshita

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AIMS Various biological parameters are now being evaluated as predictors for the response of chemohormonal therapy for breast cancer. Few studies compare these parameters between the primary lesions and metastatic regional lymph nodes of breast cancer. METHODS Immunohistochemical analyses for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), c-erbB2 and p53(More)
BACKGROUND Adiponectin is inversely related to BMI, positively correlates with insulin sensitivity, and has anti-atherogenic effects. In recent years, adiponectin has been well studied in the field of oncology. Adiponectin has been shown to have antiproliferative effects on gastric cancer, and adiponectin expression is inversely correlated with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of gastric cancer with para-aortic lymph node (PAN) metastasis is poor. We applied triple combination chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and S-1 (DCS therapy) as pre-operative chemotherapy and investigated the outcome of the combination of this therapy and gastrectomy with para-aortic lymph node dissection (PAND). METHODS We(More)
This study evaluated the feasibility and pharmacology of intraperitoneal docetaxel (IP docetaxel) when administered weekly for 3 consecutive weeks, followed by 1 week without treatment. A total of 24 patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis of gastric cancer (10 preoperative, 7 postoperative and 7 recurrent) were enrolled in this study. Docetaxel was(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is reported to play an important role in carcinogenesis. We examined COX-2 expression in patients with breast cancer and benign breast tumors. Immunohistochemical staining revealed a high level of COX-2 expression in malignant lesions of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) at a rate of 40% and a low level of expression in 15% of(More)
Peritoneal dissemination is the most frequent metastatic pattern of scirrhous gastric cancer. However, despite extensive research effort, disease outcomes have not improved sufficiently. Tumor progression and metastasis result from interactions between cancer and various cells in the stroma, including endothelial cells, immune cells and fibroblasts.(More)
Several recent studies have reported that selectins are produced during ischemia-reperfusion injury, and that selectin ligands play an important role in cell binding to the endothelium and in liver metastasis. Portal clamping during pancreaticoduodenectomy with vessel resection for pancreatic head cancer causes(More)
BACKGROUND Management of peritoneal dissemination is the most critical problem in gastric cancer. This study was performed to investigate the inhibitory effects of valproic acid (VPA) on a highly peritoneal-seeding cell line of human scirrhous gastric cancer, OCUM-2MD3, and to explore the mechanism and the potential of VPA. METHODS The effects of VPA on(More)
OBJECTIVE This investigation was performed to evaluate the possibility of the removal of canine gingival melanin pigmentation with the semiconductor diode (SCD) laser in vivo. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Recently, a semiconductor laser, which can ablate soft tissue, has been developed. It is already used in dentistry as well as in medicine. METHODS The SCD(More)
The small GTPase Rho and its downstream effector, Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase (Rho-kinase), regulate a number of cellular processes, including organization of the actin cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, and migration. While pharmacological inhibitors of Rho-kinase signaling are known to block renal inflammation, the molecular basis for(More)