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BACKGROUND The incidence of testicular carcinoma in the United States has increased significantly over the last two decades. Germ cell tumors form the majority of malignant testicular tumors. With advances in diagnosis and therapeutic approaches, germ cell tumors are now highly sensitive to treatment, providing long-term survival. It has been speculated(More)
A methanolic extract of the whole plant of Isodon japonicus (Labiatae) showed potent inhibition on the LPS-induced nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in RAW264.7 cells. Four known kaurane diterpenes were isolated by activity-guided fractionation and their structures were identified as kamebanin (1), kamebacetal A (2), kamebakaurin (3),(More)
We analyzed the expression of P-glycoprotein in samples from 48 patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Tumor samples from 40 patients were obtained at mastectomy, which was performed after three cycles of induction chemotherapy consisting of doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone. P-glycoprotein expression distributed focally was(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To investigate the feasibility and preliminary effects of a simultaneous stage-matched exercise and diet (SSED) intervention in breast cancer survivors. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Oncology outpatient treatment clinics at the National Cancer Center in South Korea. SAMPLE 45 women with breast cancer who completed(More)
Lung tumors with rhabdoid features, included as variants of large cell carcinoma in the 1999 World Health Organization classification of lung tumors, are rare and have an aggressive clinical course. We report 11 patients with primary lung tumors with rhabdoid features and review the literature on this uncommon tumor. We examined samples from 7 primary (6(More)
Prognostic predictors for node-negative breast carcinoma have not been clearly established. Immunostaining with Ki-67 antibody was performed on frozen sections of histologically proved node-negative breast carcinomas from 42 patients to examine its prognostic value and its association with other clinicopathologic and biochemical parameters, i.e., patient(More)
BACKGROUND Although trastuzumab therapy improves survival in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer, 40% of patients develop brain metastasis (BM) even when extracranial disease is under control. We studied whether trastuzumab therapy beyond or after BM was beneficial to patients with BM. PATIENTS(More)
We analyzed the epidermal growth factor receptor gene using a complementary DNA probe of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene in 21 uncultured primary breast carcinomas and found that the gene was amplified in three of these tumors. We further demonstrated by immunohistochemistry using a monoclonal antibody to the epidermal growth factor receptor that(More)
BACKGROUND Although high soy consumption may be associated with lower breast cancer risk in Asian populations, findings from epidemiological studies have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVE We investigated the effects of soy intake on breast cancer risk among Korean women according to their menopausal and hormone receptor status. METHODS We conducted a(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated clinical outcomes after drainage for malignant pericardial effusion with imminent or overt tamponade. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 2001 and June 2007, 100 patients underwent pericardiocentesis for malignant pericardial effusion. Adequate follow-up information on the recurrence of pericardial effusion and survival status was(More)