Junichi Fukushima

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BACKGROUND It has been reported that the c-erbB-2 protooncogene is frequently amplified and overexpressed in many types of cancers, except sarcomas and hematological malignancies. METHODS Expression of ErbB-2 in the tumors of 26 patients with conventional osteosarcoma was evaluated by immunoblotting. DNA from osteosarcoma tissues that expressed ErbB-2(More)
Aberrant DNA methylation plays an important role in genesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Previously, we identified Group 1 and Group 2 methylation markers through genome-wide DNA methylation analysis, and classified CRC and protruded adenoma into three distinct clusters: high-, intermediate- and low-methylation epigenotypes. High-methylation epigenotype(More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence of CD99 expression in pancreatic endocrine tumours (PETs). We evaluated CD99 expression and analysed Ki67 labelling by immunohistochemistry in PETs. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-eight PETs from 33 patients were analysed. CD99 immunoreactivity was consistently observed in normal islets of the pancreas, regardless of the cell(More)
The oestrogen-responsive gene, EBAG9, whose product is identical to the cancer cell surface antigen RCAS1, is reported to be associated with tumour progression and invasiveness in various carcinomas. In this study, we examined the expression of EBAG9/RCAS1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with special reference to its relationship with the stepwise(More)
To clarify molecular alterations in serrated pathway of colorectal cancer (CRC), we performed epigenetic and genetic analyses in sessile serrated adenoma/polyps (SSA/P), traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs) and high-methylation CRC. The methylation levels of six Group-1 and 14 Group-2 markers, established in our previous studies, were analyzed(More)
INTRODUCTION Earlier reports of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) for adrenal myelolipoma are limited. PRESENTATION OF CASE Between June 2000 and September 2012, we performed right adrenal resections using LA and open adrenalectomy (OA) in patients with myelolipoma (n = 3 and n = 3, respectively). Then, we evaluated patients' background characteristics and(More)
We report a case of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach that demonstrated a stepwise progression from low- to high-grade malignancy. The patient had been followed for a small gastric submucosal tumor that had turned malignant after 8 years of indolence, manifested by tarry stools. The tumor was enucleated, and gastric GIST was diagnosed.(More)
We report a case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach mimicking extragastrointestinal origin. The tumor presented as a large isolated mass in the transverse mesocolon with a minor adhesion to the stomach. Microscopic examination revealed c-kit gene protein product (KIT)-positive tumor cells with epithelioid features. The tumor(More)
We report a case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach mimicking a primary tumor of the omentum minus. The tumor presented as an isolated mass in the omentum minus without any adhesion to the stomach. Microscopic examination revealed that the tumor pseudocapsule on the gastric side included a small smooth muscle tissue component. The(More)