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Thyroid hemiagenesis is a very rare anomaly. We herein report a case with right thyroid lobe agenesis, which was incidentally found during the assessment of primary hyperparathyroidism. A 42-year-old male presenting with urinary lithiasis was suspected of having primary hyperparathyroidism, and had elevated levels of both serum calcium and intact(More)
We evaluated the clinical significance of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in breast cancer. Operative specimens obtained from 30 patients with breast cancer were investigated by semiquantitative RT-PCR with specific primers against IDO. The correlations among IDO expression, clinicopathologic factors and prognosis were studied. The expression of IDO was(More)
We evaluated the clinical significance of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas. Operative specimens obtained from 30 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinomas were investigated by semiquantitative RT-PCR with specific primers against IDO. The correlations among IDO expression, clinicopathologic factors and(More)
We evaluated a clinical significance of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in thyroid cancers. Operative specimens obtained from 20 patients with thyroid cancers were investigated by semi-quantitative RT-PCR with specific primers against IDO. The correlations among IDO expression, clinicopathologic factors and prognosis were studied. An expression of IDO was(More)
PURPOSE Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare inflammatory pseudotumor. No therapeutic modality has been established because of the rareness of this disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical course of IGM treated with corticosteroid, and to evaluate the optimal methods of observation during corticosteroid therapy of IGM. (More)
PURPOSE Tumors expressing high levels of CYP3A4 are likely to have a poor treatment response to docetaxel (DOC), which is metabolized by CYP3A4. Tissue samples of recurrent breast cancer are sometimes hard to obtain just before treatment because the tumor is often difficult to access. Using immunohistochemistry, we measured CYP3A4 expression in primary(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen-presenting cells which play pivotal roles in immunological response. The clinical application of DCs induced from peripheral monocytes in vitro has been initiated as a promising immuno-logical therapy against cancer. If the same type of immuno-stimulator could be achieved without in vitro manipulation, it might be(More)
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is immunohistochemically characterised by the lack of expression of the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2). TNBC is known for its poor prognosis and high recurrence probability. There is no effective targeted treatment for TNBC, but only adjuvant(More)
MUC1 glycoprotein is overexpressed and its intracellular localization altered during breast carcinoma tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to clarify the relationship of cytoplasmic localization of MUC1 with the breast cancer subtype and the correlation of 10 molecules associated with cell polarity in breast cancer subtypes. We immunostained 131(More)