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In 254 patients with operable [International Union against Cancer (1972) Stages I, II, and III] breast cancer, the relations between in vitro clonogenic growth in soft agar of primary breast cancer tumors and their metastatic potential expressed by the relapse-free survivals (RFS) as well as overall survivals were studied. Sixty-four % (163 of 254) of(More)
It is an unresolved issue whether various thoracotomies affect clinical outcomes. In addition, a wide variety of technical approaches of video-assisted thoracic surgery depend on the facility. We reviewed 152 consecutive patients with clinical T1N0M0 lung cancer that underwent three types of lobectomy with systematic mediastinal lymphadenectomy in a single(More)
Of 534 human primary breast cancers provided for clonogenic assay in vitro, 276 (51.7%) developed distinctive colony formation by the soft-agar method. Estrogen receptors (ERs) were assayed by dextran-coated charcoal methods. A total of 65 (23.7%) of 274 breast cancers responded to added 10 nM 17 beta-estradiol (E2) by an increase in the number of colonies(More)
The Japanese Edition of the Cornell Medical Index-Health Questionnaire and the Yatabe-Guilford personality test (Y-G Test) was given to 56 young women (mean age 19.2 years) who were identified as having orthostatic dysregulation among a total of 280 healthy young women. The percentage classed as types III (possible neurotic) and IV (probable neurotic)(More)
To clarify the effects of leukotriene C4 (LTC4) on human ciliated epithelium, ciliary activity of the ethmoid sinus mucosa was measured photoelectrically in tissue culture. At concentrations ranging from 10(-6)M to 10(-9)M, LTC4 showed minimal effects on the ciliated epithelium during the initial 30 minutes of exposure; thereafter, ciliary inhibition was(More)
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) by radio-immunoassay to evaluate TNF-alpha in nasal allergy. There was no significant difference either between the mean concentrations of TNF-alpha in nasal secretions from the patients with perennial nasal allergy and those of(More)
To investigate the mechanism and neural control of the nasal secretion, we observed the isolated rat nasal mucosa by video-enhanced differential interference contrast microscopy. This technique allowed us to visualize abrupt changes of the individual granules leading to degranulation in the acinar cells and in epithelial goblet cells during secretory(More)
GOALS OF WORK The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) using a patient-based instrument, the Patient Neurotoxicity Questionnaire (PNQ) and a physician-based instrument, the National Cancer Institute-Common Toxicity Criteria (NCI-CTC) in patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer who were(More)