Kenji Amemiya

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BACKGROUND The contribution of BRCA1 and BRCA2 to ovarian cancer in Japanese patients is still unclear. This study investigated the frequency of germline mutations in BRCA1/2 in Japanese patients with ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer, regardless of their family histories, which were suggestive of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. METHODS(More)
Tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the two main breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes, and their genetic testing has been used to evaluate the risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). While several studies have reported the prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in Japanese populations, there is insufficient information about(More)
Liquid biopsies such as circulating tumor DNA in plasma and disseminated tumor cells in the bone marrow are currently available. However, it is unclear which types of samples are appropriate for detecting tumor DNA in these biopsies. Here, we collected primary tumors, pulmonary venous blood, peripheral blood, and rib bone marrow fluid from 10 lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is expected to be a modality to determine the status of cancer in real time. This case indicated utilities and issues in measuring the ctDNA in cancer patients. CASE REPORT A 45-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer was treated with bevacizumab and paclitaxel. The lung metastases were decreased(More)
BACKGROUND The discordance of the hormone receptor (HR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) expressions between primary cancer and metastatic lesions is an important issue when selecting the optimal treatments for patients with metastatic breast cancer. A rebiopsy for the metastatic cancer is recommended before selecting the treatment;(More)
INTRODUCTION Immunotherapy has become a treatment option for lung cancer. The utility of nivolumab as second-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer has been proven, but predictive biomarkers influencing its efficacy remain unknown. METHODS This study involved 14 patients who were treated with nivolumab from February 1 to September 30, 2016. The(More)
Bronchoendoscopic examination is not necessarily comfortable procedure and limited by its sensitivity, depending on the location and size of the tumor lesion. Patients with a non-diagnostic bronchoendoscopic examination often undergo further invasive examinations. Non-invasive diagnostic tool of lung cancer is desired. A 72-year-old man had a 3.0 cm × 2.5(More)
The diagnostic accuracy of bronchoscopy for detecting lung cancer, especially peripheral lung cancer with lesions outside the endoscopically visible range, remains unsatisfactory. The aim of this study was to perform next-generation sequencing on bronchoscopic specimens to determine whether this improves the accuracy of bronchoscopy for diagnosing lung(More)
Sarcomatoid cancer is defined by the World Health Organization as a category of non-small cell lung cancers with sarcoma or sarcoma-like differentiation. They are characterized by poor prognosis and resistance to conventional chemotherapy. However, the mutational profile of sarcomatoid cancer remains yet to be elucidated. Sarcomatoid cancers are usually(More)