Kennichiro Koga

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A clinicopathological study of surgically resected thymomas was performed using Masaoka's staging and modified Masaoka's staging systems, and the utility of these two staging systems was compared. The modification enabled adjustment for the disproportion in the number of cases between Stage I and Stage II. Analysis of survival rates, according to the tumor(More)
Recently, Yamakawa et al. following Masaoka's clinical staging of thymic epithelial tumors, proposed a TNM classification and staging system for thymic epithelial tumors including thymoma and thymic carcinoma. The present authors consider that division of thymomas into circumscribed types (either encapsulated or non-encapsulated but confined to within the(More)
This phase I study was performed to assess the safety and immune response of tumor cell-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) vaccine therapy against cancer patients with multiple metastases. DCs, generated from adherent cells of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using interleukin-4 (IL-4) and granulocyte/monocyte colony-stimulating factor, were loaded with(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is an extremely difficult disease to treat. The median survival of patients with this disease has been reported to be only about 3 mo even with intensive treatment. We have treated five ATL patients (four males and one female, 42 to 72 yr of age) with total body irradiation (TBI). One patient who received 150 rad of TBI achieved(More)
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