Kentaro Tamaki

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The roles of core needle biopsy (CNB) have become well established as an important preoperative diagnostic method for breast lesions. We examined the concordance of histological types, nuclear grades, hormone receptors, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status between CNB and surgical specimens in 353 cases. In addition, we analyzed the(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the biologic features of breast tissues using a newly developed non-invasive diagnostic system, named virtual touch tissue quantification. METHODS A total of 180 patients including 115 invasive ductal carcinoma, 30 ductal carcinoma in situ, 4 mucinous carcinoma, 7 invasive lobular carcinoma, 8 fibroadenoma, 12 fibrocystic change and(More)
The status of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) has been recently proposed to predict clinical outcome of patients with breast cancer. We therefore studied the prognostic significance of CD8+ TILs and FOXP3+ TILs in residual tumors after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and the alterations in these parameters before and after NAC in patients with(More)
Vasohibin-1 is a recently identified negative feedback inhibitor or suppressor of angiogenesis induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A. The status of vasohibin-1 in human breast carcinoma has not been examined. We examined 151 breast specimens including 98 cases of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), 12 of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), 16 of(More)
Invasive ductal and lobular carcinomas (IDC and ILC) are the two most common histological types of breast cancer, and have been considered to develop from terminal duct lobular unit but their molecular, pathological, and clinical features are markedly different between them. These differences could be due to different mechanisms of carcinogenesis and tumor(More)
We attempted to subclassify triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cases into subgroups according to clinical outcome or prognosis of TNBC patients using archival specimens. We analyzed 102 Japanese cases of invasive TNBC who underwent surgery between January 1998 and December 2007. The clinicopathological factors and clinical information were retrospectively(More)
Vasohibin-1 is a recently identified negative feedback regulator of angiogenesis induced by VEGF-A and bFGF. In this study, we first evaluated mRNA expression of vasohibin-1 and CD31 in 39 Japanese female breast carcinoma specimens including 22 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and 17 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) using a real-time quantitative RT-PCR(More)
The rate of breast cancer mortality in Okinawa has gradually been increasing up to 2010. Now Okinawa has the second worst mortality rate in Japan, in part due to the enormous dietary changes resulting from the post-World War II US military occupation, high incidence of obesity, high non-optimal treatment rate, and low breast-cancer screening rate. To reduce(More)
The present study retrospectively evaluated the mammographic findings of 606 Japanese women with breast cancer (median age 50 years; range 27-89 years) and correlated them with histopathological characteristics. Mammographic findings were evaluated with an emphasis on mass shape, margin, density, calcification, and the presence of architectural distortion;(More)
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is defined by estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negativity. Patients with TNBC frequently undergo an aggressive clinical course due to the unavailability of specific targeted therapies. Androgen receptor (AR) was reported to be expressed in up to 60% of TNBC cases but(More)