Koh-ichi Sakata

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BACKGROUND Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) is a key enzyme involved in the repair of radiation-induced single-strand DNA breaks. PARP inhibitors such as olaparib (KU-0059436, AZD-2281) enhance tumor sensitivity to radiation and to topoisomerase I inhibitors like camptothecin (CPT). Olaparib is an orally bioavailable inhibitor of PARP-1 and PARP-2(More)
The DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) repair pathway has been implicated in maintaining genomic integrity via suppression of chromosomal rearrangements. DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) has an important role with DNA DSBs repair. In this study, 93 of untreated cancer patients and 41 of cancer-free healthy volunteers were enrolled. Peripheral blood was(More)
PURPOSE Severe acute radiation dermatitis is observed in approximately 5% to 10% of patients who receive whole-breast radiotherapy. Several factors, including treatment-related and patient-oriented factors, are involved in susceptibility to severe dermatitis. Genetic factors are also thought to be related to a patient's susceptibility to severe dermatitis.(More)
In patients undergoing radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer, dose-volume histograms and clinical variables were examined to search for correlations between radiation treatment planning parameters and late rectal bleeding. We analyzed 129 patients with localized prostate cancer who were managed from 2002 to 2010 at our institution. They were treated(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal NK/T cell lymphoma is an aggressive disease and has a poor prognosis. Nasal NK/T cell lymphoma is refractory to conventional chemotherapy and has strong tendency of widespread relapse or dissemination into distant sites. METHODS We immunohistochemically studied nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma to elucidate the unique characteristics of nasal(More)
1 DNA-PK/Gene expression/Hypoxia/Reoxygenation. In order to elucidate the mechanism of concerted expression of various proteins related to DNA-PK activity, we examined the relationship of the expression of these proteins with that of a transcription factor Sp1. We also explored whether the expression of genes related to DNA-PK activity and Sp1 changed after(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the uncertainty in the dose distribution for the (125)I source STM1251, as measured with a radiophotoluminescent glass rod dosimeter and calculated using the Monte Carlo code EGS5 in geometry that included the source structure reported by Kirov et al. This was performed at a range of positions in and on a water(More)
This study sought to demonstrate the feasibility of estimating the source strength during implantation in brachytherapy. The requirement for measuring the strengths of the linked sources was investigated. The utilized sources were (125)I with air kerma strengths of 8.38-8.63 U (μGy m(2) h(-1)). Measurements were performed with a plastic scintillator (80 mm(More)
This study investigated the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of S-1 with concurrent radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer, based on the frequency of dose-limiting toxicities (DLT). S-1 was administered orally at escalating doses from 40 mg/m(2) b.i.d. on the days of delivering radiotherapy, which was given at a total dose of 64-70 Gy in 32-35(More)
Following the publication of the article 'The enhanced expression of the matrix metalloproteinase 9 in nasal NK/ T-cell lymphoma. BMC Cancer 2007, 7:229' [1], the submitting author became aware that a co-author had been omitted from the publication. Therefore, this article has been submitted as a correction to the original text, and highlights the(More)
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