Kohsuke Sasaki

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In accordance with cancer progression, genomic aberrations accumulate in cancer cells in a stepwise fashion. However, whether there are genomic changes linked with tumour progression remains unclarified. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the relationship between genomic alterations and clinical stages in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A technology(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate cytogenetic changes in pancreatic cancers (PCs) and to examine their clinical implications. We screened for genetic alterations in 32 primary PCs including 4 cases with distant organ metastasis using comparative genomic hybridization coupled with tissue microdissection and degenerate oligonucleotide primed polymerase(More)
Invasive cervical carcinoma is thought to arise from cervical intraepithelial neoplasm (CIN). Genetic changes that occur during progression of CIN to cervical carcinoma are poorly understood, although they appear to be directly involved in this process. We used comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) with precise microdissection and degenerate(More)
To clarify the genetic aberrations involved in the development and progression of hepatitis C virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCV-HCC), we investigated DNA copy number aberrations (DCNAs) in 19 surgically resected HCCs by conventional CGH and array CGH. Conventional CGH revealed that increases of DNA copy number were frequent at 1q (79% of the(More)
To evaluate the clinicopathological significance of matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) expression in gastric carcinoma, we investigated immunohistochemically MMP-7 expression in 214 gastric carcinomas, and examined its relations with the clinicopathologic parameters including patient prognosis. MMP-7 expressed predominantly in cancer cells, and(More)
The aim of this study is to explore the mechanisms of intratumoral cytogenetic heterogeneity (ICH) in pancreatic cancer. Using comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis, we investigated interglandular variation in 20 primary invasive ductal adenocarcinomas of the pancreas. Three or four adjacent neoplastic glands were individually microdissected from(More)
BACKGROUND Biologic characteristics of tumors are greatly affected by genetic aberrations. However, to the authors' knowledge there is no study that shows that cytogenetic information is useful for estimating prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis was performed in 41 HCCs to(More)
To clarify the clinical manifestations of cat scratch disease (CSD), we evaluated a total of 130 seropositive patients with CSD. The patients' ages ranged from 1 to 68 years; 103 (79.2%) were under 18 years of age. CSD occurred predominantly in the fall and winter months. Regional lymphadenopathy was noted in 110 (84.6%) of the cases, and the most common(More)
We examined whole genomic aberrations of biopsied samples from 19 independent glioblastomas by array-based comparative genomic hybridization analysis. The highest frequencies of copy number gains were observed on RFC2 (73.3%), EGFR (63.2%), and FGR, ELN, CDKN1C , FES, TOP2A, and ARSA (57.9% each). The highest frequencies of copy number losses were detected(More)
Little is known about genetic alterations during malignant progression of meningioma. We used comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) in 20 patients (13 with typical, 4 with atypical and 3 with anaplastic meningiomas) to investigate the genetic pathway underlying the development of meningioma. Typical meningiomas displayed only a few genetic changes such as(More)