Kojiro Shimozuma

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the levels of expression of the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) and three differentiation markers (thyroglobulin (Tg), thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and thyrotrophin receptor (TSH-R)) in 35 patients with primary (n=31) or recurrent (n=4) papillary thyroid carcinoma, and to compare the findings with clinical data. METHODS We performed a(More)
The Japanese Quality of Life Research Group has developed a general questionnaire suitable for assessing the Quality of Life (QOL) in patients undergoing chemotherapy. The questionnaire covers four major categories: (1) daily activities, (2) physical condition, (3) social activities, and (4) mental and psychological status. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(More)
BACKGROUND We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of trastuzumab plus chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor type-2 (HER2)-positive advanced gastric cancer (GC) based on data obtained from the Trastuzumab for Gastric Cancer (ToGA) trial from a Japanese perspective. METHODS The following Japanese and Korean populations of the ToGA trial were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to measure the population norms for the Japanese versions of preference-based measures (EQ-5D-3L, EQ-5D-5L, and SF-6D). We also considered the relations between QOL score in the general population and socio-demographic factors. METHODS A total of 1143 adult respondents (aged ≥ 20 years) were randomly sampled from(More)
Previous cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) of abiraterone for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients have not shown favorable results for this new drug. These CEAs were generally conducted based on models used in clinical trials, where comparisons were made with patients given placebos. However, details on any other therapies provided to the(More)
PURPOSE The goal of chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is to prolong survival and maintain health-related quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate long-term health status of patients with MBC who participated in the phase III randomized SELECT BC trial. METHODS In the SELECT BC trial, patients were randomly allocated to the S-1 or taxane(More)
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