Kotaro Kasahara

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To characterize the molecular feature in prostate carcinogenesis and the putative transition from prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) to invasive prostate cancer (PC), we analyzed gene-expression profiles of 20 PCs and 10 high-grade PINs with a cDNA microarray representing 23,040 genes. Considering the histological heterogeneity of PCs and the minimal(More)
To search for additional amplification and deletion sites that may serve as a starting point for the discovery of new oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes, 30 Japanese localized prostate cancers were analyzed by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) in this study. CGH was used to search for changes in DNA sequence copy-number in a series of 30 primary(More)
In this study, we examined nine cases of advanced Japanese prostate cancer by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to detect chromosomal imbalances across the entire genome and to identify several new regions likely to contain genes important to the development and progression of this disease. These cases had been previously examined for numerical(More)
In chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (RCC), two forms of typical and eosinophilic variants have been reported to date. We have previously reported a new variant of chromophobe RCC, namely an oncocytic variant. However, little is known on the histological features of this variant. In this article, we report such five cases. Macroscopically, the tumor was well(More)
A 74-year-old-woman was referred to our hospital for further examination. Her chief complaint had been a high-grade fever, but she was seen at our hospital without fever. Plain fi lm of kidney, ureter and bladder drip infusion pyelography and abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a gas shadow surrounding calcifications in the right renal pelvis. We(More)
Extragonadal germ cell tumors are relatively rare tumors, which usually occur in the mediastinum or retroperitoneum. In this report, we present a case of primary seminoma arising in the pelvic cavity. A 58-year-old man with urinary retention and abdominal distension was admitted to our hospital. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a rare bidirectional malignant neoplasm with epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation. The epithelial component is mainly high-grade urothelial carcinoma, and the mesenchymal component includes rhabdomyosarcoma. However, proper differential diagnosis of adult rhabdomyosarcomatous tumors of the(More)
PURPOSE To report our clinical experience regarding transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TUR-Bt) guided by photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) with intravesical instillations of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and to assess the usefulness of the therapeutic method. MATERIALS AND METHODS TUR-Bt guided by PDD was performed in 57 patients of which 47 were men and(More)
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