Mamoru Masuyama

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We evaluated the best route of administration of TNP-470, an angiogenesis inhibitor, by comparing the anti-tumour effects and toxicity following injection via the hepatic artery, the portal vein, or the jugular vein in a rabbit model of liver metastases. Following the injections of 1 x 10(6) VX2 carcinoma cells into the portal vein of rabbits, 50 mg of(More)
We examined hepatic artery ligation combined with an angiogenesis inhibitor, TNP-470, in the treatment of VX2 tumour inoculated into the liver of rabbits. Effects on tumour growth were correlated with arterial collateral development in this system. Three treatment methods were compared: (1) the left hepatic artery was ligated at the liver hilum (ligation(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to quantify arterial and portal hepatic arterial blood flows. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four models were developed using PET. The first model consisted of the components of the liver and the portal system. The second applied "curve analysis" to this model. The third model introduced a portosystemic shunt factor, whereas(More)
We quantitatively measured blood flow in liver parenchyma and hepatic tumors in two patients using 15O-carbon dioxide (steady state) and 15O-water (dynamic) PET imaging. Images were acquired before and during administration of angiotensin-II to achieve a hypertensive state. Blood flow in the hepatocellular carcinoma was greater than that of the parenchyma.(More)
By the spleen, we calculated a time-delay correction of the input function for quantitation of hepatic blood flow with oxygen-15 water and dynamic positron emission tomography. The time delay (deltat) between the sample site and the spleen was calculated based on nonlinear multiple regression analysis when splenic blood flow was determined. Then hepatic(More)
The ability of the angiogenesis inhibitor TNP-470 to prevent liver metastasis after partial hepatectomy, and whether TNP-470 impairs liver regeneration or skin wound healing, was evaluated. Following the injection of VX2 carcinoma cells into the portal vein of rabbits, half of the animals underwent resection of the middle hepatic lobe (hepatectomized group)(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The outcome after hepatectomy and non-surgical treatment of liver metastases from gastric and colorectal malignancies are reported. METHODOLOGY Between April 1988 and March 1994, 176 patients with metastatic liver cancer were treated at the First Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Hospital. RESULTS All(More)
A 57-year-old woman underwent modified radical mastectomy for left breast cancer (T4bN1M1: stage IV) in September 1999. Four-cycle CAF therapy had been administered as adjuvant therapy, but multiple recurrent tumors in the liver had grown bigger and the tumor marker (CEA) increased in value. Because CAF therapy was not effective, we tried to treat the(More)
Ninety-eight patients with advanced gastric cancers underwent gastrectomy from Jan. 1989 to Dec. 1991. For these patients, preoperative intra-arterial injection therapy using EAP-II (etoposide 100 mg, epirubicin 20 mg, carboplatin 100 mg) was given to 24 patients. In this report, the recurrence and survival rate of these patients were investigated. After(More)
We investigated the effects of an angiogenesis inhibitor, TNP-470, in suppressing the recurrence in the liver remnant after partial hepatectomy for VX2 liver metastases model of rabbits. After inoculation of 1 x 10(6) VX2 tumor cells via the portal vein, the medial lobe of the liver was resected. Then, TNP-470 (7 mg/body/day) was infused (Group 1), or(More)