Mari Kogo

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Epigenetic changes have been proposed as mediators of the field defect in colorectal carcinogenesis, which has implications for risk assessment and cancer prevention. As a test of this hypothesis, we evaluated the methylation status of eight genes (MINT1, 2, 31, MLH1, p16, p14, MGMT, and ESR1), as well as BRAF and KRAS mutations, in 57 multiple colorectal(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal adenoma develops into cancer with the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic changes. We studied the underlying molecular and clinicopathological features to better understand the heterogeneity of colorectal neoplasms (CRNs). METHODS We evaluated both genetic (mutations of KRAS, BRAF, TP53, and PIK3CA, and microsatellite instability(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) exhibits abnormalities in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene. To identify a prognostic marker, the overexpression of EGFR protein, mutations in EGFR and p53 mutations were analyzed in pretreatment biopsy specimens removed from T3-4 and/or M1 LYM ESCC patients who received chemoradiotherapy. A silent(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Myelosuppression is a serious adverse effect of chemotherapy, but its risk factors remain largely unknown. The present study retrospectively evaluated clinical data obtained before therapy to clarify the risk factors for myelosuppression after chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODOLOGY One-hundred-and-eight patients(More)
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) interferes with tumor-cell proliferation by inhibiting thymidylate synthase (TS). We examined the relationship between tandem repeat (TR) variations in the TS gene and survival following concurrent chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). TS-TR variations were analyzed in 57 stage II-IV ESCC(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Severity-based treatment is not homogenously effective for acute cholangitis patients and some are resistant to early treatment. We performed a retrospective cohort study involving acute cholangitis patients and analyzed factors strongly associated with resistance to early treatment. METHODOLOGY The subjects were 94 patients admitted to(More)
  We retrospectively evaluated clinical data before therapy to determine the risk factors for severe neutropenia in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with third-generation agents. We analyzed 100 patients who received such agents (paclitaxel, docetaxel, gemcitabine, irinotecan, or vinorelbine) for advanced NSCLC. The endpoint of(More)
BACKGROUND Independent predictive factors of preterm delivery were evaluated using clinical data at hospitalisation by multivariate analysis. AIM The aim of this study was to clarify independent predictive factors related to preterm delivery by multivariate analysis of clinical data at hospitalisation of patients with threatened preterm delivery or(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine whether neutropenia could be an indicator of good prognosis in patients treated with gemcitabine (GEM) for unresectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS A total of 178 patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer, who were treated with first-line (n = 121) or second-line (n = 57) GEM, were included in(More)
In Showa University School of pharmacy, 7 competencies for outcome-based education were set up in 2011. We are now creating sequential curriculum in order to achieve these competencies. As a member of team medical treatment, pharmacist must share a patient's information with other members, assess each patient's condition, propose the best medication with(More)