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PURPOSE Hepatoblastoma is the most common malignant liver tumor in childhood. Multicenter studies elucidate the optimal pre- or postoperative chemotherapeutic regimens. This report reviews the results of the Japanese Study Group for Pediatric Liver Tumor Protocol-1 (JPLT-1) and compares its outcomes with published reports of other studies. METHODS From(More)
A variety of maps of the human genome have been constructed, including cloned DNA maps. We have isolated 40 of the 42 NotI sites that exist on the long arm of human chromosome 21, as NotI linking clones and constructed a complete NotI restriction map spanning the entire region. This map, which provides the most reliable ordering and distance estimation in(More)
Identification of cancer cells in the peritoneal cavity could influence therapy and outcome of gastric carcinoma patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical impact of the real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction-(PCR) based identification of isolated tumour cells in the peritoneal lavage fluid of gastric carcinoma. The(More)
Human neuroblastoma remains enigmatic because it often shows spontaneous regression and aggressive growth. The prognosis of advanced stage of sporadic neuroblastomas is still poor. Here, we investigated whether genomic and molecular signatures could categorize new therapeutic risk groups in primary neuroblastomas. We conducted microarray-based comparative(More)
Loss of heterozygosity of the distal region of chromosome 1p where tumor suppressor gene(s) might harbor is frequently observed in many human cancers including neuroblastoma (NBL) with MYCN amplification and poor prognosis. We have identified for the first time a homozygously deleted region at the marker D1S244 within the smallest region of overlap at(More)
Differential screening of the genes obtained from cDNA libraries of primary neuroblastomas (NBLs) between the favorable and unfavorable subsets has identified a novel gene BCH motif-containing molecule at the carboxyl terminal region 1 (BMCC1). Its 350 kDa protein product possessed a Bcl2-/adenovirus E1B nineteen kDa-interacting protein 2 (BNIP2) and(More)
We investigated the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm from the aspect of genetic changes. The formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumors and surrounding normal pancreatic tissues from patients with 16 intraductal papillary-mucinous adenoma of the pancreas (IPMA) and 10 intraductal papillary-mucinous carcinoma of the pancreas(More)
Lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has important prognostic implications. In this study, we examined the association between postoperative recurrence and the location of LN metastases in patients with clinical stage II/III ESCC. Of 90 patients who underwent curative esophagectomy with systemic(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a 90-kDa cell surface glycoprotein and is known to be a member of the immunoglobulin gene superfamily of adhesion molecules. It has been suggested that ICAM-1 expression on cancer cells might have a role as a suppressor of tumor progression under the host immune surveillance system. We studied the correlation(More)
In this series of projects of sequencing human cDNA clones which correspond to relatively long and nearly full-length transcripts, we newly determined the sequences of 80 clones, and predicted the coding sequences of the corresponding genes, named KIAA0201 to KIAA0280. Among the sequenced clones, 68 were obtained from human immature myeloid cell line KG-1(More)