Miki Takenaka

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The forkhead box protein 3 (FOXP3) transcription factor is highly expressed in tumor cells as well as in regulatory T cells (Tregs). It plays a tumor-enhancing role in Tregs and suppresses carcinogenesis as a potent repressor of several onco-genes. The clinical prognostic value of FOXP3 expression has not yet been elucidated. In this study,(More)
Since treatment modalities for metastatic recurrent triple-negative breast cancer (mrTNBC) are limited, a novel treatment approach including immunotherapy is required. We have developed a novel regimen of personalized peptide vaccination (PPV), in which vaccine antigens are individually selected from a pool of different peptide candidates based on the(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was aimed to evaluate the usefulness of contrast Sonazoid-enhanced ultrasonography (US) for the detection of hepatic metastases in breast cancer patients and compare the clinical efficacy and sensitivity of this technique with conventional contrast unenhanced B-mode US in follow-up examinations of breast cancer patients with(More)
Malignant lymphomas of the breast are rare and primary breast lymphoma comprises <0.5 % of breast malignancies, within which T-cell lymphomas are an even rarer subset. We report a case of primary breast peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS). Histology of the biopsied specimen revealed CD2(+), CD3(+), CD4(+), CD5(-), CD7(+), CD8(-),(More)
Despite the good responses of patients (pts) with stage III breast cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), most eventually relapse and have a poor prognosis. We investigated the prognostic indicators in pts with stage III breast cancer treated with NAC, using epirubicin and/or docetaxel. A total of 22 women with stage III breast cancer underwent NAC(More)