Misako Nakagawa

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BACKGROUND Elucidation of the biological features of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is important for deciding treatment strategies. The expression of a number of biomarkers in TNBC was analyzed to elucidate those features. PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects were 134 TNBC patients. Immunohistochemical staining was employed to analyze for eight(More)
The clinical predictors of aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia (AIA), a drug-related adverse reaction of aromatase inhibitors (AIs), remain unclear. AIA was prospectively surveyed every 4 months in 328 postmenopausal breast cancer patients administered a non-steroidal AI (anastrozole). Various clinicopathological parameters were recorded and analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) became a standard surgical procedure for patients with early breast cancer; however, the optimal method of sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification remains controversial. The current study presents the protocol of our institution for preoperative and intraoperative SLN detection. METHODS Fifty female patients(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer (ER-negative, PgR-negative, HER2-negative; TNBC) is performed by means of immunohistological staining. HER2-negative includes HER2(0) and HER2(1+), based on differences in the staining intensity, but there have been no reports on comparison of these two types in TNBC. Accordingly, this study was designed(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) became a standard procedure for patients with early breast cancer, however, an indication of SLN navigation to metastatic disease may lead to misdiagnosis for staging. Preoperative CTLG with a water-soluble iodinated contrast medium visualizes the correct primary SLNs and its afferent lymphatic channels(More)
Background. Joint symptoms (JSs) are problematic adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Involvement of decreased serum estradiol (SE) has been suggested. Patients and Methods. 104 postmenopausal breast cancer patients administered an AI were prospectively investigated regarding various clinical parameters, JS and hot flashes as ADRs,(More)
in the 11 stomachs were low, and within a range of 0–31. The average (standard deviation) was 1.0 (2.2). The Gcell distribution in the pyloric region suggested that the cell counts in only a few 1 1-cm square fields in a biopsy sample would not correlate with that of the whole pyloric region. On the other hand, the D-cell counts and D-cell distribution(More)
BACKGROUND Re-evaluation of the subtype of recurrent breast cancer is necessary for deciding the treatment approach, but it is often not performed due to the difficulty of obtaining tissue specimens from a recurrent lesion, etc. However, when a recurrent lesion is close to the body surface, fine-needle aspiration cells (FNA cells) can be easily obtained,(More)
Background Overdiagnosis in mammography (MMG) is a problem. Combination of MMG and ultrasonography for breast cancer screening may increase overdiagnosis. Most cases of overdiagnosis are low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (LGD), but no reports have focused on them. Materials and methods We immunostained 169 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) cases for ER, PgR,(More)
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