Mitsuhiko Kashio

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Appendicitis and incarcerated hernia are frequently encountered reasons of emergency surgery for acute abdomen. The treatment in early stages of each condition is generally simple, but when these conditions are combined, the symptoms become slightly complicated, obscuring specific symptoms. Especially the lack of symptoms for appendicitis leads to delayed(More)
An accurate investigation of the HER2 proto-oncogene is extremely important for the therapy and prognostication of breast cancer. Currently, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are standard methods for this purpose. The aim of this study was to detect the expression and amplification of HER2 in paraffin-embedded samples(More)
We evaluated the clinical significance of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in breast cancer. Operative specimens obtained from 30 patients with breast cancer were investigated by semiquantitative RT-PCR with specific primers against IDO. The correlations among IDO expression, clinicopathologic factors and prognosis were studied. The expression of IDO was(More)
We report a case of advanced breast cancer with multiple lung and liver metastases (T4bN1M1) achieving a significant improvement of QOL by multi-disciplinary therapy. The patient was a 63-year-old woman with slight jaundice who had ascites and an ulcerative breast lump with multiple lung and liver metastases. A core needle biopsy for breast tumor led to a(More)
We report a 64-year-old woman who underwent mastectomy for stage II (T2N1M0) advanced breast cancer, in whom multiple spine metastases developed 18 months postoperatively. She received 6 cycles of CA (cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2, ADM 50 mg/m2 3 wq) therapy and oral tamoxifen (20 mg/body) administration for adjuvant therapy. The multiple bone metastases of(More)
OBJECTIVE We have developed a novel method for evaluating telomere length in four different cell types in non-cancerous and cancerous mucosal tissue from 15 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus using tissue quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization (Q-FISH). We hypothesized that the very rapid cell proliferation observed in esophageal(More)
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