Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki

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Background:Oestrogens usually stimulate the progression of oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. Paradoxically, high-dose oestrogens suppress the growth of these tumours in certain circumstances.Methods:We prospectively examined the efficacy and safety of ethinylestradiol treatment (3 mg per day oral) in postmenopausal patients with advanced or(More)
The phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) pathway is commonly deregulated in breast cancer through several mechanisms, including PIK3CA mutation and loss of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and inositol polyphosphate 4-phosphatase-II (INPP4B). We aimed to evaluate the predictive relevance of these biomarkers to trastuzumab efficacy in HER2-positive disease.(More)
Genome-wide association studies have identified a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The biology of one of the susceptibility locus C6ORF-ESR1 and whether it also contributes to progression of established disease has not yet been ascertained. We examined the association of rs2046210 and its six(More)
The majority of breast cancers present with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)-negative features and might benefit from endocrine therapy. Although endocrine therapy has notably evolved during the last decades, the invariable appearance of endocrine resistance, either primary or secondary, remains an important(More)
Genetic BRCA2 insufficiency is associated with breast cancer development; however, in sporadic breast cancer cases, high BRCA2 expression is paradoxically correlated with poor prognosis. Because DSS1, a mammalian component of the transcription/RNA export complex, is known to stabilize BRCA2, we investigated how the expression of DSS1 is associated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Lenvatinib (Lenvima®), an oral multi-kinase inhibitor, is effective in the treatment of differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTCs). A severe adverse effect of lenvatinib is hypertension, thus limiting its use as an anti-cancer treatment. Although the pathogenesis of hypertension is generally assumed to involve microvascular bed reduction(More)
Recent studies have indicated the clinical significance of tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) in several malignant tumors including breast cancer. Although recent studies have focused on CD68-positive or CD163-positive TAM in breast cancer, no study has investigated the significance of CD204-positive TAM in breast cancer. We found that CD204 expression on(More)
Until recently, there had not been an effective systemic chemotherapy for advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC); lenvatinib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has been proven effective for DTC, but has also been revealed to have adverse side effects including hypertension, hand-foot syndrome (HFS) and diarrhea. There have been few clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of ESR1 and PIK3CA mutations in plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has been studied as a non-invasive method to quickly assess and monitor endocrine therapy (ET) resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients. METHODS The subjects of this retrospective study were a total of 185 plasma samples from 86 estrogen receptor-positive BC(More)