Nobutaka Iwakuma

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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)
The aim of this research was to investigate the correlation of immunologic factors in the tumor environment of breast cancer, using immunohistological staining to evaluate the expression of programmed death 1/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1), phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), and macrophages, and to analyze(More)
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