Reiki Nishimura

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BACKGROUND The clinical features of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after breast conserving therapy (BCT) for early stage breast cancer were analyzed from long-term follow-up of BCT in Japan. The purpose of this study was to clarify risk factors of IBTR and the impact of IBTR on development of distant metastases in this ethnic group. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is characterized by hormone dependency, and endocrine therapy is a key treatment in breast cancer. Recently, targeted therapies such as Trastuzumab treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer has been important. Triple-negative (TN) breast cancer is characterized by lack of expression of estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone(More)
OBJECTIVE The significance of serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CA 15-3 in monitoring advanced breast cancer is still controversial. To clarify this issue, the Tumor Marker Study Group of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society conducted a large-scaled retrospective study. METHODS The findings from four clinical trials and seven institutes of 528(More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is one of the main strategies for patients with locally advanced breast cancer. In recent years several biological markers such as estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PgR), and HER2 were discovered to be predictive factors for the effectiveness of NAC to help individualize treatment. In this retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Aromatase inhibitors have shown increased efficacy compared with tamoxifen in postmenopausal early breast cancer. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of anastrozole versus tamoxifen in premenopausal women receiving goserelin for early breast cancer in the neoadjuvant setting. METHODS In this phase 3, randomised, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND HER2 expression is an important prognostic and predictive factor of treatment efficacy in breast cancer. Trastuzumab, in particular, is a key drug in the treatment of HER2-positive recurrent breast cancer. However, the difference in treatment efficacy between trastuzumab monotherapy and combination therapy with chemotherapy is unclear. In order(More)
BACKGROUND Ipsilateral breast tumor recurrences (IBTR) after breast-conserving treatment include two different entities: true recurrence (TR) thought to occur when residual cancer cells grow gradually to detectable size and new primary (NP) thought to be de novo cancer independently arising in the preserved breast. The patients with ipsilateral breast tumor(More)
Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are important drugs for treating postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. However, acquired resistance to AI therapies is a significant problem. Our study has revealed that the histone deacetylase inhibitor LBH589 treatment abrogated growth of AI-resistant cells in vitro and in vivo, causing cell cycle(More)
PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important factor involved in angiogenesis. Many studies have reported that the expression of VEGF in breast cancer is an unfavorable prognostic factor. However, there are few studies that have analyzed blood VEGF levels because most used serum VEGF, generally thought to originate from platelets. We(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) analogue plus an aromatase inhibitor following failure to respond to standard LH-RH analogue plus tamoxifen (TAM) in premenopausal patients. Premenopausal women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and/or progesterone-receptor(More)