Ryuichi Denno

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S-1 is a novel oral fluorouracil antitumor drug that combines three pharmacological agents: tegafur (FT), which is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU); 5-chloro-2,4-dihydroxypyridine (CDHP), which inhibits dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) activity; and potassium oxonate (Oxo), which reduces gastrointestinal toxicity. Phase I and early Phase II clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the recent results of pancreatic resection in patients with invasive ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Seventy-seven medical facilities belonging to the Japan Society of Pancreatic Surgery. PATIENTS One thousand one patients who underwent a resection of the pancreas between January, 1,(More)
We established a new cell line, AZ-P7a, with high peritoneal-metastatic potential in nude mice. AZ-P7a cells were derived from the human gastric carcinoma line AZ-521, which has low capacity for peritoneal dissemination. AZ-P7a cells developed peritoneal metastasis in 11 / 14 (78.6%) mice, whereas the parental AZ-521 cells developed metastasis in 2 / 6(More)
Although metastasis or relapse is a leading cause of death for patients with gastric cancer, the hematogenous spread of cancer cells remains undetected at the time of initial therapy. The development of novel diagnostic molecular marker(s) to detect circulating gastric cancer cells is an issue of great clinical importance. We obtained peripheral blood(More)
There is a need to establish animal models which are suitable for investigation of human gastric cancer metastasis to the liver. To this end, a human gastric carcinoma line, AZ521 was injected into the spleens of nude mice. Cells from the few liver metastatic foci of injected AZ521 were expanded "in vitro" and subsequently injected into the spleens of nude(More)
We established a new cell line, HPC-3P4a, with high peritoneal disseminated potential in nude mice. HPC-3P4a was derived from a human pancreatic carcinoma cell line (HPC-3) that had low capacity for peritoneal dissemination. HPC-3P4a developed peritoneal dissemination in 10 of 11 (90.9%) cases, whereas parental HPC-3 developed peritoneal dissemination in(More)
We present a case of a submucosal tumor in the stomach that was suspicious for malignancy on preoperative endosonography. The resected tumor was histologically diagnosed as a ductal adenocarcinoma that originated in ectopic pancreatic tissue in the gastric wall. Although malignant transformation in ectopic pancreas is extremely rare, it remains an important(More)
The purpose of this communication is to present a case of resection performed for local recurrent tumors of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) and to review the relevant literature. The patient was a 54 year-old man who had received an intraabdominal esophagectomy with a total gastrectomy for primary malignant melanoma of the abdominal(More)
Isolated bacteria from infections in general surgery during the period from July 1994 to June 1995 were investigated in a multicenter study in Japan, and the following results were obtained. One hundred and sixty-four strains were isolated from primary infections, and 202 strains were isolated from postoperative infections. From primary infections,(More)