Sakiko Sanada

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Cancer stem cells (CSC) or cancer stem cell-like cells (CSC-LCs) have been identified in many malignant tumors. CSCs are proposed to be related with drug resistance, tumor recurrence, and metastasis and are considered as a new target for cancer treatment; however, there are only a few reports on CSCs or CSC-LCs in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Different(More)
OBJECTIVE This study analyzed the clinicopathological correlation between ovarian cancer (OC) and RECQL1 DNA helicase to assess its therapeutic potential. METHODS Surgically resected OC from 118 retrospective cases, for which paraffin blocks and all clinical data were complete, were used in this study. RECQL1 and Ki-67 immunostaining were performed on(More)
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma comprises <1% of all liver carcinomas. The histogenesis of combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma has remained unclear for many years. However, recent advances in hepatic progenitor cell (HPC) investigations have provided new insights. The concept that combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma originates from(More)
UNLABELLED Immunotherapy including interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is one of the treatment options for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients. Despite clinical benefits for the selected patients, IFN-α therapy has some problems, such as poor tolerability and dose-limiting adverse effects. In addition, the frequent injections reduce a patient's quality of(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effects of pegylated interferon-α2a (PEG-IFN-α2a) on the growth of human liver cancer cells. METHODS The effect of PEG-IFN-α2a on the proliferation of 13 liver cancer cell lines was investigated in vitro. Cells were cultured with medium containing 0-4,194 ng/mL of PEG-IFN-α2a, and after 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of culture,(More)
AIMS The WHO classification describes that combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma, subtypes with stem-cell features, intermediate-cell subtype (CHC-INT) is composed of tumour cells with features intermediate between hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. However, we previously reported that CHC-INT showed a high positive rate of biliary markers, but the(More)
AIM Des-γ-carboxyprothrombin (DCP) has been used as a tumor marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently the DCP/NX-DCP ratio, calculated by dividing DCP by NX-DCP, has been reported useful in detecting HCC. The purpose of this study is to clarify the significance of DCP and NX-DCP expression in HCC tissues. METHODS HCC and non-HCC tissue samples(More)
N-myc downstream regulated gene 1 (NDRG1)/Cap43 is a 43 kDa protein that is widely distributed in the body. Its expression is regulated by nickel, cobalt, hypoxic condition and others; it is reported to be weaker in tumors than normal tissues; and NDRG1/Cap43 is considered to act suppressively to tumor metastasis. This current study immunohistochemically(More)
Fucoidan, the general term for sulfated polysaccharides, is reported to engage in various biological activities having anti-tumor, anti-coagulation and anti-viral effects. Though it has been investigated, the mechanism of its anti-tumor effects remains elusive. The current study examined the anti-tumor effects of fucoidan extracted from Okinawa mozuku on 15(More)
Giant cell tumors, a well-recognized neoplasm of bone, can rarely be found in the uterus. Such tumors are characterized by a dual population of mononuclear and osteoclast-like giant cells that lack epithelial and specific mesenchymal differentiation. In this study, the clinicopathologic features of 3 giant cell tumors of the uterus were reviewed.(More)