Seiki Takashima

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OBJECTIVE The 7-year follow-up of the US oncology 9735 trial demonstrated the superiority of TC [docetaxel (DTX)/cyclophosphamide (CPA)] to doxorubicin/CPA therapy. To introduce TC therapy in Japan, the verification of the safety and tolerability is essential. We performed a collaborative prospective safety study with Okayama University to introduce TC(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if health-related quality-of-life (QOL) differences existed between breast cancer (BC) survivors receiving mastectomy and those receiving breast-conserving treatment (BCT). Factors associated with QOL in long-term BC survivors were also identified. METHODS One hundred patients who had previously undergone BC surgery and were alive(More)
To define prognostic factors for breast cancer patients with brain metastases, compare their clinical courses and prognoses according to breast cancer subtypes, and analyze the causes of death in such patients. We retrospectively analyzed 1,466 patients diagnosed with brain metastases between April 1, 2001 and December 31, 2012, from 24 institutions of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is indicated for axillary lymph node metastasis-negative cases (N0), but clarification of the indication may increase treatment efficiency. Fluorine-18-labeled 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) may have a high positive predictive value in diagnosis of axillary lymph node metastasis. (More)
We present a case of primary lung cancer with a rare distribution pattern of left inferior pulmonary vein (PV), encountered in the thoracoscopic left lower lobectomy. Thoracoscopic observation revealed 2 trunks of inferior PV (ventral and dorsal branch) at the stem level. The ventral trunk consisted of a branch of vein (V(5)) from the lingular segment and(More)
It is well-known that tamoxifen increases the risk of endometrial cancer. Although metastasis to the uterus from breast cancer is uncommon, there have been some case reports on uterine metastasis. If an endometrial abnormality is detected, the differential diagnosis of whether the uterine tumor is metastatic or primary is very important to determine the(More)
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) expression in lung and breast cancers has a negative impact on survival. Patritumab, a human anti-HER3 mAb, has shown anticancer activity in preclinical models. This study examined the safety and pharmacokinetics of patritumab in combination with trastuzumab and paclitaxel in patients with HER2-overexpressing(More)
Immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis of the hormone receptor (HR) in breast cancer cytology is an important issue nowadays. Several studies have shown discrepancy in the HR status between the primary tumor and metastases. Cytology can be used for patients with metastatic disease. Although cytological assessment of HR is an excellent method, it has not been(More)
A 67-year-old male visited his physician because of a 2-month history of cough and sputum. An abnormal shadow at the left upper mediastinum on chest x-ray film was detected, and the patient was referred to our department for further examination. Chest x-ray film revealed a round shadow at the left upper posterior mediastinum. Computed tomography(CT)revealed(More)
Imaging diagnostic methods except for mammograms are not recommended for follow-up of postoperative breast cancer patients in order to detect small recurrences because of the poor survival improvement in earlier randomized trials. However, the use of new imaging modalities may improve survival by detection of small isolated regional lymph node recurrences(More)