Shigefumi Yoshino

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KIF20A (RAB6KIFL) belongs to the kinesin superfamily of motor proteins, which play critical roles in the trafficking of molecules and organelles during the growth of pancreatic cancer. Immunotherapy using a previously identified epitope peptide for KIF20A is expected to improve clinical outcomes. A phase I clinical trial combining KIF20A-derived peptide(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization was applied to 51 primary esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) to clarify the relation between DNA sequence copy number aberrations (DSCNAs) and the clinicopathology of the disease. The average number of DSCNAs was 10.9 DSCNAs/tumor (6.1 gains and 4.9 losses), ranging from 1-30 DSCNAs/tumor. Gain of 3q26-qter and(More)
A therapeutic vaccine against minimal residual cancer cells is needed for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer. Several gene therapy studies have revealed that the combination of a suicide gene and cytokine gene might induce effective antitumor immunity. In this study, we constructed an interleukin (IL)-18 and herpes simplex virus-thymidine(More)
We previously conducted a phase I trial for advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) using five HLA-A*2402-restricted peptides, three derived from oncoantigens and two from vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors, and confirmed safety and immunological responses. To evaluate clinical benefits of cancer vaccination treatment, we conducted a phase II(More)
To evaluate the safety of combination vaccine treatment of multiple peptides, phase I clinical trial was conducted for patients with advanced colorectal cancer using five novel HLA-A*2402-restricted peptides, three peptides derived from oncoantigens, ring finger protein 43 (RNF43), 34 kDa-translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane (TOMM34), and(More)
Previously, we showed that expression of nm23-H1 is associated inversely with sensitivity to cisplatin in human oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The present study was undertaken to investigate the association of nm23-H1 expression with cisplatin-induced DNA damage in OSCC using antisense nm23-H1 transfectants. YES-2/AS-12, an antisense(More)
We previously reported the clinical efficacy of adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) with dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with mucin 1 (MUC1) peptide and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). We also reported that gemcitabine (GEM) enhances anti-tumor immunity by suppressing regulatory T cells. Therefore, in the present study, we performed combination therapy with AIT and(More)
On the basis of international clinical trials, capecitabine plus cisplatin (XP) as a first-line treatment of advanced gastric cancer is considered a global standard regimen. However, the usefulness of XP as compared with S-1 plus cisplatin (SP), which is considered standard therapy in Japan, has not yet been assessed. This is a multicenter randomized phase(More)
Cetuximab shows activity in KRAS (Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog) wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Recent studies have demonstrated that cetuximab induces antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) in mCRC. We investigated the associations of FcγR (fragment C γ receptor) and EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor)(More)
OBJECTIVE The effectiveness of the disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) methotrexate (MTX), bucillamine (BUC), salazosulphapyridine (SASP) and gold sodium thiomalate (GST) over two courses of treatment with a follow-up period of at least 12 months was evaluated in 425 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS Clinical efficacy was evaluated on(More)