Shusaku Takahashi

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There is no standard treatment modality for advanced gastric cancer (GC) at the present time. To develop a new treatment modality, we investigated the immunological responses of advanced GC patients (n = 13, 9 non-scirrhous and 4 scirrhous types) vaccinated with peptides to a regimen under which pre-vaccination peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)(More)
CD133 has been reported to be a cancer stem cell marker in colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to examine the frequency and pattern of CD133 expression by immunohistochemical methods and evaluate their correlation with clinicopathological features, including patient survival (PS) and recurrence. Tissue specimens of 151 CRC patients who(More)
A 17-year-old female was referred to our hospital with worsening dietary intake and abdominal bloating. She had epigastric fullness, but no abdominal pain. Gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed food residue and pyloric stenosis. A contrast-enhanced radiograph also showed pyloric stenosis, and gastrografin was not passed well through her pylorus. Computed(More)
The recommended dose of imatinib for recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) is 400mg/day. However, adverse effects limit the use of the standard dose in elderly patients. We report a case of an elderly patient with recurrent GIST, where long-term control of the disease was achieved with low-dose imatinib therapy. An 86-year-old man presenting with(More)
A 73-year-old man underwent a screening colonoscopy, and a depressed lesion in the sigmoid colon was detected. Biopsy revealed a Group V lesion, and he was diagnosed with sigmoid colon cancer. During surgery, there was dense adhesion of the appendix to the sigmoid colon, and sigmoidectomy combined with appendectomy was performed. However, pathological(More)
To clarify the efficacy of postoperative pain management following laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG), we retrospectively compared pain assessments in patients who received fentanyl plus celecoxib with those who received epidural anesthesia. From 2011 to 2012, 55 consecutive LG patients at our institution received 48 h of epidural anesthesia for postoperative(More)
We analyzed 26 cases of unresectable or recurrent gastric cancer treated with oxaliplatin(OX)combination therapy between September 2014 and January 2016. The number of unresectable gastric cancer cases was 14 and there were 12 recurrent cases. The number of patients receiving S-1 plus OX(SOX), SOX plus trastuzumab(Tmab), capecitabine(Cape)plus OX(CapeOX),(More)
In the present study, we demonstrate the result of low-dose FP treatment as an adjuvant therapy for 30 patients of stage II or more progressive gastric cancer. 5-FU and CDDP were injected intravenously for 10 days from day 1 through day 5, and day 8 through 12 for 2 weeks at a dose of 250 mg/body and 10 mg/body, or for 14 days at a dose of 250 mg/m2/day and(More)
We examined the treatment condition; adverse events, especially hand-foot syndrome (HFS); and prognosis in 65 patients with colon cancer who received adjuvant chemotherapy with capecitabine. The treatment completion rate was 75.4%; however, only 15.4% of patients completed treatment without dose reduction or treatment interruption. HFS occurred in 78.5% of(More)
Advanced thoracic esophageal cancer has a poor prognosis despite advances in surgery, such as three-field lymph node dissection. Multimodal therapy is needed to improve local control, resectability and survival rate. Fifteen patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus were treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NAC)(More)