Takaaki Takeo

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Inhibitory effects of green tea on carcinogenesis have been investigated in numerous laboratory studies using (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) or crude green tea extract, and there is also some epidemiologic evidence. Further, EGCG has been reported to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, lung metastasis in an animal model, and urokinase activity. In this(More)
Prognostic assessment is crucial for the management of AML. Although the use of karyotype analysis for risk-stratification is widely accepted, prognosis of AML remains ambiguous, particularly for patients categorized into the intermediate cytogenetic risk group and additional markers are required for an accurate prediction of outcome. For this study, we(More)
OK-432 (picibanil), a streptococcal preparation, has a strong biological response modifier (BRM) function and is expected to produce clinical improvement and prolongation of survival in treated cancer patients in Japan. We were interested in whether OK-432 augments estrogen receptor (ER) levels in breast cancer. To investigate the effect of the BRMs on(More)
Disseminated mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in an immunocompetent person is quite rare. A 19-year-old healthy Japanese woman presented with painful, umbilicated vesicles and pustules on her genital region, both nipples and on the forearm 10 days after the last sexual contact with her partner who had cold sore at that time. Tzanck test(More)
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is performed as curative therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In most patients, BMT is performed at the time of remission which implies that the number of leukemic cells is less than 5% of all hematopoietic cells, namely, 0 to 10(10) leukemia cells in the body. Thus, some patients may well undergo BMT despite the(More)
To investigate the possibility of killing tumor cells by the expression of an exogenously introduced toxic gene, we have constructed a novel retroviral vector (LTRNL) which has the polyA signal deleted herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-tk) gene. The vector becomes toxic by treating cells expressing HSV1-tk with the antiherpetic drugs(More)
Oral high-dose medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) treatment (600, 800, 1200 mg/day or changed dosage) was given to 49 patients with recurrent breast cancer from January 1979 to December 1992. The overall response rate to MPA was 38.8% (19/49). The response rate in the soft tissue was significantly higher compared with that in bone metastases or in visceral(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a noninvasive and effective treatment for superficial skin cancers. Etretinate, a derivate of vitamin A, with the chemical formula ethyl(2E,4E,6E,8E)-9-(4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-2,4,6,8-nona-tetraenoate, has been reported to have antitumour effects and to(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER) assays were performed by sucrose gradient centrifugation method at multiple sites in large breast cancers. Intersite variation of ER in a tumor was observed in 24 out of 35 cases. 16 tumors with relatively low ER levels showed different ER status with multiple assays. The results suggest that an assay performed on a small random part(More)