Takahiro Iba

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We conducted study to determine whether and how the expression of the hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha (HIF-1alpha) gene relates to outcome in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. A total of 66 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, who underwent primary surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy, were entered into this study. We confirmed the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between multidrug resistance and sensitivity to paclitaxel (PTX) in ovarian cancer. METHODS We used human ovarian adenocarcinoma cell lines, KF, a PTX-resistant cell line (KFTx), SK-OV-3, and KOC7c. Additionally, 27 patients with ovarian cancer who had residual disease were examined.(More)
We conducted the present study to determine the chemoresistance mechanisms in clear cell carcinoma of the ovary (CCC). Five human CCC cell lines (HAC-2, RMG-I, RMG-II, KK, and KOC-7c) were used in this study. The sensitivity of the cells to the anticancer agents was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and(More)
The present study was conducted to determine whether and how expression of the c-myc gene is related to the response to chemotherapy in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. This study includes 101 consecutive patients with stage Ic to IV epithelial ovarian cancer who underwent primary surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy. Immunohistochemical(More)
Cervical cancer, which commonly contains a wild-type p53 gene, is highly correlated with human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Because the oncoprotein E6, derived from HPV, inhibits the function of p53 protein, the inhibition of apoptosis via the p53 pathway by HPV may be related to cisplatin (CDDP)-sensitivity in cervical cancer. We conducted the present(More)
BACKGROUND Regarding complications of radiotherapy, the indications for adjuvant radiotherapy should be restricted. We conducted the present study to determine whether deep stromal invasion of the cervix could be excluded from the criteria used to identify patients for this treatment surgery. METHODS This study included 115 patients with FIGO stage Ib to(More)
We report on a 45-year-old patient with stage IIIc ovarian cancer, multiple brain metastases, and meningitis carcinomatosa. After three courses of initial chemotherapy, consisting of docetaxel and carboplatin, the patient underwent interval cytoreductive surgery, consisting of hyster-ectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, omentectomy, appendectomy, and(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the behavior of docetaxel (DTX) in ovarian cancer cells resistant to paclitaxel (PTX). We used human ovarian adenocarcinoma cell lines KF, KFTx (PTX-resistant KF), SK-OV-3, and HAC-2. The sensitivity of the cells to PTX or DTX was determined by the MTT assay. Cellular accumulation of PTX and DTX was measured by(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of ovarian cancer increases in women with a long history of ovarian endometriosis, particularly in postmenopausal women. We present here a case of malignant transformation of endometriosis occurring over a short time in a young woman. CASE The 27-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic cystectomy and was diagnosed with left ovarian(More)
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