Takashi Kanou

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OBJECTIVE Although malignant pleural effusion or dissemination is regarded as T4 per TNM classification of lung cancer, the prognostic significance in staging of pleural lavage cytologic examination remains undetermined. The purpose of this study was to clarify the utility of pleural lavage cytologic staging as a prognostic factor in patients with non-small(More)
Proteins with Src homology 2 (SH2) domains play major roles in tyrosine kinase signaling. Structures of many SH2 domains have been studied, and the regions involved in their interactions with ligands have been elucidated. However, these analyses have been performed using short peptides consisting of phosphotyrosine followed by a few amino acids, which are(More)
The discovery of a distinct subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) positive for rearrangement of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (ALK) has had a substantial impact on personalized therapy for this disease. The clinical features associated with metastasis in individuals with ALK rearrangement-positive NSCLC remain to be fully characterized,(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment strategies for brain metastasis from lung cancer have been making progress. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to investigate the post-recurrent prognostic factors in patients with brain metastasis after complete resection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 40(More)
OBJECTIVE Thoracic lymph node recurrence after complete resection is common in non-small-cell lung cancer but it mostly occurs along with distant metastases. The recurrent disease might be localized and curative intent radiation therapy is the treatment of choice if no evidence of hematogenous metastasis is observed. We sought to describe the outcomes of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The uracil/tegafur (UFT) plus oral Leucovorin (LV) regimen is one of the standard chemotherapy modalities for colorectal cancer, and has been reported to have fewer side effects. In this study, we investigated the efficacy and toxicity of UFT/LV regimen in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects were twelve patients older(More)
Thymic carcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm. We present a Japanese case of papillary carcinoma of thymus in a 64-year-old man that invaded into subcutaneous tissue penetrating the sternum. We describe the clinical and pathologic features of this extremely rare thymic epithelial tumor, with disease-free survival at three years of follow-up.
BACKGROUND Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) provides opportunities to treat injured donor lungs before transplantation. We investigated whether lung lavage, to eliminate inflammatory inhibitory components, followed by exogenous surfactant replacement, could aid lung recovery and improve post-transplant lung function after gastric aspiration injury. METHODS(More)
The tyrosine kinase c-Src is upregulated in various human cancers, although the precise regulatory mechanism underlying this upregulation is unclear. We previously reported that a transmembrane adaptor Csk-binding protein (Cbp; PAG1) plays an important role in controlling the cell transformation that is induced by the activation of c-Src. To elucidate the(More)
Several reports have described extended survival after aggressive surgical treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and synchronous brain metastasis. This retrospective analysis assesses the prognostic factors in this population. We reviewed retrospectively the medical records of 29 patients with synchronous brain metastasis from NSCLC, who(More)