Takuji Iwase

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PURPOSE Detection of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis in breast cancer patients has conventionally been determined by intraoperative histopathologic examination of frozen sections followed by definitive postoperative examination of permanent sections. The purpose of this study is to develop a more efficient method for intraoperative detection of lymph(More)
PURPOSE The clinicopathologic importance of a second estrogen receptor (ER), ER-beta, in breast cancers has been intensely studied; however, there is still no real consensus regarding the clinical utility of an ER-beta assay, probably because of the lack of standardized methodology, the presence of several ER-beta isotypes (ER-beta1-5, and so on), and, more(More)
PURPOSE Accurate assessment of metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) of breast cancer is important but involves a heavy workload for the pathologist. We conducted a multicenter clinical trial in Japan to evaluate a new automated assay system for cytokeratin 19 mRNA, the one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay (Sysmex), to detect lymph node(More)
BACKGROUND A cohort study for Caucasians aged 65 years or older demonstrated a marked breast cancer risk reduction for those with the CC genotype of transforming growth factor B1 (TGF B1) T29C polymorphism. This is a prevalent case-control study to examine the reported risk reduction for Japanese women. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 232 histologically(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of amenorrhea among breast cancer patients aged 40 years and younger following adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS A follow-up questionnaire survey was conducted with premenopausal women with breast cancer who were treated with adjuvant anthracycline and taxane-based chemotherapy. RESULTS In(More)
To study the effects of family history and reproductive, anthropometric, and dietary factors on the risk of breast cancer among low risk populations, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study involving 908 patients with breast cancer and their matched controls, in Japan. A positive family history of breast cancer significantly increased the risk of(More)
To assess the prognostic value of matrix Gla protein (MGP) expression in cases of breast cancer, 9 samples from patients diagnosed with breast cancer who were followed up for more than 10 years were microdissected and then analyzed using Affymetrix U133 Plus 2.0 Arrays. Genes that exhibited significant differences in expression between patients with a good(More)
BACKGROUND Triple negative (TN) breast cancer is defined as a subtype that is negative for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PgR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). To clarify the characteristics of TN breast cancer, surveillance data of the Registration Committee of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society were analyzed. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE The present case-control study aimed to examine the associations between breast cancer risk and three functional polymorphisms (Interleukin (IL) -1A C-889T, IL-1B C-31T and IL-1RN 86-bp variable number tandem repeat) related to expression of IL-1beta, which combines estrogen receptor. METHODS Cases were 231 patients with breast cancer who had(More)