Tamaki Toda

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Objective. To estimate the prevalence and genotypes of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) focusing HPV 16, 18, 52, and 58 in Japan. Methods. Liquid-base cytology specimens were collected from Japanese women (n = 11022), aged 14-98. After classifying cytodiagnosis, specimens were analyzed for HPV DNA by the multiplex polymerase chain reaction method, where(More)
BACKGROUND Phosphorylated HER2 (pHER2) may more accurately reflect the signaling and functional activity of the HER2 protein than detection of HER2 itself. The detection of HER2 gene amplification using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) provides superior prognostic information for the diagnosis of breast cancer. However, the relationship between(More)
Conventional Papanicolaou smear method is still commonly used for cervical cancer screening in Japan, despite the liquid-based cytology (LBC) that has become a global tendency in the world recently. One of the obstacles in the way of popularization of this method seems to be the confusion as to diagnosis upon cervical glandular lesions. We performed(More)
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