Toshiaki Iwase

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between the automated bone scan index (aBSI) and skeletal-related events (SRE) in breast cancer patients with bone metastasis. A computer-aided software (BONENAVI™) that was developed using an Artificial Neural Network (Artificial Neural Network) was used for the present analysis. Forty-five(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of subtype and body mass index (BMI) on neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and postoperative prognosis. Two-hundred and forty nine patients who underwent surgery after NAC were included. A multivariate analysis and survival analysis were used to clarify the relationship between BMI, subtype, and NAC. In(More)
A 44 -year-old woman presented at the outpatient department with a chief complaint of swelling in the right breast. MRI showed a huge breast tumor accompanied by solitary enhanced masses in the pectoralis major muscle. After receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy, she underwent mastectomy (Halsted operation) and axillary dissection. Pathological examination(More)
We report a case of breast-conserving surgeryusing real-time virtual sonography(RVS)in a breast cancer patient who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC). The patient was a 63-year-old woman. Ultrasound(US)showed a lobulated 45 ×40×40mm diameter mass in the C area of the right breast. Histological examination found invasive ductal carcinoma that was(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) with anthracyclines followed by taxane chemotherapy has become the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced, operable breast cancer. Recently, the efficacy of nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-PTX) for metastatic breast cancer was reported. However, there are still few studies of a neoadjuvant regimen(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between changes in the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and the survival rate, as well as tumor subtype, in recurrent breast cancer. Patients with recurrent breast cancer following surgery were included in this study. NLR was calculated and compared between two time points: Pre-treatment and(More)
Although radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is promising for the local treatment of breast cancer, data concerning the longterm results are limited. The present study attempted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of RFA and to clarify patient outcomes after treatment. The study included 26 breast cancer patients treated with RFA between 2006 and 2010. There were(More)
INTRODUCTION Small-cell colon carcinoma is a very rare disease among colon neoplasms; it is difficult to achieve long-term survival due to its aggressive tumor behavior. Here we report the long-term survival of a patient with advanced small-cell colon carcinoma achieved by a combination of surgery and continuous chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION A(More)
Obesity is known to decrease the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) against breast cancer; however, the relationship between actual body composition and NAC outcomes remains unknown. Therefore, we determined the effect of body composition on NAC outcomes. A total of 172 advanced breast cancer patients who underwent surgery after NAC were(More)
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