Toshiharu Furukawa

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BACKGROUND Removal of the primary lesion with a clear operative margin is the standard treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach. However, there are few reports on the operative indications for relatively small GIST. METHODS Clinicopathologic features and survival data of all 60 patients with GIST of the stomach treated at Keio(More)
Recent studies for SN mapping of esophageal and gastric carcinoma show that the SN concept is valid even for upper GI cancers with multidirectional and complicated lymphatic flow. The relatively high incidence of anatomic skip metastasis can be attributed to aberrant distribution of SNs. An individualized and minimally invasive surgical approach can be(More)
COL-2-JCK, a human colon cancer xenograft line able to be transplanted into nude mice, was implanted in the subserosal layer of the cecum, either as cancer tissue or as a single cell suspension. When cancer tissue was used for the cecal implantation, 100% extensive local tumor growth and a high incidence of metastases to the regional lymph nodes,(More)
To identify chemoresistance-related genes of gastric cancer, we utilized cDNA microarray technology. Thirty-five gastric cancer specimens surgically resected at our institute between 1998 and 1999 were studied for quantification of expression of 6300 genes by means of oligonucleotide microarray methods, and the results were evaluated in comparison with the(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal dissemination of cancer involves several steps, including tumor cell attachment, invasion and growth in the peritoneum. Tumor angiogenesis is a prerequisite for the growth of disseminated tumor. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor are major regulators of angiogenesis. PURPOSE We examined the cytotoxic effects(More)
Cytochemical and ultrastructural studies of 42 patients with acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia (ANLL) lacking myeloperoxidase as detected by light microscopy were performed. These ANLL patients were classified into minimally differentiated acute myeloid leukemia (AML-M0) (26 cases), mixed-lineage leukemia (9 cases), and acute undifferentiated leukemia (AUL)(More)
Few studies have reported the incidence and clinical outcomes of gallstone disease after extended (D2) lymph node dissection for gastric cancer. The present study was designed to retrospectively compare limited (D1) and D2 dissections in terms of gallstone formation, presentation of gallstones, and surgery for gallstone disease. A total of 805 Japanese(More)
BACKGROUND The authors performed Asia's first robotic surgery in March 2000 and a clinical trial was launched in the following year in order to obtain governmental approval for the da Vinci(®) Surgical System. METHODS Fifty-two robotic surgeries were performed at Keio University Hospital, of which the authors performed 28 hepato-biliary-pancreatic(More)
To evaluate the clinical usefulness of taxanes as antitumor agents, we compared the antitumor spectrum of taxanes with those of conventional antitumor agents against 88 fresh gastric cancer specimens by MTT assay. At cut-off concentrations of 100 micrograms/ml for taxotere (Docetaxel, DOC) and 300 micrograms/ml for taxol (Paclitaxel, PAC), both agents(More)