Woo Chul Noh

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Primary apocrine sweat gland carcinoma (PASGC) is an extremely rare malignancy with a relatively favorable prognosis. PASGC is often suspected to be a benign disease during an initial clinical examination, which leads to inadequate initial treatment and extensive metastasis. Owing to the limited number of reports on PASGC, its diagnostic criteria and(More)
PURPOSE The authors evaluated the usefulness of axillary lymph node (ALN) to primary breast tumor SUV ratio (determined by 18F-FDG PET/CT) for predicting the presence of ALN metastasis in breast cancer. METHODS One hundred thirty-six consecutive female patients with breast cancer were enrolled in this retrospective study between January 2009 and November(More)
B‐cell lymphoma‐2 (Bcl‐2) is one of the most important anti‐apoptotic genes. Although Bcl-2 promotes tumor cell survival in vitro, previous studies have shown conflicting results regarding the association between Bcl-2 and breast cancer survival. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic significance of Bcl-2 according to the molecular tumor(More)
OBJECTIVE CD44(+)CD24(-/low)-expressing tumor cells have been studied as tumorigenic stem cells in vitro study. This study was designed to determine the clinical implication of the CD44 and CD24 expression in breast cancer. METHODS Tissue microarray blocks containing 643 consecutive cases of invasive breast carcinomas from 1993 to 1998 were immunostained(More)
Rapamycin and its analogues are currently being tested in clinical trials as novel–targeted anticancer agents. Pre-clinical studies that used breast cancer cell lines have suggested that p-Akt or p-S6K1 expressing tumors, as well as PTEN negative tumors, were sensitive to rapamycin. The aims of this study were to determine the proportion of breast cancer(More)
Nutrient-limiting conditions are frequently encountered by tumor cells in poorly vascularized microenvironments. These stress conditions may facilitate the selection of tumor cells with an inherent ability to decrease apoptotic potential. Therefore, selective targeting of tumor cells under glucose deprivation conditions may provide an effective alternative(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of FDG PET/CT and MRI in predicting disease-free survival (DFS) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and surgery in patients with advanced breast cancer. The analysis included 54 women with advanced breast cancer. All patients received three cycles of NAC, underwent curative surgery, and then received(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-clinical data support a link between the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway and chemoresponsiveness. We evaluated whether the expression of phosphorylated AKT (p-AKT) or phosphorylated S6 kinase-1 (p-S6K1), a key effector of the mTOR pathway, could be a predictive(More)
Piperlongumine (PL) has been shown to selectively induce apoptotic cell death in cancer cells via reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation. In this study, we characterized a molecular mechanism for PL-induced cell death. Cell viability and cell death were assessed by MTT assay and Annexin V-FITC/PI staining, respectively. ROS generation was measured using(More)