Yasumichi Yagi

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BACKGROUND Adiponectin is inversely related to BMI, positively correlates with insulin sensitivity, and has anti-atherogenic effects. In recent years, adiponectin has been well studied in the field of oncology. Adiponectin has been shown to have antiproliferative effects on gastric cancer, and adiponectin expression is inversely correlated with clinical(More)
This study evaluated the feasibility and pharmacology of intraperitoneal docetaxel (IP docetaxel) when administered weekly for 3 consecutive weeks, followed by 1 week without treatment. A total of 24 patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis of gastric cancer (10 preoperative, 7 postoperative and 7 recurrent) were enrolled in this study. Docetaxel was(More)
Peritoneal dissemination is the most frequent metastatic pattern of scirrhous gastric cancer. However, despite extensive research effort, disease outcomes have not improved sufficiently. Tumor progression and metastasis result from interactions between cancer and various cells in the stroma, including endothelial cells, immune cells and fibroblasts.(More)
BACKGROUND Management of peritoneal dissemination is the most critical problem in gastric cancer. This study was performed to investigate the inhibitory effects of valproic acid (VPA) on a highly peritoneal-seeding cell line of human scirrhous gastric cancer, OCUM-2MD3, and to explore the mechanism and the potential of VPA. METHODS The effects of VPA on(More)
Angiotensin II is a main effector peptide in renin-angiotensin system, acting as a growth promoter via angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor. The present study examined intrinsic angiotensin II generating system in gastric cancer and potential roles of angiotensin II in cellular proliferation and survival. The expression of AT1 receptor was examined in(More)
We performed preoperative chemotherapy with combined docetaxel, cisplatin and S-1 (DCS therapy) for treatment of advanced gastric cancer with para-aortic lymph node metastases. The aim of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the dose-limiting toxicities. Furthermore, we evaluated the feasibility of DCS therapy in a preoperative(More)
Metastases to the gastrointestinal tract rarely occur in breast cancer except in invasive lobular carcinoma. The present study reports a rare case of metastatic gastric cancer from invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast mimicking primary gastric linitis plastica. A 51-year-old premenopausal female, who had a history of partial mastectomy for right(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is correlated with peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer, increasing vascular permeability accompanied by accumulation of ascites. The aim of the current study is to investigate the biodistribution of bevacizumab in a peritoneal metastatic model of gastric cancer and to clarify which is more suited to treatment of(More)
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare anatomic anomaly characterized by a complete mirror image transposition of the thoracic and abdominal viscera relative to the situs solitus. Thereafter, surgical procedures are technically more difficult in patients with SIT because of the different anatomic positions of organs, especially in endoscopic surgery. Here,(More)