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PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence of arthralgia in breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and perform a detailed rheumatologic assessment including autoimmune serology, musculoskeletal sonography, and electromyography (EMG) in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Postmenopausal patients with stage I to III breast cancer who were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The results of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in 28 cirrhotic patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were compared to those obtained in 15 cirrhotic patients with HCC treated with systemic chemotherapy, and 14 patients with HCC receiving no specific anti-cancer treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS From November,(More)
The cytogenetic patterns of uterine leiomyomas have been extensively investigated, and cases characterized by specific clonal changes have been documented in detail. In these tumors one of the cytogenetic changes frequently observed has been a del(7), particularly del(7)(q22), usually as a sole anomaly. This is confirmed by our experience and by reports in(More)
Biclonal chromosome complements in uterine leiomyoma have been reported occasionally. These previous studies reported the presence of two unrelated clones containing mainly t(12;14) and del(7). We describe four cases of typical leiomyoma displaying two clones, both involving chromosome 7 but with a different deletion in each of the two clones. For two of(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of karyotypes observed in osteosarcomas (OS) and chondrosarcomas (CS) are complex. Specific chromosomal abnormalities have not yet been characterized in either tumor except for a ring chromosome in parosteal OS. The purpose of this study was to determine recurrent chromosomal abnormalities and establish a possible correlation between(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) metastases are detected in up to one third of patients with advanced breast cancer, but their incidence and outcomes by breast cancer subtypes are not precisely documented. Herein, we retrospectively analyzed clinicopathologic data of 259 breast cancer patients with CNS metastases to evaluate the association between breast(More)
PURPOSE The increasing incidence of obesity throughout the world will result in expansion of the number of women at risk for developing breast cancer. Obesity is associated with adverse outcomes in postmenopausal women with breast cancer. In premenopausal women, the association is less clear. We investigated the impact of obesity on tumor features, hormonal(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of breast cancer patients with central nervous system (CNS) metastases and factors associated with survival after development of CNS metastasis. One-hundred-forty-four patients with brain metastases were retrospectively analyzed. Median age at the time of brain metastasis diagnosis was 48.9. Median(More)
Cyclophosphamide (CPA) and adriamycin (ADR) are widely used drugs for cancer chemotherapy. It has been reported that CPA and ADR singly or in combination could alter activities of a variety of drug-metabolizing enzymes in animals via multiple mechanisms. However, the effects of CPA/ADR on drug metabolism are largely unknown in human beings. Losartan(More)
We investigate retrospectively the demographic and clinico-pathological characteristics of patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) compared to those with non-TNBC. Patients with breast cancer diagnosed from 1981 to 2008 in our clinic were retrospectively analyzed. Patient demographics including survival data and tumor characteristics were(More)