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INTRODUCTION Human antigen R (HuR) regulates the stability of mRNA and is associated with cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and lymphangiogenesis. However, the clinical significance and pathological role of HuR in bladder cancer remains unclear. The main objective of this investigation was to clarify the relationships between HuR expression and clinical(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor receptor/c-Met is associated with malignant aggressiveness and survival in various cancers including bladder cancer. Although phosphorylation of hepatocyte growth factor receptor/c-Met is essential for its function, the pathologic significance of phosphorylated hepatocyte growth factor receptor/c-Met in bladder cancer remains(More)
Angiogenesis plays an important role in cancer progression in many types of cancer. Evaluation of angiogenesis is often performed, but the optimal methodology for human cancer has not been agreed upon. As adequate evaluation of angiogenesis in cancer tissues might be important for prediction of prognosis and treatment decisions, we evaluated angiogenesis(More)
The prognosis of patients with advanced and recurrent urothelial cancer (UC) is poor. Although cisplatin (CDDP)-containing chemotherapy is the most effective regimen in these patients, there is no other established chemotherapeutic regimen. We administered combination therapy with low-dose gemcitabine (GEM) and paclitaxel (PTX), named low-dose(More)
Urachal cancer is a rare malignancy and the standard treatment is surgical resection. The prognosis of recurrent and metastatic urachal cancer is extremely poor because there is no established chemotherapy regimen. Here, the response of one patient with recurrent urachal cancer to combination chemotherapy of gemcitabine (GEM) and cisplatin (CDDP) (GC) is(More)
BACKGROUND Green tea polyphenol (GTP) suppresses malignancy in bladder cancer cell lines. However, the detail of its anti-carcinogenic effect in vivo is not fully understood. This study investigated the effect of GTP on bladder tumor size and angiogenesis in mice given N-butyl-(-4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN), with and without GTP. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE The renoprotective function of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker (ARB) is well-known in various studies, including the animal model of renal failure. However, detailed temporal changes of pathological and molecular findings after unilateral nephrectomy are not fully understood. The main purpose of this study was to clarify the(More)
TFE3-renal carcinoma is rare in adults. Patients with this disease often have a poor prognosis, because it has reached an advanced stage at presentation, and there is lack of an effective therapy. The exact mechanism of its malignant behavior is still unclear. In recent years, a significant relationship between TFE3 fusion protein and hepatocyte growth(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bladder is a relatively rare malignancy and the standard treatment is surgical resection. Prognosis of unresectable and recurrent SCC of the bladder is poor because no effective treatment is available at present. Here, we describe the response of one patient with this cancer to combination chemotherapy of gemcitabine and(More)
Green tea polyphenol (GTP) suppresses carcinogenesis and aggressiveness in many types of malignancies including bladder cancer. However, the mechanistic basis of these effects is not well understood. This was investigated in the present study using a mouse model of chemically induced bladder cancer. C3H/He mice (8 weeks old; n = 46) were treated with 0.05%(More)
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