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BACKGROUND NEDD9 is one of the Crk-associated substrate (Cas) family proteins that mediate downstream signaling processes including cytoskeletal organization, cell-cycle and tumorigenesis. While NEDD9 plays a crucial role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), the functional mechanism underlying NEDD9-mediated EMT in prostate cancer (PCa) remains(More)
BACKGROUND There is no confirmed strategy for treating painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) with unclear etiology. Therefore, a pilot study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in treatment-resistant PBS/IC patients. METHODS HBO treatment (2.0 ATA for 60 minutes/day × 5 days/week for 2(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the possibility of hepatocarcinoma-intestine-pancreas/pancreatitis-associated protein (HIP/PAP) as a biological marker for detecting Bladder cancer (BCa), we examined the expression of HIP/PAP in both BCa specimens and BCa cell lines and measured HIP/PAP levels in urine from patients with BCa. METHODS HIP/PAP expression in BCa samples(More)
BACKGROUND For T1 stage incidental renal cell carcinoma (RCC), partial nephrectomy with or without laparoscopy is widely used on the basis of its nephron- sparing and minimally invasive nature. However, high-risk patients of advanced age, or with cardiovascular events are not often suitable candidates for surgery under general anesthesia. Percutaneous(More)
A 62-year-old man was referred to our hospital for an axillary mass. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a right axillary tumor and a left renal tumor. Needle biopsies of lung tumor and renal tumor were performed, but a definite diagnosis was impossible. Because his performance status worsened and the lung tumor grew day by day, chemotherapy with gemcitabine(More)
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