Yukinobu Yoshikawa

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BACKGROUND Capecitabine is an established therapy for metastatic breast cancer. In Japan, a 4 weekly regimen is often used, but data for this schedule in the first-line setting are lacking. METHODS Metastatic breast cancer patients who had received no chemotherapy for recurrent disease received capecitabine 825 mg/m(2) twice daily, on days 1-21 of a(More)
Expression of the Wilms' tumor gene WT1 was examined in 59 cases of colorectal adenocarcinoma to examine the involvement of WT1 in tumorigenesis. Quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) showed that WT1 mRNA was expressed in the range from 7.2 x 10(-5) to 4.9 x 10(-1) levels (WT1 expression level in K562 leukemic cells(More)
In 2010, World Health Organization classified gastric neuroendocrine tumor (NET) as follows: NET grade (G) 1, NET G2, neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC). We reviewed 22 gastric NETs that were encountered in our institutions. Nine, 6, and 4 were NET G1, G2, and NEC, respectively. We also encountered 3 NET G3. NET G1 was treated with observation in 2 patients,(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for gallstones has become a popular treatment modality, but LC for gallbladder cancer is not yet established and its prognosis is still unknown. We clinicopathologically studied unsupected gallbladder cancer presenting at pathologic evaluation after LC. The entire cross section of gallbladders after 456 LCs was(More)
There is controversy regarding strategies for treating very elderly patients with gastric carcinoma. We aimed to assess survival after surgery in very elderly patients according to their clinical characteristics. Gastric cancer patients aged ≥85 years were retrospectively reviewed. There were no significant differences in clinical characteristics between 58(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic capability of gadoxetate disodium (Gd-EOB)-MRI for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with multidetector CT (MDCT). Fifty patients with 57 surgically proven HCCs who underwent Gd-EOB-MRI and MDCT from March 2008 to June 2011 were evaluated. Two observers evaluated MR and CT on a(More)
The strategy for treating extremely aged patients with gastric carcinoma is controversial. This study reviews the prognoses of patients aged 85 years and older who were diagnosed with gastric carcinoma. One hundred seventeen patients aged 85 years and older were diagnosed as having gastric carcinoma after 1969 in our institution. After excluding those at(More)
The simplicity and good postoperative results of mesh plug repair for groin hernias have been reported in numerous articles. We have been performing this procedure in our department for more than 5 years, and the present study was conducted to reexamine its clinical outcome from our viewpoint. A total of 224 patients with a collective 244 groin hernias(More)
A 58-year-old man was admitted to the author's institution with complaints of dysphagia and tarry stool. An advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagogastric junction was revealed by endoscopy. The clinical stage was GE, T4, N1, H0, M0, cStageIVa, according to the Japanese Classification of Esophageal Cancer. Low-dose FP chemotherapy(continuous 5-FU(More)
Esophageal cancer rarely metastasizes to the brain. The authors experienced a case of esophageal carcinoma which metastasized to the cerebellum as the first presentation. A 61-year-old man was identified as having esophageal carcinoma by esophagogastroduodenoscopy during a medical checkup. Subtotal esophagectomy with dissection of 3 regional lymph nodes was(More)