Yutaro Kubota

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We retrospectively investigated long-term toxicity after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Concurrent chemoradiotherapy was performed in 110 patients with T1 to T4 disease containing M1 lymph node (LYM) disease. Chemotherapy consisted of protracted infusion of 5-fluorouracil 400 mg/m2 per 24 h on(More)
Microvessel density (MVD) is an excellent predictive biomarker regarding tumor stage and survival in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs). However, it is obscure when tissues initiate angiogenesis in the malignant transformation of human esophageal squamous epithelium. To investigate the onset of angiogenesis in the multistep progressive process of(More)
OBJECTIVES:Endoscopic examination shows that serrated neoplasias (SNs), such as serrated adenomas and sessile serrated adenomas, exhibit different mucosal crypt patterns. However, it remains unclear whether advanced serrated polyps with different mucosal crypt patterns have different clinicopathological or molecular features.METHODS:We classified the(More)
A 67-year-old man visited our hospital with a history of continuous hematochezia leading to hemorrhagic shock. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a large mass in the ascending colon invading the duodenum and pancreatic head as well as extravasation of blood from the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) into the colon. Colonoscopy revealed an irregular(More)
There are several reports on the correlation between early tumor shrinkage (ETS) or depth of response (DpR) and survival in chemotherapies for colorectal cancer; however, few studies have investigated it in pancreatic cancer. We therefore investigated whether the ETS will predict outcomes in 59 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer treated with(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) exhibits abnormalities in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene. To identify a prognostic marker, the overexpression of EGFR protein, mutations in EGFR and p53 mutations were analyzed in pretreatment biopsy specimens removed from T3-4 and/or M1 LYM ESCC patients who received chemoradiotherapy. A silent(More)
Irinotecan hydrochloride is a camptothecin derivative that exerts antitumor activity against a variety of tumors. SN-38 produced in the body by carboxylesterase is the active metabolite of irinotecan. After irinotecan was introduced for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) at the end of the last century, survival has improved dramatically.(More)
We encountered 2 cases of AFP-producing gastric cancer. In the first patient, an 82-year-old man was found to have advanced type II advanced carcinoma in the stomach with a massive tumor embolus in the portal vein. In the second case, an 80-year-old man was given a diagnosis of multiple liver metastases of gastric cancer with portal vein thrombosis. Our(More)
Regorafenib is a multikinase inhibitor orally administered to colorectal cancer patients, and is known to often exhibit dermal toxicity. The purpose of this study is to clarify possible involvement of P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) in the dermal accumulation of regorafenib and its active metabolites M-2 and M-5. Following(More)
A number of molecularly targeted anticancer drugs that efficiently inhibit receptor tyrosine kinases, socalled receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), have been developed. Although these receptor TKIs are generally well tolerated, unexpected toxicities sometimes occur in various organs. TKI-induced adverse events not only lower the quality of life of(More)