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A Study of Patients with Primary Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors Treated Using Multimodal Therapy

Objectives. Primary mediastinal germ cell tumors (PMGCTs) are rare, which often makes them difficult to treat. Herein, we examined patients with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment. Methods. We examined 6 patients (median age: 25 years, range: 19–27 years) with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment between April 2001 and March 2015. Three patients had seminomas, 2...

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the ureter in an HIV-positive patient

University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences , Nagoya , Japan 2 & Takehiko Okamura A 45-year-old Japanese man, who was undergoing HIV infection treatment, was aware that he had gross hematuria, and he was

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy after the second transurethral resection significantly decreases recurrence in patients with new onset high-grade T1 bladder cancer

Background The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy after a second transurethral resection (TUR) in new onset high-grade T1 bladder cancer. Methods From January 2008 to September 2013, 207 patients with new onset high-grade T1 bladder cancer after an initial TUR were treated at our university and at affiliated hospitals...

Prophylactic effects of Bacille Calmette-Guérin intravesical instillation therapy: Time period-related comparison between Japan and Western countries

. Takehiko Okamura, Dr. Ryosuke Ando, Dr. Hidetoshi Akita, Dr. Noriyasu Kawai, Dr. Keiichi Tozawa, Dr. Kenjiro Kohri, and Dr. Hideo Arano reported no potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article

Neoadjuvant hormonal therapy is a feasible option in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

Background Few reports can be found in the literature with respect to the impact of neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) on operative parameters on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in a large study. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of NHT prior to LRP for locally confined prostate cancer. Methods From January 2004 to September 2009, 342 patients...

In vitro transformation of rat bladder epitheliun by 2-amino-4-(5-nitro-2-furyl)thiazole

In Figure 2 of this article parts B and C were reversed. Panel B is in fact squamous cell carcinoma while panel C is adenocarcinoma.