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Articles by K Kaneko
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  K Konishi , L Shen , J Jelinek , Y Watanabe , S Ahmed , K Kaneko , M Kogo , T Takano , M Imawari , S. R Hamilton and J. P. J. Issa

Epigenetic changes have been proposed as mediators of the field defect in colorectal carcinogenesis, which has implications for risk assessment and cancer prevention. As a test of this hypothesis, we evaluated the methylation status of eight genes (MINT1, 2, 31, MLH1, p16, p14, MGMT, and ESR1), as well as BRAF and KRAS mutations, in 57 multiple colorectal neoplasias (M-CRN) and compared these to 69 solitary colorectal cancers (S-CRC). There were no significant differences in methylation between M-CRNs and S-CRCs except for p14 and MGMT that was significantly higher in M-CRNs than S-CRCs (16.1% versus 9.3%; 26.5% versus 17.3%, respectively; P < 0.05). We found significant (P < 0.05) correlations for MINT1 (r = 0.8), p16 (r = 0.8), MLH1 (r = 0.9), and MGMT (r = 0.6) methylation between tumors pairs of the same site (proximal/proximal and distal/distal). KRAS showed no concordance in mutations. BRAF mutation showed concordance in proximal site pairs but was discordant in different site pairs. Histologically, eight of 10 paired cancers with similar locations were concordant for a cribriform glandular configuration. We conclude that synchronous colorectal tumors of the same site are highly concordant for methylation of multiple genes, BRAF mutations, and a cribriform glandular configuration, all consistent with a patient-specific predisposition to particular subtypes of colorectal cancers. Screening for and secondary prevention of colon cancer should take this fact into account.

  T Matsuda , T Fujii , Y Sano , S. e Kudo , Y Oda , M Igarashi , H Iishi , Y Murakami , H Ishikawa , T Shimoda , K Kaneko and S. Yoshida

The National Polyp Study is used as the basis of recommendations for colonoscopic surveillance after polypectomy, establishing an interval of 3 years after removal of newly diagnosed adenomas. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to estimate the incidence of advanced neoplasia after initial colonoscopy and compare the differences among risk groups.


Patients over 40 years who were referred for initial colonoscopy at six institutes were selected. They were classified into four groups based on the initial colonoscopy: A, patients without any adenoma; B, with adenomas of <6 mm only; C, with adenomas of ≥6 mm; D, with any intramucosal cancer. The index lesion (IL) at follow-up colonoscopy was defined as large adenoma ≥10 mm, intramucosal/invasive cancer.


A total of 5309 patients were enrolled in this study. Overall, median follow-up period was 5.1 years. The numbers of eligible patients in the various subgroups were A, 2006; B, 1655; C, 1123; D, 525. A total of 379 ILs were newly diagnosed during follow-up colonoscopy. The cumulative incidence of ILs in each group was A, 2.6%; B, 6.7%; C, 13.4%; and D, 12.6%.


Patients with any adenomas >6 mm or intramucosal cancer at the initial colonoscopy have a higher risk of advanced neoplasia during follow-up colonoscopy.

  S Mochizuki , T Yoshino , T Kojima , N Fuse , H Ikematsu , K Minashi , T Yano , M Tahara , K Kaneko , T Doi , K Koike and A. Ohtsu

The risk of venous thromboembolism has been reported to increase when receiving bevacizumab. Many cancer patients are reported to have elevated D-dimer levels. It is not clear what D-dimer level might indicate an increased risk of venous thromboembolism in the colorectal cancer patients treated with bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy.


The D-dimer levels and any event concurrent with an elevated D-dimer level were evaluated in patients receiving bevacizumab. The D-dimer cut-off level was determined using the receiver-operating characteristic analysis. The selection criteria were as follows: histologically proven metastatic and unresectable colorectal adenocarcinoma; no prior chemotherapy containing bevacizumab; D-dimer test performed repetitively on the baseline and during bevacizumab administration; no venous thromboembolism identified at the baseline; and enhanced computed tomographic scan performed every 2 months.


Sixty-nine patients were included. The chemotherapy regimens with bevacizumab included the regimen of 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX), the regimen of 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and irinotecan (FOLFIRI), and leucovorin-modulated 5-fluorouracil. The median baseline D-dimer level was 1.2 µg/ml. The appropriate D-dimer cut-off level was 3 µg/ml with the negative predictive value of 98% and relative risk of 6.9. Twenty-one of 69 patients showed elevated D-dimer levels of >3 µg/ml, with 11 patients for unknown reasons, 6 with tumor progression, 3 with venous thromboembolism and 1 with sepsis. In the remaining 48 patients whose D-dimer levels were ≤3 µg/ml, only one patient developed a venous thromboembolism.


A D-dimer cut-off level of 3 µg/ml might be a useful indicator level to exclude venous thromboembolism or show an increased risk for venous thromboembolism in colorectal cancer patients treated with bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy.

  K Kaneko , K Furuya , A. B Hungria , J. C Hernandez Garrido , P. A Midgley , T Onodera , H Kasai , Y Yaguchi , H Oikawa , Y Nomura , H Harada , T Ishihara and N. Baba

Organic crystals, such as phthalocyanine nanocrystal, were successfully hybridized with Pt nanoparticles using a nanohybridization technique. The presence of highly dispersed Pt nanoparticles on the surface of phthalocyanine was confirmed by the combination of transmission electron microscopy and three-dimensional electron tomography. Catalytic activities of hybridized samples with different degrees of dispersions were also examined as oxygen reduction reactivity (ORR) with a linear potential sweep method. It was found that oxygen reduction activity increased with increasing Pt dispersion, and reasonably high ORR was observed on Pt-dispersed phthalocyanine nanocrystal even at 2 wt% Pt loading.

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