M Ando

Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: BackgroundA phase III study (Lung Cancer Evaluation of TS-1) previously demonstrated noninferiority in terms of overall survival (OS) at interim analysis for carboplatin-S-1 compared with carboplatin-paclitaxel for first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Patients and methodsA total of 564 patients were randomly assigned to receive either carboplatin on day 1 plus oral S-1 on days 1-14 or carboplatin-paclitaxel on day 1 every 21 days. Updated results and post hoc subgroup analysis according to tumor histology are presented.ResultsThe updated analysis revealed a median OS of 15.2 months in the carboplatin-S-1 arm and 13.1 months in the carboplatin-paclitaxel arm, with a hazard ratio (HR) of 0.956 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.793-1.151], consistent with the previous primary analysis. Median OS was 14.0 months in the carboplatin-S-1 arm and 10.6 months in the carboplatin-paclitaxel arm (HR 0.713; 95% CI 0.476-1.068) for patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), with corresponding values of 15.5 and 13.9 months (HR 1.060; 95% CI 0.859-1.308) for those with non-SCC.Conclusions These results establish the efficacy and safety of carboplatin-S-1 in patients with advanced NSCLC regardless of tumor histology.
    Annals of Oncology 12/2012; 24(5). DOI:10.1093/annonc/mds629 · 7.04 Impact Factor
  • 10th Annual Meeting of the Japanese-Society-of-Medical-Oncology (JSMO); 10/2012
  • European Journal of Cancer 09/2011; 47. DOI:10.1016/S0959-8049(11)72441-8 · 5.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to compare thin-section CT images from sarcoidosis patients who had either normal or elevated serum KL-6 levels. 101 patients with sarcoidosis who underwent thin-section CT examinations of the chest and serum KL-6 measurements between December 2003 and November 2008 were retrospectively identified. The study group comprised 75 sarcoidosis patients (23 male, 52 female; aged 19-82 years, mean 54.1 years) with normal KL-6 levels (152-499 U ml(-1), mean 305.7 U ml(-1)) and 26 sarcoidosis patients (7 male, 19 female; aged 19-75 years, mean 54.3 years) with elevated KL-6 levels (541-2940 U ml(-1), mean 802.4 U ml(-1)). Two chest radiologists, unaware of KL-6 levels, retrospectively and independently interpreted CT images for parenchymal abnormalities, enlarged lymph nodes and pleural effusion. CT findings in sarcoidosis patients consisted mainly of lymph node enlargement (70/75 with normal KL-6 levels and 21/26 with elevated KL-6 levels), followed by nodules (50 and 25 with normal and elevated levels, respectively) and bronchial wall thickening (25 and 21 with normal and elevated levels, respectively). Ground-glass opacity, nodules, interlobular septal thickening, traction bronchiectasis, architectural distortion and bronchial wall thickening were significantly more frequent in patients with elevated KL-6 levels than those with normal levels (p<0.001, p<0.005, p<0.001, p<0.001, p<0.001 and p<0.001, respectively). By comparison, there was no significant difference in frequency of lymph node enlargement between the two groups. These results suggest that serum KL-6 levels may be a useful marker for indicating the severity of parenchymal sarcoidosis.
    The British journal of radiology 11/2010; 84(999):229-35. DOI:10.1259/bjr/65287605 · 2.03 Impact Factor
  • S Nureki · E Miyazaki · T Ueno · M Ando · T Kumamoto
    American Thoracic Society 2009 International Conference, May 15-20, 2009 • San Diego, California; 04/2009
  • M Ando · E Miyazaki · S Nureki · T Ueno · T Kumamoto
    American Thoracic Society 2009 International Conference, May 15-20, 2009 • San Diego, California; 04/2009
  • E Miyazaki · S Nureki · M Ando · T Ueno · T Kumamoto
    American Thoracic Society 2009 International Conference, May 15-20, 2009 • San Diego, California; 04/2009
  • T Ueno · E Miyazaki · S Nureki · M Ando · T Kumamoto
    American Thoracic Society 2009 International Conference, May 15-20, 2009 • San Diego, California; 04/2009
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    ABSTRACT: This trial evaluated whether a combination of docetaxel and gemcitabine provides better survival than docetaxel alone in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Eligibility included pathologically or cytologically proven NSCLC, failure of one platinum-based regimen, performance status of zero or one, 20-75 years old, and adequate organ function. Patients received docetaxel 60 mg/m(2) (day 1) or docetaxel 60 mg/m(2) (day 8) and gemcitabine 800 mg/m(2) (days 1 and 8), both administered every 21 days until disease progression. Sixty-five patients participated in each arm. This trial was terminated early due to an unexpected high incidence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and three treatment-related deaths due to ILD in the combination arm. Docetaxel plus gemcitabine compared with docetaxel-alone patients experienced similar grade and incidence of toxicity, except for ILD. No baseline factor was identified for predicting ILD. Median survival times were 10.3 and 10.1 months (one-sided P = 0.36) for docetaxel plus gemcitabine and docetaxel arms, respectively. Docetaxel alone is still the standard second-line treatment for NSCLC. The incidence of ILD is higher for docetaxel combined with gemcitabine than for docetaxel alone in patients with previously treated NSCLC.
    Annals of Oncology 02/2009; 20(5):835-41. DOI:10.1093/annonc/mdn705 · 7.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the main intake source of arsenic by the villagers from arsenic-affected families in Jalangi and Domkol blocks in Mushidabad district, West Bengal-India, we determined the concentrations of arsenic in tube-well water and in food composites, mainly including vegetables and cereals collected from the surveyed families which were cultivated in that region. The daily dietary intakes of arsenic by the villagers were estimated and the excretions of arsenic through urine and hair were determined. The arsenic concentrations in hair and urine of the studied population living in mild (2.78 microg/L), moderate (30.7 microg/L) and high (118 microg/L) arsenic-affected families were 133, 1,391 and 4,713 microg/kg and 43.1, 244 and 336 microg/L, respectively. The linear regressions show good correlations between arsenic concentrations in water vs hair (r(2)=0.928, p<0.001) and water vs urine (r(2)=0.464, p<0.01). Approximately 29.4%, 58.1% and 62.1% of adult population from mild, moderate and high arsenic-affected families were suffering from arsenical skin manifestations. The mean arsenic concentrations of food composites (vegetables and cereals) in high arsenic-affected families are not significantly different from mild arsenic-affected families. The daily dietary intakes of arsenic from water and food composites of the studied population, living in high, moderate and mild arsenic-affected families were 568, 228 and 137 microg, respectively. The linear regressions show good correlations between arsenic concentrations in hair vs daily dietary intake (r(2)=0.452, p<0.001) and urine vs daily dietary intake (r(2)=0.134, p<0.001). The water for drinking contributed 6.07%, 26.7% and 58.1% of total arsenic in our study from mild, moderate and high arsenic-affected families. The result suggested that the contaminated water from high arsenic-affected families should be the main source for intake of arsenic. On contrary, the contribution of arsenic-contaminated food composites from mild and moderate arsenic-affected families might be the main source for intake of arsenic. The Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) values of arsenic in our study were 3.32, 5.75 and 12.9 microg/kg body weight/day from mild, moderate and high arsenic-affected families, respectively, which is higher than the recommended PTWI value of arsenic (2.1 microg/kg body weight/day).
    Food and Chemical Toxicology 05/2006; 44(4):455-61. DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2005.08.018 · 2.90 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ishigami et al. (Ishigami et al., 1998) reported that squalene monohydroperoxide (SQOOH) induced skin damage in hairless mice. Kohno and Takahashi (Kohno and Takahashi, 1993) reported that SQOOH induced cytotoxicity against Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts. We have already evaluated the efficacy of extracts obtained from Brazilian herbal medicines in protecting the normal human epidermis keratinocytes [NHEK(B)] against the cytotoxicity caused by SQOOH. The EtOAc extract was separated by silica-gel column chromatography into eight fractions. Fractions (Fr) 1,3 and 5 significantly protected rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells from the release of beta-hexosaminidase due to SQOOH. Additionally, Fr5-1 was most effective in a Gunze three-dimensional cultured human skin model (Vitrolife-skin) against the cytotoxicity due to SQOOH and the release of interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-4. The mixture of cinchonains Ia and Ib and the mixture of cinchonains IIa and IIb were isolated from Fr3 and Fr5-1, respectively. The results suggest that the addition of SQOOH caused the reduction in cell viability and the release of beta-hexosaminidase and cytokines as chemical mediators. The extract of Catuaba (Anemopaegma mirandum) prevented these toxic effects with the main active agents suggested to be cinchonains IIa and IIb.
    Toxicology in Vitro 07/2004; 18(3):255-63. DOI:10.1016/j.tiv.2003.08.013 · 2.90 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Inorganic arsenic is an environmental contaminant and is associated with the increased risk of human skin cancer. Arsenic has been reported to activate or inhibit a variety of cellular signalling pathways which has effects on cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. However, the molecular mechanisms of these arsenic-induced biological effects are not completely understood. To understand the molecular basis for the mode of action of arsenicals, we examined the effect of arsenite and arsenate on the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) and the upstream signalling cascade in normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEK). NHEK were exposed to arsenite or arsenate. Western blot analysis was performed to determine the activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) 1/2, c-jun N-terminal kinases (JNK), p38, and MAPK or ERK kinases (MEK) 1/2. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine phosphorylation and recruitment of its adaptor proteins, Shc and Grb2, to EGFR were detected by immunoprecipitation and Western blot analysis. Both arsenicals activated ERK1/2, which are most highly activated in response to mitogenic stimulation, in addition to JNK and p38, which show greater activation in response to cellular stresses. The kinetics of ERK1/2 activation differed from those of JNK and p38 activation. Both arsenicals transiently activated ERK1/2 prior to JNK and p38 activation. MEK1/2, upstream kinases of ERK1/2, were also activated by arsenicals with similar time kinetics to that of ERK1/2 activation. To investigate a signalling pathway leading to activation of MEK1/2-ERK1/2, we examined the tyrosine phosphorylation of EGFR and Shc adapter protein. Both arsenicals stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation of EGFR and Shc. After arsenical treatment, Shc immunoprecipitates contained coprecipitated EGFR and Grb2, suggesting that both arsenicals induce the assembly of EGFR-Shc-Grb2 complexes. Both the EGFR inhibitor tyrphostin AG1478 and anti-EGFR blocking antibody markedly attenuated ERK1/2 activation induced by arsenicals, but did not affect JNK and p38 activation. Our data indicate that both arsenite and arsenate activate the EGFR-Shc-Grb2-MEK1/2-ERK1/2 signalling cascade in NHEK.
    British Journal of Dermatology 01/2004; 149(6):1116-27. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2003.05704.x · 4.28 Impact Factor
  • EJC Supplements 09/2003; 1(5). DOI:10.1016/S1359-6349(03)90091-7 · 9.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: 1. Cytochrome p450 (p450) 2E1 is a hepatic enzyme of importance for the metabolism of xenobiotics such as drugs and environmental toxicants. Genetic polymorphisms of CYP2E1 in 5'-flanking and coding regions have been found previously in Caucasian and Chinese populations. 2. In order to investigate the effects of amino acid substitutions on the function of CYP2E1, the enzymes of all known CYP2E1 variants in the coding region (CYP2E1.2, CYP2E1.3 and CYP2E1.4) with Arg76His, Val389Ile and Val179Ile substitutions, respectively, as well as the wild-type CYP2E1 (CYP2E1.1) were expressed in COS-1 cells, and their chlorzoxazone 6-hydroxylation and 4-nitrophenol 2-hydroxylation activities were determined. 3. The protein level of CYP2E1.2 was reduced to 29% compared with that of CYP2E1.1. The profiles of the level of activity relative to CYP2E1.1 for chlorzoxazone 6-hydroxylation (300 microM substrate) and 4-nitrophenol 2-hydroxylation (150 microM substrate) were very similar. 4. Although the K(m) values were not significantly different among wild-type and variant CYP2E1s in any oxidation metabolism, the V(max) and V(max)/K(m) of CYP2E1.2 on the basis of the CYP2E1 protein level were 2.7-3.0-fold higher than those of CYP2E1.1. In contrast, the levels of CYP2E1 protein and catalytic activity of CYP2E1.3 and CYP2E1.4 were not affected by the corresponding amino acid substitutions. 5. The findings suggest that Arg76 is closely associated with the function of CYP2E1, and that the genetic polymorphism of CYP2E1 is one cause of interindividual differences in the toxicity of xenobiotics.
    Xenobiotica 07/2003; 33(6):575-86. DOI:10.1080/0049825031000086400 · 2.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: 1. By sequencing genomic DNA from 72 established cell lines derived from Japanese individuals, we detected 25 single nucleotide alterations in the microsomal epoxide hydrolase (EPHX1) gene. Of them, five were exonic alterations resulting in amino acid alterations (77C>G, T26S; 128G>C, R43T; 337T>C, Y113H; 416A>G, H139R; 823A>G, T275A). The T26S, R43T, Y113H and H139R substitutions were found at relatively high frequencies and seemed to be polymorphic, and T26S and T275A were novel. 2. To examine the effects of these amino acid alterations on EPHX1 function, EPHX1 cDNA constructs of wild-type and five variants were transfected into COS-1 cells, and their hydrolytic activities for cis-stilbene oxide were determined in vitro. Although all of the transfectants expressed EPHX1 mRNA and protein at similar levels, the variant H139R protein was expressed at a significantly higher level (128% of the wild-type). K(m) values were not significantly different between the wild-type and variants. 3. Increase (140%) in the enzymatic activity (V(max)) of the variant H139R was accompanied by the increased EPHX1 protein level without any significant change in the intrinsic EPHX1 activity. On the other hand, the variant R43T showed increased values for V(max) and clearance (V(max)/K(m)) (around 130%) both on a microsomal protein basis and on a EPHX1 protein basis. 4. These results suggest that R43T as well as H139R increase epoxide hydrolase activity.
    Xenobiotica 03/2003; 33(3):277-87. DOI:10.1080/0049825021000061615 · 2.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An investigation of total arsenic in food composites, collected from the villagers, was carried out in arsenic-affected areas of the Murshidabad district, West Bengal where the agricultural system is mostly groundwater dependent. The shallow, large-diameter tubewells installed for agricultural irrigation contain an appreciable amount of arsenic (mean 0.085 mg/l, n=6). Even the soil is arsenic-contaminated (mean 11.35 mg/kg, n=36), so some arsenic can be expected in the food chain from crops cultivated in this area. The results revealed that the individual food composite and food groups containing the highest mean arsenic concentrations (microg/kg) are potato skin (292.62 and 104), leaf of vegetables (212.34 and 294.67), arum leaf (331 and 341), papaya (196.50 and 373), rice (226.18 and 245.39), wheat (7 and 362), cumin (47.86 and 209.75), turmeric powder (297.33 and 280.9), cereals and bakery goods (156.37 and 294.47), vegetables (91.73 and 123.22), spices (92.22 and 207.60) and miscellaneous items (138.37 and 137.80) for the Jalangi and Domkal blocks, respectively. Arsenic is absorbed by the skin of most of the vegetables. The arsenic concentration in fleshy vegetable material is low (mean 2.72 microg/kg, n=45). Higher levels of arsenic were observed in cooked items compared with raw. Daily dietary intakes of arsenic (microg) from the foodstuffs for adults are 171.20 and 189.13 and for children are 91.89 and 101.63 in the Jalangi and Domkal blocks, respectively.
    Food and Chemical Toxicology 12/2002; 40(11):1611-21. DOI:10.1016/S0278-6915(02)00104-7 · 2.90 Impact Factor
  • T Uchino · H Tokunaga · M Ando · H Utsumi
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    ABSTRACT: Titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) has been reported to produce OH radical under ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation and to induce cytotoxicity. Various crystal forms and sizes of TiO(2) with UVA irradiation from OH radical generation was analysed spin trapping-X band (electron-spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. The amount of OH radical was determined with ESR signal intensity of the adducts in which OH radical was trapped with the spin-trapping reagent dimethyl pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO). The formation of OH radicals varied in both crystal size and form of TiO(2). Irradiation of the anatase form of TiO(2) produced large numbers of OH radical in TiO(2) and UVA in a dose-dependent manner, but rutil form (90 nm in size) showed less OH radical generation. The crystal size had large influence on OH radical generation, but the optimum size for the OH radical generation was different between both forms. The UVA absorption spectrum of TiO(2) differed in regard to crystal size and form of TiO(2), but no relation was observed between UVA absorbency and OH radical formation. The cytotoxicity of TiO(2)-UVA irradiation was determined against Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and a significant relationship was obtained between the cytotoxicity and the OH generation. Measurement of the amount of OH radical production by UVA irradiation with ESR is needed to clarify the effect of crystal form or sizes of TiO(2) on OH radical production and cytotoxicity.
    Toxicology in Vitro 11/2002; 16(5):629-35. DOI:10.1016/S0887-2333(02)00041-3 · 2.90 Impact Factor
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    Y Takano · O Sakamoto · M Suga · H Muranaka · M Ando
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    ABSTRACT: To determine prognostic factors of nosocomial pneumonia in general wards, we performed prospective clinical study using multivariate statistical analysis. Eighty patients with nosocomial pneumonia in our units were enrolled in the study between December, 1996 and January 1998. Clinical setting and severity of pneumonia were evaluated, and laboratory data were collected at the occurrence of nosocomial pneumonia. Death due to nosocomial pneumonia occurred in 29 of 80 patients (mortality rate 36%). Univariate analysis showed the following factors associated with mortality: the presence of an ultimately or rapidly fatal underlying condition, prior antibiotics use, use of antacids, presence of 'high-risk' micro-organisms, sepsis, respiratory failure, multiple organ failure, bilateral chest X-ray infiltrates, a Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) index > or = 11, albumin < 3.0 g dl(-1), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) > or = 796 IUI(-1). Furthermore, multivariate analysis identified three factors significantly associated with mortality: the presence of an ultimately or rapidly fatal underlying condition [odds ratio (OR)=7.0; 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.2-41.1; P=0.03]; SAPS index > or = 11 (OR=7.6; 95% CI=1.1-51.9, P=0.04); LDH > or = 796 IUI(-1) (OR=28.2; 95% CI=2.0-406, P=0.01). Our study indicates that host factors and disease severity factors are important prognostic factors of nosocomial pneumonia in general wards.
    Respiratory Medicine 01/2002; 96(1):18-23. DOI:10.1053/rmed.2001.1201 · 3.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate whether tachykinins are released in the airways by stimulating the esophagus, airway plasma extravasation induced by intraesophageal hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the presence or absence of the neutral endopeptidase (NEP) inhibitor phosphoramidon and the neurokinin-1-receptor antagonist FK888 was studied in anesthetized guinea pigs. Airway plasma extravasation also was studied in the presence of the NEP inhibitor in guinea pigs pretreated with capsaicin or bilateral vagotomy. Propranolol and atropine were used in all animals to block adrenergic and cholinergic nerve effects. Airway plasma leakage was evaluated by measuring extravasated Evans blue dye. One normal HCl infusion into the esophagus significantly increased plasma extravasation in the trachea. Phosphoramidon significantly potentiated plasma extravasation induced by HCl infusion into the esophagus in the trachea and main bronchi, and FK888 significantly inhibited extravasation in a dose-related manner. In capsaicin-treated animals, airway plasma extravasation was completely inhibited even in the presence of phosphoramidon. Tracheal plasma extravasation potentiated by phosphoramidon was significantly inhibited in the bilaterally vagotomized animals. These results suggest that locally acting substances are released by intraesophageal HCl stimulation that cause airway plasma extravasation. These substances are generated through activation of neural pathways, including some that traffic through the vagus nerves that link the esophagus or airways.
    The American Journal of Medicine 01/2002; 111 Suppl 8A(8):25S-30S. · 5.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury induced by hyperoxia. Twenty-three pigs were exposed in sealed cages to >80% oxygen (for 24-120 h) or room air. Correlation between MMP-2/MMP-9 activity, measured by gelatin zymography in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and the histological findings and pathological parameters were examined in detail. Sources of these MMPs in the hyperoxic lung were analysed by immunohistochemistry. The histological progression of acute lung injury in this model ranged from the early exudative to the early proliferative phase of diffuse alveolar damage (DAD). MMP-2 and -9 activities were elevated under prolonged hyperoxic exposure. MMP-9 activity correlated significantly with the oxygen tension in arterial blood/inspiratory oxygen fraction, the lung wet-to-dry weight ratio, and the number of neutrophils in BALF, whereas MMP-2 activity did not correlate at all with these factors. MMP-9 activity correlated more closely with the pathological findings of DAD than did MMP-2 activity. Strong MMP-9 expression was observed in neutrophils, alveolar macrophages as well as alveolar lining epithelial cells. These results suggest that matrix metalloproteinase. which may derive from neutrophils recruited into airspaces, plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hyperoxic diffuse alveolar damage
    European Respiratory Journal 12/2001; 18(5):827-37. DOI:10.1183/09031936.01.00049201 · 7.64 Impact Factor

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  • 2012
    • Nagoya University
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 2009–2011
    • Kyoto University
      Kioto, Kyōto, Japan
  • 1994–2010
    • Oita University
      • • Faculty of Medicine
      • • Third Department of Internal Medicine
      Ōita, Ōita, Japan
  • 2006
    • Musashino University
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 1994–2004
    • National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan
      • • Project Team for Pharmacogenetics
      • • Division of Environmental Chemistry
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 1976–2002
    • Kumamoto University
      • • School of Medicine
      • • Department of Cell Differentiation
      • • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      • • Department of Medical Biochemistry
      Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
  • 2001
    • National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center
      Hukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1997–2000
    • National Cancer Center, Japan
      • Endoscopy Division
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
    • Kyoritsu College of Pharmacy
      Tōkyō, Japan
    • First Solar
      Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • 1999
    • The Jikei University School of Medicine
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 1998
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 1996
    • Kumamoto Municipal Citizens Hospital
      Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan