Yosuke Uchitomi

Summary

Affiliation: National Cancer Center
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Daily omega-3 fatty acid intake and depression in Japanese patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer
    S Suzuki
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Br J Cancer 90:787-93. 2004
  2. pmc Personality and cancer survival: the Miyagi cohort study
    N Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Japan
    Br J Cancer 92:2089-94. 2005
  3. pmc Levels of omega-3 fatty acid in serum phospholipids and depression in patients with lung cancer
    M Kobayakawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Br J Cancer 93:1329-33. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Depression after successful treatment for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma
    Y Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Cancer 89:1172-9. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression and psychological distress in patients during the year after curative resection of non-small-cell lung cancer
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, and Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 21:69-77. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental adjustment after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Palliat Support Care 1:61-70. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Three sets of diagnostic criteria for major depression and correlations with serotonin-induced platelet calcium mobilization in cancer patients
    Y Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 153:244-8. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician support and patient psychologic responses after surgery for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma: a prospective observational study
    Y Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277 8577, Japan
    Cancer 92:1926-35. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental adjustment to first recurrence and correlated factors in patients with breast cancer
    Y Okano
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Chiba, Japan
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 67:255-62. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Marital status and non-small cell lung cancer survival: the Lung Cancer Database Project in Japan
    Kumi Saito-Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:869-76. 2008

Detail Information

Publications97

  1. pmc Daily omega-3 fatty acid intake and depression in Japanese patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer
    S Suzuki
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Br J Cancer 90:787-93. 2004
    ....
  2. pmc Personality and cancer survival: the Miyagi cohort study
    N Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Japan
    Br J Cancer 92:2089-94. 2005
    ..9-1.6; Trend P=0.29), and 1.0 for lie (0.7-1.5; Trend P=0.90). The data obtained in this population-based prospective cohort study in Japan do not support the hypothesis that personality is associated with cancer survival...
  3. pmc Levels of omega-3 fatty acid in serum phospholipids and depression in patients with lung cancer
    M Kobayakawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Br J Cancer 93:1329-33. 2005
    ..d. (%), nondepression: 7.40+/-1.54; minor depression: 7.90+/-1.40; major depression: 7.25+/-1.52, P=0.017). These results suggested that serum FAs are associated with minor, but not major, depression in lung cancer patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Depression after successful treatment for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma
    Y Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Cancer 89:1172-9. 2000
    ..There have been few studies of depression in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients after successful treatment. The purpose of the study was to clarify the prevalence and the correlated factors of depression after surgery...
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression and psychological distress in patients during the year after curative resection of non-small-cell lung cancer
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, and Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 21:69-77. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical course of depression and psychological distress of such patients during the year after surgery and to identify predictors of their long-term outcome...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental adjustment after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Palliat Support Care 1:61-70. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to clarify the course of patients' mental adjustment after surgery for NSCLC and to identify predictors of long-term outcome...
  7. ncbi request reprint Three sets of diagnostic criteria for major depression and correlations with serotonin-induced platelet calcium mobilization in cancer patients
    Y Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 153:244-8. 2001
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician support and patient psychologic responses after surgery for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma: a prospective observational study
    Y Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277 8577, Japan
    Cancer 92:1926-35. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental adjustment to first recurrence and correlated factors in patients with breast cancer
    Y Okano
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Chiba, Japan
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 67:255-62. 2001
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Marital status and non-small cell lung cancer survival: the Lung Cancer Database Project in Japan
    Kumi Saito-Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:869-76. 2008
    ..The association between marital status and survival in Japanese patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was prospectively investigated...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal volume and first major depressive episode after cancer diagnosis in breast cancer survivors
    Masatoshi Inagaki
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2263-70. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether there is an association between hippocampal volume and a first major depressive episode after cancer diagnosis in cancer survivors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Marital status, social support and survival after curative resection in non-small-cell lung cancer
    Kumi Saito-Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa 277 8577, and Department of Behavioral Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Cancer Sci 97:206-13. 2006
    ..7 (0.4-1.3) (P-value=0.28). The present data do not support the hypothesis that marital status and social support are associated with survival in NSCLC...
  13. doi request reprint Treatment response to psychiatric intervention and predictors of response among cancer patients with adjustment disorders
    Ken Shimizu
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Chuo Ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:684-91. 2011
    ..Although adjustment disorders (ADs) are common among patients with cancer and such patients are frequently referred to consultation-liaison psychiatrists, little is known about the clinical courses of these patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders following first breast cancer recurrence: prevalence, associated factors and relationship to quality of life
    Masako Okamura
    Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 35:302-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with psychiatric disorders and the impact on quality of life (QOL) in patients with first breast cancer recurrence...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preferences of cancer patients regarding the disclosure of bad news
    Maiko Fujimori
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Psychooncology 16:573-81. 2007
    ..Providing emotional support, including the desire for the physician to show consideration for the patient's family, and understanding an individual's communication preferences may be useful for promoting patient-physician communication...
  16. ncbi request reprint Negative psychological aspects and survival in lung cancer patients
    Naoki Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:466-73. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Twenty-four-hour urinary cortisol levels before complete resection of non-small cell lung cancer and survival
    Naoki Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Acta Oncol 44:399-405. 2005
    ..54-2.21) and 1.17 (0.55-2.46), respectively (p for trend = 0.17). The present data do not support the hypothesis that 24-h urinary cortisol levels are associated with survival from non-small cell lung cancer...
  18. ncbi request reprint No adverse effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on hippocampal volume in Japanese breast cancer survivors
    Eisho Yoshikawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa 277 8577, Japan
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 92:81-4. 2005
    ..There were no significant differences in hippocampal volume (magnetic resonance imaging) or additionally in memory function (Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised) between the two groups...
  19. doi request reprint Psychological states and coping strategies after bereavement among spouses of cancer patients: a quantitative study in Japan
    Mariko Asai
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 20:3189-203. 2012
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Major depression, adjustment disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder in terminally ill cancer patients: associated and predictive factors
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Chiba, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 22:1957-65. 2004
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Factors correlated with fatigue in terminally ill cancer patients: a longitudinal study
    Toru Okuyama
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa City, Chiba, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:515-23. 2008
    ..It may be important to include psychological intervention in the multidimensional management of fatigue in this population, in addition to physical and nursing interventions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Japanese cancer patients' communication style preferences when receiving bad news
    Maiko Fujimori
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Psychooncology 16:617-25. 2007
    ..g. gender), medical (disease status) and psychosocial characteristics (fighting spirit and anxious preoccupation) of patients when delivering bad news...
  23. ncbi request reprint Biomedical and psychosocial determinants of intrusive recollections in breast cancer survivors
    Yutaka Matsuoka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Psychosomatics 46:203-11. 2005
    ..These results suggest that biopsychosocial factors contribute to intrusive recollections and have clinical implications for the use of these characteristics in screening and early intervention...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal cortex and amygdala volume in first minor or major depressive episode after cancer diagnosis
    Eisho Yoshikawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Biol Psychiatry 59:707-12. 2006
    ..Major and minor depressive episodes in cancer patients are frequent and are frequently seen as the first depressive episode in a patient's life. However, the neurological basis of these depressive episodes remains largely unknown...
  25. ncbi request reprint Depression and survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer after curative resection: a preliminary study
    Naoki Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa 277 8577, Japan
    Cancer Sci 97:199-205. 2006
    ..This prospective cohort study in Japan does not support the hypothesis that depression is associated with survival among NSCLC patients after curative resection, but further analysis involving a long-term follow-up period is needed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Smaller regional volumes of brain gray and white matter demonstrated in breast cancer survivors exposed to adjuvant chemotherapy
    Masatoshi Inagaki
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
    Cancer 109:146-56. 2007
    ..Neural damage by chemotherapy might have played some part in these findings. The current study explored the regional brain volume difference between breast cancer survivors exposed to adjuvant chemotherapy (C+) and those unexposed (C-)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the Quality Of Life-Cancer Survivors Instrument
    Maiko Fujimori
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Qual Life Res 15:1633-8. 2006
    ..31) and mental health (r = 0.47), and QOL-CS total to each subscale of SF-36 (r = 0.25-0.64). Findings demonstrated that the QOL-CS-J adequately measured the QOL in long-term NSCLC survivors...
  28. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of fatigue and associated factors in disease-free breast cancer patients without depression
    Yuriko Sugawara
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, 277 8577 Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 13:628-36. 2005
    ..To clarify the characteristics of fatigue in disease-free breast cancer patients, we examined the frequency of fatigue and associated factors in disease-free breast cancer patients without major depression...
  29. doi request reprint Feasibility and usefulness of the 'Distress Screening Program in Ambulatory Care' in clinical oncology practice
    Ken Shimizu
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Chuou ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Psychooncology 19:718-25. 2010
    ..This study assessed the feasibility and usefulness of the DISPAC program in actual clinical situations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between suicidal ideation and enhanced platelet 5-HT2A receptor-mediated calcium mobilization in cancer patients with depression
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Biol Psychiatry 52:1159-65. 2002
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Psychiatric disorders and stress factors experienced by staff members in cancer hospitals: a preliminary finding from psychiatric consultation service at National Cancer Center Hospitals in Japan
    Mariko Asai
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center, Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Palliat Support Care 8:291-5. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Cancer-related intrusive thoughts as an indicator of poor psychological adjustment at 3 or more years after breast surgery: a preliminary study
    Yutaka Matsuoka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 76:117-24. 2002
    ..The results indicated that CITs might be useful for indicating poor psychological adjustment, but not distress, in patients at 3 or more years after breast surgery...
  33. doi request reprint Involvement of a psychiatric consultation service in a palliative care team at the Japanese cancer center hospital
    Asao Ogawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 40:1139-46. 2010
    ..In Japan, specialized palliative care teams work in conjunction with consultation-liaison psychiatrists as an essential members. There are, however, few studies reporting on these services...
  34. doi request reprint Clinical experience of the modified nurse-assisted screening and psychiatric referral program
    Ken Shimizu
    Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Tokyo, Japan
    Palliat Support Care 6:29-32. 2008
    ..We modified the program so that the nurses could judge the final eligibility of referral using the result of the screening. This study assessed if the modified NASPRP led to more psychiatric referral of depressive patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Suicidality in terminally ill Japanese patients with cancer
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Division of Psycho Oncology, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Cancer 100:183-91. 2004
    ..To identify factors and longitudinal changes associated with suicidality among terminally ill Japanese patients with cancer, a prospective cohort study was performed...
  36. doi request reprint Patients' perception of the usefulness of a question prompt sheet for advanced cancer patients when deciding the initial treatment: a randomized, controlled trial
    Yuki Shirai
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan
    Psychooncology 21:706-13. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the patients' perception of the usefulness of a question prompt sheet (QPS) in facilitating the involvement of advanced cancer patients during consultation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lack of marital support and poor psychological responses in male cancer patients
    Koji Taniguchi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, 277 8577 Chiba, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 11:604-10. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Regional cerebral glucose metabolism in patients with secondary depressive episodes after fatal pancreatic cancer diagnosis
    Masatoshi Inagaki
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    J Affect Disord 99:231-6. 2007
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor and antidepressant-naive major depression after lung cancer diagnosis
    Makoto Kobayakawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa City, Chiba, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 41:1233-7. 2011
    ..06). Major depression after cancer diagnosis is not associated with serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels...
  40. doi request reprint Psychiatric disorders and background characteristics of cancer patients' family members referred to psychiatric consultation service at National Cancer Center Hospitals in Japan
    Mariko Asai
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
    Palliat Support Care 6:225-30. 2008
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Somatic symptoms for diagnosing major depression in cancer patients
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute Easr, Tsukiji, Japan
    Psychosomatics 44:244-8. 2003
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Impaired mental health among the bereaved spouses of cancer patients
    Mariko Asai
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan ac jp
    Psychooncology 22:995-1001. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of impaired mental health among the bereaved spouses over several years and explore the indicators for early detection of high-risk spouses during end-of life (EOL) care...
  43. ncbi request reprint Good communication with patients receiving bad news about cancer in Japan
    Maiko Fujimori
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Psychooncology 14:1043-51. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study is to describe attributes of good communication with patients receiving bad news about cancer in Japan...
  44. ncbi request reprint A volumetric study of amygdala in cancer survivors with intrusive recollections
    Yutaka Matsuoka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Biol Psychiatry 54:736-43. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the possibility of structural alteration of the amygdala in cancer survivors with intrusive recollections...
  45. ncbi request reprint Plasma interleukin-6 and fatigue in terminally ill cancer patients
    Masatoshi Inagaki
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:153-61. 2008
    ..The results of the present study provide information to develop a new treatment strategy for cancer fatigue in terminally ill cancer patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint The lung cancer database project at the National Cancer Center, Japan: study design, corresponding rate and profiles of cohort
    Naoki Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:280-4. 2006
    ..The aim of the project was to construct a large-scale cancer registry for lung cancer that would contribute to basic research and clinical research in the future...
  47. doi request reprint Suicide associated with corticosteroid use during chemotherapy: case report
    Yoshihisa Matsumoto
    Palliative Care Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 40:174-6. 2010
    ..We ultimately speculated that corticosteroid withdrawal induced the depressive symptoms in this case. This case should alert clinical oncologists to pay attention to mental symptoms after prescribing a corticosteroid...
  48. doi request reprint Availability of psychiatric consultation-liaison services as an integral component of palliative care programs at Japanese cancer hospitals
    Asao Ogawa
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 42:42-52. 2012
    ..Our objective was to determine the availability and degree of integration between psychiatric consultation-liaison services and palliative care in Japan...
  49. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the nurse-assisted screening and psychiatric referral program
    Ken Shimizu
    Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
    Cancer 103:1949-56. 2005
    ..This study assessed the usefulness of the NASPRP and compared it with usual practice...
  50. doi request reprint Preferences of cancer patients regarding communication of bad news: a systematic literature review
    Maiko Fujimori
    Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 39:201-16. 2009
    ..Physicians need to recognize these preferences to help patients understand...
  51. ncbi request reprint Factors correlated with dyspnea in advanced lung cancer patients: organic causes and what else?
    Keiko Tanaka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:490-500. 2002
    ..05, multiple R(2) = 0.303). The present study confirms that dyspnea is multifactorial and that a beneficial therapeutic strategy might include intervention for psychological distress and pain...
  52. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for suicidal ideation in patients with unresectable lung carcinoma
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Chiba, Japan
    Cancer 95:1085-93. 2002
    ..The purpose of the current study was to investigate the prevalence and predictive factors of suicidal ideation in patients with unresectable lung carcinoma in a follow-up setting...
  53. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and screening of dyspnea interfering with daily life activities in ambulatory patients with advanced lung cancer
    Keiko Tanaka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:484-9. 2002
    ..Both scales were feasible for screening of clinical dyspnea. Applying a screening protocol may contribute to avoiding underestimation of clinical dyspnea and lead to appropriate interventions for it...
  54. doi request reprint Psychological states and coping strategies after bereavement among the spouses of cancer patients: a qualitative study
    Mariko Asai
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Psychooncology 19:38-45. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the components of psychological states and coping strategies after bereavement among the spouses of cancer patients...
  55. ncbi request reprint Clinical factors associated with suicidality in cancer patients
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 32:506-11. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical factors associated with suicidality in Japanese patients with cancer...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Scientific background of psycho-oncology]
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 106:764-71. 2004
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Psychologic distress after disclosure of genetic test results regarding hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma
    Yoshie Murakami
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Chiba, Japan
    Cancer 101:395-403. 2004
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify the prevalence rates and predictors of psychologic distress and to evaluate the feelings of guilt after disclosure of the test results in Japanese probands and unaffected relatives...
  58. ncbi request reprint Performance status 1 predicts psychological response in female, but not male, ambulatory cancer patients
    Koji Taniguchi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277 8577, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 11:465-71. 2003
    ..The results of this study suggest that PS 1 may be a risk factor for negative ways of coping in female, but not male, cancer outpatients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Relationship between distressing cancer-related recollections and hippocampal volume in cancer survivors
    Tomohito Nakano
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Am J Psychiatry 159:2087-93. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a similar association between distressing cancer-related recollections and hippocampal volume...
  60. doi request reprint Characteristics associated with empathic behavior in Japanese oncologists
    Kyoko Kondo
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    Patient Educ Couns 93:350-3. 2013
    ..This study aimed to clarify the relationship between these characteristics and empathic behavior in Japanese oncologists...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Manual tracing guideline for volumetry of hippocampus and amygdala with high-resolution MRI]
    Yutaka Matsuoka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, 6 5 1 Kashinoha, Kashiwa shi, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    No To Shinkei 55:690-7. 2003
    ..Both intra- and inter-rater reliability (intraclass correlation coefficients) yielded 0.99 for the hippocampus and 0.98 for the amygdala. It was confirmed that this segmentation protocol was highly reliable...
  62. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of methylphenidate for fatigue in advanced cancer patients: a preliminary study
    Yuriko Sugawara
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Research Institute East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Palliat Med 16:261-3. 2002
  63. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and completed suicide among middle-aged men: a population-based cohort study in Japan
    Motoki Iwasaki
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 15:286-92. 2005
    ..To clarify whether cigarette smoking was associated with completed suicide in a cohort of middle-aged Japanese men...
  64. ncbi request reprint Impact of dyspnea, pain, and fatigue on daily life activities in ambulatory patients with advanced lung cancer
    Keiko Tanaka
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Chiba, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:417-23. 2002
    ..To recognize the impact of symptoms may contribute to provide better management...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Management of psychiatric symptoms in cancer patients]
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Psycho Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute East
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 29:1306-10. 2002
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Multifaceted psychosocial intervention program for breast cancer patients after first recurrence: feasibility study
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Department of Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioral Medicine, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kawasumi, Nagoya 467 8601, Japan
    Psychooncology 16:517-24. 2007
    ..005). The novel intervention program is feasible, is a promising strategy for reducing clinically manifested psychological distress and further controlled studies are warranted...
  67. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in first-degree relatives and risk of lung cancer: assessment of the existence of gene sex interactions
    Masaki Tsuchiya
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 37:419-23. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Course of psychological distress and its predictors in advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Department of Psychiatry, Nagoya City University Medical School, Japan
    Psychooncology 15:463-73. 2006
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint [Psychotherapy for patients with advanced and/or terminally cancer]
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 106:123-37. 2004
    ..This paper summarized the previous findings regarding psychiatric symptoms in advanced and/or terminally ill cancer patients, and provided basic skills and a recommended approach to psychotherapy for these patients...
  70. ncbi request reprint Japanese version of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory: a validation study
    Toru Okuyama
    Department of Symptom Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:1093-104. 2003
    ..Both factor analysis and cluster analysis showed the consistency of the statistical structure of the English and Japanese versions, indicating the cross-cultural validity of the scale...
  71. ncbi request reprint Existential concerns of terminally ill cancer patients receiving specialized palliative care in Japan
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital 3453 Mikatabara cho, 433 8558 Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 12:137-40. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to categorize existential concerns of Japanese terminally ill cancer patients and explore care strategies based on the categorizations...
  72. ncbi request reprint Communication skills training for Japanese oncologists on how to break bad news
    Maiko Fujimori
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Japan
    J Cancer Educ 18:194-201. 2003
    ..We investigated whether a communication skills training (CST) could be effectively conducted for Japanese oncologists...
  73. ncbi request reprint Development of a clinical guideline for palliative sedation therapy using the Delphi method
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, 3453 Mikatabara cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433 8558, Japan
    J Palliat Med 8:716-29. 2005
    ..Although palliative sedation therapy is often used in palliative care settings, no clinical guideline is available...
  74. ncbi request reprint Psychoeducational intervention for patients with primary breast cancer and patient satisfaction with information: an exploratory analysis
    Hitoshi Okamura
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 80:331-8. 2003
    ..The components of psychoeducational interventions which are effective in reducing psychological distress are not well known...
  75. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and suicide among middle-aged men in Japan
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Centre for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Centre, 5 1 1Tsukiji, Chuo Ku, Tokyo 104 0045, Japan
    Br J Psychiatry 188:231-6. 2006
    ..Few studies have investigated large population-based cohorts for an association between alcohol consumption and suicide...
  76. ncbi request reprint The effect of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support for Japanese women with primary breast cancer
    Skiko Fukui
    School of Nursing, Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences, Japan
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:823-30. 2003
    ..To examine the effects of a psychosocial group intervention on loneliness and social support in Japanese women with breast cancer...
  77. ncbi request reprint Development of a brief screening interview for adjustment disorders and major depression in patients with cancer
    Nobuya Akizuki
    National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Cancer 97:2605-13. 2003
    ..The goal of the current study was to develop a new, brief screening tool for adjustment disorders and major depression and to compare its performance with that of existing screening methods...
  78. ncbi request reprint Validation study of the Japanese version of the brief fatigue inventory
    Toru Okuyama
    Pain Research Group, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:106-17. 2003
    ..Additionally, fatigue severity classification was explored using the BFI-J. The results indicated that the BFI-J is a brief, valid, and feasible measure of fatigue for use with Japanese cancer patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint Practices and attitudes of Japanese oncologists and palliative care physicians concerning terminal sedation: a nationwide survey
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 20:758-64. 2002
    ..To clarify the frequency of practice of sedation therapy for terminally ill cancer patients and to identify physicians' attitudes toward sedation...
  80. ncbi request reprint Family experience with palliative sedation therapy for terminally ill cancer patients
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:557-65. 2004
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  81. doi request reprint Perceptions of specialized inpatient palliative care: a population-based survey in Japan
    Makiko Sanjo
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:275-82. 2008
    ..In addition, the role of PCUs might be reconsidered in terms of the continuum of cancer care...
  82. ncbi request reprint Development of an Impact Thermometer for use in combination with the Distress Thermometer as a brief screening tool for adjustment disorders and/or major depression in cancer patients
    Nobuya Akizuki
    Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:91-9. 2005
    ..Its brevity and good performance suggest that the Distress and Impact Thermometer is an effective tool for routine screening in clinical oncology settings...
  83. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and beliefs about end-of-life care and the effects of specialized palliative care: a population-based survey in Japan
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team and Seirei Hospice, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:306-16. 2006
    ..As their experiences in specialized palliative care significantly influenced their belief, systematic efforts to spread quality palliative care activity are of value to lessen these barriers and achieve quality end-of-life care...
  84. ncbi request reprint Good death in Japanese cancer care: a qualitative study
    Kei Hirai
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:140-7. 2006
    ..This study identified important components of a good death in Japan. A future quantitative survey is planned to clarify the generalizability of these findings as the primary endpoint of palliative care in Japan...
  85. ncbi request reprint Burnout and psychiatric morbidity among physicians engaged in end-of-life care for cancer patients: a cross-sectional nationwide survey in Japan
    Mariko Asai
    Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Psychooncology 16:421-8. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of burnout and psychiatric morbidity among physicians engaged in end-of-life care for cancer patients in Japan and to explore associated factors related to end-of-life care...
  86. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression in terminally ill cancer patients in Japan
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Department of Psychiatry, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:5-12. 2006
    ..Regarding screening for MD, both single-item interviews and the HADS possess useful screening performance. Different screening instruments may be recommended depending on the depressive disorders and specific populations...
  87. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of palliative sedation therapy: a multicenter, prospective, observational study conducted on specialized palliative care units in Japan
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, 3453 Mikatabara cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433 8558, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:320-8. 2005
    ..However, a small number of patients experience fatal complications related to sedation. Comparison studies of different sedation regimens are needed to determine the most effective and safe sedation protocol...
  88. ncbi request reprint Ethical validity of palliative sedation therapy: a multicenter, prospective, observational study conducted on specialized palliative care units in Japan
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, 3453 Mikatabara cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433 8558, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:308-19. 2005
    ..These data indicate that palliative sedation therapy performed in specialized palliative care units in Japan generally followed the principles of double effect, proportionality, and autonomy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Associated and predictive factors of sleep disturbance in advanced cancer patients
    Tatsuo Akechi
    Department of Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioral Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Kawasumi, Mizuho cho, Mizuho ku, Nagoya 467 8601, Japan
    Psychooncology 16:888-94. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that psychological distress is a possible key cause of sleep disturbance and management of psychological distress may be one promising strategy for prevention of sleep disturbance among advanced cancer patients...
  90. ncbi request reprint Barriers to providing palliative care and priorities for future actions to advance palliative care in Japan: a nationwide expert opinion survey
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Palliat Med 10:390-9. 2007
    ..We carried out a survey to identify existing barriers from the point of view of palliative care experts in Japan and determine the priorities for future actions to overcome these barriers...
  91. ncbi request reprint [Psycho-oncology: human side of cancer medicine]
    Yosuke Uchitomi
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 107:619-24. 2005
    ..This paper focused and described current topics of psycho-oncology...
  92. ncbi request reprint Quality of end-of-life treatment for cancer patients in general wards and the palliative care unit at a regional cancer center in Japan: a retrospective chart review
    Kazuki Sato
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 16:113-22. 2008
    ..In Japan, most cancer patients die in the hospital. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of end-of-life treatment for dying cancer patients in general wards and palliative care unit (PCU)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Structure of orbitofrontal cortex and its longitudinal course in cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder
    Yuko Hakamata
    Division of Adult Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
    Neurosci Res 59:383-9. 2007
    ..Moreover, the OFC's GMV may remain constant after the development of cancer-related PTSD...
  94. ncbi request reprint Different emotional memory consolidation in cancer survivors with and those without a history of intrusive recollection
    Mitsue Nagamine
    Division of Adult Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
    J Trauma Stress 20:727-36. 2007
    ..Only the IR- group did not show any significant enhancement in emotional memory, compared to neutral memory. These findings are discussed in light of possible inhibitory mechanisms of emotional memory consolidation...
  95. ncbi request reprint First panic attack episodes in head and neck cancer patients who have undergone radical neck surgery
    Ken Shimizu
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:575-8. 2007
  96. ncbi request reprint Late referrals to specialized palliative care service in Japan
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, 3453 Mikatabara cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433 8558, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 23:2637-44. 2005
    ..To clarify the bereaved family's perceptions about the appropriateness of timing when physicians first referred patients to palliative care units, and to identify the factors contributing to family-perceived late referrals...
  97. ncbi request reprint Development of a national clinical guideline for artificial hydration therapy for terminally ill patients with cancer
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, Seirei Hospice, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Palliat Med 10:770-80. 2007
    ..This paper illustrates a summary of a nationwide project to construct a clinical guideline for artificial hydration therapy...