Denis Y. H. Leung

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Synovial sarcomas are aggressive spindle cell sarcomas containing in some cases areas of epithelial differentiation. They consistently show a specific t(X;18;p11;q11), which usually represents either of two gene fusions, SYT-SSX1 or SYT-SSX2, encoding putative transcriptional proteins differing at 13 amino acid positions. Previous studies have suggested(More)
PURPOSE Few published studies have analyzed risk factors for sarcoma-specific death. We developed and internally validated a nomogram that combines the factors to predict the probability of 12-year sarcoma-specific death using a database of 2,136 prospectively followed adult patients treated at a single institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nomogram predictor(More)
The aim of this study was to define the clinical behavior and prognostic indicators of outcome in Hürthle cell cancer (HCC). Diagnosis was confirmed for 56 patients with HCC treated between 1940 and 2000, who form the basis of this study. Primary end points were relapse-free survival (RFS) and disease-specific survival (DSS). Data were analyzed with the(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the significance of positive microscopic resection margins in a large cohort treated for soft tissue sarcoma. METHODS The authors analyzed 2,084 patients with localized primary soft tissue sarcoma (all anatomic sites) treated from 1982 to 2000. Clinicopathologic variables studied included tumor site, size, depth, histologic type,(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of patients vulnerable for atrial fibrillation (AF) after major thoracic surgery will allow targeting those most likely to benefit from prophylactic therapy. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the accuracy of easily available clinical characteristics for the prediction of this complication. METHODS Patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare vascular tumor, and pathologic distinction from synovial sarcoma and solitary fibrous tumor is a significant problem due to shared histologic features. In the current report the authors defined the clinical behavior and prognosis for patients with HPC. METHODS Between July 1982 and February 1998, 62 patients(More)
Background:Fifty percent of patients with sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastases have no metastatic disease in non-SLNs on axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). The goal of this study is to determine which patients have metastatic disease limited to the SLN, and, therefore, may not require completion ALND. Methods:Of the first 1000 patients undergoing SLN(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases from soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are uncommon. To the authors' knowledge limited information is available regarding the influence of the initial STS site, the significance of parenchymal versus leptomeningeal metastases, and the role of surgical resection. METHODS STS patients evaluated between July 1982 and March 1999 who(More)
HYPOTHESIS Splenic-preserving distal pancreatectomy for benign or low-grade malignant disease is associated with decreased perioperative morbidity compared with conventional distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy. DESIGN A retrospective review of a prospective database of patients. SETTING Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. PATIENTS(More)