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Despite of remarkable improvement of postoperative 5-FU-based adjuvant chemotherapy, the relapse rate of gastric cancer patients who undergo curative resection followed by the adjuvant chemotherapy remains substantial. Therefore, it is important to identify prediction markers for the chemotherapeutic efficacy of 5-FU. We recently identified NF-κB as a(More)
Introduction. Hepatic peribiliary cysts (HPCs) usually originate due to the cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic extramural peribiliary glands. We describe our rare experience of pure laparoscopic left hemihepatectomy (PLLH) in a patient with HPCs accompanied by a component of biliary intraepithelial neoplasia (BilIN). Case Presentation. A 65-year-old man(More)
BACKGROUND The use of standard chemotherapy regimens has changed the application of chemosensitivity tests from all chemotherapy-eligible patients to those who have failed standard chemotherapy, which includes patients with highly advanced, relapsed, or chemoresistant tumors. METHODS We evaluated a total of 43 advanced primary and relapsed gastric cancers(More)
To confirm the clinical significance of NF-κB and JNK protein expression from experimentally identified candidates for predicting prognosis for patients with 5-FU treatment, we evaluated the protein expression of surgically removed specimens. A total of 79 specimens were obtained from 30 gastric and 49 colorectal cancer patients who underwent R0 resection(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies revealed that both disseminated tumor cells and noncancerous cells contributed to cancer progression cooperatively in the bone marrow. Here, RNA-seq analysis of bone marrow from gastric cancer patients was performed to identify prognostic markers for gastric cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Bone marrow samples from eight gastric cancer(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the efficacy of amino acid administration via peripheral veins in addition to conventional enteral feeding following esophagectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of data pertaining to 33 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent radical esophagectomy and satisfied the required nutrition control. Patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION Small-cell carcinoma of the esophagus (SCCE) is a rare disease with aggressive progression and a poor prognosis. A standard treatment strategy for SCCE is yet to be established. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 40-year-old woman with dysphagia was admitted to our hospital. A clinical diagnosis of SCCE (T3N1N0 stage IIIA) was established. She was(More)
Purpose: Recent studies revealed that both disseminated tumor cells and noncancerous cells contributed to cancer progression cooperatively in the bone marrow. Here, RNA-seq analysis of bone marrow from gastric cancer patients was performed to identify prognostic markers for gastric cancer. Experimental Design: Bone marrow samples from eight gastric cancer(More)
INTRODUCTION Cases of synchronous triple cancers of the esophagus and other organs curatively resected are rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 73-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with bloody feces. He was diagnosed with synchronous triple cancers of the esophagus, colon, and liver. We selected a two-stage operation to safely achieve curative resection(More)
The incidence of double cancer of the esophagus and breast is rare, and axillary lymph node metastasis (ALM) in esophageal cancer is also very rare. We report a case of advanced esophageal cancer with left ALM and synchronous right breast cancer. A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with dysphagia. The clinical diagnosis was esophageal cancer(More)