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Application of sentinel node biopsy to gastric cancer surgery.
BACKGROUND Sentinel node (SN) biopsy has been tried in the management of a variety of cancers with the hope that it would eliminate many unnecessary lymph node dissections, resulting in lessExpand
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Hyperproduction of hyaluronan in neu-induced mammary tumor accelerates angiogenesis through stromal cell recruitment: possible involvement of versican/PG-M.
Elevated concentrations of hyaluronan are often associated with human breast cancer malignancy. Here, we investigated the roles of hyaluronan in carcinogenesis and cancer progression using the mouseExpand
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Diffuse submucosal cysts and carcinoma of the stomach
Gastric submucosal cysts, carcinomas, and atypical hyperplasia have been observed in the superficial mucosa of 12 stomachs. It is thought that gastritis may give rise to these heterotopic glands,Expand
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Medical student abuse during clinical clerkships in Japan
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of medical student abuse during clinical clerkships in Japan. DESIGN: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey. SETTING: Six medical schools in Japan. Expand
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[Prevention of local recurrence after sphincter-saving resection for rectal cancer].
The main cause of local recurrence after curative operation for rectal cancer is intra-operative implantation of viable shed cancer cells. The present study was undertaken to investigate whetherExpand
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Significance of tumor-associated stroma in promotion of intratumoral lymphangiogenesis: pivotal role of a hyaluronan-rich tumor microenvironment.
Stromal cells, together with extracellular matrix components, provide a tumor microenvironment that is pivotal for cancer cell growth and progression. In our previous study using a conditionalExpand
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Multimodality therapeutic outcomes In anaplastic thyroid carcinoma: Improved survival in subgroups of patients with localized primary tumors
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of a multimodality treatment for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC).
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Decreased peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma gene expression is correlated with poor prognosis in patients with esophageal cancer.
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) induces apoptosis by ligand stimulation in various tumor cell lines. In esophageal cancer cell lines, PPAR gamma activationExpand
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Fine‐needle aspiration cytology of malignant lymphoma of the thyroid
Our experience with fine‐needle aspiration cytology in five cases of malignant lymphoma of the thyroid is reported. Only one case was correctly diagnosed as malignant lymphoma from the originalExpand
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Influence of coexisting cirrhosis on long-term prognosis after surgery in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
BACKGROUND As one of the reasons for the poor prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis, the influence of cirrhosis itself has not been clarified. METHODS We comparedExpand
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