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Surgery plus chemotherapy compared with surgery alone for localized squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus: a Japan Clinical Oncology Group Study--JCOG9204.
PURPOSE We performed a multicenter randomized controlled trial to determine whether postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy improves outcome in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergoingExpand
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An immunohistochemical and clinicopathological study of gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Immunohistochemical and clinicopathological features of 58 gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) were studied. One occurred in the esophagus, 41 in the stomach, nine in the small intestine, andExpand
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Epidermal growth factor receptor expression in human pancreatic cancer: Significance for liver metastasis.
Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor with an extremely poor prognosis. The mechanisms of the aggressive growth and metastasis are not yet extensively understood. Over-expression of epidermal growthExpand
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Recurrence patterns after curative resection of colorectal cancer in patients followed for a minimum of ten years.
BACKGROUND/AIMS To investigate the recurrence patterns and interval from initial surgery in patients with curatively resected colorectal cancer followed for a minimum of 10 years. METHODOLOGY WeExpand
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Preoperative radio/chemo-radiotherapy in combination with intraoperative radiotherapy for T3-4Nx rectal cancer.
AIMS To analyse the results of a single institution experience of combined preoperative radio/chemo-radiotherapy and intraoperative electron-radiation therapy (IORT) for locally advanced rectalExpand
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Endoscopic mucosal resection for mucosal cancer in the esophagus.
  • H. Makuuchi
  • Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North…
  • 1 July 2001
Endoscopic mucosal resection of the esophagus was found to be safe and easy to perform. Efforts must be made to detect early m1 to m2 cancers, which are indicated for EEMR. It is necessary to performExpand
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Results of a nation-wide retrospective study of lymphadenectomy for esophagogastric junction carcinoma
BackgroundEsophagogastric junction (EGJ) carcinoma has attracted considerable attention because of the marked increase in its incidence globally. However, the optimal extent of esophagogastricExpand
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Prophylactic hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for the prevention of liver metastasis in patients with colon carcinoma
The liver is the most frequent site of recurrence after curative resection in patients with colon carcinoma. For liver metastasis, a high response rate can be achieved with hepatic arterial infusionExpand
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Thoracoscopic esophagectomy while in a prone position for esophageal cancer: a preceding anterior approach method
BackgroundIn 2009, the rate of thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer was about 20 % in Japan. This low rate may be due to the difficulty in maintaining a good surgical field and theExpand
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New invasive patterns as a prognostic factor for superficial esophageal cancer
BackgroundPrognostic factors for superficial esophageal cancer cannot be limited to such factors as lymph node metastasis (N factor), depth of tumor invasion (T factor), and genetic alterations. TheExpand
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