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OBJECTIVE The major purpose of this study was to document the modes of presentation, diagnostic methods, clinical management, and outcome of gastric cancer as reported by tumor registries of US hospitals and cancer programs approved by the American College of Surgeons. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Gastric cancer continues to diminish in the US, but the stage(More)
PURPOSE Pelvic recurrence of rectal cancer is an ominous event for the patient and a formidable challenge to the managing surgeon. We reviewed the results of abdominosacral resection to manage these patients and correlated outcome (survival and recurrence) with known prognostic factors. METHODS An abdominosacral resection was performed on 61 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the major factors governing patient outcome after hepatic resection of metastatic colorectal cancer and to formulate criteria for optimal resection. PATIENTS We reviewed records of 74 patients (44 men, 30 women) who underwent resection of colorectal liver metastases. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Sex, age, primary tumor location; Dukes(More)
Primary malignant melanoma of the anorectum is a rare and virulent malignancy associated with an extremely poor prognosis in spite of aggressive initial therapy. Fifty-one patients with this disease were treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center during the last 50 years and only six (12%) survived five years. This report views in detail 36 of the(More)
BACKGROUND In order to improve management, the files and tissue sections of 28 cases of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) diagnosed at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center between 1960 and 1990 were reviewed. METHODS Clinical data tabulated included age, sex, race, the presence or absence of von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis(More)
We examined the relation of carcinoembryonic antigen levels to time, site and extent of recurrence in 358 patients with colorectal cancer. The recurrence rate was higher in patients with Dukes' B and Dukes' C lesions who had preoperative levels higher than 5 ng per milliliter. There was a linear inverse correlation between preoperative levels and estimated(More)
PURPOSE Giant condyloma acuminatum or Buschke-Loewenstein tumor of the anorectal and perianal regions is an uncommon entity that has not been extensively reviewed. We analyzed 42 known cases of giant condyloma acuminatum in the English literature and reviewed their behavior and management. METHODS All reported cases of giant condyloma acuminatum in the(More)
Unresectable cancer of the pancreas was treated with the combination of weekly paclitaxel and external beam irradiation in an effort to improve palliation and extend life expectancy. One hundred twenty-two patients were entered in a multicentered protocol. Thirteen patients were either ineligible, cancelled, or had delinquent data, thus providing 109 for(More)
BACKGROUND It is controversial whether breast cancer in young women is more aggressive than in older women. This study was initiated to determine age-associated outcome of women with breast carcinoma. METHODS Patients with breast carcinoma, who were identified in a statewide tumor registry, were divided into age groups based on 10-year intervals (ages 40(More)
Background: The roles of breast conservation and surgical evaluation of the contralateral breast in the treatment of lobular carcinoma of the breast remain unclear. The aim of this study was to compare local recurrence, 5-year survival, and incidence of contralateral breast cancer in women with lobular carcinoma to that in women with infiltrating ductal(More)