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We investigated the presence of K-ras gene mutation in plasma DNA and assessed its clinical value in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Mutations in codon 12 of the K-ras gene were examined by mutant allele-specific amplification method using DNA extracted from surgical specimens and plasma samples of 21 patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. K-ras(More)
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a very important clinical entity in oncology. In order to identify HNPCC, the international diagnostic criteria named "Amsterdam criteria" have been used. In this report, we present a case of an HNPCC patient who met the revised Amsterdam criteria after the sequential history taking in which a novel(More)
BACKGROUND Bone metastasis due to gastric cancer is rare, and the clinical features have not been fully evaluated. We investigated the clinical features, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors in gastric cancer patients with bone metastasis. METHODS We retrospectively collected data on 34 consecutive patients who were diagnosed radiologically with(More)
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