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Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are important targets for treatment and critical surrogate markers when evaluating cancer prognosis and therapeutic response. A sensitive methodology for detecting CTCs in gastric cancer (GC) patients is needed. In this study we demonstrate a device for enrichment and cultivation of CTCs. In total, 22 patients with GC, all(More)
This study investigated the association of age and postoperative complications in two different age groups undergoing thoracotomy and pulmonary resection. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients (n=150) older than 60 years who underwent pulmonary operations between January 2000 and December 2001. Group A consisted of 91 patients at(More)
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