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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer remains controversial but may be considered for patients with high-risk features. Recent studies have shown that elevated neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a worse prognostic factor and a predictor of response to chemotherapy in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. The(More)
BACKGROUND Oxaliplatin (OX), in combination with fluoropyrimidine (5-fluorouracil or Capecitabine, FU)-based regimens and radiation, has been expected to both enhance primary tumour shrinkage and reduce micrometastases at distant sites in the neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). However, results in terms of(More)
PURPOSE Systemic failure remains the major challenge in management of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). To optimize the timing of neoadjuvant treatment and enhance systemic control, we initiated a phase 2 trial to evaluate a new strategy of neoadjuvant sandwich treatment, integrating induction chemotherapy, concurrent chemoradiation therapy, and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this longitudinal study was to try and improve the specificity of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 in monitoring tumor recurrence in patients with resectable gastric adenocarcinoma by setting suitable elevation levels. METHODS One hundred eighty-one patients with resectable gastric adenocarcinoma were(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim is to explore the trend of association between the survival rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) and the different clinical characteristics in patients registered from 1960s to 2000s. We hypothesized that the survival rate of CRC increases over time and varies according to anatomic subsites. METHODS Information from a total of 4558 stage(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This analysis aims to evaluate the value of early surveillance within 6 months after resection for stage II/III colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Patients with stage II/III CRC who received surgery with curative intent for CRC were included. CT scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis performed within 6 months after surgery were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the molecular risk factors of lymph node metastasis in stage T1 and T2 colorectal cancers by tissue microarray and immunohistochemistry techniques. METHODS Two hundred and three patients with stage T1 and T2 colorectal carcinoma who underwent radical surgery from 1999 to 2010 in our department were included in this study. Their(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer undergoing preoperative radiotherapy have disparity in pathological tumor regression. This study was to investigate clinicopathologic factors correlated with pathological complete response (pCR) following preoperative radiotherapy in rectal adenocarcinoma. METHODS In total 132 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the outcome of the patients with gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST) after surgical treatment and identify the associated risk factors. METHODS Clinical data and the tissue slices including immunohistochemistry staining of 140 patients with gastric GIST from January 1990 to December 2008 were retrospectively reviewed. SPSS(More)
As the most common metastasis in colorectal cancer, liver metastasis is the primary cause of treatment failure. Resection plays a dominant role in multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal liver metastases. However, this surgical field is still filled with disputes and challenges. Literature on liver metastasis of colorectal cancer were reviewed and(More)