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PURPOSE In North America and other high-risk areas, there has been a proximal shift in the subsite distribution of colorectal cancer. We wanted to determine whether any similar change has occurred in Japan, and where the incidence of this disease has increased sharply. METHODS Data from the Reports of the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The advent of noninvasive methods of testing for colorectal cancer that have a high level of specificity and sensitivity is eagerly awaited. METHODS Thirty patients with sporadic colorectal cancer and 11 patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) enrolled in this study. We analyzed the loss of heterozygosity (LOH)(More)
Conversion of normal epithelial cells to tumors is associated with a shift in transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) function: reduction of tumor suppressor activity and increase of oncogenic activity. However, specific mechanisms of this functional alteration during human colorectal carcinogenesis remain to be elucidated. TGF-beta signaling involves(More)
We attempted to identify areas of microsatellite alterations specific to histologically normal colorectal epithelium and to clarify the correlations among those molecular events and clinicopathologic features. We conducted a prospective observation study on 51 colorectal cancer patients. Preoperative blood and microdissected histologically normal colorectal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and validity of laparoscopic colorectal surgery for elderly patients. We compared the short and long-term postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in patients aged ≥75 years (elderly patients; EP) and <75 years (relatively younger patients; RP). METHODS Clinicopathological data(More)
This study aimed to compare the surgical outcome and long-term survival between simultaneous and delayed resection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer (LM), and to identify the factors influencing hepatic disease-free survival in patients with synchronous LM. Seventy-four patients with LM were divided into two groups, i.e., 32 patients who underwent(More)
Postoperative gastrointestinal bowel transit right after colorectal resection has not yet been clarified. Thirty patients with rectosigmoid cancer were treated in this pilot study. The nasogastric tube was removed on the first postoperative day. One Sitzmarks capsule was given to each patient on the second postoperative day. Abdominal X-rays were taken at(More)
This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for early recurrence in patients who had undergone curative resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) and to evaluate the outcome after recurrence. A total of 119 patients were divided into 2 groups: an early recurrence group (n = 54) who had recurrence within 2 years of curative resection of CRLM and a(More)
It has been reported, as a result of Western blot analyses, that FKBP51 is expressed in various tissues, but that it is not expressed in the pancreas, lung, colon, stomach, or spleen. In this paper, we show, using Western blot analyses, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, and immunohistochemical analyses of samples from colon cancer patients,(More)
A case of a solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the perianal region in a 62-year-old man is reported herein. The patient had undergone an abdominoperineal excision of the rectum for an anorectal tumor 13 years previously, and had been referred to our hospital for a perineal mass. Computerized tomography and angiography revealed a markedly hypervascular tumor(More)