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PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic importance of thin-section computed tomographic (CT) findings of peripheral lung adenocarcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS The subjects were 127 patients with adenocarcinomas smaller than 3 cm in largest diameter who underwent at least a lobectomy with hilar and mediastinal lymphadenectomy. The margin characteristics of(More)
The expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2; 72 kDa type IV collagenase/gelatinase A) and MMP-9 (92 kDa type IV collagenase/gelatinase B) was immunohistochemically investigated in 79 T1 adenocarcinomas of the lung using non-commercial polyclonal anti-MMP-2 and -9 antibodies. Thirty-two (41%) and 22 (28%) among the 79 cases were positive in the tumor(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We have retrospectively analyzed the postoperative prognostic factors for 116 patients with stage I adenocarcinoma, with special reference to pleural retraction and intra-tumoral air-bronchogram imaged by computed tomography, which may represent the biological features of pulmonary adenocarcinoma for the retraction of surrounding(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of surgical treatment for lung cancer in the octogenarian. Thirty-three patients 80 years of age or older (mean age, 82.4; range, 80 to 92 years; 25 men, 8 women) underwent surgical resection in our units between 1974 and 1991. The operative mortality rate was 3%, and the 5-year survival rate was 32%.(More)
In the present study, we reviewed the patients who developed bone metastases after a surgical resection of primary lung cancer and evaluated their clinicopathological features. From 1992 to 1995, 177 patients with stage I and II primary lung cancer underwent a surgical resection at the Kitakyushu Municipal Medical Center. Bone metastases were detected in 14(More)
We examined p53 protein expression, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and argyrophilic nuclear organizer regions (AgNOR), in 102 patients with surgically-treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). p53 positive cases with DO-1 were defined when more than 10% of the tumor cell nuclei were stained. Mean AgNOR count and PCNA LI were 2.80 and 40.7 and(More)
BACKGROUND Adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung is not a common cancer, but its prognosis is worse than that of adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies need to be developed to treat this type of lung cancer. Recently, vaccination using tumor antigens which are recognized by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) has been(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent advances in molecular biology and genetics have created new diagnostic and treatment possibilities in clinical oncology. We evaluated the usefulness of molecular biological factors in primary tumor and micrometastasis in the bone marrow and pathological negative (pN0) lymph nodes as prognostic parameters in non-small-cell lung cancer(More)