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Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases in the world, and its prognosis is generally poor. Cancer and metastasis involve numerous biological steps, including angiogenesis in both the primary and metastatic sites. Although various molecules that are involved in both tumor neovascularization (angiogenesis) and invasion have been identified,(More)
Tumor sensitivity to anticancer drugs such as CPT-11 and platinum derivatives was investigated by assessing Topo-1 and Bax/ERCC-1 expression in patients with stage I/II breast, lung, and gastric cancer who were positive for ONCs, and tumor sensitivity was compared between CPT-11 and platinum derivatives. In the recurrence group (RG) (n=5),(More)
This study was designed to prospectively examine whether the presence of occult neoplastic cells (ONCs) in lymph nodes or positive high-risk (HR) criteria were related to the survival of patients with stage II/III colorectal cancer or gastric cancer. The 3-year relapse-free survival (3Y-RFS) rate was calculated for 79 patients who were registered during a(More)
The present study aimed to compare the results of hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) and conventional laparotomy (CL) at a single institution in Japan. Of the 212 patients with stage I/II/III colorectal cancer who received a curative resection, 98 patients underwent HALS and 114 patients underwent CL. The clinical background and post-operative(More)
We report a rare case of huge amebic intra-abdominal tumor with asymptomatic amebic colitis. This appears to represent the first report of amebic intra-abdominal tumor. A 31-year-old woman presented to a local doctor with only a sensation of abdominal fullness. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a huge intra-abdominal tumor in the left abdominal(More)
In the present study, we investigated the correlation between the presence of occult neoplastic cells (ONCs) in lymph node sinuses and recurrence/metastasis of stage II/III gastric cancer in 164 patients who underwent radical curative resection. We calculated the five-year relapse-free survival rate (5Y-RFS) and five-year overall survival rate (5Y-OS) of(More)
This study aims to develop a robotic hand as a substitute for a surgeon's hand in hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS). We determined the requirements for the proposed hand from a surgeon's motions in HALS. We identified four basic behaviors: "power grasp," "precision grasp," "open hand for exclusion," and "peace sign for extending peritoneum." The(More)
BACKGROUND Occult neoplastic cells (ONCs) are the tumor cells floating in the lymph node sinuses, distant from the primary tumor, and supposed to be one of most reliable marker of prognosis. METHODS We report here the case of a 52-year-old woman with a gastric cancer associated by numerous ONCs. RESULTS Postoperative examination of the stomach disclosed(More)
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