Mitsuyo Nishimura

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Treatment strategy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) remains controversial. The aims of this study are to evaluate results of surgery for AEG, to clarify clinicopathological differences according to the Siewert classification, and to define prognostic factors. We retrospectively analyzed 179 consecutive patients with Siewert type I,(More)
Pleomorphic carcinoma (PC) of the lung is rare, and it is classified as a subtype of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung in the World Health Organization histologic classification of lung tumors. In this study, 70 cases of PC surgically resected were reviewed to identify its clinicopathologic characteristics. There were 57 men and 13 women, and their mean age(More)
PURPOSE To compare the treatment results between radical surgery and definitive chemoradiotherapy for resectable squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus and to identify useful clinicopathologic and biologic markers to select better treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between August 1992 and April 1999, 98 consecutive patients were selected for this study;(More)
Recent studies have reported increased podoplanin expression by cancer cells and stromal cells, but little is known about its expression and biological significance in adenocarcinoma of the lung. We examined podoplanin expression by both cancer cells and stromal cells in 177 consecutive lung adenocarcinoma cases and analyzed relations between podoplanin(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary metastasectomy is a standard method of treatment for selective pulmonary metastases of colorectal cancer. However, the pathologic factors of metastatic lesions that affect survival and tumor recurrence after pulmonary resection are less well defined. The pathologic findings of colorectal pulmonary metastases have not been correlated(More)
OBJECTIVE Intratumoral vascular invasion (IVI) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been reported to be a strong independent predictor of recurrence, but it has not been incorporated in the TNM classifications including the latest 7th edition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate its significance as a risk factor for recurrence. (More)
OBJECTIVE Although visceral pleural invasion by non-small cell lung cancer is considered a poor-prognostic factor, further information is lacking, especially in relation to other clinicopathologic prognostic factors. We assessed the relationship between visceral pleural invasion and other clinicopathologic characteristics and evaluated its significance as a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of late recurrence in patients who had undergone complete resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and remained recurrence-free for > or = 5 years. METHODS Between 1993 and 2002, 1,358 patients with NSCLC underwent complete primary tumor resection and systematic lymph node dissection.(More)
Recent molecular biological studies have identified podoplanin as a candidate cancer stem cell (CSC) marker in squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC). The purpose of this study was to examine the expression pattern of podoplanin, and the other stem cell markers CD44 and p63, and their relationship to clinico-pathological features including survival in pulmonary(More)
Metastatic tumor formation via vessel route begins with cancer cell extravasation from vessel lumen, migration into the connective tissue surrounding vessels, and invasion into target organ parenchyma. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) have been recognized to play an important role in metastatic process,(More)