Noriyoshi Sawabata

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BACKGROUND The Japan Lung Cancer Society, the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, and the Japanese Respiratory Society jointly established the Japanese Joint Committee for Lung Cancer Registration, which has regularly conducted lung cancer registries for surgical cases in 5-year periods. We analyzed data obtained in these registries to reveal the most(More)
BACKGROUND Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been in use for more than a decade, its application to major lung resection for lung cancer is still not widely practiced. The success of a cancer operation is judged by the long-term survival of the treated patients. Therefore, the goal of the present study was to evaluate long-term outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleeve lobectomy is a lung-saving procedure for central tumors for which the alternative is pneumonectomy. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical characteristics, operative results, survival, and late outcomes over 20 years in patients who underwent sleeve lobectomy and pneumonectomy at our institution. METHODS There were 62(More)
BACKGROUND The chances of pulmonary resection for small-sized lung cancer have increased because of the development of thin-slice computed tomography (CT). Though sublobar resection could be indicated for ground glass opacity (GGO)-dominant adenocarcinoma with low-grade behaviour, the malignant potential of solid-type, small-sized lung cancer has not been(More)
OBJECTIVES Non-small cell lung cancer with mediastinal lymph node involvement is a heterogeneous entity different from single mediastinal lymph node metastasis to multiple nodes or extranodal disease. The objective of this study was to identify the subpopulation of patients with N2 disease who can benefit from surgical intervention. METHODS We reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a fundamental biological process during which epithelial cells change to a mesenchymal phenotype; it has a profound impact on cancer progression. The purpose of this study was to clarify the role of EMT in the sensitivity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To investigate prognoses of lung cancer patients prospectively enrolled in the Japan Lung Cancer Registry Study. METHODS Patients newly diagnosed as having lung cancer exclusively in 2002 were enrolled. Follow-up surveys were performed twice, in 2004 and 2009, and the final follow-up data with prognoses were analyzed for 14,695 patients (79%).(More)
BACKGROUND A computed tomographic-guided percutaneous needle biopsy (CTGNB) is useful as an option for pathologic diagnosis of lung cancer, especially in patients with peripheral small-sized nodules. We aimed to assess the risk of pleural seeding of cancer cells, leading to postoperative relapse with dissemination caused by the procedure. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinicopathological characteristics and surgical results of young lung cancer patients were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven hundred and four (6.0%) patients with lung cancer, aged up to 50 years, were enrolled from among the 11,663 patients registered in the Japanese Lung Cancer Registry Study 2004, and their clinical data were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to identify the modern surgical results of pathologic T3 lung cancer and to examine the heterogeneity of this group from the nationwide database. METHODS The registered data of 11,663 cases from the Japanese Joint Committee of Lung Cancer Registry conducted in 2010 were analyzed, which included patients with(More)