Rupeng Zhang

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to provide valuable prognostic information on lymph node-negative gastric cancer patients following curative resection. METHODS Data from 112 lymph node-negative gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection were reviewed to identify the independent factors of overall survival and recurrence. (More)
The original disease and previous operation usually cause abnormal lymphatic drainage of remnant gastric cancer (RGC). We analyzed metastatic lymph nodes (MLNs) of RGCs to explore the pattern of lymphatic metastasis and rational surgical treatment for RGC. Eighty-three RGC patients who underwent radical gastrectomy from July 1991 to July 2008 enrolled in(More)
This study aimed to elucidate the prognostic prediction superiority of the ratio between negative and positive lymph nodes (RNP) in gastric cancer (GC). The clinicopathologic data of 1,563 GC patients were analyzed to demonstrate the prognostic significances of the RNP stage. The tumor RNP metastasis (TRNPM) classification system also was evaluated to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate the most appropriate system for categorization of metastatic lymph nodes among N staging (according to the 7th edition UICC/AJCC TNM Classification for Gastric Cancer), ratio between metastatic and examined lymph nodes (RML) staging, negative lymph nodes (NLN) staging and log odds of positive lymph nodes(More)
The objective of this study was to explore the prognostic prediction rationality of the seventh edition N stage for gastric cancer (GC) patients who underwent the limited lymphadenectomy. Clinicopathological data of 769 GC patients who underwent the curative resection between 1997 and 2006 were analyzed for demonstration that the seventh edition N stage had(More)
INTRODUCTION Remnant gastric cancer (RGC) is a unique clinical entity with relatively less frequency in gastric cancer series and often reported to be detected at advanced stages and had poor prognosis. METHODS A total of 112 patients with RGCs from July 1991 to July 2008 were enrolled in this retrospective analysis. RESULTS A total number of 112 cases(More)
It has been widely accepted that radical resection is the primary consideration to improve the survival rate for gastric cancer, but it is still controversial whether surgery could bring any substantial survival benefit to gastric cancer patients with synchronous liver metastasis. We retrospectively analyzed pathological and clinical data of 39 gastric(More)
This study aims to explore the detailed signal transduction mechanism of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) that contributes to the progression of gastric cancer (GC). The STAT3 expression, phosphorylated STAT3 (pSTAT3) expression, and EGFR expression were evaluated by using molecular(More)
PURPOSE To explore the time and pattern of recurrence of proximal gastric cancer and estimate the risk factors and prognostic factors for it. Considering these risk factors, postoperative adjuvant therapies and follow-up program can be individualized. METHODS The data of 135 recurrence proximal gastric cancer patients were extracted and analyzed. (More)