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Background:  The incidence of gastric cancer among the elderly has recently been increasing; however, the prognostic value of age in patients with gastric cancer remains elusive.
Outcomes and prognostic factors of selective lateral pelvic lymph node dissection with preoperative chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer
PurposeThe clinical significance of preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and lateral lymph node dissection (LLND) for locally advanced rectal cancer remains unclear. We have employed total mesorectalExpand
Recent updates in the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer
Because of recent advances in medical technology and new findings of clinical trials, treatment options for colorectal cancer are evolutionally changing, even in the last few years. Therefore, weExpand
The effect on surgical skills of expert surgeons using 3D/HD and 2D/4K resolution monitors in laparoscopic phantom tasks
BackgroundRecently, several new imaging technologies, such as three-dimensional (3D)/high-definition (HD) stereovision and high-resolution two-dimensional (2D)/4K monitors, have been introduced inExpand
Prognostic Significance of RCAS1 Expression in Relation to the Infiltration of Dendritic Cells and Lymphocytes in Patients with Esophageal Carcinoma
RCAS1 (receptor-binding cancer antigen expressed on SiSo cells) expression was determined in 107 esophageal carcinoma patients by immunohistochemical procedures and compared with tumor infiltratingExpand
Treating patients with advanced rectal cancer and lateral pelvic lymph nodes with preoperative chemoradiotherapy based on pretreatment imaging
Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and lateral pelvic lymph node (LPLN) dissection (LPLD) based on pretreatment imaging are performed to improve oncological outcomes at our institution. However,Expand
Laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision for right-sided colon cancer using a cranial approach: anatomical and embryological consideration
BackgroundComplete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vascular ligation (CVL) should be employed for the treatment of colon cancer patients because of its superior oncological outcomes. However,Expand
Macroscopic tumor size as a simple prognostic indicator in patients with gastric cancer.
BACKGROUND In some cancers, such as breast and lung, tumor size is included in the classification of disease stage. However, it's clinical significance remains elusive in gastric cancer. METHODS ToExpand
Prediction of sites of recurrence in gastric carcinoma using immunohistochemical parameters
To improve prognosis of patients with gastric cancer, it is important to detect recurrences at an early stage following surgery. If the site of recurrence can be predicted, recurrent disease can beExpand
Surgical outcomes in the newly introduced phase of intracorporeal anastomosis following laparoscopic distal gastrectomy is safe and feasible compared with established procedures of extracorporeal
BackgroundTotally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) with intracorporeal anastomosis has been introduced to achieve safer anastomosis with good vision, and a small wound. However, little is knownExpand