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BACKGROUND For small-cell lung cancer confined to one hemithorax (limited small-cell lung cancer), thoracic radiotherapy improves survival, but the best ways of integrating chemotherapy and thoracic radiotherapy remain unsettled. Twice-daily accelerated thoracic radiotherapy has potential advantages over once-daily radiotherapy. METHODS We studied 417(More)
Macroautophagy (autophagy hereafter) degrades and recycles proteins and organelles to support metabolism and survival in starvation. Oncogenic Ras up-regulates autophagy, and Ras-transformed cell lines require autophagy for mitochondrial function, stress survival, and engrafted tumor growth. Here, the essential autophagy gene autophagy-related-7 (atg7) was(More)
Both Xp11.2 translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) are characterized by various translocations disrupting chromosome Xp11.2, which result in gene fusions involving the TFE3 transcription factor gene. Diagnostic tools to detect translocations involving the TFE3 gene on chromosome X would be valuable in the evaluation(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with advanced previously untreated thymoma and thymic carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective multicenter study in patients with unresectable thymoma (n = 21) or thymic carcinoma (n = 23). Patients were treated with carboplatin (area(More)
Desmoplastic fibroma of bone is a rare benign tumor, first described by Jaffe in 1958 [6]. Since then approximately 80 cases have been reported in the long bones, although the tumor also involves the jaw bones, particularly the mandible. The plain film features consist of a lytic, expansile lesion, usually in the metaphysis of bone, sometimes extending into(More)
A study was undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy of thoracoscopic lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease. The relation between operative findings, pathologic findings, and preoperative computed tomographic scan findings was examined. Twenty-six patients, 10 male and 16 female, underwent thoracoscopic lung resection to diagnose interstitial lung(More)
Leiomyoma of deep soft tissue is an unusual entity reported in less than 60 cases in the English literature. The lesion is now accepted as a rare neoplasm. Leiomyomata of deep soft tissue have been divided into 2 groups, those occurring primarily in women in the retroperitoneum, histologically similar to leiomyomata of the uterus, and those occurring(More)
Considerable attention has been devoted to the diagnosis of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and its subtypes. In the literature contradictory opinions have been published concerning the clinical implications of subtyping, largely because of the different criteria used by different pathologists. This article is a consensus report by the Pathology Committee(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive ductal carcinomas of the breast frequently have an intraductal (in situ) component at the tumor periphery that, in some cases, is included in the measurement of the tumor and thereby increases the size of the tumor beyond that of the invasive component. METHODS Thirty-seven ductal carcinomas containing intraductal and invasive(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of cisplatin, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide (PAC) in patients with advanced thymoma with respect to response rate, duration of remission, and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Assessable patients with thymoma (n = 29) or thymic carcinoma (n = 1) with metastatic or locally progressive(More)