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PURPOSE To evaluate in a retrospective review the role of proton beam therapy for patients with medically inoperable Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 2001 to July 2008, 55 medically inoperable patients with Stage I NSCLC were treated with proton beam therapy. A total of 58 (T1/T2, 30/28) tumors were treated.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical results of proton radiotherapy for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1983 and 2000, 51 NSCLC patients were treated with proton beams at the University of Tsukuba. There were 28 patients in Stage I, 9 in Stage II, 8 in Stage III, 1 in Stage IV, and 5 with recurrent disease.(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical importance of preoperative CYFRA 21-1 measurement in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still unclear. The aim of this study is to clarify the prognostic value of preoperative CYFRA 21-1 levels in clinical stage (c-stage) I NSCLC. METHODS The records of 101 c-stage I NSCLC patients who had undergone complete resection(More)
Germ cell tumors (GCTs) occur most frequently in the gonads and are relatively rare in other sites, such as the pineal gland, neurohypophysis, mediastinum, and retroperitoneum. GCTs are thought to originate from primordial germ cells, which migrate to the primitive gonadal glands in the urogenital ridge. Extragonadal GCTs might also originate from these(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, gefitnib and erlotinib, are effective for advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutation. However, interstitial lung disease induced by these drugs is sometimes fatal, and discontinuation of the medication is the principle approach once this occurs. There(More)
A resected case of huge liver metastasis of hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the lung is described. A 77-year-old man who presented a solitary huge liver tumor was admitted to our hospital. He had undergone right lower lobectomy of the lung for lung cancer one year before. The view of imaging studies was not a typical one of hepatocellular carcinoma. Serum levels(More)
We previously reported a novel in situ observation model for microcirculation of lung metastasis from subcutaneously implanted Lewis lung cancer into mouse. Using this model, we studied the correlation of blood flow and the size of lung metastasis. It was revealed that metastatic growth and its angiogenesis are suppressed by circulating angiogenesis(More)
PURPOSE The present retrospective study assessed the role of proton beam therapy (PBT) in the treatment of patients with Stage II or III non-small-cell lung cancer who were inoperable or ineligible for chemotherapy because of co-existing disease or refusal. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2001 and July 2008, PBT was given to 35 patients (5 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to examine clinical and pathological features, treatment modality approaches in the elderly, especially in patients aged 80 years and older. METHODS From the databases at two educational hospitals during the period from January 1978 and December 2007, medical records of lung cancer patients were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Angiogenic factors, such as endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), are thought to play an important role in the repair of pulmonary emphysema (PE); yet, the correlation of the factors involved has not been investigated. We conducted this study to clarify the positive correlation between eNOS expression and alveolar repair in PE(More)