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The prognostic value of preoperative serum levels of CEA and CA19-9 in patients with gastric cancer.
OBJECTIVES The clinical significance of preoperative serum levels of tumor markers CEA and CA19-9 was evaluated in gastric cancer patients. METHODS Serum levels of CEA and CA19-9 were measured inExpand
A new macroscopic classification predicts prognosis for patient with liver metastases from colorectal cancer.
OBJECTIVE The authors defined a new macroscopic classification of liver metastases from colorectal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA There were different prognostic results after the same operativeExpand
Prognostic value and clinical implications of disseminated cancer cells in the peritoneal cavity detected by reverse transcriptase‐polymerase chain reaction and cytology
Free cancer cells exfoliated from the cancer‐invaded serosa contribute to peritoneal dissemination, the most frequent pattern of recurrence in gastric carcinoma patients. This study was designed toExpand
Incidence, diagnosis and significance of multiple gastric cancer
Of 2790 patients with gastric cancer undergoing surgery between January 1978 and December 1993, 160 (with 356 neoplastic lesions) had synchronous multiple cancer. Of these lesions 271 (76 per cent)Expand
Metastatic gastric lymph node rate is a significant prognostic factor for resectable stage IV stomach cancer.
BACKGROUND Stage IV gastric carcinoma is rarely curatively resected and almost invariably carries a poor prognosis. Several clinicopathologic factors are involved, but lymphatic spread of the cancerExpand
Lymph node status assessment for gastric carcinoma: Is the number of metastatic lymph nodes really practical as a parameter for N categories in the TNM classification?
Background and Objectives: The anatomical extent of nodal metastasis has been replaced by the number of metastatic nodes as a key indicator of prognosis (pN categories) in the fifth edition of TumorExpand
The role of radical gastrectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy for the diagnosis and treatment of primary gastric lymphoma.
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of radical gastrectomy for primary B-cell lymphoma of the stomach and attempted to identify patients who could be adequately treated with surgeryExpand
Postoperative staging of gastric carcinoma. A comparison between the UICC stage classification and the 12th edition of the Japanese General Rules for Gastric Cancer Study.
BACKGROUND The feasibility of the latest edition of the Japanese General Rules for Gastric Cancer Study (GRGCS) is evaluated by comparison with the TNM system. METHODS In a 5-year period from 1985Expand
The number of metastatic lymph nodes: a promising prognostic determinant for gastric carcinoma in the latest edition of the TNM classification.
BACKGROUND The number of metastatic regional lymph nodes determines the new pN categories in the 5th edition of the TNM classification. STUDY DESIGN Our retrospective study was conducted to compareExpand
Lewis blood group-related antigen expression in normal gastric epithelium, intestinal metaplasia, gastric adenoma, and gastric carcinoma.
The expression of blood group-related antigens of the Lewis system in normal gastric mucosa, intestinal metaplasia, gastric adenoma, and gastric carcinoma was examined. Ninety-five percent of normalExpand