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PURPOSE Adenocarcinoma of the lung unrelated to a smoking habit occurs more frequently in women than men, thus suggesting an association between female hormones and development of these tumors. The aim of this study was to elucidate the correlation between expression of estrogen receptor (ER) and clinicopathologic factors, including a mutation in the(More)
BACKGROUND The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) may well play a part in determining the sensitivity to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). However to date, no study has investigated the association between the EMT status and acquired resistance using cancer specimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Not all patients with lung cancer require postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy after a complete resection. However, no useful markers for either selecting appropriate candidates or for predicting clinical recurrence exist. METHODS Tumor specimens were collected from 183 consecutive patients who underwent a complete resection for lung(More)
PURPOSE Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) demonstrates a dramatic clinical response for the lung adenocarcinoma patients harboring a somatic mutation of EGFR. Such EGFR mutations are frequently found in adenocarcinoma with a strong expression of estrogen receptor (ER) beta, which has been shown to correlate with a(More)
BACKGROUND Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are potent immunosuppressive cells that play a crucial role in tumor immune escape. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of the frequency of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs in the regional lymph node lymphocytes (RLNL) and peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) in patients who underwent(More)
To evaluate the optimum treatment strategy for metastatic adrenal tumors derived from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we retrospectively analyzed 17 consecutive cases (8 resection cases: 4 synchronous and 4 metachronous: 9 non-resection cases: 3 synchronous and 6 metachronous) who received surgical resection for NSCLC. The patients included 12 males and(More)
A 47-year-old man was found at his home in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. His family performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him. He was brought to our hospital by ambulance. On arrival, his pupils were dilated and his heart was in a state of ventricular fibrillation. After returning to spontaneous circulation by the cardiopulmonary resuscitation,(More)
We report a case of adenocarcinoma occurring in the bladder mucosa 6 years after a surgical operation for colovesical fistula due to colonic diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon. The patient was a 76-year-old woman who had undergone a sigmoidectomy and ligation of the colovesical fistula at the age of 70 years. She presented with a complaint of gross(More)
We present a very rare case of cerebellar metastasis of unknown origin, in which a primary lung adenocarcinoma was diagnosed by pathological examination of a cerebellar metastatic tumor, using immunohistochemical markers and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation of primary lung cancer. A 69-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of a(More)