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Objective Tumour budding formed by histologically undifferentiated cancer cells beyond the border of the tumour margin is associated with lymph node metastasis. However, hollow tumour nests, a possible histologically advanced phenotype of tumour budding, have not been discussed. We examined whether hollow spheroids exist beyond the border of the invasive(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to identify gene expression signatures that accompany dedifferentiation at the cancer invasion front in colorectal cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Two types of colorectal cancer were selected. Both types were well-differentiated adenocarcinomas at the superficial lesion. One type showed a dedifferentiated phenotype at the(More)
BACKGROUND The differences between the metastatic property of moderately (Mod) and well (Wel) differentiated colorectal adenocarcinoma remain unclear. Since Mod is unable to form complete acini, therefore an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) can occur in that structure. Herein, we hypothesized that Mod metastasizes more easily than the Wel(More)
INTRODUCTION A hemangiopericytoma is a rare, soft-tissue tumor of vascular origin derived from a pericyte of Zimmerman, which is a modified smooth muscle cell that surrounds the small blood vessels. Hemangiopericytomas can occur wherever there are vascular capillaries. However, there are no previous reports of a hemangiopericytoma in the sacrococcygeal(More)
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