Tokujiro Yano

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Affiliation: Kyushu University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Never-smoking nonsmall cell lung cancer as a separate entity: clinicopathologic features and survival
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer 113:1012-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Feasibility study of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 (tegaful, gimeracil, oteracil potassium) for non-small cell lung cancer-LOGIK 0601 study
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Lung Cancer 67:184-7. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Non-small cell lung cancer in never smokers as a representative 'non-smoking-associated lung cancer': epidemiology and clinical features
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 16:287-93. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Verification of the newly proposed T category (seventh edition of the tumor, node, and metastasis classification) from a clinicopathological viewpoint in non-small cell lung cancer-special reference to tumor size
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan
    J Thorac Oncol 5:45-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Prognostic impact of local treatment against postoperative oligometastases in non-small cell lung cancer
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 102:852-5. 2010
  6. doi request reprint A unique method for repairing intraoperative pulmonary air leakage with both polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    World J Surg 36:463-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Results of a surgical resection of pulmonary metastasis from malignant head and neck tumor
    Akira Haro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:700-3. 2010
  8. doi request reprint CHFR aberrant methylation involves a subset of human lung adenocarcinoma associated with poor clinical outcomes
    Takaomi Koga
    Department of Pathology, Division of Pathophysiological and Experimental Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University 812 8582, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hum Pathol 44:1382-90. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Prediction of true-negative lymph node metastasis in clinical IA non-small cell lung cancer by measuring standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography
    Tomoyoshi Takenaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:934-9. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Serum carcinoembryonic antigen level is associated with epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in recurrent lung adenocarcinomas
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer 110:2793-8. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint Never-smoking nonsmall cell lung cancer as a separate entity: clinicopathologic features and survival
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer 113:1012-8. 2008
    ..To propose 'never-smoking nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC)' as a separate entity, the clinicopathologic differences of operable NSCLC between never-smoking patients and patients with a history of smoking were investigated...
  2. doi request reprint Feasibility study of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 (tegaful, gimeracil, oteracil potassium) for non-small cell lung cancer-LOGIK 0601 study
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Lung Cancer 67:184-7. 2010
    ..The feasibility of using S-1, a novel oral dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD)-inhibitory 5-fluorouracil, as postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy for completely resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was analyzed...
  3. doi request reprint Non-small cell lung cancer in never smokers as a representative 'non-smoking-associated lung cancer': epidemiology and clinical features
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 16:287-93. 2011
    ..In consideration of the future increase in never-smoking NSCLC or 'non-smoking-associated lung cancer', both clinical trials and investigations are needed...
  4. doi request reprint Verification of the newly proposed T category (seventh edition of the tumor, node, and metastasis classification) from a clinicopathological viewpoint in non-small cell lung cancer-special reference to tumor size
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan
    J Thorac Oncol 5:45-8. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Prognostic impact of local treatment against postoperative oligometastases in non-small cell lung cancer
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 102:852-5. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A unique method for repairing intraoperative pulmonary air leakage with both polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    World J Surg 36:463-7. 2012
    ..In the present study we present a unique maneuver, using both fibrin glue and polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets, for repairing intraoperative pulmonary air leakage, and report our clinical results...
  7. doi request reprint Results of a surgical resection of pulmonary metastasis from malignant head and neck tumor
    Akira Haro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:700-3. 2010
    ..It is also necessary, however, to elucidate fully the primary site and histology of such pulmonary metastasis...
  8. doi request reprint CHFR aberrant methylation involves a subset of human lung adenocarcinoma associated with poor clinical outcomes
    Takaomi Koga
    Department of Pathology, Division of Pathophysiological and Experimental Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University 812 8582, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hum Pathol 44:1382-90. 2013
    ..Thus, CHFR abnormality might be pursued as a novel therapeutic target against lung adenocarcinoma without an already-known mutation...
  9. doi request reprint Prediction of true-negative lymph node metastasis in clinical IA non-small cell lung cancer by measuring standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography
    Tomoyoshi Takenaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:934-9. 2012
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Serum carcinoembryonic antigen level is associated with epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in recurrent lung adenocarcinomas
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer 110:2793-8. 2007
    ..The current study analyzed the association between EGFR gene mutations and clinical features, including the serum CEA level, in patients with recurrent lung adenocarcinomas...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) single nucleotide polymorphisms on the prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer patients
    Tomoyoshi Takenaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Lung Cancer 67:101-7. 2010
    ..In this study, we determined the function of these ERCC1 polymorphisms in the survival of NSCLC patients...
  12. doi request reprint The influence of intracellular epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signal activation on the outcome of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment for pulmonary adenocarcinoma
    Daigo Kawano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:818-23. 2011
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Differences in the expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition related molecules between primary tumors and pulmonary metastatic tumors in colorectal cancer
    Hidenori Kouso
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 43:73-80. 2013
    ..This study immunohistochemically examined the expression of EMT-related molecules in both primary colorectal cancer and pulmonary metastases, and analyzed the expression pattern...
  14. doi request reprint Results of a surgical resection of pulmonary metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma: prognostic impact of the preoperative serum alpha-fetoprotein level
    Taro Ohba
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 42:526-31. 2012
    ..The outcomes of surgical treatment of pulmonary metastases from HCC were reviewed in order to analyze the postoperative survival and the relevant prognostic factors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Serum antioxidant capacity and oxidative injury to pulmonary DNA in never-smokers with primary lung cancer
    Kensaku Ito
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Anticancer Res 32:1063-7. 2012
    ..In the present study, we examined the status of oxidative stress and attempted to clarify the influence of oxidative stress in non-smoking patients with lung cancer...
  16. doi request reprint The dynamics and clinical significance of alpha 2 plasmin inhibitor-plasmin complex and thrombin-antithrombin complex in postoperative pleural effusion following a pulmonary lobectomy
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 39:320-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine any correlations between the activity of the fibrinolytic and coagulation system in the postoperative pleural effusion and appearance or disappearance of postoperative AAL...
  17. doi request reprint Synovial sarcoma of the chest wall
    Daigo Kawano
    Department of Surgery and Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:95-7. 2010
    ..After a second surgery, performed in 1 year later, there was no evidence of recurrence for 30 months; however, careful observation may be required...
  18. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of intratumoral blood vessel invasion in pathologic stage IA non-small cell lung cancer
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:864-9. 2010
    ..This study retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathologic features of patients with pathologic stage IA NSCLC to identify the prognostic factors and investigate the effect of a combination of intratumoral vessel invasion and tumor size...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathological significance of Sip1-associated epithelial mesenchymal transition in non-small cell lung cancer progression
    Naoko Miura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Anticancer Res 29:4099-106. 2009
    ..Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key event in cancer progression. The expression of EMT-related factors in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and their impact on clinicopathological variables was examined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinico-pathological features and management of lung cancer patients with atherosclerotic vascular diseases
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:345-50. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to report the incidence of lung cancer in patients with AVD and to discuss patient characteristics and management...
  21. doi request reprint Benzo[a]pyrene promotes proliferation of human lung cancer cells by accelerating the epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway
    Takuro Kometani
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Cancer Lett 278:27-33. 2009
    ..Moreover, the B[a]P treatment increased the mRNA expressions of the ligands for EGFR such as amphiregulin and epiregulin. B[a]P increases the proliferative potential of lung adenocarcinoma cells through the EGFR signaling pathway...
  22. doi request reprint Biological significance of the maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography in non-small cell lung cancer
    Tomoyoshi Takenaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 100:688-92. 2009
    ..The standardized uptake value (SUV) of primary tumor has been reported to relate to cancer progression and prognosis, however, biological mechanism is still unclear...
  23. doi request reprint Pericardial fat pad tissue produces angiogenic factors for healing the bronchial stump
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:271-5. 2011
    ..These results suggest that reinforcement of the bronchial stump by the pericardial fat pad is a worthwhile and justified procedure, and may prevent bronchopleural fistula after pulmonary resections...
  24. doi request reprint Aurora-B overexpression is correlated with aneuploidy and poor prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer
    Masafumi Takeshita
    Division of Pathophysiological and Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Lung Cancer 80:85-90. 2013
    ..Thus, Aurora-B may serve as a new therapeutic target in against patients with NSCLC, although further studies will be necessary...
  25. doi request reprint Ground-glass opacity lesions on computed tomography during postoperative surveillance for primary non-small cell lung cancer
    Akira Haro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashiku, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
    Lung Cancer 76:56-60. 2012
    ..It is necessary to select an appropriate treatment, taking account of various factors such as the laterality and number of GGO lesions or the pathological stage of the postoperative lung cancer...
  26. doi request reprint CHFR hypermethylation and EGFR mutation are mutually exclusive and exhibit contrastive clinical backgrounds and outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer
    Takaomi Koga
    Division of Pathophysiological and Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int J Cancer 128:1009-17. 2011
    ..Thus, CHFR alteration should be considered a therapeutic target against NSCLC in patients with poor prognoses...
  27. ncbi request reprint Slowly progressive adenocarcinoma of the lung: report of a case
    Masafumi Yamaguchi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 8:160-2. 2002
    ..This case demonstrates the possibility that some adenocarcinomas with particular histology are slowly progressive, and also there might be the option of lobectomy or segmentectomy for treating such tumors...
  28. doi request reprint Effectiveness of erlotinib against recurrent pulmonary adenocarcinoma unresponsive to gefitinib: report of a case
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 41:255-7. 2011
    ..This case report provides useful information for thoracic oncologists and shows that we should consider giving erlotinib after gefitinib for recurrent pulmonary adenocarcinoma, even if the gefitinib treatment is ineffective...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clinical characterization of node-negative lung adenocarcinoma: results of a prospective investigation
    Ichiro Yoshino
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Thorac Oncol 1:825-31. 2006
    ..In clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma, the clinical features of a truly node-negative population were prospectively investigated by means of a prospective investigational study...
  30. doi request reprint Relationship between expression of apoptosis-related proteins and the efficacy of postoperative chemotherapy in patients with T3 gastric cancer
    Shunichi Tsujitani
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:225-32. 2012
    ..We investigated the relationship between the p53-dependent apoptotic pathway and the survival of patients with gastric cancer, retrospectively, to elucidate new biomarkers of uracil/tegafur (UFT) chemotherapy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reduced expression of thrombospondin-1 correlates with a poor prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Masafumi Yamaguchi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Lung Cancer 36:143-50. 2002
    ..Multivariate analysis revealed that expression of TSP-1 is as a prognostic factor of NSCLC. Our present data suggest that TSP-1 might not be a direct anti-angiogenic factor and the TSP-1 expression is a prognostic indicator of NSCLC...
  32. doi request reprint Assessing a clinical pathway to improve the quality of care in pulmonary resections
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:787-90. 2011
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of the current clinical pathway for pulmonary resections...
  33. ncbi request reprint The significance of serum active matrix metalloproteinase-9 in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Kaoru Ondo
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Lung Cancer 46:205-13. 2004
    ..Our findings strongly suggest that measuring the activity ratio of serum MMP-9 appears to be a potentially useful tumor maker...
  34. doi request reprint Surgical resection of pulmonary malignant tumors after living donor liver transplantation
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:206-11. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint High podoplanin expression in cancer cells predicts lower incidence of nodal metastasis in patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma
    Hanako Suzuki
    Division of Pathophysiological and Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Pathol Res Pract 207:111-5. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that immunohistochemical analysis for podoplanin may serve as a marker of risk of nodal metastasis and prognosis in patients with LSCC...
  36. doi request reprint Expression of Brachyury gene is a significant prognostic factor for primary lung carcinoma
    Akira Haro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:S509-16. 2013
    ..The clinical significance of Brachyury expression and its relationship to epithelial-mesenchymal transition in primary lung carcinoma is unclear...
  37. doi request reprint Expression of TrkB and BDNF is associated with poor prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer
    Kyoko Okamura
    Research Institute for Diseases of the Chest, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
    Lung Cancer 78:100-6. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that expression of TrkB and BDNF is associated with poor prognosis in NSCLC patients...
  38. pmc BioKnife, a uPA activity-dependent oncolytic Sendai virus, eliminates pleural spread of malignant mesothelioma via simultaneous stimulation of uPA expression
    Yosuke Morodomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Mol Ther 20:769-77. 2012
    ..Therefore, these results suggest a proof of concept that the tumor cell-killing mechanism via BioKnife may have significant potential to treat patients with MPM that is characterized by frequent uPAR expression in a clinical setting...
  39. doi request reprint Alternative efficacy-predicting markers for paclitaxel instead of CHFR in non-small-cell lung cancer
    Masafumi Takeshita
    Division of Pathophysiological and Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer Biol Ther 10:933-41. 2010
    ..CHFR gene promoter methylation and EGFR gene mutation were observed in 11 cases (15.9%) and 7 cases (10.1%), respectively. The SDI method revealed that CHFR gene methylation was significantly related to high sensitivity to paclitaxel (p...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma--present status and future view]
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 99:74-9. 2008
  41. doi request reprint Plasma high-mobility group box 1 as an indicator of surgical stress
    Atsushi Osoegawa
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 41:903-7. 2011
    ..We examined the plasma levels of HMGB-1 to clarify its role in surgical stress...
  42. doi request reprint Expression of an X-family DNA polymerase, pol lambda, in the respiratory epithelium of non-small cell lung cancer patients with habitual smoking
    Taro Ohba
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Mutat Res 677:66-71. 2009
    ..Pol lambda may thus be involved in the DNA repair processes counteracting DNA damage caused by tobacco smoke in the respiratory system...
  43. ncbi request reprint Molecular Factors Associated with Pemetrexed Sensitivity According to Histological Type in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
    Tsukihisa Yoshida
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Anticancer Res 36:6319-6326. 2016
    ..This study was designed to investigate potential molecules that predict chemosensitivity to pemetrexed (Alimta®) in surgically resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effective utilization of chest X-ray for follow-up of metastatic lung tumor due to soft tissue sarcoma
    Yasunori Shikada
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:103-6. 2013
    ..1, and the interval was markedly shortened to 1.6m. Follow-up should be performed by CXR if the tumor is detected by CXR. CT evaluation is required when the tumor size has increased, and prior to surgery for lung metastasis...
  45. doi request reprint Localized pleural amyloidosis: report of a case
    Shohei Yoshiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 42:597-600. 2012
    ..We therefore carried out a thoracoscopy-assisted partial resection of the right upper lobe combined with a parietal pleurectomy. The pathological examination showed that there was a tumor localized with pleural amyloidosis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Toxic shock syndrome following thoracic surgery for lung cancer: report of a case
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 37:587-9. 2007
    ..PTSS can occur incidentally even in the field of thoracic surgery; therefore, thoracic surgeons should be aware of this possible onset in order to recognize and treat this disease in a timely manner...
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of serum TH1/TH2 cytokines in patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma
    Koji Yamazaki
    Department of General Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S236-41. 2002
    ..The acquisition of immune reaction in the peripheral blood is expected to play a critical role in the prevention of tumor progression. However, the clinical role of the circulating immune response against human cancer remains unclear...
  48. ncbi request reprint Expression status of E-cadherin and alpha-, beta-, and gamma-catenins in thymoma
    Ichiro Yoshino
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:933-7. 2002
    ..Therefore, we analyzed the expression of E-cadherin and alpha-catenin, beta-catenin, and gamma-catenin in thymoma tissue specimens to investigate its clinical significance...
  49. doi request reprint Current status of pulmonary metastasectomy from primary epithelial tumors
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 39:91-7. 2009
    ..Repeat surgery is also possible during follow-up after VATS...
  50. doi request reprint Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of the lung: report of a case
    Daigo Kawano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 41:251-4. 2011
    ..He underwent a surgical resection due to the rapid growth of the lung nodule. A pathological examination revealed a dedifferentiated sarcoma arising from the chondrosarcoma...
  51. doi request reprint Prognostic and therapeutic implications of aromatase expression in lung adenocarcinomas with EGFR mutations
    Mikihiro Kohno
    Authors Affiliations Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    Clin Cancer Res 20:3613-22. 2014
    ..We therefore investigated mRNA expression of aromatase, an intrinsic estrogen synthetase, in lung adenocarcinoma and assessed its correlation to clinicopathologic factors, including EGFR mutations and postsurgical prognosis...
  52. doi request reprint A case of pulmonary choriocarcinoma metastasis with unusual FDG-PET and CT findings: correlation with pathology
    Yasuhiro Maruoka
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 26:835-9. 2012
    ..The histopathological diagnosis was a metastasis from choriocarcinoma. The tumor consisted largely of necrosis and hemorrhage, and it was considered to be a major cause of the unusual FDG-PET and CT findings...
  53. doi request reprint Surgical resection of solitary cardiophrenic lymph node metastasis by video-assisted thoracic surgery after complete resection of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:446-7. 2010
    ..General thoracic surgeons should therefore be aware of the possibility of this rare form of extrahepatic recurrence when a growing nodule is found in the pericardial fat pad during the follow-up of a malignancy in the liver...
  54. pmc Biological mechanism and clinical effect of protein-bound polysaccharide K (KRESTIN(®)): review of development and future perspectives
    Yoshihiko Maehara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:8-28. 2012
    ..Future studies should examine the effects of PSK under different host immune conditions and tumor properties, elucidate the mechanism of action exhibited in each situation, and identify biomarkers...
  55. ncbi request reprint Micrometastasis in the bone marrow of patients with lung cancer associated with a reduced expression of E-cadherin and beta-catenin: risk assessment by immunohistochemistry
    Kenji Sugio
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S226-31. 2002
    ..Tumor cells in bone marrow aspirates were detected by immunohistochemistry using cytokeratin (CK) 18. Immunohistochemical studies of E-cadherin and beta-catenin were performed in the corresponding primary tumor...
  56. doi request reprint Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation in an open thoracotomy setting for the new treatment of mediastinal liposarcoma: report of a case
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:992-4. 2011
    ..This report on a new type of RFA treatment for mediastinal liposarcoma may therefore be informative for general thoracic surgeons...
  57. doi request reprint Significance of the urinary 8-OHdG level as an oxidative stress marker in lung cancer patients
    Tokujiro Yano
    Department of Surgery, Saga Prefectural Hospital Koseikan, Saga, Japan
    Lung Cancer 63:111-4. 2009
    ..In the present study, we investigated the relationship between the urinary excretion rate of the oxidized nucleoside 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and clinical factors in lung cancer patients...
  58. pmc Definitive chemoradiotherapy and salvage esophagectomy for esophageal cancer associated with multiple lung metastases: a case report
    Yoshihiko Fujinaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int Surg 99:640-4. 2014
    ..The patient is still alive 48 months after the salvage surgery. Our experience suggests that salvage esophagectomy is an important component of multimodal therapy for the recurrence of esophageal cancer...
  59. doi request reprint Surgical resection of a giant pericardial cyst showing a rapidly growing feature
    Rumi Matono
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:1056-8. 2010
    ..Therefore, there was no pathological explanation for the rapid growth of this cyst. In conclusion, general thoracic surgeons should be aware of the possibility of rapid growth, even if the diagnosis is a pericardial cyst...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Case of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura completely resected eleven years after detection]
    Naotaka Noda
    Research Institute for Disease of the Chest, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 47:421-6. 2009
    ..Solitary fibrous tumors are usually cured with complete resection, but long-term clinical follow up is needed because of the possibility of recurrence and metastasis...