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Article: [Preliminary experience of clinical applications of the 7th UICC-AJCC TNM staging system of esophageal carcinoma].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To compare the instructive value of the 6th and 7th editions of the UICC-AJCC staging system in prognosis of esophageal cancer (EC) patients. The staging and prognosis of 1397 esophageal carcinoma patients undergoing curative resection from Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2006 in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed according to the 6th AJCC staging system and the 7th UICC-AJCC staging system. The 5-year overall survival (OS) of EC patients with curative resection was 38.5% (481/1250 cases), with a follow-up rate of 89.5% (1250/1397 case). In overall terms, both the editions were statistically significant discriminators of OS (P < 0.05). The 5-year OS of stages I, II and III patients were 64.9%, 43.5%, 25.2% according to the 6th edition, and 63.5%, 44.5%, 23.5% according to the 7th edition, respectively. Distinct differences in survival were present among patients categorized as stage Ia and Ib according to the 7th edition (P < 0.05), with a 5-year OS of 80.0% and 58.3%, respectively. Similarly, according to the 7th edition, the 5-year overall survivals (OS) of the stages IIIa, IIIb and IIIc patients were 28.2%, 18.4% and 16.7%, respectively, showing that the prognoses were significantly different (P < 0.05). In addition, according to the 7th edition, the prognoses of patients in stages N0, N1, N2 and N3 were also significantly different (P < 0.01), and the 5-year OS were 50.0%, 31.5%, 18.7% and 16.7%, respectively. Both the 6th and 7th editions of UICC-AJCC staging system are significant discriminators for survival of esophageal cancer patients. The 7th edition is proved to be more accurate in prognosis. The number of lymph node metastases is an important predictor of prognosis.Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] 06/2012; 34(6):461-4.
Article: [Comparison of the short-term outcomes of surgical treatment for non-small cell lung cancer via video assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open thoracotomy].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To compare the short-term outcomes of surgical treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and open thoracotomy (OT). Data of 737 consecutive NSCLC patients who underwent surgical treatment for non-small cell lung cancer by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and 630 patients who underwent pulmonary resection via open thoracotomy (as controls) in Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences between January 2009 and August 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. The risk factors after lobectomy were also analyzed. In the 506 NSCLC patients who received VATS lobectomy, postoperative complications occurred in 13 patients (2.6%) and one patient died of acute respiratory distress syndrome (0.2%). In the 521 patients who received open thoracotomy (OT) lobectomy, postoperative complications occurred in 21 patients (4.0%) and one patient died of pulmonary infection (0.2%). There was no significant difference in the morbidity rate (P > 0.05) and mortality rate (P > 0.05) between the VATS group and OT group. In the 190 patients who received VATS wedge resections, postoperative complications occurred in 3 patients (1.6%). One hundred and nine patients received OT wedge resections. Postoperative complications occurred in 4 patients (3.7%). There were no significant differences for morbidity rate (P = 0.262) between these two groups, and there was no perioperative death in these two groups. Univariate and multivariate analyses demonstrated that age (OR = 1.047, 95%CI: 1.004 - 1.091), history of smoking (OR = 6.374, 95%CI: 2.588 - 15.695) and operation time (OR = 1.418, 95%CI: 1.075 - 1.871) were independent risk factors of postoperative complications. To compare with the NSCLC patients who should undergo lobectomy or wedge resection via open thoracotomy, a similar short-term outcome can be achieved via VATS approach.Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] 04/2012; 34(4):301-5.
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ABSTRACT: To analyzed the indication and prognostic factors of surgical treatment of lung cancer invading left atrium and great vessels (T4). We retrospectively reviewed the database of 136 T4 lung cancer (tumors invading left atrium and great vessels) patients who received surgical treatment in Cancer Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Science (CAMS) from September 1981 to January 2007. There are 114 men and 22 women, the median age was 58 years (range 28 - 76). All patients were divided into three subgroups according to the invading site: tumor invading left atrium group, tumor invading superior vena cava group and tumor invading pulmonary artery group. All patients were divided into two subgroups according to the character of operation: complete resection group and incomplete resection group. Patients were divided into three subgroups according to pathological lymph node status: N0, N1 and N2 group. One hundred and thirty six lung cancer patients received resection of primary lesions plus arterioplasty of pulmonary artery (PA) (n = 83) and/or angioplasty of superior vena cava (SVC) (n = 21) and/or partial resection of left atrium (LA) (n = 32). Complete resection was possible in 120 patients and 16 patients underwent incomplete resection. Five-year survival was 43.0% for entire group, 52. 8% for PA group, 18.2% for SVC group and 18.4% for LA group. Factors significantly influencing the overall 5-year survival were the pathologic N status (5-year survival 15.1% for N2, 5-year survival 44.9% for N1, 5-year survival 74% for N0 group; N2 versus N1 versus N0, P = 0.028) and the completeness of resection (5-year survival 37.5% for complete resection, 5-year survival 22.4% for incomplete resection group; complete versus incomplete, P = 0.042). Pathological lymph node status but not histology and character of operation was an independent prognostic factor using Cox regression analysis (P = 0.01, RR = 1.923, 95% CI: 1.172 -3. 157). Pathological lymph node status is an independent prognostic factor for T4 lung cancer. Patients with pathological N0-1 lung cancer invading left atrium and great vessels (T4) may benefit from surgical treatment. In the preoperative workup, every possible effort should be made to achieve a careful evaluation of mediastinal lymph noda status. Compared with incomplete resection group, complete resection group may have a better prognosis. Tumor invading extrapericardial PA may be defined as T2.Zhonghua yi xue za zhi 03/2008; 88(6):383-6.