Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Foreword (Yutaka Atomi (Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan); Chapter 2. Preface (Tetsuichiro Muto, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; Hidetaka Mochizuki, National Defence Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan; Tadahiko Masaki, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan); Chapter 3. Historical Aspects of Tumor Budding. 3.1. In the Field of Gastrointestinal Pathology (Kazuhito Ichikawa and Takahiro Fujimori, Dokkyo University, Tokyo, Japan); 3.2. In the Field of Colorectal Surgery (Kazuo Hase, Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan); Chapter 4. Basic Research. 4.1. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Colorectal Carcinogenesis (Youichi Furukawa, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan); 4.2. Beta-Catenin and Tumor Budding (Thomas Brabletz, University of Erlangen, Nuremberg, Germany); Chapter 5. Pathological Session. 5.1. Molecular and Pathological Aspects of Tumor Budding (Jeremy Jass, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia); 5.2. Significance of Tumor Budding in Early Colorectal Cancer Based on Micromorphologic and Statistical Studies (Kazuo Shirouzu, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan); 5.3. Aggressive and Non-aggressive Tumor Budding in Colorectal Cancers (Katarzyna Guzinska-Ustymowicz, Medical University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland); 5.4. Cohort Migration and IQGAP1 (Kazuki Nabeshima, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan); Chapter 6. Clinical research. 6.1. New Prognostic Markers in Submucosally Invasive Colorectal Carcinomas – Clinical Implication of Tumor Budding (Tadahiko Masaki, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan); 6.2. Tumor Budding in Advanced Rectal Carcinoma (Hideki Ueno and Hidetaka Mochizuki, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan); 6.3. Molecular Pathologic Application as a Predictor of Lymph Node Metastasis in Submucosal Colorectal Carcinoma - Implication of Immunohistochemical Alterations at the Deepest Invasive Margin (Shinji Tanaka, Hiroshima University, Tokyo, Japan); Index.