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OBJECTIVES Radiation therapy is definitive treatment for localized prostate cancer. It causes cellular deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage, which, if irreparable, results in apoptosis or programmed cell death. Overexpression of mutant p53 and/or bcl-2 proteins prolongs cell survival despite exposure to damaging agents. We examined whether abnormal expression(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the present study was to detect the presence of BASC-like stem cell-related indicators, such as clara cell secretory protein (CCSP), Octamer-4 (OCT4) and Bmi-1, and evaluate their implications in the prognosis of patients with lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS Specimens of 134 cases of lung adenocarcinoma were collected after(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence, extent, and distribution of bcl-2 protein expression in human renal cell carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using immunohistochemical tissue staining techniques, bcl-2 protein expression was analyzed in archival nephrectomy specimens removed for renal cell carcinoma or trauma and in 3 renal cell carcinoma cell lines.(More)
We report a case of nephrostomy tract tumor seeding following percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement and endoscopic manipulation of ureteral carcinoma. While never previously reported to our knowledge, tumor seeding is a potential risk of percutaneous endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinomas.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the value of tumor markers in monitoring chemotherapy response and predicting prognosis in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS We studied carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), CYFRA21-1 and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) of 111 untreated patients with advanced NSCLC before and after 2(More)
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