Bai-Jun Dong

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BACKGROUND The effects of sorafenib in the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have been confirmed in an international collaborative phase III trial. This study aims to confirm similar efficacy and treatment-induced toxicities of sorafenib in the treatment of metastatic RCC in ethnic Chinese patients. METHODS Ninety-eight consecutive and(More)
BACKGROUND To estimate, from the perspective of the Chinese healthcare system, the economic outcomes of five different first-line strategies among patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS AND FINDINGS A decision-analytic model was developed to simulate the lifetime disease course associated with renal cell carcinoma. The health and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that bind protein-coding mRNAs and negatively regulate protein expression by translation repression or mRNA cleavage. Accumulating evidence suggests that miRNAs are involved in cancer development and progression, acting as either tumor suppressors or oncogenes. It has been shown that miR-199a-3p was(More)
Autophagy favors cell survival under hypoxia, and increasing evidence revealed that microRNAs regulate autophagy. We report here hypoxia increased the expression of miR-96 in prostate cancer cells, and miR-96 stimulated autophagy by suppressing MTOR. We found that inhibition of miR-96 abolished hypoxia-induced autophagy. Paradoxically, ectopic(More)
Conventional strategies are not particularly successful in the treatment of leukaemia, and identification of signalling pathways crucial to the activity of leukaemia stem cells will provide targets for the development of new therapies. Here we report that certain receptors containing the immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motif (ITIM) are crucial for(More)
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths of men. Bmi-1, a member of PcG family of proteins, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer, and disturbed profile of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been found in prostate cancer tissues. How Bmi-1 is regulated by miRNAs is unclear. In this study, we screened 18 miRNAs that(More)
To evaluate the natural outcome of a surveillance strategy for enhancing renal masses associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). From January 1988 to June 2011, a watchful waiting strategy was carried out in 16 cases with 42 enhancing renal masses. Clinical data were reviewed to determine tumor growth rate, subsequent interventions, and outcome of(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether genetic variants that influence angiogenesis and sorafenib pharmacokinetics are associated with clinical outcomes and toxic effects in advanced renal cell carcinoma patients treated with this drug. One hundred patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma were enrolled. Forty-two polymorphisms in 15(More)
Epidemiological evidence suggests that cigarette smoking is the best-established risk factor for renal cell cancer (RCC). However, the effect of smoking on survival of RCC patients remains debated. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the impact of smoking status on overall mortality (OM), disease-specific mortality (DSM), overall survival(More)
TIKI2 is a negative regulator of the Wnt family. Although many Wnt antagonists play important roles in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the molecular function of TIKI2 in human RCC has not been fully elucidated. Here, we analyzed TIKI2 mRNA level in RCC specimens, the corresponding non-tumor tissues, RCC cell lines, and human proximal tubule epithelial cell line(More)