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BACKGROUND AND AIM As an important cytokine that modulate the cell cycle, the involvement of transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-beta1) in carcinogenesis has been extensively studied for many years. Literatures have demonstrated that TGF-beta1 gene polymorphisms may alter the risk of various cancers, such as lung, prostate and breast. To investigate(More)
This study was aimed to systematically evaluate results of trials examining the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) consumption on body weight, lean body mass, resting energy expenditure, and overall survival in pancreatic cancer patients. We searched Medline, Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane databases. We selected randomized controlled(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The human life expectancy and the incidence of lung cancer have increased dramatically in recent years. As a result, there is a high demand for the management of older patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in clinical practice. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prognostic factors in ≥65-year-old patients(More)
This study was a systematic evaluation of the beneficial effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in abdominal cancer surgical patients. A literature search of the databases PubMed, Medline, Cochrane, and EMBASE was conducted for studies published up to November 2014 in English language journals. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the rate of Mycoplasma infection in cell lines and further determine its types. METHODS We performed nest PCR amplification of Mycoplasma's conserved regions (16S-23S) and sequenced the spacer with different length between conserved regions. RESULTS Within the tested 22 cell lines, 17 (77.3%) showed Mycoplasma infections, of which 5(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF-3) gene and the susceptibility of esophageal cancer in Anyang area, Henan Province. METHODS The genomic DNAs of 152 esophageal cancer patients and 191 health controls were extracted from the peripheral blood leukocytes. Three(More)
BACKGROUND Genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is rarely reported in China. This retrospective analysis aimed to characterize the clinicopathologic features and treatment outcomes of genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in a sample of Chinese patients. METHODS Basic demographic and clinical data of 29 patients, who were diagnosed with(More)
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