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This nested case-control study evaluated the role of polymorphisms in the myeloperoxidase (MPO) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genes that modulate oxidative stress in breast cancer risk in a Chinese population. Our results demonstrate that the MPO A/A genotype was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer (odds ratio (OR) 0.64; 95% confidence(More)
The present case-control study was to investigate the relationships of plasma leptin level and anthropometric measures of adiposity with the risk of breast cancer. Questionnaire information, anthropometric measures and blood samples were taken before treatment from 297 incident cases with breast cancer and 593 controls admitted for health examination at the(More)
OBJECTIVES This case-control study was conducted to investigate the role of viral load of high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) in the development of cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs) and invasive cancers. METHODS A total of 30 female cases who had histological evidence of low-grade SIL (n=10) or high-grade SIL and above (n=20) were(More)
Cortactin, fascin, and survivin have been documented in several human cancers and play important roles in tumor progression. We collected 57 surgical specimens, including esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (SqCC; 7 well-differentiated, 15 moderately differentiated, and 24 poorly differentiated), 3 dysplasias, and 8 normal esophageal tissues. Tissue(More)
OBJECTIVES Persistence of high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical scrapes is responsible for the development, maintenance, and progression of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs). Previous studies of viral load and histologic severity have ended with controversial results. This study evaluated the relationships of HPV viral load with(More)
Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of the lung is an uncommon congenital anomaly, especially in young adults. This study reports an 18-yr-old male with CCAM involving the right upper lobe, who presented with a moderate spontaneous haemopneumothorax initially. The patient also had bilateral abdominal cryptorchidism which required surgical(More)
Letterer-Siwe disease is a rare proliferative disorder of the Langerhans cells, usually encountered inpatients under the age of 3 years. We present an unusual case of intrauterine fetal death at the 28th gestational week associated with generalized papular skin eruptions and systemic histiocytic infiltrates characteristic of Letterer-Siwe disease.(More)
AIMS To report a clinicopathological series of cases of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura from Taiwan. METHODS Clinical data was collected from a review of medical records and telephone interviewing for follow-up. RESULTS Eight patients, three men and five women aging from 34 to 71 years, underwent tumor resection and were followed in a period from 7(More)
PURPOSE We analysed the ultrasonographic (US) features of atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) of the breast diagnosed by US-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) with the aim of identifying factors that affect the underestimation of ADH. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 134 ADH lesions sampled by US-guided CNB were reviewed retrospectively. All lesions were(More)