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PURPOSE In men with adverse prognostic factors (APFs) after radical prostatectomy (RP), the most appropriate timing to administer radiotherapy remains a subject for debate. We conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the therapeutic strategies: adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) and salvage radiotherapy (SRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES The optimal concentration of individual vitamin D intake for preventing bladder cancer has not, to our knowledge, been defined. To evaluate the comparative efficacy of different serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in preventing bladder cancer, we conducted a systematic search of the literature published up to April 2015. METHODS We applied(More)
The L-plastin gene is involved in the invasion and metastasis of prostate cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying L-plastin transcription are unclear. We hypothesize that the occurrence of polymorphic genetic variations in the L-plastin promoter might affect an individual's susceptibility to prostate cancer. In this study, we identified a(More)
Several reports suggest that gemcitabine (GEM) plus S-1 combination (GS) is associated to prolong the survival in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer (PC). We conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the safety and efficacy of GS versus GEM.Summary data from randomized trials and retrospective studies were searched in(More)
WD repeat domain 5 (WDR5) plays an important role in various biological functions through the epigenetic regulation of gene transcription (Wysocka et al., 2005 [1]; Sandstrom et al., 2014[2]; Ang et al., 2011[3]). Recently, our study found that WDR5 was upregulated in bladder cancer tissues, promoted bladder cancer cell proliferation, self-renewal and(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) plays an important role in increasing cancer progression and distant metastasis in a variety of tumour types. We aimed to investigate its biological function and clinical significance in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). A total of 283 paired PDAC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were collected from(More)
Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) that occurs after the failure of androgen deprivation therapy is the leading cause of deaths in prostate cancer patients. Thus, there is an obvious and urgent need to fully understand the mechanism of CRPC and discover novel therapeutic targets. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are crucial regulators in many human(More)
Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNPK) is an essential RNA- and DNA-binding protein that regulates diverse biological events, especially DNA transcription. hnRNPK overexpression is related to tumorigenesis in several cancers. However, both the expression patterns and biological mechanisms of hnRNPK in bladder cancer are unclear. We investigated(More)
Title : On validity of adaptive penalty selection with variable selection over the nested linear regression. Abstract : Model selection procedures often use a fixed penalty, such as Mallows' C p , to avoid choosing a model which fits a particular data set extremely well. These procedures are often devised to give an unbiased risk estimate when a particular(More)
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