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PURPOSE To characterize Xp11.2 translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). METHODS This study retrospectively collected the MRI and CT data of twelve patients with Xp11.2 translocation RCC confirmed by pathology. Nine cases underwent dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and 6 cases(More)
PURPOSE A novel nomogram using the RENAL ([R]adius maximal diameter in cm, [E]xophytic/endophytic properties, [N]earness of the tumor to the collecting system or sinus in mm, [A]nterior/Posterior, [L]ocation relative to the polar lines and [H]ilar) nephrometry score was developed to predict high grade renal cell carcinoma. It showed good performance in(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Previous data from clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) series treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) have suggested that low preoperative serum total testosterone level is associated with more aggressive PCa; however, the definition of low preoperative total testosterone level(More)
The 2005 International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Consensus Conference modified the Gleason grading system for prostate cancer. In the modified criteria, ill-defined glands with poorly formed lumina and large cribriform glands with smooth borders, classically described as Gleason pattern 3 adenocarcinoma, were redefined as Gleason pattern 4. To(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze CT and MR imaging (MRI) manifestation of primary adrenal lymphoma in order to better understand of this rare disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six patients (4 men, 2 women; median age, 65.5 years) with pathologically proven primary adrenal lymphoma were retrospectively reviewed. Imaging findings (CT&MRI,(More)
Dicer is aberrantly expressed in several types of malignancies. Cleaved by Dicer, the small noncoding microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered potential tools for the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer. This study investigated the expression of miRNAs thought to target Dicer. Expression of 1,205 human miRNAs and miRNA*s were examined in four patients with prostate(More)
Dicer and Argonaute2 (Ago2) are critical components responsible not only for RNA interference but also for microRNA synthesis. The present study investigated the roles of Dicer and Ago2 in prostate cancer (Pca). First, the expression levels of Dicer and Ago2 in Pca tissues were determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and compared with pathological(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor-targeted therapy has been standard care for metastatic renal cell carcinoma for years. However, little clinical experience on these agents in the treatment of sarcomatoid tumors has been documented. The aim of the present study was to detect the expression of c-KIT in the primary tumor of metastatic renal cell(More)
PURPOSE To create a preoperative prediction model for estimating the risk of non-organ-confined (pT3-4 or pN+) bladder urothelial cancer (NOC-BUC) in patients with clinically OC-BUC (cT1-2N0M0). METHODS The study involved 248 consecutive patients who had undergone radical surgery for clinically OC-BUC at a tertiary cancer center between 2003 and 2011.(More)
The DOC-2/DAB2 interactive protein (DAB2IP) is a member of the Ras GTPase-activating protein family. It has been shown to be often downregulated and a poor prognostic factor in several human malignancies. In this study, we analyzed the clinicopathological features and outcomes of DAB2IP expression in 135 patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder(More)