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In the present report a monoclonal antibody designated OX-38 directed against the rat CD4 molecule was tested for its ability to prolong the survival of heterotopic vascularized rat heart allografts transplanted across major histocompatibility barriers. Fluorescence-activated cell-sorter analysis showed that administration of OX-38 selectively depleted(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare the outcomes of patients with lymph node recurrence after radical surgery of esophageal cancer, when given radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between January 1996 and December 2005, the data from 73 patients with lymph node recurrence after radical surgery of thoracic esophageal(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hypofractionated radiotherapy has been the principal curative treatment option for early stage NSCLC patients who are medically inoperable or those who refuse surgery and achieved favorable clinical outcomes. Evidence demonstrated that the linear quadratic model widely used in normally fractionated radiotherapy cannot work well to fit(More)
Acknowledgements Firstly, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to my project supervisor, Associate Professor Gerard Leng. This project will never be realised without his commendable guidance. Since my Bachelor's dissertation project until this Master's dissertation project, he has always been there to guide me. Particularly in this Master's(More)
We investigated the incidence of temporal lobe injury (TLI) in 132 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients who had undergone intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in our hospital between March 2005 and November 2009; and identified significant dosimetric predictors of TLI development. Contrast-enhanced lesions or cysts in the temporal lobes, as detected(More)
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