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Next-generation sequencing genetic testing panels for cancer susceptibility (cancer panels) have recently become clinically available. At present, clinical utility is unknown and there are no set criteria or guidelines established for whom to offer such testing. Although it may be a cost-effective method to test multiple cancer susceptibility genes(More)
More than 30 independent single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in European. We aimed to confirm these SNPs in Chinese Han and investigate the utility of these genetic markers. We randomly divided 459 sporadic AD (SAD) patients and 751 cognitively normal(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus regarding prophylactic central lymph node dissection (pCLND) in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Identification of risk factors for central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) in patients with PTC could assist surgeons in determining whether to perform selective pCLND. METHODS The National Cancer database was(More)
BACKGROUND Germline mutations in BRCA1/2 and ATM have been associated with prostate cancer (PCa) risk. OBJECTIVE To directly assess whether germline mutations in these three genes distinguish lethal from indolent PCa and whether they confer any effect on age at death. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective case-case study of 313 patients who(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether nano-architectural interrogation of prostate field carcinogenesis can be used to predict prognosis in patients with early stage (Gleason 6) prostate cancer (PCa), which is mostly indolent but frequently unnecessarily treated. MATERIALS AND METHODS We previously developed partial wave spectroscopic microscopy (PWS) that enables(More)
BACKGROUND The Z0011 trial showed similar outcomes between sentinel node biopsy (SNB) alone and axillary node dissection (ALND) for early-stage breast cancer, but few studies have examined Z0011's impact on practice patterns. STUDY DESIGN Using the National Cancer Data Base, we examined use of SNB alone in patients who did and did not fulfill Z0011(More)
BACKGROUND The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for unilateral breast cancer has increased over the past decade, particularly for young women. This study investigates the impact of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on use of CPM. STUDY DESIGN Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), we selected 1,781,409 stage 0 to II unilateral(More)
We are interested in developing oncolytic adenoviruses for the treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) bone metastases. A key limitation of Adenovirus 5 (Ad5) is that upon systemic administration, it produces major liver and systemic toxicities. To address this issue, a chimaeric Ad5/48 adenovirus mHAd.sTβRFc was created. Seven hypervariable regions of Ad5 hexon(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence of adverse reactions after corneal transplantation, reported to the Eye Bank Association of America. METHODS Incidence of adverse reactions from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2014, was analyzed. RESULTS Of the 354,930 transplants performed in the United States, adverse reactions were reported in 494 cases(More)
Ultralow-power devices have become popular in recent years because of their use in a number of applications, such as medical devices and communications. For ultralow-power consideration, the crucial factors in SRAMs are stability and reliability. A number of researchers considered various configurations of bit-cells for SRAMs for subthreshold operations,(More)