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Bladder cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide and the stage pT1nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has a high probability of recurrence after initial diagnosis and treatment. However, risk factors predictive of repeated recurrence and progression of pT1 bladder tumors after primary relapse have not been uncovered. Thus, we conducted(More)
Metastasis-associated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1) has recently been identified as a novel independent prognostic indicator for metastasis occurrence, overall survival and cancer-free survival for patients with colon cancer and other solid tumors. In this study, we investigated the role of MACC1 in the development and progression of renal pelvis carcinoma, a(More)
This study aimed to determine the molecular mechanism by which the oncogenic micoRNA-21 (miR-21) functions in bladder cancer. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis showed that the expression of miR-21 considerably increased in primary cancer tissue compared with that in the paired adjacent noncancerous tissue and that in normal(More)
OBJECTIVE Human murine double minute 2 protein (MDM2) is mainly a negative regulator of p53 tumor suppressor pathway. We aimed to investigate the association between MDM2 SNP309 polymorphism and bladder cancer risk. METHODS A total of 535 bladder cancer patients and 649 health controls were recruited for our study. MDM2 SNP309 T>G polymorphism was(More)
New treatment strategies are required for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) due to its relative insensitivity to conventional radio- and chemotherapies. The promising strategy of tumor inhibition using human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)-controlled herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase/ganciclovir (HSV-TK/GCV) in the hTERT promoter-driven HSV-TK/GCV(More)
This study was done to clarify the clinical significance of vibration-induced nystagmus (VIN) and to calculate the sensitivity and the specificity of the vibration test. One hundred and twelve patients with unilateral peripheral vestibular disorders and thirty normal subjects were enrolled into this study. However, patients with spontaneous nystagmus were(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression levels of brain‑specific angiogenesis inhibitor‑1 (BAI‑1) in bladder transitional cell carcinoma (BTCC) at different stages and the mechanism by which it inhibits tumor endothelial cell proliferation. Normal bladder mucosa biopsy specimens were obtained as the control group, and human BTCC(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of extensive transurethral resection (TUR) in the diagnosis and treatment of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and its further impact on the recurrence rate at the first follow-up cystoscopy (RR-FFC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review of consecutive series of 523 patients with NMIBCs who underwent TUR from(More)
Camptothecin (CPT) and its derivative have been revealed to possess special anti-cancer activity, extraction methods are necessary for trace determination of CPTs in complex samples. In this work, we prepared a high efficient boronic acid-based polymer monolithic layer for microextraction of CPTs. A disposable membrane filter-based extraction device was(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) has been widely used worldwide, to determine whether RAPN is a safe and effective alternative to open partial nephrectomy (OPN) via the comparison of RANP and OPN. METHODS A comprehensive literature search was performed within the databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase updated on 30(More)