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The objectives of this study were to assess the toxicity and immunological response induced by the intra-dermal (i.d.) administration of MUC1-peptide-pulsed dendritic cells (DCs) in advanced pancreatic cancer patients. Patients with recurrent lesions or metastasis after surgery, and immunohistochemistry positive for MUC1 were treated in cohorts that(More)
BACKGROUND Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is a form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as extramedullary myeloid tumor or chloroma. It forms a solid malignant tumor consisting of myelocytes or granulocytes and is typically located in bone while occurrence in other parts of the body is rare. CASE PRESENTATION We reported a 40-year-old male patient who(More)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most malignant diseases in the world. Interferon regulator factor 2 (IRF-2), an interferon regulatory factor, has been known to act as an oncogene in distinct types of cancer. In this study, we found that the expression of IRF-2 was up-regulated in primary pancreatic cancer samples and associated with tumor size,(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric neuroendocrine carcinomas (g-NECs) are rare tumors that have aggressive biological behaviors and poor prognosis, but the prognostic factors of postoperative patients with g-NEC are still unclear. Our aim was to study and explore the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of patients with g-NEC treated with radical surgery. (More)
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF or CCN2), which belongs to the CCN family, is a secreted protein. It has been implicated in various biological processes, such as cell proliferation, migration, angiogenesis, and tumorigenesis. In this study, we found that CTGF expression level was elevated in primary papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) samples and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose was to describe the clinicopathological characteristics of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) and evaluate prognosis-related factors in potentially resectable pNETs. METHODS The clinical data of 104 patients with pNETs who underwent surgery were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS The mean (SD) age was 49.8 (14.6) years. The(More)
Mucosal epithelial surfaces, such as line the oral cavity, are common sites of microbial colonization by bacteria, yeast and fungi. The microbial interactions involve adherence between the glycans on the host cells and the carbohydrate-binding proteins of the pathogen. Saliva constantly bathes the buccal cells of the epithelial surface of the mouth and we(More)
The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is very poor, and developing new therapeutic strategies for this cancer is needed. Recently, the Warburg effect (aerobic glycolysis) has attracted much attention for its function in the tumorigenesis. Lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) executes the final step of aerobic glycolysis and has been reported to be involved in the(More)
Colon adaptation can partially compensate for the reduced capacity of nutrient absorption in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of combined treatment with enteral nutrition (EN), dietary fiber, and recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on promoting colonic adaptation. A group of 40 male Sprague-Dawley(More)
Local invasion and distant metastasis are difficult problems for surgical intervention and treatment in gastric cancer. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2) was considered to have an important role in this process. In this study, we demonstrated that expression of CTGF was significantly upregulated in clinical tissue samples of gastric carcinoma (GC)(More)