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OBJECTIVE To compare efficacy and safety profile of vinorelbine, ifosfamide and cisplatin (NIP) with etoposide and cisplatin (EP) in the treatment of advanced combined small cell lung cancer (c-SCLC). METHODS From January 2006 to December 2010, 176 patients with advanced c-SCLC were enrolled. The primary endpoint was overall survival (OS) and the(More)
The modest response of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) to epithelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gefitinib and erlotinib indicates the need for the development of biomarkers to predict response. We determined gefitinib sensitivity in a panel of HNSCC cell(More)
Despite recent advances in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the prognosis of NSCLC is still relatively poor. Thus, it is of great importance to identify novel effective diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of NSCLC. A growing volume of literature has demonstrated the vital roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cancer biology.(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation is a reliable and sensitive biomarker for EGFR-TKI therapy in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, detection of EGFR mutation in tissues has obvious limitations. Circulating free DNA (cfDNA) has been reported as an alternative approach for the detection of EGFR mutations. This systematic review and(More)
Epidemiological studies evaluating the association between the intake of vitamin C and lung cancer risk have produced inconsistent results. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the association between them. Pertinent studies were identified by a search of PubMed, Web of Knowledge and Wan Fang Med Online through December of 2013. Random-effect model was(More)
The properties of the leader-laggard chaos synchronization (LLCS) in two mutually coupled external-cavity semiconductor lasers are studied systematically. We theoretically analyze the general conditions for the LLCS based on the symmetric operation mechanism and numerically investigate the influences of operation parameters, the mismatch robustness, the(More)
We numerically analyze the effect of an injection current on the synchronization and communication features of two chaotic external cavity semiconductor lasers in a closed-loop configuration. The simulation results demonstrate that, by moderately increasing the injection current, the efficient bandwidth of the chaotic carrier would be broadened, high(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests that dysregulated snoRNA may play a role in the development of malignancy. In the present study, we investigated the role of SNORD78 in the tumorigenesis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS We determined the expression level of SNORD78 in NSCLC tissues with quantitative real-time PCR and then studied(More)
BACKGROUND Melusin, a muscle-specific integrin-linked protein, has been reported to be a biomechanical sensor and to protect the heart from pressure overload. In the present study, we investigated the possible role that melusin plays during cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS We constructed a heart failure model of rats induced by(More)
Nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a commonly occurring lung cancer. A combination of molecular biological treatments with regular chemotherapy may result in improved therapeutic outcome. Here, we reported significantly higher levels of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) and significantly lower levels of miR-100 in the NSCLC specimen, compared to(More)