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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)
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)
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)
We described previously a screening protocol in Drosophila melanogaster that allows us to identify small molecules that increase the killing effect of ionizing radiation in vivo in a multicellular context. The ability of this screen to identify agents that enhance the effect of radiation in human cancer models has been validated in published(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 outcome of patients with stage IIIB/IV non-small-cell lung cancer treated with platinum-based chemotherapy as first-line therapy was investigated to determine if cisplatin- or carboplatin-based combination therapy have similar efficacy by comparing the overall survival and safety profile for each combination regimen. A total of 1,014 patients, treated(More)