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The chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) has been widely investigated in diagnosis and prognosis of gastric cancer (GC). However, the impact of CXCR4 on GC patients remains controversial; Here, we conducted a meta-analysis to obtain the precise role of CXCR4 in GC prognosis and clinicopathology. Thirteen published studies with a total of 1,936 patients were(More)
Pituicytoma is a rare, low-grade glial neoplasm that arises in the neurohypophysis or infundibulum and usually presents as pituitary gland enlargement. They are often misdiagnosed as pituitary adenomas. Causes have varied for high serum adrenocorticotropic hormone level reported in a few patients with pituicytoma.We report a rare case of pituicytoma(More)
To the Editor: A number of clinical studies have shown dramatic clinical and radiographic responses to imatinib mesylate in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). The degree and pattern of enhancement observed on CT scans are useful for differentiating malignant from benign tumors and identifying posttreatment changes. In contrast to minor(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficiency of radiotherapy (RT) only and chemotherapy plus radiotherapy (CRT) strategy in the treatment of pure intracranial germinoma. METHODS We searched PUBMED, EMBASE, Medline and Cochrane library up to May 2016 for studies that enrolled patients with pure intracranial germinoma receiving either RT only or CRT treatment as(More)
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