Hui-Chuan Sun

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Postoperative recurrence of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major issue that must be addressed to further improve prognosis. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of interferon-alfa-1b (IFN-alpha-1b) on recurrent tumor and metastasis after curative resection in nude mice bearing an HCC xenograft with high metastatic potential.(More)
We used flow cytometry and a DNA-binding dye efflux assay to isolate a side population (SP) of cells with stem cell characteristics from the human pancreatic carcinoma cell line, PANC-1. Non-obese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficiency mouse xenograft experiments showed that SP cells were enriched in tumor initiating capability compared with non-SP(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal drainage is a standard procedure after hepatectomy, but this practice has been challenged recently. METHODS Between September 2004 and March 2005, 120 consecutive patients who had undergone hepatic resection by the same surgical team were randomly allocated into drainage and no drainage groups (60 in each group). Patient(More)
Tumor progression is angiogenesis dependent, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key growth factor in this process. sVEGF concentrations in 44 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 5 with benign liver lesions were determined with an enzyme-link immunoadsorbent assay system (ELISA). Reverse transcript-polymerase chain reaction(More)
BACKGROUND To study lymph node metastasis (LNM) and prognosis in patients with operable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as well as the value of routine complete lymphadenectomy. Few studies have been reported on LNM in patients with operable HCC. METHODS Lymph node enlargement of 968 patients with operable HCC was carefully explored and LNM was diagnosed(More)
To review the inhibitory effect of preventive approaches on recurrence after operation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we summarized all available publications reporting randomized control trial indexed in PubMed. The treatment approaches presented above included pre-operative transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), post-operative(More)
Our previous studies suggested that chromosome 8p deletion is associated with metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in which some novel metastasis suppressor genes might be harbored. The present study aimed to identify the metastatic suppressor gene(s). A cDNA chip was constructed with the expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from chromosome 8p and used(More)
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are useful for producing transgenic chickens and preserving genetic material in avian species. In this study, we investigated the in vitro differentiation potential of chicken PGCs into different cell types. For differentiation into adipocytes, chicken PGCs were cultured for 21 days in induction media containing dexamethasone,(More)
BACKGROUND The cross-talk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and abnormal metabolic signals in peritumoral microenvironment modifies our knowledge of hepatocarcinogenesis. As an indispensable modulator of various stresses, the clinical significance of heat-shock transcription factor-1 (HSF1) in HCC microenvironment has never been defined. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To study the impact of hepatitis B e antigen on tumor recurrence and patients' survival after curative resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS Two hundred and three patients with small hepatocellular carcinomas (3cm) who had undergone curative resection were divided into HBeAg-positive group and HBeAg-negative group.(More)