Jen-Pin Chuang

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BACKGROUND Complete tumor regression after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer has been associated with better disease-free and overall survival. The survival experience for patients with partial tumor regression is less clear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the prognostic significance of partial response after(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about colorectal cancer or colon and rectal cancer. Are they the same disease or different diseases? OBJECTIVES The aim of this epidemiology study was to compare the features of colon and rectal cancer by using recent national cancer surveillance data. DESIGN AND SETTING Data included colorectal cancer (1995-2008) from the(More)
This study aims to investigate whether patients with breast cancer and a history of cardiovascular diseases (CADs) are at an increased incidence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) after receiving radiation therapy (RT). In Taiwan, 5828 patients who had a history of CAD were newly diagnosed of breast cancer and received mastectomy between 1999 and 2009. Among(More)
Literature about the risk of secondary cancer after radiation therapy (RT) of prostate and rectal cancer reveals contradictory results. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine whether the RT induces secondary rectal or prostate cancer in patients, respectively, with prostate or rectal cancer. All studies published in Medline or Pubmed up to March 3, 2015,(More)
OBJECTIVE There is no consensus on standard treatment for right colon perforation in pediatric patients. We reviewed our cases over the past 21 years, comparing the effects of different operations to the long-term growth of patients. METHODS From February 1990 to October 2011, 29 patients of right colon perforation were enrolled in our analysis after(More)
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a devastating disease. Despite its numerous complications, intrathecal (IT) chemotherapy remains a longstanding treatment for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Using case studies with internationally reported results, we attempted to determine the necessity of IT chemotherapy in treating leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. We(More)
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