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BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have reported the preventive effect of vitamin A intake on bladder cancer. However, the findings are inconsistent. To address this issue we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the quantitative effects of vitamin A on bladder cancer. METHODS We searched MEDLINE and Embase databases and the references of the relevant(More)
BACKGROUND The relationships between dietary fiber, whole grains, carbohydrate, glycemic index (GI), glycemic load (GL), and prostate cancer risk are unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate these associations. METHODS Relevant studies were identified by a search of PubMed database and EMBASE database up to April 2015. A(More)
PURPOSE Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed male malignancies. Nu­merous studies have investigated the role of genetic variants in PCa risk. However, the results re­main unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between single-nucleo­tide polymorphism (SNP) rs2228001 in xeroderma pigmentosum group C (XPC),(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to introduce the surgical technique of a modified spiral orthotopic ileal neobladder and to assess the long-term outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1998 and January 2006, 44 male and 7 female patients with bladder cancer received radical cystectomy (RC) and pelvic lymphadenectomy. An ileal segment 40(More)
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