Jianmin Wang

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Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) is an accepted therapeutic option for most breast cancer patients. However, mastectomy is still performed in 30–50% of patients undergoing surgeries. There is increasing interest in preservation of the nipple and/or areola in hopes of achieving improved cosmetic and functional outcomes; however, the oncologic safety of(More)
OBJECTIVE Insulin resistance plays a part in diabetic nephropathy (DN). The association between the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ Pro to Ala alteration at codon 12 (Pro12Ala) polymorphism and the risk of insulin resistance has been confirmed. The association between the polymorphism and DN risk has also been widely studied recently, but no(More)
The association between polymorphism of DNA methyltransferases 3B and cancer risk has been widely studied recently, and no consensus conclusion is available up to now. We perform a comprehensive search using the databases of Medline, ISI Web of Knowledge and Embase. The odds ratio (OR) and its 95% confidence interval (95% CI) are used to investigate the(More)
Androgen receptor has been implicated in the pathogenesis of breast carcinoma. In this study, we explored the potential role of androgen receptor in breast cancer by analyzing its expression using immunohistochemistry and its relationship with tumor progress (ductal carcinoma in situ [DCIS] versus invasive ductal carcinoma [IDC]); nuclear grades (high grade(More)
In the activated sludge process, reducing the operational dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration can improve oxygen transfer efficiency, thereby reducing energy use. The low DO, however, may result in incomplete nitrification. This research investigated the long-term effect of low DO on the nitrification performance of activated sludge. Results indicated that,(More)
We have previously reported that high grade and non-high grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast can be subdivided into 3 cell origin subtypes (luminal, basal/stem, and null), and that high grade DCIS is more frequently associated with basal/stem cell subtypes compared to non-high grade DCIS. Here we refine the relationships between these 3(More)
There are 4 major molecular classifications in the literature that divide breast carcinoma into basal and nonbasal subtypes, with basal subtypes associated with poor prognosis. Basal subtype is defined as positive for cytokeratin (CK) 5/6, CK14, and/or CK17 in CK classification; negative for ER, PR, and HER2 in triple negative (TN) classification; negative(More)
Bone is one of the most common sites of distant metastasis for breast carcinomas. In this study, our objective is to identify molecular markers and molecular subtypes that may predict patients at higher risk of developing bone metastasis. Immunohistochemical analysis with antibodies against estrogen receptor alpha, progesterone receptor, androgen receptor,(More)
CONTEXT Folate receptor α (FRA) has been shown to be selectively expressed in several types of human cancer, including breast cancer. Currently, several FRA target therapies are under intensive study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression pattern of FRA in a large cohort of patients with breast cancer and analyze its relationship with different(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that androgen displays an inhibitory effect on breast cancer cell lines that express androgen receptor (AR) but not estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR). We have previously reported that approximately 1/3 of ER negative high grade invasive ductal carcinomas express AR. Thus, AR can serve as a potential(More)