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Several randomized trials have demonstrated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations can achieve favorable clinical outcomes on treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). EGFR mutation is considered as a predictive marker for efficacy of EGFR-TKIs in NSCLC. Here we show(More)
Previous studies have revealed that EGFR mutation and/or EML4–ALK gene fusion rate was higher in the non-smoker Asian females with pulmonary adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study is to determine the distribution of known oncogenic driver mutations in the female non-smoker Asian patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma. 104 consecutively resected lung(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the role of long non-coding RNA UCA1 (urothelial cancer-associated 1) in acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In our study, UCA1 expression was significantly increased in lung cancer cells and patients with(More)
One of the target genes of pemetrexed (PEM), thymi-dylate synthase (TS), has been shown to have a close association with its efficacy. TS gene polymorphisms have been shown to be associated with the efficacy of antifolate treatment in enteron tumors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of TS gene polymorphisms in patients(More)
BACKGROUND POTEE (POTE ankyrin domain family, member E) is a newly identified cancer-testis antigen that has been found to be expressed in a wide variety of human cancers including cancers of the colon, prostate, lung, breast, ovary, and pancreas. AIM To measure the serum levels of POTEE in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to explore(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain metastases occur in one-third of all non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Due to restrictive transport at the blood-brain barrier, many drugs provide poor control of metastases in the brain. The aim of this study was to compare erlotinib with pemetrexed as second-/third-line treatment in patients with lung adenocarcinoma with asymptomatic(More)
The present study aimed to investigate anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) status in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to evaluate whether abnormalities in expression were associated with patient prognosis. ALK status was investigated using immunohistochemistry (IHC), reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) and fluorescence in(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-mediated mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition factor (MET) gene amplification is a common mechanism for acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). MET gene amplification has also been associated with hepatic metastases in patients with lung cancer. The aim of this(More)
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