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Inflammation has been demonstrated to be widely involved in the carcinogenesis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the prognostic significance of lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) in metastatic NPC is not fully addressed. The purpose of the study is to investigate the prognostic impact of pre-treatment absolute lymphocyte count (ALC), absolute(More)
AIM The effect of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) therapy on hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with prior resolved hepatitis B is not fully understood. METHODS From January 2006 to December 2010, 43 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative/anti-hepatitis B core antigen (HBc) positive(More)
The link between circulating lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) and newly diagnosed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not fully defined. The study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic impact of LMR on survival outcomes in previously untreated metastatic NSCLC patients receiving platinum-based doublet. Chemotherapy-naive metastatic NSCLC(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2/neu) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients and its clinical significance. METHODS The expressions of HER-2/neu were detected by SP immunohistochemistry method in 30 patients with HCC, 10 with portal cirrhosis of the liver and 10 with normal liver. RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of the circulating absolute monocyte count (AMC) in patients with locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is uncertain. This study was designed to assess the association of circulating AMC with survival outcomes in patients diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic HCC receiving systemic chemotherapy. (More)
The association of prolonged rituximab therapy and hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and the role of lamivudine prophylaxis remain undefined. The prevalence and mortality of HBV reactivation in HBsAg-positive patients with DLBCL undergoing rituximab-based treatment, who received prophylactic treatment with or(More)
BACKGROUND As a surrogate marker of systemic inflammation, the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) is an independent prognostic factor for various malignancies. This study investigated the prognostic significance of the pre-chemotherapy LMR in patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving chemotherapy. METHODS The present(More)
Little is known about the likelihood and degree of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seropositive patients with disseminated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving chemotherapy. Between January 2003 and December 2013, all HBsAg seropositive patients with metastatic NSCLC receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy were(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been reported to be associated with inferior prognosis in hepatocellular and pancreatic carcinoma cases, but has not been studied with respect to non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of HBV infection in advanced NSCLC patients. (More)
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