Jin Chuan Sheu

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The retinoblastoma protein-interacting zinc finger gene RIZ1 is a tumor suppressor gene and a member of a nuclear histone/protein methyltransferase superfamily. RIZ1 inactivation is commonly found in many types of human cancers and occurs through loss of mRNA expression, frameshift mutation, chromosomal deletion, and missense mutation. RIZ1 is also a tumor(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term benefits of the aggressive treatments with resection or transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Primary HCC is one of the most fatal malignancies in Taiwan. The result of resection for HCC remains unsatisfactory, primarily due(More)
To characterize phenotypic and genotypic changes in gastric cancer (GC), DNA copy number aberrations (CNAs) were assessed in 53 tumors using comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and correlated with clinicopathologic characteristics and status of TP53 and replication error (RER). The number of CNAs per tumor was 6.8 (gain 5.3, loss 1.5), and the number of(More)
The growth rate of 31 asymptomatic hepatocellular carcinomas (diameter less than or equal to 5 cm) discovered in 28 patients by a prospective screening program was determined by real-time ultrasonography over 36-860 days. Except for one tumor that shrank on follow-up, the doubling time ranged from 29 to 398 days, with a median of 117 days, an arithmetic(More)
The relative role of hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus in hepatitis B surface antigen-negative hepatocellular carcinoma was evaluated by polymerase chain reaction in 31 patients from Taiwan. Twenty-one were positive for antibody to hepatitis C virus (group 1) and 10 were negative (group 2). Of the group 1 patients, hepatitis C viral RNA was detected(More)
To assess the contribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in liver disease in Taiwan, antibody to HCV (anti-HCV) was studied by radioimmunoassay in 392 patients with chronic liver disease and in 440 healthy adults and 444 subjects at risk. The anti-HCV prevalence was 0.95% in 420 volunteer blood donors, 90% in 100 hemophiliacs, and 81% in 58 parenteral drug(More)
A total of 109 patients with histologically proved hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have undergone hepatic resection during the 56-month period from October 1978 to May 1983. There were two sources of patients: those with symptomatic HCC (n = 47) and those with asymptomatic HCC (n = 62). A family tendency of HCC was noted in 11% of the patients studied. The(More)
For the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma, intratumor injection of absolute ethanol under ultrasound guidance was performed in 27 tumors in 23 patients, with a tumor diameter of between 1.0 and 3.3 cm. The initially elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein levels in 15 patients decreased during treatment, with 13 returning to normal after this regimen. In(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS A different spectrum of genetic changes including p53, c-erbB-2, c-met, adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), and deleted in colorectal cancer (DCC) is involved in gastric cancer (GC). The aim of this study was to correlate these alterations with histological subtypes, tumor stages, and Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS Specimens of 163(More)
Intratumor injection of absolute ethanol to treat small hepatocellular carcinoma sometimes results in incomplete necrosis of the tumor. Causes of this include inhomogeneous distribution of the ethanol and difficulty in identifying the tumor after previous ethanol injections. To solve these problems, the authors designed a multiple-side-hole needle for(More)