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PURPOSE To assess the safety and outcomes of radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in elderly patients (≥70) with rectal cancer. METHODS Elderly patients aged 70 and older with rectal cancer, who were treated with RT or CRT at a single institution, were retrospectively analyzed. Performance status (KPS and ECOG score) and comorbidity (Charlson(More)
The two remarkable features of ternary values and a massive unit with thousands bits of parallel computation will make the ternary optical computer (TOC) with modified signed-digit (MSD) adder more powerful and efficient than ever before for numerical calculations. Based on the decrease-radix design presented previously, a TOC can satisfy either a user(More)
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as a major class of regulatory molecules, which were involved in a broad range of biological processes and complex diseases. Research on lncRNAs may shed light on tumorigenesis and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of the present study was to identify lncRNAs correlated with CRC and then(More)
PURPOSE To assess the quality of life in curatively treated patients with rectal cancer in a prospectively collected cohort. METHODS Patients with stage I-III rectal cancer who were treated curatively in a single institution were accrued prospectively. Quality of life was assessed by use of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer(More)
We propose a control method for the optical components of a dynamically reconfigurable optical platform, the ternary optical computer (TOC). The optical components are made of liquid-crystal cell arrays (LCCAs) and polarizers, so the control method is for generating the pilot signals of the LCCAs to meet user demands. In this work, we first briefly(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant therapy for T3N0 rectal cancer was controversial with respect to both radiation and the use of a combined regimen of chemotherapy. We evaluated both clinical features and biomarkers and sought to determine risk factors for those patients retrospectively. METHODS A total of 122 patients with T3N0 rectal cancer were analyzed in this(More)