Kuan-Ting Kuo

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The studies concerning clinical implications of TET2 mutation in patients with primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are scarce. We analyzed TET2 mutation in 486 adult patients with primary AML. TET2 mutation occurred in 13.2% of our patients and was closely associated with older age, higher white blood cell and blast counts, lower platelet numbers, normal(More)
BACKGROUND In the past two decades, the incidence of breast cancer in young Taiwanese females has been rapidly increasing, approaching the risk level of western countries. As a first step to investigate the possible etiology, we examined the molecular subtypes of female breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS This study included 1,028 consecutive patients with(More)
Presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in variable proportions in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma tissues has been demonstrated by several worldwide studies. Some reports emphasized the significance of HPV in predicting a better prognosis, as well as ethnic differences between Chinese and Caucasians. In order to understand the biological role of HPV and(More)
PURPOSE Whether diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of primary central nervous system origin (PCNSL) is biologically different from DLBCL of peripheral nodal origin (NL) remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the expression frequencies and prognostic significance of a panel of cell differentiation markers between these two disease(More)
BACKGROUND Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma (EPSCC) is a heterogeneous group of cancers. The clinicopathological features of EPSCC remain poorly defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with the clinicopathological features of EPSCC, treated at three major medical centers in Taiwan, were included. Histologic and clinical diagnoses, smoking history,(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied tau and excision repair cross-complementing 1 expression to evaluate their predictive values in advanced breast carcinoma patients. METHODS Patients treated with paclitaxel and cisplatin as the first-line chemotherapy for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer were enrolled. The expression levels of tau and excision repair(More)
O(6)-Methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) is critical for repairing pro-mutagenic DNA bases and is correlated with response to alkylating agents in cancers. Since there is great interest in pursuing the potential role of temozolomide, a novel alkylating agent, in the treatment of brain metastases, this study aimed to evaluate MGMT expression as well(More)
The incidence of breast and genital tract cancers is increasing among Taiwanese women, but the age specificity and histopathological features of these cancers have not been determined. We used a descriptive epidemiological method and data from the Taiwan Cancer Registry (1979-2007) to examine secular trends in the age-specific incidences of female breast(More)
AT-rich interactive domain 1A (ARID1A) is a subunit of switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) complex. Recently, alterations of ARID1A gene, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-protein kinase B (PI3K-Akt) pathway and zinc-finger protein 217 (ZNF217) gene have been identified as frequent molecular genetic changes in ovarian clear cell carcinoma. The(More)
AIMS To understand the role of and differences in molecular alterations between endometrial and ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinomas. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated the microsatellite status of 26 ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinomas (OVEMs), 42 endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinomas (EMCAs), and 19 concurrent (endometrial and ovarian) endometrioid(More)