Kuei-Hui Chan

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OBJECTIVES To explore perceptions towards cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV vaccination and to identify factors affecting the acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese adolescent girls in Hong Kong. METHODS Six focus groups were conducted with Chinese adolescent girls (median age 16 years, age range 13-20, n = 64) in Hong(More)
XK469 (NSC 697887) is a synthetic quinoxaline phenoxypropionic acid derivative that possesses unusual solid tumor selectivity and activity against multidrug-resistant cancer cells. We report here that XK469 and its S(-) and R(+)-isomers induce reversible protein-DNA crosslinks in mammalian cells. Under protein denaturing conditions, the protein-DNA(More)
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies, and the identification of novel prognostic and therapeutic targets for ovarian cancer is crucial. It is believed that only a small subset of cancer cells are endowed with stem cell properties, which are responsible for tumor growth, metastatic progression and recurrence. NANOG is one of(More)
A ten-compartment flow-limited pharmacokinetic model scaled from rabbit tissue distribution data was used to predict plasma adriamycin concentrations in 23 patients and adriamycin tissue uptake in nine surgery patients following iv bolus doses of 10--60 mg/m2. The predicted concentrations were compared to experimentally determined adriamycin using a(More)
Twenty patients with solid tumors received 30 mg/M2 of adriamycin. Various tissue samples were intraoperatively obtained from 18 patients, about 1.5--5 hours after an intravenous (IV) bolus dose. Normal liver showed the highest levels of adriamycin uptake (2.3--19.8 micrograms/g); lymph nodes were second; muscle and bone marrow, next; fat and skin had the(More)
The grading and prognostic assessment of oligodendrogliomas is severely constrained and there remains a need for improved diagnosis. Recently, we have identified the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) family of proteins as a novel class of proliferation markers. Mcm2 is a protein which forms part of the prereplicative complex. It is necessary for this complex(More)
We have isolated and sequenced a human heart cDNA clone encoding a novel LIM-only protein. This full-length cDNA clone has a predicted open reading frame (ORF) encoding 280 amino acids. The ORF of this cDNA codes for a LIM-only protein that possesses four repeats of LIM domain and an extra zinc finger and this putative protein is named four-and-a-half LIM(More)
Pharmacokinetics of 4-hydroxycyclophosphamide (4-OHCP), the major active microsomal metabolite of cyclophosphamide (CP), were investigated in the Sprague-Dawley rat following separate iv bolus administrations of CP, synthetic 4-OHCP, and their combination. CP, 4-OHCP, and other metabolites such as phosphoramide mustard, alcophosphamide, and(More)
Hydrolysis of phosphoramide mustard was investigated using HPLC, 31P NMR, and GC-MS with specific deuterium labels. The hydrolysis of phosphoramide mustard in sodium phosphate buffers was found to follow apparent first-order kinetics. The rate of hydrolysis was temperature and pH dependent, being slower under acidic conditions. The hydrolysis was not(More)
Antineoplastic bis(dioxopiperazine)s, such as meso-2,3-bis(2,6-dioxopiperazin-4-yl)butane (ICRF-193), are widely believed to be only catalytic inhibitors of topoisomerase II. However, topoisomerase inhibitors have little or no antineoplastic activity unless they are topoisomerase poisons, a special subclass of topoisomerase-targeting drugs that stabilize(More)