Kui-fat Chan

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome are reaching epidemic levels worldwide, but data in Asia remain scarce. This cross-sectional study examined the metabolic and adipokine profiles of Chinese patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and factors associated with severe disease. METHODS Eighty ethnic Chinese with NAFLD(More)
Family relatives of gastric cancer patients have a higher risk of gastric cancer and premalignant gastric lesions. We sought to determine the risk factors associated with the presence of intestinal metaplasia in a large cohort of gastric cancer relatives. First-degree relatives of gastric cancer patients were invited for screening gastroscopy. Endoscopic(More)
Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is the breast cancer subtype defined by gene profiling and generates keen clinical interest. Immunohistochemical panels using basal cytokeratins and epidermal growth factor receptor are widely adopted for its identification. Nonetheless, there are concerns about the risk for missing some true BLBCs. Both P-cadherin and(More)
PURPOSE Gastric cancer and its premalignant gastric lesion, intestinal metaplasia (IM), frequently express cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) at high levels. We tested whether long-term use of specific COX-2 inhibitors regress gastric IM. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN This is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Individuals with confirmed IM and Helicobacter(More)
AIMS Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis (SLL) of the breast is characterised by lymphocytic lobulitis, ductitis, vasculitis and dense keloidal fibrosis with epithelioid fibroblasts. However, the subsets of the infiltrating lymphocytes and their contribution to disease progression have not been fully explored. METHODS CD20, CD3, CD4, CD8 and regulatory T(More)
Acute pneumonia developed in a previously healthy man during the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in southern China in March 2003. Antibiotic treatment was ineffective, and he died 8 days after illness onset. Human metapneumovirus was isolated from lung tissue. No other pathogen was found. Other etiologic agents should thus be sought in(More)
OBJECTIVE Familial aggregation of gastric cancer has been linked to familial clustering of Helicobacter pylori infection. Patterns and risk factors associated with H. pylori infection were investigated in 1st degree relatives of Chinese gastric cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Gastric cancer relatives were invited for screening endoscopy. H. pylori(More)
Combined B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl2) and Ki67 expression for breast cancer prognostication has been proposed recently. However, the combinatorial relationship with patient outcome, clinico-pathologic features, and various biomarkers has not been fully explored. Bcl2 and Ki67 expression were examined in a large cohort of breast cancers. Differential Bcl2 and(More)
  • Yu-Hong Liu, Julia Y S Tsang, +6 authors Gary M Tse
  • Oncotarget
  • 2016
Doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1), a microtubule associated kinase, has recently been proposed to be a putative marker for stemness and adverse prognosis in gastrointestinal cancers. However, it is not clear whether the protein also plays similar roles in breast cancer. Here, the expression of DCLK1 was analyzed in a large cohort of invasive breast cancers(More)
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) has been suggested to be the candidate gene for 8p11-12 amplification in breast cancer and its therapeutic/ prognostic value is explored. Most previous studies focused on FGFR1 gene amplification, which may not necessarily lead to protein expression. Therefore, analysis of protein level may have more clinical(More)