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BACKGROUND Lung cancers in women, in nonsmokers, and in patients with adenocarcinoma from Asia have more prevalent mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene than their counterparts. However, the etiology of EGFR mutations in this population remains unclear. The authors hypothesized that the human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16/18(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 E6 oncoprotein is expressed in lung tumors and is associated with p53 inactivation. The tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 3 (TIMP-3) is essential for limiting inflammation; therefore, we expected that TIMP-3 loss might induce chronic inflammation, thereby promoting tumor malignancy as well as poor survival and relapse in(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor in a subset of oropharyngeal cancer; however, the contribution of HPV in the malignancy of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) is not fully understood in Taiwanese. Herein, 61 patients with no risk factors and 117 patients with one or more risk factors were enrolled in this study. HPV16/18 infection rate in(More)
PURPOSE Fas ligand (FasL) -844T/C polymorphism (rs763110) has a demonstrated association with lung cancer risk. FasL -844CC with higher FasL expression has been suggested to contribute to tumor progression via immune escape. However, the impact of FasL -844T/C polymorphism on the clinical outcome of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains to be(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies of elderly depression have examined the association between depression and its related factors; however, they did not observe how the development of related factors influenced elderly depression over time. This study aims to understand the rising trajectory of depressive symptoms found in elderly male and female, and whether(More)
Subcellular localization of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease-1/redox factor-1 (Ape1) has been demonstrated to promote lung tumor malignancy via NF-κB activation. We hypothesized that increased cytoplasmic Ape1 expression might cause NF-κB activation by p53 aberration, and result in poor outcome in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Herein, knockdown of(More)
Researchers conducted a study in a Taiwanese medical center from June 2009 to June 2011 to investigate the relations of perceived stress and lifestyle to breast cancer. A total of 157 cases and 314 controls completed a structured questionnaire. Using multiple logistic regression models, high perceived stress (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.65; 95% confidence(More)
Little is known about the interplay of cultural, parenting, and sociodemographic/socioeconomic factors on children's behavioral problems, especially within culturally mixed families in Chinese society. This study compares the presence of behavioral problems between children from families with an immigrant mother and those from native-born families in a(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the factors for enhancing the susceptibility of cancer cells to chemotherapeutic drug by ultrasound microbubbles. Ultrasound (US) combined with phospholipid-based microbubbles (MB) was used to enhance the susceptibility of colon cancer cell line SWD-620 to anticancer drugs Topotecan hydrochloride (TOP).(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms (1082A>G, - 819C>T, and -592G>A) in the interleukin-10 (IL10) promoter are associated with its transcriptional activity. IL10 induction by cigarette smoking plays a role in smoking-related lung tumor progression. We therefore expected to find a difference in impact of IL10 haplotypes on overall survival (OS) and relapse-free(More)