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Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a brand-new tumour vascular paradigm independent of angiogenesis that describes the specific capacity of aggressive cancer cells to form vessel-like networks that provide adequate blood supply for tumour growth. A variety of molecule mechanisms and signal pathways participate in VM induction. Additionally, cancer stem cell and(More)
Galectin-3, a β-galactoside-binding lectin, is a cell adhesion molecule involved in the regulation of tumor progression. However, the importance of galectin-3 in Eca-109 human esophageal cancer cells has not yet been elucidated. In the present study, a lentiviral vector was designed for overexpression of galectin-3 in Eca-109 cells following(More)
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a vascular-like structure which can mimic the embryonic vascular network pattern to nourish the tumour tissue. As a unique perfusion way, VM is correlated with tumour progression, invasion, metastasis and lower 5-year survival rate. Notably, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulators and EMT-related transcription factors(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the rates of locoregional failure (LRF) vs distant metastasis (DM), and find risk factors for recurrence in patients with completely resected N1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS By searching Pubmed, Embase and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register from 1995 through 2014, eligible randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were(More)
The combination of exogenous granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) with radiotherapy (RT) has been demonstrated to strengthen the antitumor immune response. We hypothesized that the variation of GM-CSF during RT was correlated with cancer prognosis. We measured serum levels of GM-CSF and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) before and during RT in 126(More)
Galectin-3 is a multifunctional β-galactoside‑binding lectin that is involved in multiple biological functions which are upregulated in malignancies, including cell growth, adhesion, proliferation, progression and metastasis, as well as apoptosis. A previous study has confirmed the roles of galecin-3 overexpression in the biological behavior of Eca109 human(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical efficacy of consolidation chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin (DP) in elderly patients of esophageal cancer.
 Methods: Seventy-nine elderly patients of esophageal cancer were randomly divided into the treatment group (38 patients) and the control group (41 patients). Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the dosimetry features of volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and fixed field intensity‑modulated radiotherapy (f-IMRT) in postoperative irradiation of stage IB-IIA high‑risk cervical cancer. Fifteen patients exhibiting stage IB‑IIA high‑risk cervical cancer, who had been treated with postoperative adjuvant(More)
PURPOSE Soluble cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (sCTLA-4), one of the isoforms of CTLA-4, was discovered to be critical in downregulating the negative signal of CTLA-4 in T-cell responses. Contrary to the classical immunosuppressive effect of CTLA-4, its immunoregulatory function might be complicated. However, the clinical significance of sCTLA-4 to immune(More)