Lu-Jun Shen

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BACKGROUND Although weight loss is common in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients receiving radiotherapy, the prognostic influence of weight loss and its impact modified by body mass index (BMI) are still unclear. METHODS 2433 NPC patients receiving radical radiotherapy at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from November, 2000 to December, 2004 were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of smoking on prognosis of male nasopharyngeal carcinoma by comparing the treatment outcomes between smokers and non-smokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 2450 nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients were enrolled, including 1865 male patients. Matching was performed between smokers and non-smokers in male(More)
INTRODUCTION Thrombocytosis has been identified as an unfavorable prognostic factor in several types of cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of pretreatment platelet count in association with the TNM staging system and therapeutic regimens in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS A total of 2,626 patients with NPC were(More)
INTRODUCTION The current metastatic category (M) of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a "catch-all" classification, covering a heterogeneous group of tumors ranging from potentially curable to incurable. The aim of this study was to design an M categorization system that could be applied in planning the treatment of NPC with synchronous metastasis. (More)
PURPOSE Nomogram for predicting more than a 5-year survival for non-metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) was lacking. This study aimed to develop the new nomograms to predict long-term survival in these patients. RESULTS The median follow-up time for training set and test set was 95.2 months and 133.3 months, respectively. The significant predictors(More)
BACKGROUND Although the prognostic impact of body mass index (BMI) in patients with non-metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) had been extensively studied, its effect among metastatic NPC patients remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic effect of BMI in patients with metastatic NPC. METHODS We retrospectively studied(More)
The relationship between alcohol drinking and the prognosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is unknown. To investigate the prognostic value of alcohol drinking on NPC, this retrospective study was conducted on 1923 male NPC patients. Patients were classified as current, former and non-drinkers according to their drinking status. Furthermore, they were(More)
The impacts of weight loss on prognosis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remain unclear. The present study was therefore undertaken to investigate the association between critical weight loss and long-term survival in NPC patients. The eligible 2399 NPC patients were reviewed. Weight change was categorized into critical weight loss (CWL) and non-critical(More)
To retrospectively compare the outcome of chemolipiodolization with or without embolization in transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within the Milan criteria. From August 2002 to December 2014, 112 patients (median age, 56.7 years; age range, 22-80 years;(More)