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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play crucial roles in regulating a variety of genes pivotal for tumor metastasis. MicroRNA-301a (miR-301a) is overexpressed and displays oncogenic activity in many cancers. However, little is known about the potential roles of miR-301a in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Taqman probe stem-loop real-time(More)
Metastasis remains to be one of the most prevalent causes leading to poor long-term survival of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The clinical significances of tumor metastatic suppressor, N-myc downregulated gene 1 (NDRG1), have been inconsistently reported in a variety of cancerous diseases. In this study with 240 CRC clinical specimens, we showed that(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory response and acid-base equilibrium index, as well as other clinical facts of the endoscopic thyroidectomy via the anterior chest wall approach. METHODS Thirty-nine patients who received thyroidectomy in our surgical center during September 2007 and January 2008 were included in this study.(More)
Correspondence To the Editor: Gastric carcinoma is a common gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy while signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) is a well-known poorly differentiated histological type that has a strong tendency for metastasis. The dissemination of gastric carcinoma mainly presents in three patterns. The most common approach for metastasis is through(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric cancer represents a great challenge for healthcare providers and requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach in which surgery plays a major role. Minimally invasive surgery has been progressively developed, first with the advent of laparoscopy and recently with the spread of robotic surgery, but a number of issues are currently(More)
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