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Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a key enzyme responsible for DNA synthesis and repair. Altered expression of TS protein or TS gene polymorphisms has been associated with cancer progression and treatment response. This study investigated the expressions of TS and its gene SNPs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and then its association with sensitivity to(More)
Allicin is an active compound derived from garlic that has been shown to have antitumor properties in vitro. The current study was designed to explore the effects and the underlying mechanism of allicin on gastric cancer cells. The MTT assay was used to detect cell viability. Transmission electron microscopy, Rh123 and propidium iodide staining, annexin(More)
To investigate the association between a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of ERCC1, Asn118Asn (C → T), and the response of patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (n = 142) to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. The SNP, Asn118Asn (C → T), in codon 118 of ERCC1 was detected using an AllGlo™ Probe-based real-time PCR kit. The short-term(More)
The present study aimed to address the pharmacogenetic role of BAG1 in platinum-based chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and in cultured human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. A total of 108 NSCLC patients (stages I-IIIA) were treated with a standard chemotherapy regimen of cisplatin plus vinorelbine. Additionally, in vitro cultured(More)
Serum YKL-40 levels have been associated with a poor prognosis in patients with several cancer types. However, the role of YKL-40 and its relationship with colorectal cancer are poorly understood. Pretreatment serum levels of YKL-40 were determined in 86 patients with colorectal cancer and from 20 healthy controls. The serum YKL-40 levels in colorectal(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of a novel inflammation-based prognostic system, called COP-LMR (combination of platelet count and lymphocyte to monocyte ratio), for predicting postoperative survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). COP-LMR was calculated on the basis of the obtained data. Patients with both an(More)
In the present study, we assessed the GRHL3 expression in 967 patients with diffuse large B cell lymphomas to identify the potential prognostic value and the development of specific therapeutic strategies. All patients enrolled were from a previous study by Hao Zhang et al. (BMC Cancer 14:333, 2014). GRHL3 expression status was evaluated by(More)
We investigated the prognostic significance of subclassification of stage IIB lung cancer according to the eighth tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification. To this purpose, the prognostic outcomes of 226 stage IIB lung cancer patients who underwent surgery without adjuvant therapies between 2001 and 2010 were evaluated retrospectively based on the eighth(More)
Dear Editor: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the fourth most frequent cause of cancer deaths worldwide. After potential curative surgery, 30 % of the patients will eventually develop metastases, often in spite of adjuvant therapies. The main factors that determine the prognosis in colorectal cancer include lymph node involvement, size(More)
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