Nian-yong Chen

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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) can be used as prognostic biomarkers in many types of cancer. We aimed to identify miRNAs that were prognostic in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS We retrospectively analysed miRNA expression profiles in 312 paraffin-embedded specimens of nasopharyngeal carcinoma from Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess whether consensus guideline-based atlas-based auto-segmentation (ABAS) reduces interobserver variation and improves dosimetric parameter consistency for organs at risk (OARs) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight radiation oncologists from 8 institutes contoured 20 OARs on planning CT images of 16(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent studies have shown that circulating tumor cells (CTCs) play potential roles as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers with various cancer types. The aim of this study was to comprehensively and quantitatively summarize the evidence for the use of CTCs to predict the survival outcome of lung cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Relevant(More)
BACKGROUND The value of adding cisplatin, fluorouracil, and docetaxel (TPF) induction chemotherapy to concurrent chemoradiotherapy in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma is unclear. We aimed to compare TPF induction chemotherapy plus concurrent chemoradiotherapy with concurrent chemoradiotherapy alone in a suitably powered trial. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND CD44v6 (CD44 variant exon 6) is the chief CD44 variant isoform regulating tumor invasion, progression, and metastasis. The prognostic value of CD44v6 expression in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been evaluated in many studies, but the results have remained controversial. Thus, we performed a meta- analysis of currently available studies(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the volumetric and geometric changes of parotids occurring during IMRT treatment for NPC. METHODS The pre-treatment CBCT images of 10 patients were obtained using kV-CBCT and transmitted back to TPS. The gross tumor volumes (GTVs) and volumes of parotids were manually drawn slice by slice on the CBCT images by the same person using(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the expression of Chemokine receptor CXCR6 in invasive breast cancer cell lines and normal mammary epithelial cell line, and assess the relationship between CXCR6 expression and malignant behavior of breast cancer cells. METHODS Expression level of CXCR6 in different invasive breast cancer cell lines (SK-BR-3, MCF-7, MDA-MB-231) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the expression of non-secretory CXCL16 and its impact on malignant biological behaviors in breast cancer cell lines. METHODS RT-PCR was carried out to examine the expression of CXCL16 mRNA in breast cancer cell lines with different aggressiveness SK-BR-3, MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-435S and human mammary normal epithelial cell; MCF-10A.(More)
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