Ningfang Wang

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Circulating tumor stem cells (CTSC), a subpopulation of circulating tumor cells (CTC), may lead to recurrent diseases. The aim of this study was to detect CTC (CD45−EpCAM+) and CTSC (CD45−EpCAM+CD44+CD24−) of breast cancer (BC) patients, as well as to explore their clinical relevance. CTC and CTSC in peripheral blood (PB) of 45 female BC patients were(More)
Microvesicles (MVs) are released by various cancer cells, including leukemia cells. They can "hijack" membrane components from their parental cells and exert pleiotropic effects on tumor progression. Human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG1) K(+) channels are highly expressed in cancer cells and appear of exceptional importance in favoring cancer(More)
Biliary stenting is a well-established palliative treatment in patients with unresectable malignant biliary strictures. The aim of the present study was to compare clinical outcomes of covered and uncovered stents in patients with malignant extrahepatic biliary obstruction caused by direct tumor invasion. Patients diagnosed with malignant extrahepatic(More)
Cryptococcal infection primarily affects the lung or the central nervous system and rare cases have been reported involving the gastrointestinal tract. However, among patients with HIV/AIDS, the gastrointestinal involvement is increasing. According to the PubMed search results, there were seven cases reported involving duodenal cryptococcosis combined with(More)
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