PhD King-Jen Chang MD

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Recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is the major obstacle to improved survival. The presence of vascular invasion (VI) in pathology specimens is a well-known unfavorable prognostic factor for HCC recurrence. Though some VI-related genes have been reported, their association with recurrence-free survival is not known. We hypothesized(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify genes of interest for a subsequent functional and clinical cohort study using complementary (c)DNA microarrays. cDNA microarray hybridization was performed to identify differentially expressed genes between tumor and nontumor specimens in 30 gastric cancer patients. Subsequent functional studies of the selected gene(More)
Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with excision of splenic vessels (SPDP-ESV) has been widely adopted because of its simplicity. However, this simplified technique may lead to gastric varices and bleeding. For better understanding of the hemodynamic changes and risk of gastric variceal bleeding, we instituted a prospective study to perform serial(More)
The main objective of this study was to determine whether there was a correlation in the levels of various angiogenesis-related factors between the tumor drainage and peripheral venous blood and whether appraisal of angiogenic factor levels in the tumor drainage venous blood could provide better prognostic information for patients with colorectal cancer(More)
IMP3 (insulinlike growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 3) is a newly identified oncofetal RNA-binding protein that is involved in cell growth and cell migration during the early stages of embryogenesis. This study sought to elucidate its role in tumor progression and prognosis of colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRA). IMP3 expression in 186 surgically resected(More)
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