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OBJECTIVES Serologic analyses for anti-EBV antibodies used alone usually have low sensitivity for the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We assumed that a combined determination of antibodies directed at EBV proteins expressed in both lytic and latent cycles could increase the sensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty healthy controls and 100 NPC(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)
Recent studies have suggested that the action of IkappaB kinase alpha (IKKα) as a tumor suppressor is crucial in the development of skin carcinoma, but its role in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unknown. We examined the IKKα expression in specimens from 157 NPC patients by immunohistochemistry and analyzed the effect of IKKα on prognosis. The(More)
Selecting suitable features is very crucial for achieving successful classification of land cover types. This paper presents a comparative study of three typical feature selection methods for the task of regional land cover classification using MODIS data. Comparison results have shown that Branch and Bound is the best for land cover classification with(More)
Revelation of emerging exotic states of topological insulators (TIs) for future quantum computing applications relies on breaking time-reversal symmetry and opening a surface energy gap. Here, we report on the transport response of Bi2Te3 TI thin films in the presence of varying Cr dopants. By tracking the magnetoconductance (MC) in a low doping regime we(More)
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the clinical application of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for chemotherapy-induced leucopenia and to evaluate its effectiveness and safety. We included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) with no limitation of publication type or language. Participants were cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze plasma levels of soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), soluble P-selectin (sP-selectin) and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) in the patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS Plasma samples were obtained from 110 NPC patients and 55 age and sex matched healthy individuals as controls. Using commercially(More)
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a new generation of functional molecular materials, have broad application prospects in enantioselective catalysis and chiral separation areas due to their unusual properties, such as high surface area, rich topologies, permanent microporous, availability of outer-surface modification and so on. A single-handed helical(More)
To study the effect of multileaf collimator (MLC) leaf widths (standard MLC [sMLC] width of 10mm and micro-MLC [mMLC] width of 4mm) on intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for cervical cancer. Between January 2010 and August 2010, a retrospective analysis was conducted on 12 patients with cervical cancer. The treatment plans for all patients were(More)