Shengxiang Ren

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BACKGROUND Activating mutations in EGFR are important markers of response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The OPTIMAL study compared efficacy and tolerability of the TKI erlotinib versus standard chemotherapy in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC. METHODS We(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the role of long non-coding RNA UCA1 (urothelial cancer-associated 1) in acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In our study, UCA1 expression was significantly increased in lung cancer cells and patients with(More)
Gefiinib and erlotinib are two similar small molecules of selective and reversible epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), which have been approved for second-line or third-line indication in previously treated advanced Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The results of comparing the EGFR-TKI with standard(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With the increasing use of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), its acquired resistance has become a major clinical problem. Recent studies revealed that miR-21 was involved into the resistance of cytotoxic agents. The aim of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement may predict the outcome of targeted drug therapy and also are associated with the efficacy of chemotherapy in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors of this report investigated the relation of EGFR mutation or ALK(More)
Our previous study demonstrated that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) BC087858 could stimulate acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs in non-small cell lung (NSCLC) but the specific regulatory mechanism remained unknown. We aimed to explore the role and mechanism of lncRNA BC087858 on EGFR-TKIs acquired resistance. LncRNA BC087858 mRNA expression was detected by(More)
This study was to investigate whether the expressions of DNA repair genes ERCC1 (excision repair cross complementing 1), RRM1 (ribonucleotide reductase subunit M1) and BRCA1 (breast cancer 1) affected clinical outcome in patients with NSCLC. Patients with stage IIIb/IV NSCLC were given platinum-based chemotherapy. Messenger RNA expression levels of ERCC1,(More)
INTRODUCTION Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay has been proved to have high sensitivity and specificity to detect anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements. The aim of this study was to investigate the response to crizotinib in patients of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with ALK rearrangements detected by(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate whe- ther X-ray repair cross-complementing group 3 (XRCC3) and xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) affects the outcome of platinum- based chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS From September 2005 to June 2009, 355(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Continuous EGFR-TKI treatment beyond progression has shown promising benefit for some patients with acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of secondary T790M mutation at the time of progression with the efficacy of EGFR-TKI treatment beyond progression. METHODS From March 2011 to(More)