Stephanie Mun-Chung Fook Chong

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Although E-cadherin expression is frequently reduced in colorectal cancers (CRCs), this does not appear to be due to gene mutation or allele loss. We investigated the hypothesis that promoter methylation could be responsible for suppression of E-cadherin expression in 142 pairs of sporadic CRCs and respective normal mucosae. E-cadherin expression was(More)
BACKGROUND Use of blue dye alone as a marker for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is effective, but combining it with isotope marking can improve the success rate. Use of the isotope adds extra cost and there are potential radiation hazards. The two techniques were compared in a randomized trial. METHODS Women with early breast cancer (less than 3 cm) and(More)
PURPOSE Based on evidence that suggests pentoxifylline can inhibit tumor necrosis factor, we set out to evaluate the activity and toxicity of this drug in patients with cancer-associated anorexia and/or cachexia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy patients with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2 with cancer anorexia and/or(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To explore the clinical predictors of sleepiness as objectively determined by the Multiple Sleep Latency Test with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, age, body mass index, and overnight polysomnographic parameters at a tertiary referral center Sleep Disorders Unit. DESIGN Retrospective, consecutive case series review. SETTING A(More)
BACKGROUND Gene polymorphisms in angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (ATR) had been associated with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and its progression. Several studies on Caucasian and Japanese had reported contradicting results. We determined these polymorphisms in 118 Chinese patients with IgAN and 94(More)
Based on evidence that suggested that systemically administered local anesthetics might be useful in chronic pain, we initiated a pilot study to evaluate the activity and toxicity of mexiletene and flecainide in the treatment of cancer pain. Twenty-one courses of either mexiletine or flecainide were administered to patients with an Eastern Cooperative(More)
This retrospective analysis studied the impact of natural killer (NK) alloreactivity based on the missing ligand model, for a cohort of recipients undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplant without T-cell depletion from HLA full-matched sibling donors. All patients received a uniform myeloablative conditioning regimen and prophylaxis for GVHD. A total of(More)