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INTRODUCTION Previous studies have shown that plasma free amino acid (PFAA) profiles are altered in cancer patients compared with healthy controls. A multivariate index based on PFAAs was generated from a Japanese dataset and has been previously demonstrated to be clinically valuable for discriminating patients in the early stages of lung cancer. However,(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite a sharp increase in e-cigarette use, there is debate about whether e-cigarettes are a viable alternative for harm reduction, and the forms that regulation should take. Healthcare providers can be effective in offering guidance to patients and their families and shaping regulatory policy. We described lung cancer specialists' attitudes(More)
EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are recommended as first-line therapy in patients with advanced, recurrent, or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that have active EGFR mutations. The importance of rapid and sensitive methods for the detection of EGFR mutations is emphasized. The aim of this study is to examine the EGFR(More)
INTRODUCTION The human genome encodes approximately 518 kinases, including 90 tyrosine kinases (TK) and 43 tyrosine-like kinases [1]. Phosphorylated tyrosine serves as a binding site for several signal transducers that initiate multiple signaling pathways, resulting in cell proliferation, migration, metastasis, resistance to apoptosis, and angiogenesis [2].(More)
INTRODUCTION The development of paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelle (PPM) has circumvented many of the infusion-related difficulties associated with standard solvent-based paclitaxel. PPM plus cisplatin combination chemotherapy showed significant antitumor activity in phase I and II studies. This prospective randomized controlled phase IIB study assessed(More)
We describe a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome who developed unilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. A 54-year-old man with a history of bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis presented with sudden decreased visual acuity in his right eye that had begun 2 weeks previously. The visual acuity of his right eye was 20 / 50. Ophthalmoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Biological complexity leads to significant variation in the survival of patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). DNA damage response (DDR) pathways play a critical role in maintaining genomic stability and in the progression of NSCLC. Therefore, the development of a prognostic biomarker focusing on DDR pathways is an intriguing(More)
Autofluorescence bronchoscopy (AFB) is one of the newly developed diagnostic tools to detect the pre-cancerous lesions in the bronchial tissue. The utility of DLight/AFB in the detection of pre-cancerous lesions was compared to the standard white light bronchoscopy (WLB). In 113 patients (male 106, female 7), who visited hospital for evaluation of lung(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women in Busan. The Pap smear test could have a significant effect on detecting cervical cancer, and enhancing their rate of use is an important strategy for reducing the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with the past use of the(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) that is based on the science of photochemistry has been recognized as a lung sparing local therapeutic modality that can achieve remarkable responses. It is an alternative treatment for early stage lung cancer patients who have poor lung function or multiple sites of cancer. Recently we treated a 70-year-old man who presented with(More)