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UNLABELLED Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is considered a curative treatment option for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Growing data have demonstrated that cryoablation represents a safe and effective alternative therapy for HCC, but no randomized controlled trial (RCT) has been reported to compare cryoablation with RFA in HCC treatment. The present study(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidences have suggested that percutaneous cryoablation could be a valuable alternative ablation therapy for HCC but there has been no large cohort-based analysis on its long-term outcomes. METHODS A series of 866 patients with Child-Pugh class A-B cirrhosis and HCC within Milan criteria who underwent percutaneous cryoablation was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous argon-helium cryoablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and determine appropriate indications. METHODS We reviewed outcomes of 300 HCC patients who underwent US-guided percutaneous cryoablation. RESULTS Overall, 223 tumors (mean diameter 7.2 ± 2.8 cm) in 165 patients(More)
Long interspersed nucleotide element (LINE-1; L1) as an autonomous retrotransposon is localized usually in AT-rich, low-recombined, and gene-poor regions of genome. It is transiently activated in embryonic development and continuously activated in all tumor cells tested so far. Full-length L1 gene contains 5' untranslated region, two open reading frames(More)
MicroRNA-153 (miR-153) is considered to be a tumor regulator. Silencing of miR-153 expression induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Data on mechanism suggest that up-regulation of miR- 153 level promotes cell proliferation via the down regulation of the expression of PTEN or FOXO1, which attenuates the proliferation of cancerous cells. This study aims(More)
Pokemon, which stands for POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor, can regulate expression of many genes and plays an important role in tumorigenesis. Curcumin, a natural and non-toxic yellow compound, has capacity for antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies shows it is a potential inhibitor of cell proliferation in(More)
Widespread interest in the mechanism of transcriptional regulation by the androgen receptor (AR) has been stimulated by the finding that AR signaling is critically important in the progression of human prostate cancers. Co-factors, the co-repressors, or the co-activators are responsible for the regulation of AR activation. The pro-oncogene human Long(More)
Background: Esophageal cancer is one of the most common cancers in rural China. The aim of this study was to describe the time trends of esophageal cancer mortality in rural China and to better elucidate the causes of these trends. Methods: The mortality data were obtained from the World Health Organization Mortality Database and the China Health(More)
Long interspersed nucleotide element (LINE)-1 ORF-1p is encoded by the human pro-oncogene LINE-1. It is involved in the development and progression of several human carcinomas, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and lung and breast cancers. The hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/ETS-1 signaling pathway is involved in regulation of cancer cell proliferation,(More)
The Four-and-a-half LIM protein 1 (FHL-1) is a member of LIM-only protein family. It plays important roles in proliferation and apoptosis regulation of certain hepatocellular carcinoma and human breast cancer. Estrogen receptor α (ERα) is involved in the development and progression of human breast cancer. IGF/PI3K/AKT signaling pathway also plays certain(More)