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Randomized, placebo-controlled, phase II study of sequential erlotinib and chemotherapy as first-line treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
- T. Mok, Y. Wu, +14 authors J. Lee
- Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 20 October 2009
PURPOSE This study investigated whether sequential administration of erlotinib and chemotherapy improves clinical outcomes versus chemotherapy alone in unselected, chemotherapy-naïve patients with… Expand
Non-small cell lung cancer in very young and very old patients.
STUDY OBJECTIVE A cancer registry was analyzed to determine if the clinicopathologic characteristics, treatment modalities, and prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients < 40 years of… Expand
Adjuvant Hepatic Intra-arterial Iodine-131-Lipiodol Following Curative Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Prospective Randomized Trial
BackgroundThe purpose of the present study was to determine whether intrahepatic injection of 131I-lipiodol (Lipiodol) is effective against recurrence of surgically resected hepatocellular carcinoma… Expand
Cross sectional study of use of alternative medicines in Chinese cancer patients.
- J. Liu, H. C. Chu, +4 authors J. Whang-Peng
- Japanese journal of clinical oncology
- 1 February 1997
The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of alternative medicine consumption in Chinese cancer patients on active conventional treatment. A cross sectional survey of 100 consecutive… Expand
Diet-quality scores and risk of hip fractures in elderly urban Chinese in Guangdong, China: a case–control study
SummaryThis case–control study compared the associations of four widely used diet-quality scoring systems with the risk of hip fractures and assessed their utility in elderly Chinese. We found that… Expand
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of transdermal nicotine patch for smoking cessation.
- R. Perng, W. Hsieh, Y. Chen, C. Lu, S. Chiang
- Journal of the Formosan Medical Association…
- 1 August 1998
Smoking cessation is an arduous process because nicotine withdrawal syndrome, which occurs following sudden interruption of nicotine use in long-term smokers, frequently prevents them from giving up… Expand
Oxidative Stress and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Oxidative insults, whether over-excitation, excessive release of glutamate or ATP caused by stroke, ischemia or inflammation, exposure to ionizing radiation, heavy-metal ions or oxidized lipoproteins… Expand
Vasodilator agents modulate rat glomerular mesangial cell growth and collagen synthesis.
Mesangial cell activation and extracellular matrix accumulation are hallmarks of many forms of glomerulonephropathy. We investigated the effect of several agents possessing vasodilating activities on… Expand
Pentoxifylline inhibits human peritoneal mesothelial cell growth and collagen synthesis: effects on TGF-beta.
BACKGROUND Prevention or treatment of peritoneal fibrosing syndrome has become an important issue in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Recent evidence has suggested that… Expand
Multiple primary malignancies involving lung cancer-clinical characteristics and prognosis.
The incidence of multiple primary malignancies has increased in recent decades. The present study attempts to determine the clinical characteristics, the smoking factor, prognosis and temporal… Expand