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Expansion of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in tumor microenvironment was one of the mechanisms by which cancer cells escaped host defense. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) contributes to the generation of natural Tregs in thymus. Therefore, the purpose of this report was to investigate the role of TSLP in the increasing prevalence of Tregs in lung(More)
PURPOSE This study assessed the nutritional status of elderly Chinese lung cancer inpatients using a revised version of the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA(®)) tool. PATIENTS AND METHODS The revised version of the MNA tool was used to assess the nutritional status of 180 elderly Chinese lung cancer inpatients prior to their scheduled surgery between June(More)
BACKGROUND The subtypes of NSCLC have unique characteristics of pathogenic mechanism and responses to targeted therapies. Thus, non-invasive markers for diagnosis of different subtypes of NSCLC at early stage are needed. RESULTS Based on the results from the screening and validation process, 3 miRNAs (miR-532, miR-628-3p and miR-425-3p) were found to(More)
To compare survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent surgical resection and lymph node sampling based on guidelines proposed by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the OSI Pharmaceutical RADIANT trial, and the International Association for the Study of Lung(More)
The SARI (suppressor of AP-1, regulated by IFN) gene, which is also called BATF2, is associated with the risk of several kinds of cancer, and loss of SARI expression is frequently detected in aggressive and metastatic cancer. However, the functional role of SARI in lung adenocarcinoma remains unknown. We have shown that loss of SARI expression initiates(More)
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model (DEM) is one of the most complete and frequently used global-scale DEM products in various applications. However, previous studies have shown that the SRTM DEM is systematically higher than the actual land surface in vegetated mountain areas. The objective of this study is to propose a(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the validity, reliability and acceptability of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Lung Cancer 43 (EORTC QLQ-LC43) for Chinese patients with lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients from Tianjin Cancer Institution and Hospital with lung cancer were enrolled in this study. All(More)
As the well known port for DNS service, the 53 port won't be shielded by most of firewalls or network services. This defect can be used to send packets through firewalls without being detected. For comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon, a program was designed to inspect UDP flows going through the port 53. With the help of this program, we(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a transmembrane glycoprotein encoded by a gene located in the short arm of chromosome 7. This study aimed to investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics of classic EGFR exon mutation in Chinese patients with TMN stage III lung adenocarcinoma who received radical surgery. A total of 1,801 lung adenocarcinomas(More)