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The association between COMT Val158Met polymorphism and prostate cancer has been evaluated. However, the results of these studies on the association remain conflicting. To derive a more precise estimation of the relationship, a meta-analysis was performed. A comprehensive search was conducted to identify the eligible studies of COMT Val158Met polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND To study the expression levels of the NOK (novel oncogene with kinase-domain) gene in renal cell carcinoma and its association with the progression of this cancer. METHODS In this study, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blot analyses were applied to investigate the NOK expression level in RCC and adjacent normal renal tissue samples. MTT,(More)
Objective: Bilateral renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is an extremely rare renal tumor, even more infrequently with two different types of pathology. Methods: We present a case of bilateral RCC with simultaneous retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery (RLNSS) in a 56-year-old male patient. Results: The postoperative histopathologic examination(More)
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