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PURPOSE About one-third of the world's total annual new cervical cancer cases are found in the People's Republic of China. We investigate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of cervical cancer cases in the People's Republic of China over the past decade. METHOD A total of 10,012 hospitalized patients with cervical cancer from regions nationwide(More)
To identify new genetic risk factors for cervical cancer, we conducted a genome-wide association study in the Han Chinese population. The initial discovery set included 1,364 individuals with cervical cancer (cases) and 3,028 female controls, and we selected a 'stringently matched samples' subset (829 cases and 990 controls) from the discovery set on the(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the selection criteria for ovarian preservation in cervical cancer, and the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) on ovarian metastasis (OM) is also unknown. METHODS A total of 1,889 cervical cancer patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IB to IIB who underwent radical(More)
Growing evidence illustrates that aberrant activation of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition plays a key role in tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Transcription factors SNAI1 and ZEB1 regulate the epithelial-mesenchymal transition. To determine if SNAI1 and ZEB1 are involved in the metastasis of cervical cancer, we used immunohistochemistry to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for cervical cancer still remains controversial. NACT was evaluated to establish selection criteria. METHODS A matched-case comparison was designed for the NACT group (n=707) and primary surgery treatment (PST; n=707) group to investigate short-term responses and high/intermediate risk factors (HRFs/IRFs). The(More)
PURPOSE Cervical cancer screening is an effective method for reducing the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer, but the screening attendance rate in developing countries is far from satisfactory, especially in rural areas. Wufeng is a region of high cervical cancer incidence in China. This study aimed to investigate the issues that concern cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) could affect the levels of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag). This study evaluates the predictive value of pre- and posttreatment SCC-Ag levels in patients with cervical cancer who were treated with NACT followed by radical surgery. METHODS A total of 286 patients with Stage IB1-IIIB squamous cell carcinoma(More)
A sensitive method based on high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry was developed for the determination of timosaponin AIII (TA3) and its in vivo and in vitro metabolites. The rat plasma, urine, feces and tissue samples were collected after oral administration of TA3 at a single dose of 300 mg/kg. TA3 was(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) on topographical distribution patterns of lymph node metastasis in cervical cancer was unknown. METHODS Patients with FIGO stage IB1-IIB who underwent radical surgery with or without NACT were enrolled (3527 patients). A matched-case comparison design was used to compare the effects of NACT on lymph(More)