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AIM To clarify the association between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and the risk of esophageal carcinoma through a meta-analysis of published data. METHODS Studies which reported the association between H. pylori infection and esophageal cancer published up to June 2013 were included. The odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95%CIs of H.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) genetic polymorphisms and the clinical efficacy of gemcitabine-based chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 135 chemonaive patients with unresectable(More)
Capecitabine (CAP), a prodrug, needs to be converted to 5-fluorouracil by several key enzymes, including thymidine phosphorylase (TP). To improve the therapeutic index, potentiation of antitumor activity of CAP is required. In this study, we explored whether lidamycin (LDM), an enediyne anticancer antibiotic, can induce synergistic antitumor effects in(More)
By using restriction enzyme isoschizomers that differ in their sensitivity to methylation of their recognition sites, AFLP analysis is carried out to analyse differences of the methylation state of anonymous CCGG sequences between cold-treated(5 degrees for 2 d) and control 9311(Oryza sativa L.) leaves DNA. Demethylation or De novo methylation induced by(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone metastasis is frequently associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The diagnosis and follow-up of bone metastatic patients usually relies on skeletal X-ray and bone scintigraphy, which are time-consuming and costly. This study aimed to evaluate whether serum alkaline phosphatase offers clinical value in predicting the clinical response and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the difference of efficacy, side-effects and quality of life in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with oxaliplatin plus vinorelbine or cisplatin plus vinorelbine. METHODS Eligible patients were randomly assigned to NL (oxaliplatin + vinorelbine) group and NP (cisplatin + vinorelbine) group in a 2:1 ratio.(More)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal human malignancies with a very low 5-year survival rate, which highlights urgent needs for more effective therapeutic strategies. In this study, we examined the potential therapeutic effects of an adenovirus encoding human interferon gamma (Ad-IFNγ) on pancreatic carcinoma cells Capan-2 in vitro and in vivo. The(More)
Preoperative elevation of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) is reportedly associated with poor prognosis in several types of cancer. This study investigated the role of serum CRP as a prognostic factor in early-stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The preoperative serum CRP levels were measured in 156 newly diagnosed pT1-2N0M0 patients using an(More)
Malignant tumors in the tonsils are usually primary. Metastases to the tonsils are extremely rare, with nearly one hundred cases reported. Herein we present an unusual case of palatine tonsillar metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer during chemotherapy. The patient was a 39-year-old man who was diagnosed as non-small lung cancer with IIIA4 staging and(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of pemetrexed or gemcitabine combined with carboplatin as the first-line therapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Seventy patients aged 70 years or over with stage IIIb-IV NSCLC were equally and randomly divided into pemetrexed plus cisplatin group (PC) and(More)