Yih-Gang Goan

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In our previous study, we found that polymorphisms of alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ADH1B and ALDH2) are important risks for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in a Taiwanese population. In this study, we increased the sample size to investigate the modifying effect of lifetime alcohol consumption on the association between ADH1B and ALDH2 genotypes(More)
BACKGROUND Inconsistency in the prevalence of infection by human papillomavirus (HPV) in lung cancer patients was found between different countries with racial and geographic variations. Our previous reports have indicated that a high-risk HPV 16/18 DNA was frequently detected in Chinese lung cancer patients living in Taichung, Taiwan (Cheng et al. Cancer(More)
The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and betel quid has been found to be an important contributor to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Taiwan. The genotoxic effect of the ADH1B and ALDH2 genes modulating an individual's alcohol-metabolizing capacity on ESCC may be linked to drinking behavior, intake pattern and other exogenous factors. To(More)
Inactivation of p53 by human papillomavirus 16/18 E6 plays a crucial role in cervical tumorigenesis. To investigate the involvement of HPV16/18 in lung tumorigenesis, the association between HPV16 or HPV18 E6 and p53 protein expression in 122 lung tumors was evaluated by immunohistochemistry, and data showed that HPV16/18 E6 expression correlated inversely(More)
LATS2 is a member of the LATS tumor suppressor family. It has been implicated in regulation of the cell cycle and apoptosis. Frequent loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of LATS2 has been reported in human esophageal cancer. But, the LATS2 gene expression and its regulatory mechanism in esophageal cancer remain unclear. The present study has shown that LATS2(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor size is an important prognostic factor in many cancers, but its role in esophageal cancer remained undetermined. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of tumor length on survival for patients with resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS A total 582 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients underwent surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objective of this study was to further elucidate the effect of consuming various foods on the development of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in three different sections of the esophagus. METHODS A total of 343 patients with SCC of the esophagus and 755 cancer-free control subjects were recruited for this study from 1996 to 2005. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Although several retrospective studies have been published concerning nonoperative management of minor liver and spleen injuries, few studies have prospectively analyzed the results of nonoperative management for higher-grade liver and spleen injuries. Is it possible to manage extensive hepatic or splenic injuries with hemoperitoneum(More)
In this study, human oropharyngeal epidermoid carcinoma KB cells that were resistant to 2,2-difluorodeoxycytidine (dFdCyd) were selected and designated the KB-Gem clone. The KB parental cell line IC50 was 0.3 microM dFdCyd, as compared with the KB-Gem clone IC50 of 32 microM dFdCyd. The KB-Gem clone demonstrated overexpression of ribonucleotide reductase(More)
The purpose of this study was to better understand the role of osteopontin (OPN) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) by comparing the OPN mRNA level in ESCC tumor tissue and matched normal tissue and by determining the prognostic significance of the gene expression. Initially, by an oligo-nucleotide microarray hybridization technique, OPN(More)