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BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for patients with stage III thymoma after complete resection is not definite. Some authors have advocated postoperative RT after complete tumor resection, but some others suggested observation. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the effect of postoperative RT on survival as well as tumor control in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and therapeutic effects of nimotuzumab (h-R3) combined with radiotherapy in esophageal cancer. METHODS This Phase II clinical trial involved 42 patients with stage II (inoperable or refused surgery) to stage IV (supraclavicular lymph node metastasis only) esophageal cancers treated between November 2008 and July 2010. All(More)
Renal cell carcinoma is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. STAT1 is overexpressed in human RCC tissue. Downregulation of STAT1 expression could significantly increase the radiosensitivity in RCC cell lines. To further investigate the function of STAT1 in RCC resistance to chemoradiotherapy, a stable STAT1 knockdown cell line was established.(More)
PURPOSE To explore the value of radiotherapy in C-SCLC patients, especially in those receiving a radical resection. RESULTS The differences of survivals between the postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) and non-PORT groups were not statistically significant. But analyzing the benefits in subgroups, PORT significantly improved OS (p = 0.015), DFS (p = 0.026),(More)
BACKGROUND The low incidence of thymic carcinoma has precluded the development of randomized clinical trials, and present knowledge is based on small retrospective studies. We performed this single-center retrospective analysis to evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatments, and prognosis in patients with pathologically confirmed thymic carcinoma. (More)
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