Young Tae Kim

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PURPOSE Although microRNAs have recently been recognized as riboregulators of gene expression, little is known about microRNA expression profiles in serous ovarian carcinoma. We assessed the expression of microRNA and the association between microRNA expression and the prognosis of serous ovarian carcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty patients diagnosed(More)
All cancers harbor molecular alterations in their genomes. The transcriptional consequences of these somatic mutations have not yet been comprehensively explored in lung cancer. Here we present the first large scale RNA sequencing study of lung adenocarcinoma, demonstrating its power to identify somatic point mutations as well as transcriptional variants(More)
Inflammatory cells can both suppress and stimulate tumor growth, and the influence of inflammatory cells on clinical outcome has been the focus of many studies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), a measure of the systemic inflammatory response, as an additional discriminative biomarker in(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and its downstream signaling on response and survival in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with gefitinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS For 90 consecutive NSCLC patients who had received gefitinib, EGFR mutation was analyzed by DNA(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare surgical outcomes and postoperative pain between transumbilical single-port access total laparoscopic hysterectomy (SPA-TLH) and conventional 4-port total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed 157 patients who underwent SPA-TLH (n = 52) or conventional TLH (n = 105). A(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the feasibility of robot-assisted staging surgery using three arms in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS One hundred nine patients with clinical stage I endometrial cancer who underwent staging surgery at Yonsei University Health System were enrolled from May 2006 to January 2009. Patient demographics and operative outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term outcomes of pulmonary aspergilloma have been known to depend on the underlying lung disease. We analyzed the surgical long-term outcomes for both simple and complex aspergilloma. METHODS From 1981 to 1999, 90 surgical procedures were performed on 88 patients with pulmonary aspergilloma. The patients included 44 men and 44 women(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are mutually exclusive. However, several exceptional cases harboring both genetic alterations have been reported. In this study, a total of 444 patients with lung adenocarcinoma were examined for their EGFR and ALK(More)
To identify common genetic variants that contribute to lung cancer susceptibility, we conducted a multistage genome-wide association study of lung cancer in Asian women who never smoked. We scanned 5,510 never-smoking female lung cancer cases and 4,544 controls drawn from 14 studies from mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.(More)
Genome-wide association studies of lung cancer reported in populations of European background have identified three regions on chromosomes 5p15.33, 6p21.33, and 15q25 that have achieved genome-wide significance with p-values of 10(-7) or lower. These studies have been performed primarily in cigarette smokers, raising the possibility that the observed(More)