Yu-jing Fang

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Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer remains controversial but may be considered for patients with high-risk features. Recent studies have shown that elevated neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a worse prognostic factor and a predictor of response to chemotherapy in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is the most highly expressed protein in patients with colon cancer. Matrix metalloproteinase 7 (MMP7) is consistently expressed throughout cancer progression. We have previously shown that endocrine therapy can inhibit MMP7 expression in colon cancer cells. In this study, we aim to identify the prognostic effects and correlation(More)
BACKGROUND Although numerous prognostic factors have been reported for colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRLM), few studies have reported intraoperative blood loss (IBL) effects on clinical outcome after CRLM resection. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and histopathological characteristics of 139 patients who underwent liver resection(More)
The aim of this study was to identify risk factors of lymph node metastasis (LNM) for T2 rectal cancer. From a prospectively maintained single-institution database, we identified 346 consecutive pT2 rectal cancers treated with total mesorectal excision from 1998 to 2009. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify risk factors associated(More)
PURPOSE To explore the views of patients and enterostomal nurses regarding a telephone follow-up program for patients returning home with colostomies. METHODS AND SAMPLE Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven patients who accepted a telephone intervention and seven enterostomal nurses who conducted telephone follow-ups. Qualitative data(More)
OBJECTIVE The angiotensinogen gene has been linked with human essential hypertension in whites but the relationship in Asian populations has been less consistent. This study aimed to examine genetic associations between hypertension and the M235T, T174M, and G-217A polymorphisms of the angiotensinogen gene in Chinese siblings. METHODS We studied members(More)
The correlation of ERβ/CD44 expression and progression of patients with stage II of colon cancer were explored in this work. A total of 220 paraffin-embedded specimens with stage II colon cancer from 1995 to 2003 were included for assessing ERβ and CD44 by immunohistochemistry in normal mucosa and tumor tissues. Kaplen–Meier method, log–rank test, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Dopamine modulates a variety of physiological functions including natriuresis and satiety. We have previously reported that the TaqI polymorphism of the dopamine D2 receptor (DD2R) gene is associated with both blood pressure and obesity indices in a normoglycaemic Hong Kong Chinese population. In this study, we present evidence confirming the(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim is to explore the trend of association between the survival rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) and the different clinical characteristics in patients registered from 1960s to 2000s. We hypothesized that the survival rate of CRC increases over time and varies according to anatomic subsites. METHODS Information from a total of 4558 stage(More)
The associations between dietary fat intakes and the risk of colorectal cancer have been examined in many epidemiological studies, but the results have remained inconsistent. This study aimed to examine the associations of total fat and fatty acid intakes with the risk of colorectal cancer in Guangzhou, China. A case-control study was carried out between(More)