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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Whether received radical operation is an important prognostic factor of gastric carcinoma. But the long-term efficacies of radical operation on different patients are not the same. This study was to investigate prognostic factors of gastric carcinoma. METHODS Clinical data of 405 patients with gastric carcinoma, received radical(More)
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) plays a key role in cellular growth and homeostasis. The purpose of our present study is to investigate the expression of activated mTOR (p-mTOR) in gastric cancer patients, their prognostic significance and the inhibition effect of RAD001 on tumor growth and to determine whether targeted inhibition of mTOR could be(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the performance of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) in the preoperative staging of gastric cancer. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A total of 610 patients participated in this study, all of whom had undergone surgical resection, had confirmed gastric cancer and were evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between the lymph node count and prognosis in stage II gastric cancer. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed for the 268 cases with gastric cancer who underwent parallel D(2) dissection between January 1990 and December 2006 in the Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center. The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association(JGCA) 13th(More)
This study analyzed the time-varying pattern of the recurrence risk for gastric cancer after surgery. A total of 1,222 gastric patients undergoing D2 resection surgery were studied retrospectively. The annual recurrence hazard curve for all of the populations showed one early peak and a late rise within 10 years after the surgery. The first major recurrence(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of 2 regimens of postoperative combination chemotherapies on the prognosis of early stage gastric cancer patients. METHODS A total of 268 patients with stage II gastric cancer underwent D2 resection in our Cancer Center between January 1990 and December 2006 were recruited. Among them, 34 patients received the FAM regimen(More)
Acral and mucosal melanomas, the two most common subtypes of melanoma in China, exhibit different genetic alterations and biologic behavior compared with other subtypes of melanomas. The purpose of this study was to identify the genetic alterations in patients with acral or mucosal melanomas in southern China. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH),(More)
V-erb-a erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 4 (ERBB4) has been reported to be somatically mutated in 19% of melanoma cases. To investigate the prevalence of ERBB4 mutations in melanoma patients from southern China, we analyzed 117 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded melanoma samples archived in the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. A(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE The resection boundary for gastric cancer is controversial. The study was designed to investigate gastric wall infiltration length of gastric cancer. METHODS A total of 105 patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy at Cancer Center of Sun Yat-sen University from Apr. 2002 to Feb. 2004 were eligible. During gastrectomy,(More)