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"Vasculogenic mimicry (VM)", is a term that describes the unique ability of highly aggressive tumor cells to express a multipotent, stem cell-like phenotype, and form a pattern of vasculogenic-like networks in three-dimensional culture. As an angiogenesis-independent pathway, VM and/or periodic acid-schiff-positive patterns are associated with poor(More)
BACKGROUND There is no effective treatment strategy for advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer. Although Docetaxel (Taxotere®) represents the most active chemotherapeutic agent it only gives a modest survival advantage with most patients eventually progressing because of inherent or acquired drug resistance. The aims of this study were to further(More)
Prostate cancer is the most common solid organ malignancy affecting men in the United States and Western Europe. Currently, the main diagnostic tools used to look for evidence of prostate cancer include physical examination using digital rectal exam (DRE), serum concentrations of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and biopsy. However, due to the low(More)
One of the most urgent requirements in prostate cancer diagnosis is the development of a blood-based test which would be able to distinguish prostate cancer from benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Previously published results found a significant difference between specific glycan levels in patients with advanced prostate cancer and healthy controls.(More)
RATIONALE Cardiac surgery presents a risk to all major organs due to activation of the systemic inflammatory response. Patients referred for cardiac surgery are typically older, usually have comorbid conditions, and are thus at higher risk of postoperative multiorgan dysfunction. Patients demonstrating evidence of organ dysfunction require intensive(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of norcantharidin on proliferation and invasion of human gallbladder carcinoma GBC-SD cells in vitro and its anticancer mechanism. METHODS Human gallbladder carcinoma GBC-SD cells were cultured by cell culture technique. The growth and the invasiveness of GBC-SD cells in vitro were evaluated by the tetrazolium-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical significance of detection on lymphatic microvessel, lymphatic microvessel density (LMVD) and vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) in patients with colorectal carcinoma. METHODS Eighty tissue specimens of the colorectal carcinoma and the peritumoral tissue and thirty of adjacent normal bowel tissue were(More)
In recent years, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing is widespread and has been associated with deceased mortality rates; however, this testing has raised concerns of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. It is clear that additional biomarkers are required. To identify these biomarkers, we have undertaken proteomics and metabolomics expression profiles of(More)
Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is the second most frequently occurring histological breast cancer subtype after invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), accounting for around 10% of all breast cancers. The molecular processes that drive the development of ILC are still largely unknown. We have performed a comprehensive genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic(More)
Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1), as an HIV-1 or TNF-α-inducible transcript, is correlated with various aspects of tumor malignancy. However, the status of AEG-1 expression and its clinical significance in human gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated AEG-1 expression in two GBC cell lines (GBC-SD and SGC-996) and(More)