Z-Z Shen

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Most of the hypodermis of a rhabditid nematode such as Caenorhabditis elegans is a single syncytium. The size of this syncytium (as measured by body size) has evolved repeatedly in the rhabditid nematodes. Two cellular mechanisms are important in the evolution of body size: changes in the numbers of cells that fuse with the syncytium, and the extent of its(More)
  • Z M Shao, J Wu, Z Z Shen, M Nguyen
  • 2001
PURPOSE Tumor-specific DNA has recently been detected in the plasma of lung, head and neck, breast, and colon cancer patients. Detection of tumor-specific genetic materials in cancer patients at sites distant from the tumor, such as in the blood, may provide a unique and valuable tumor marker for diagnosis and prognosis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The present(More)
  • X S Chen, X Q Nie, +6 authors K W Shen
  • 2010
BACKGROUND To evaluate the activity and safety of nonanthracycline-containing weekly PCb [paclitaxel (Taxol) plus carboplatin] regimen in neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients were assigned to receive four cycles of PCb with dose of paclitaxel 80 mg/m(2) and carboplatin at an area under the curve of 2 mg x min/ml,(More)
Human breast carcinoma is biologically heterogeneous, and its clinical course may vary from an indolent slowly progressive one to a course associated with rapid progression and metastatic spread. It is important to establish prognostic factors which will define subgroups of patients with low vs high risk of recurrence so as to better define the need for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance and feasibility of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer patients using technetium-99m (99mTc) sulphur colloid and gamma probe. METHODS From May 2000 to March 2001, 70 patients with a tumour less than 5 cm with clinically negative axillary lymph nodes underwent sentinel node biopsy followed by standard axillary(More)
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