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BACKGROUND This retrospective study evaluates the efficacy and safety of surgery and chemotherapy (S +CT) vs. radiotherapy and CT (RT+CT) in patients with limited stage small cell esophageal cancer (LS-SCEC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients included in analysis (from our hospital and the literature) were treated with S+CT or RT+CT between 1989 and 2012. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and prognosis in patients with completely resected lung adenocarcinoma. A total of 131 patients were included in this study. EGFR mutation status in exons 18-21 of the tyrosine kinase-binding domain was detected using nested PCR amplification(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical characteristics, international prognostic index and treatment of primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of the nasopharynx. METHODS From January 1983 to December 1997, 136 patients with previously untreated NHL of the nasopharynx were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were confirmed pathologically and classified by(More)
DNA barcoding is a proven tool for the rapid and unambiguous identification of species, which is essential for many activities including the vouchering tissue samples in the genome 10K initiative, genealogical reconstructions, forensics and biodiversity surveys, among many other applications. A large-scale effort is underway to barcode all amphibian species(More)
BACKGROUND The breast is a rare site of extranodal involvement of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We aimed to assess the clinical characteristics, prognostic factors, and treatment outcomes of breast DLBCL. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 113 patients (from our institution and the literature) between 1973 and 2014. The primary end(More)
Aerobic glycolysis, a metabolic hallmark of cancer, is associated with radioresistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2), a key regulator of glycolysis, is expressed exclusively in cancers. However, the impact of PKM2 silencing on the radiosensitivity of NSCLC has not been explored. Here, we show a plasmid of(More)
The optimal combination and sequence of radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy (CT) for extranodal nasal-type natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL) are not well-defined. The aim of this study was to create a risk-adapted therapeutic strategy for early-stage NKTCL. A total of 1273 early-stage patients from 10 institutions were reviewed. Patients received CT(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the treatment for patients with early stage primary tonsil non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). METHODS Two hundred and thirteen patients with previously untreated early stage primary tonsil NHL were reviewed. All patients were pathologically confirmed. According to Ann Arbor classification, 35 patients were stage I, 178 stage II. The(More)
BACKGROUND Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is postulated to enhance the recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the tumor microenvironment, which promote tumor recurrence. The aim of this study is to determine the molecular mechanisms behind SBRT stimulating MSC migration and differentiation. METHODS In vitro, mediated factors and(More)
There have been a few epidemiological studies reporting VDR polymorphisms including Fok1, Bsm1, Apa1 and Taq1 with skin cancer incidence and, therefore, risk. The results, however, are controversial, often due to smaller sample size. Concerning most of the studies were performed on Caucasian population, we conducted this comprehensive analysis to better(More)