Zhuoqiao Wang

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During germ-cell migration in the mouse, the dynamics of embryo growth cause many germ cells to be left outside the range of chemoattractive signals from the gonad. At E10.5, movie analysis has shown that germ cells remaining in the midline no longer migrate directionally towards the genital ridges, but instead rapidly fragment and disappear. Extragonadal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Recent studies have suggested that some hyperplastic polyps may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Prospective information on the risk of adenoma recurrence associated with hyperplastic polyps is limited. We sought to investigate whether the coexistence of hyperplastic polyps with adenomas increases the risk of(More)
We investigated whether a previous diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer among chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients is a predictor of poor outcome. Using the Swedish Cancer Registry, we conducted a population-based study to evaluate the survival patterns among chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with and without non-melanoma skin cancer. Cox proportional(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of confidence in postpolypectomy surveillance guidelines may be a factor in the observed low adherence rates among providers. OBJECTIVE To assess the 2006 postpolypectomy colonoscopy surveillance guidelines, which recommend 3-year follow-up colonoscopy for individuals with high-risk adenomas (defined as > or =3 adenomas or any advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Many guidelines recommend considering health status and life expectancy when making cancer screening decisions for elderly persons. OBJECTIVE To estimate life expectancy for elderly persons without a history of cancer, taking into account comorbid conditions. DESIGN Population-based cohort study. SETTING A 5% sample of Medicare(More)
CONTEXT Estimation of six-month prognosis is essential in hospice referral decisions, but accurate, evidence-based tools to assist in this task are lacking. OBJECTIVES To develop a new prognostic model, the Patient-Reported Outcome Mortality Prediction Tool (PROMPT), for six-month mortality in community-dwelling elderly patients. METHODS We used data(More)
In cross-sectional or cohort studies with binary outcomes, it is biologically interpretable and of interest to estimate the relative risk or prevalence ratio, especially when the response rates are not rare. Several methods have been used to estimate the relative risk, among which the log-binomial models yield the maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) of the(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) mediates nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) protection from colonic polyps in mice and is linked to the development of colorectal carcinoma in humans. Therefore, changes in serum MIC-1/GDF15 levels could predict the presence of premalignant colonic polyposis and assist in population(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide cancer patients and clinicians with more accurate estimates of a patient's life expectancy with respect to noncancer mortality, we estimated comorbidity-adjusted life tables and health-adjusted age. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Using data from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare database, we estimated comorbidity(More)
BACKGROUND Nomograms for prostate and colorectal cancer are included in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Cancer Survival Calculator, under development by the National Cancer Institute. They are based on the National Cancer Institute's SEER data, coupled with Medicare data, to estimate the probabilities of surviving or dying from cancer(More)