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H T Gu, J Y Zhou, T Wu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and prognosis of patients with pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC). Methods: The study retrospectively reviewed the clinical, radiological, pathological characteristics and prognosis of 76 patients with PSC who were treated in the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University from January 2011 to December 2016. Gender, age, smoking history, tumor location, tumor size, lymph node metastasis, distant metastasis, TNM staging and treatment methods were analyzed to determine the factors affecting the prognosis of PSC patients...
March 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Hong-Mei Luo, Shu-Zhen Zhao, Chuan Li, Li-Ping Chen
Minimal information is available concerning platelet-albumin-bilirubin (PALBI) grades in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following liver resection. This study aimed to investigate the predictive ability of PALBI grades in patients with a Child-Pugh class A score and hepatitis B virus-related (HBV-related) HCC after liver resection.The data of patients with HBV-related HCC who underwent liver resection from 2010 to 2017 at our center were reviewed (n = 785). Cox regression was used to determine factors independently associated with postoperative recurrence and mortality...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xin Chen, Lianyuan Tao, Chunhui Yuan, Dianrong Xiu
BACKGROUND: There were many reports suggesting that different kinds of tumors can express B7-H4; however, the prognostic value in cancer was still unclearly. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between overexpression of B7-H4 with the prognostic value in pancreatic cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Ovid, Web of Science, and Chinese research database (including CBM, CNKI, and WAN FANG) were searched for related literature published until October 12, 2017...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zhizhen Dong, Jianrong Chen, Xuli Yang, Wenjie Zheng, Li Wang, Miao Fang, Mengna Wu, Min Yao, Dengfu Yao
Lung cancer is the most common malignant tumor with increasing angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and a high rate of metastasis. However, the mechanism of Ang-2 enhancing tumor proliferation and facilitating metastasis remains to be clarified. In this study, Ang-2 expression and its gene transcription on effects of biological behaviors and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) were investigated in lung cancers. Total incidence of Ang-2 expression in the cancerous tissues was up to 91.8 % (112 of 122) with significantly higher (χ2 =103...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Guanman Li, Qiao Su, Haibo Liu, Dong Wang, Wenhui Zhang, Zhenhai Lu, Yu Chen, Xiaohui Huang, Wen Li, Changhua Zhang, Yulong He, Li Fu, Jiong Bi
Aberrant activation of Wnt signaling is a crucial event in tumor development and metastasis. Wnt signaling is commonly divided into canonical and non-canonical signaling pathways based on whether β-catenin is activated (canonical). The two signaling pathways are initiated by Wnt ligand binding to the surface Frizzled (FZD) receptors, and regulate cancer stem cell self-renewal and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Frizzled 7 (FZD7), a member of Frizzled family, promotes cell proliferation and invasiveness in many cancers, suggesting that FZD7 transmitting Wnt signaling is important for driving cancer growth...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Yajing Zhang, Wenjuan Hua, Xiao Zhang, Jun Peng, Jiaqian Liang, Zairong Gao
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify the predictive value of the low preablation-stimulated thyroglobulin (ps-Tg, <2 ng/ml) for excellent response to radioiodine remnant ablation in differentiated thyroid carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 398 consecutive patients who underwent total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine remnant ablation therapy were reviewed retrospectively. Each patient was risk-stratified using the American Joint Cancer Committee and risk staging systems and using response to the initial therapy reclassification system...
March 19, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
Xiaoying Li, Yu Cao, Mu Li, Feng Jin
HES1 is a transcriptional repressor involved in cell differentiation and proliferation as well as in various cancer developments, but its expression pattern and biological roles in breast cancer have not been examined. In this study, we assessed HES1 expression in breast cancer tissues using immunohistochemistry and Western blot analyses and investigated HES1 function using MTT and Matrigel invasion assays. Significant relationships were observed between HES1 upregulation and advanced TNM stage (p=0.011), node metastasis (p=0...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Jionghuang Chen, Ting Zhao, Shengnan Jia, Senhao Zhou, Liangjing Zhou, Shaowen Wang, Guoping Ding, Guixing Jiang, Liping Cao
Background: P38α is a ubiquitous protein kinase, which plays diverse roles in cancers. Surprisingly, P38α functions vary markedly in different cancers (e.g., cancer suppressor vs cancer promoter). However, there is no report on the expression of P38α, the family's most important member, in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and its association with clinicoathological parameters and patients' prognosis. Materials and methods: We retrospectively analyzed 152 patients who underwent surgery and were pathologically diagnosed with PDAC from September 2013 to September 2015...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Jingming Zhai, Zheng Yang, Xiaodong Cai, Guoliang Yao, Yanhui An, Wei Wang, Yonggang Fan, Chao Zeng, Kefeng Liu
Zinc finger protein 280B (ZNF280B) mediates pro-survival and pro-growth functions in prostate cancer. However, in gastric cancer, its clinical significance remains poorly characterized. In the present study, the expression levels of ZNF280B in 60 patients with gastric cancer were examined using immunohistochemistry. The association between ZNF280B expression and clinicopathological features was assessed. Positive ZNF280B staining was demonstrated for 38 (63.3%) samples out of 60 gastric cancer cases in immunohistochemical analysis...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Chenghu Wang, Yi Zhou, Beibei Chen, Weiwei Yuan, Jinxi Huang
Tripartite motif containing 29 (TRIM29) dysregulation serves an important function in the progression of numerous types of cancer, but its function in the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer remains unknown. The present study assessed the prognostic value of TRIM29 in patients with gastric cancer following surgical resection. A total of 243 fresh gastric adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal tissues were continuously retrieved from patients who underwent curative surgery for gastric cancer at the Cancer Hospital of Henan Province (Zhengzhou, China) between January 2005 and December 2011...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Jinfeng Wang, Huacun Shi, Guang Yang, Guangjie Han, Man Zhao, Xiaoling Duan, Lili Mi, Xin Han, Ning Li, Jianfei Shi, Xiaolei Yin, Fei Yin
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a combination of intra-arterial and intravenous chemotherapy in the treatment of unresectable, advanced gastric cancer, and assess which patients are likely to benefit from combined treatment. The clinical data of 128 patients diagnosed with unresectable, advanced gastric cancer at The Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University (Shijiazhuang, China) from January 2009 to September 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups as follows: Those who received regional intra-arterial chemoembolization plus systemic chemotherapy (combined group; n=62) and those who received systemic chemotherapy only (venous group; n=66)...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Xiu-Liang Xia, Dong Xue, Ting-Hai Xiang, Huai-Yong Xu, De-Kun Song, Pei-Guang Cheng, Jian-Qiang Wang
The clinical significance and essential role of long non-coding RNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (lncRNA CRNDE) have been well illuminated in various cancers. However, the function of CRNDE in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) has not been reported at present. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of CRNDE in IHCC. Firstly, the relative expression of CRNDE was observed to be upregulated in IHCC cell lines and tissues. And high CRNDE expression was statistically associated with IHCC differentiation grade, lymph node metastasis, tumor-nodes-metastasis (TNM) stage and size...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Fang Wang, Jingyi Wu, Zhichao Qiu, Xiaosong Ge, Xingxiang Liu, Chun Zhang, Wenhuan Xu, Fengming Wang, Dong Hua, Xiaowei Qi, Yong Mao
Acyl-CoA thioesterase 1 (ACOT1) is an important isoform of the ACOT family that catalyzes the reaction of fatty acyl-CoAs to CoA-SH and free fatty acids. Recent studies of gastrointestinal tumor metabolism suggest that there is abnormal metabolism of lipids and fatty acids during tumor progression. However, the function and contribution of ACOT1 in gastric cancer development are still poorly understood. Additionally, GLI3 is a major transcription factor in the regulation of hedgehog (Hh) signaling. GLI3 mutations induce glandular expansion and intestinal metaplasia in gastric cancer, which indicates a role for GLI3 in the preneoplastic process...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
Hua Ge, Yan Yan, Fei Tian, Di Wu, Yongsheng Huang
PURPOSE: Numbers of studies have demonstrated that estrogen receptor α and estrogen receptor β have been involved in development of gastric cancer. Hence, we analyzed studies and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data of ERs expression and perform this meta-analysis to access the association between ERα or ER β and the clinicopathological characteristics, overall survival time, in GC. METHOD: A literature search was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBASE database, and Chinese CNKI...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Yun-Hsuan Lin, Tai-Lin Huang, Chih-Yen Chien, Hui-Chun Chen, Hsuan-Chih Hsu, Eng-Yen Huang, Chong-Jong Wang, Yu-Jie Huang, Yu-Ming Wang, Chun-Chieh Huang, Shang-Yu Chou, Kuan-Cho Liao, Fu-Min Fang
BACKGROUND: To scrutinize the pretreatment prognosticators on survival and late toxicities in a homogenous cohort of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated by simultaneous integrated boost intensity-modulated radiation therapy (SIB-IMRT). METHODS: A total of 219 non-distant metastatic NPC patients consecutively treated by SIB-IMRT at a single institute were collected. The pretreatment factors including the socio-demographic variables, TNM stages, gross tumor volume (GTV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-DNA, and hematologic inflammatory markers were analyzed...
March 20, 2018: Radiation Oncology
Chen Sun, Jianxia Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the expression of microRNA (miRNA-137) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and its effects on activity, invasion and proliferation of OSCC human squamous cell carcinoma cell lines 2 (HSC-2 cell line). METHODS: 158 cases of pathologically-confirmed OSCC tissues and corresponding para-cancerous tissues were collected. The tissue mRNA was extracted and miRNA-137 expression in tissues was detected using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Guangcai Niu, Huijie Zhuang, Bingqiang Li, Gang Cao
PURPOSE: Recent reports have shown that long noncoding (lnc) RNAs are critical during tumorigenesis. This study focused on the influence of linc-UBC1 on the metastasis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: In 50 ESCC tissues and 5 ESCC cell lines, linc- UBC1 expression was detected by RT-qPCR. Moreover, correlation analysis was conducted between linc-UBC1 expression level and clinicopathological features. Overall survival of these ESCC patients was analyzed by Kaplan-Meier method...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Qingliang Chen, Congmei Wang, Hongkai Zhang, Yun Li, Yunhong Cao, Yongxiang Zhang, Shaokun Liu, Zhen Li, Xiaoguo Xin, Xinwei Han
This study aimed to investigate the expression levels of microRNA-195 (miRNA-195) in different types of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and its correlation with the prognosis. Serum samples were collected from different types of patients with CCA (I, II, III, IV) and normal cases, followed by detection of expression of miRNA-195 using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). The serum samples of 204 patients with CCA, including 75 cases of type I, 68 cases of type II, 35 cases of type III and 26 cases of type IV and 200 healthy subjects were selected...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Ran Tao, Qiang Li, Xiaofei Gao, Lilin Ma
There are a limited number of studies reporting on the expression of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6) in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). The aim of the present study was to investigate and examine the clinical value of GRK6 expression in human CRC. The expression of the GRK6 protein was determined in CRC tissues (n=83) and in normal colorectal tissues (n=19) by immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis. In addition, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was conducted to investigate GRK6 mRNA levels in matched pairs of cancerous and non-cancerous fresh frozen tissues from 19 patients with CRC...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Rui Chen, Wenjia Xia, Xiaoxiao Wang, Mantang Qiu, Rong Yin, Siwei Wang, Xiaoxiang Xi, Jie Wang, Youtao Xu, Gaochao Dong, Lin Xu, Wei De
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common types of malignant tumors located within the digestive system, with >50% of esophageal cancer cases worldwide occurring in China. Recent studies have demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are frequently dysregulated in cancer; however, few lncRNAs have been characterized in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In the present study, a novel lncRNA, SET-binding factor 2 (SBF2) antisense RNA1 (SBF2-AS1) was exhibited in ESCC. Expression levels of SBF2-AS1 in ESCC and adjacent non-cancerous tissues were detected using the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
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