Publications (3)1.94 Total impact
Article: Prognostic impact of vascular endothelial growth factor-A expression in resected gallbladder carcinoma.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) expression and other confirmed prognostic factors in predicting clinical outcomes after the resection of gallbladder carcinoma (GBC). Between January 1999 and January 2006, a total of 84 consecutive and non-selected patients who underwent resection for GBC were retrospectively reviewed. Of the 84 patients studied, 45 cases (53.6%) exhibited high expression of VEGF-A and were placed into the high expression group. The 14 cases (16.7%) that showed no VEGF expression and the 25 cases (29.7%) that had lower VEGF-A levels were pooled into the low expression group (46.4%). There was a relationship between VEGF-A status and pM stage (P = 0.027) as well as histologic differentiation (P < 0.001). In univariate analysis by log-rank test, ECOG performance status, CA 19-9, pN stage, pM stage, histologic differentiation, and VEGF-A expression were significant prognostic factors (P = 0.015, 0.001, 0.020, <0.001, 0.040, and <0.001, respectively). Multivariate analysis revealed that pN status and VEGF-A expression maintained independent prognostic influence on overall survival (P < 0.001 and P = 0.013, respectively). VEGF-A expression has a positive correlation with pM stage and histologic differentiation. pN status and VEGF-A expression were independent prognostic factors of overall survival in patients with resected GBC.Tumor Biology 08/2011; 32(6):1183-90. · 1.94 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is expressed in most human epithelial cancers and is involved in the development of cancer cell resistance to irradiation. We used gefitinib, a selective EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI), to investigate its effects and mechanisms in enhancing the radiosensitivity of human gastric cancer cell lines in vitro. The expression of EGFR protein in 7 human gastric cell lines (MKN45, SGC7901, SNU-1, N87, AGS, SNU-16, and KATO-III) was determined by Western blot, in which 2 cell lines with high expression of EGFR were selected for additional test. The inhibitory effect of gefitinib on cell proliferation was measured by MTT assay. Cell survival was determined by clonogenic assay, and then the radiosensitivity parameters were calculated. The effects of gefitinib in combination with radiation on cell apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were analyzed by flow cytometry. Of the 7 gastric cancer cell lines, the expression of EGFR in MKN45 and SGC7901 cells were the highest. The 50% inhibition concentrations (IC(50)) of gefitinib were 0.4 mmol/L for MKN45 cells and 0.8 mmol/L for SGC7901 cells. Cell survival was significantly decreased with the elevation of gefitinib concentration or radiation dose (P<0.05). When treated with 0.1x and 0.2 x IC(50) of gefitinib, the radiosensitization enhancement ratios (SER) of MKN45 cells were 1.102 and 1.154, and those of SGC7901 cells were 1.092 and 1.176, respectively. Either gefitinib or radiation induced cell apoptosis, reduced the percentage of cells at S phase and increased the percentage of cells at G(2)/M phase (P<0.01). Gefitinib followed by radiation could increase the radiosensitivity of MKN45 and SGC7901 cells with high expression of EGFR and inhibit cell proliferation, induce apoptosis, and alter cell phase distribution. Gefitinib could be a radiation sensitizer for gastric tumors with high expression of EGFR.Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer 01/2008; 26(12):1330-5.
Article: [Evaluation of preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy in sphincter preservation for locally advanced middle-low rectal cancer].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy on the sphincter preservation and local tumor control as well as survival for the patient with locally advanced middle-low rectal cancer. 121 locally advanced middle-low rectal cancer patients were treated with preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery after rest of 4 to 6 weeks. 103 of these patients who underwent radical surgery were finally included in this study. The irradiation regimen was: 40 Gy/4 - 5 weeks, whereas 57 of these 103 patients received concurrent chemotherapy of 5-Fu or Xeloda. Sphincter-preserving surgery was performed in 59 patients and abdominoperineal resection in 44 patients. The survival was estimated by Kaplan-Meier model, and the differences between groups were compared using Log rank test. Multivariate analysis was performed by Cox's model. Ten patients (9.7%) achieved a complete pathological response (pCR) to preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy. The sphincter preservation rate was 57.3%. The 3-year overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) was 66.3% and 59.5%, respectively. Univariate analysis showed that pCR and postoperative pTNM stage were prognostic factors affecting survival, whereas, only pTNM stage was an independent prognostic factor (P = 0.003) by multivariate analysis. Neoadjuvant preoperative radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy is effective in local tumor control and improving survival for locally advanced middle-low rectal cancer, which can raise the rate of sphincter-preserving surgery, and achieve comparable result to abdominoperineal resection.Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] 04/2007; 29(3):225-7.