Chin-Sheng Hung

Chin-Sheng Hung
Taipei Medical University | TMU · School of Medicine

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Background Approximately 25% of patients with early-stage breast cancer experience cancer progression throughout the disease course. Alterations in TMEM240 in breast cancer were identified and investigated to monitor treatment response and disease progression. Methods Circulating methylated TMEM240 in the plasma of breast cancer patients was used...
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Oxaliplatin resistance is a major issue in the treatment of p53 mutant colorectal cancer (CRC). Finding the specific biomarkers would improve therapeutic efficacy of patients with CRC. In order to figure out the biomarker for CRC patients with mutant p53 access oxaliplatin, a Gene Expression Omnibus dataset (GSE42387) was used to determine differen...
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The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) has increased significantly in the past decade. Early diagnosis and new therapeutics are still urgently needed for CRC in clinical practice. Human α-defensin 6 (HD6) plays a defense role against microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the role and mechanism of HD6 in CRC is still unresolved. Specime...
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Background: Approximately 25% of patients with early-stage breast cancer experience cancer progression throughout the disease course. Alterations in TMEM240 in breast cancer were identified and investigated to monitor treatment response and disease progression. Methods: Circulating methylated TMEM240 in the plasma of breast cancer patients was used...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a worldwide health problem. Currently, there is no effective therapeutic strategy for HCC patients. Chewing areca nut is closely associated with oral cancer and liver cirrhosis. The therapeutic effect of areca nut extract (ANE) on HCC is unknown. Our results revealed that ANE treatment caused a reduction in cell vi...
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Breast cancer (BRCA) malignancy causes major fatalities amongst women worldwide. SCF (Skp1-cullin-F-box proteins) E3 ubiquitin ligases are the most well-known members of the ubiquitination–proteasome system (UPS), which promotes cancer initiation and progression. Recently, we demonstrated that FBXL8, a novel F-box protein (SCFF-boxes) of SCF E3 lig...
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Developing treatment strategies for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has become an important clinical challenge. Currently, taxane-based chemotherapy is one of the standard treatments for TNBC. However, determining the key factor of taxane-resistance is urgently in need for clinical treatment for breast cancer. We used GEO data to generate pacl...
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) arises from chromosomal instability, resulting from aberrant hypermethylation in tumor suppressor genes. This study identified hypermethylated genes in CRC and investigated how they affect clinical outcomes. Methylation levels of specific genes were analyzed from The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset and 20 breast cancer, 16 esoph...
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The early detection of cancer can reduce cancer-related mortality. There is no clinically useful noninvasive biomarker for early detection of breast cancer. The aim of this study was to develop accurate and precise early detection biomarkers and a dynamic monitoring system following treatment. We analyzed a genome-wide methylation array in Taiwanes...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a global health problem. Currently, there is no effective therapeutic strategy for HCC. Methyl gallate (MG), from plant-derived phenolic gallic acid, has exhibited antitumor efficacy. However, the effect of MG on HCC is unclear. In vitro growth activity was detected by a sulforhodamine assay. A zebrafish xenotransp...
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The present systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the association between exposure to radiofrequency radiation and the risk of breast cancer. The published studies that were available in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL Plus, Web of Science, Airiti Library, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations and P...
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Background: Endoscopic assisted total mastectomy (EATM) has been used for surgical intervention of breast cancer patients, however, large cohort studies with long term follow-up data are lacking. Materials and methods: Breast cancer patients who underwent EATM during the period of May 2009 to March 2018 were collected prospectively from multi-ce...
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The incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) have been high in recent years. Prevention and early detection are crucial for decreasing the death rate. Therefore, this study aims to characterize the alteration patterns of mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 (SMAD3) in patients with CRC and its applications in early detection by...
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Introduction: Breast cancer is a common malignancy worldwide. Smartphones have gradually become indispensable to our modern lives and have already changed lifestyles of human beings. To our best knowledge, no study has investigated the relationship between smartphone use and breast cancer. This case-control study purposely investigated the relatio...
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The initiation and progression of breast cancer (BRCA) is associated with inflammation and immune-overactivation, which is critically modulated by the E3 ubiquitin ligase. However, the underlying mechanisms and key factors involved in BRCA formation and disease advancement remains under-explored. By retrospective studies of BRCA patient tissues; an...
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The initiation and progression of breast cancer (BRCA) is associated with inflammation and immune-overactivation. The E3 ubiquitin ligase is known to subtly balance immune-overactivation and pro-tumorigenesis. Here, by global transcriptional profiling of BRCA patient tissues, we identified a signature expression profile of F-box factors, of which F...
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Background: Gene silencing by aberrant DNA methylation of promoter regions remains the most dominant phenomenon occurring during tumorigenesis. Improving the early diagnosis, prognosis, and recurrence prediction of colorectal cancer using noninvasive aberrant DNA methylation biomarkers has encouraging potential. The aim of this study is to charact...
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Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world. Genome-wide association studies are a powerful method to analyze the status of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in specific genes. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) were found to be involved in the cancer progression and chemoresistance. However, there is still no fur...
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Lung and breast cancer are the leading causes of mortality in women worldwide. The discovery of molecular alterations that underlie these two cancers and corresponding drugs has contributed to precision medicine. We found that CCND2 is a common target in lung and breast cancer. Hypermethylation of the CCND2 gene was reported previously; however, no...
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Background/aim: Androgen deprivation therapy remains the principal treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer, though, most patients will eventually develop hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). Androgen ablation mediated maspin-induction has been identified in cancer patients. However, the role of maspin on the anticancer activity...
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Heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) is a key chaperone that interacts with over 200 client proteins. The expression of Hsp27 might be correlated with poor outcome in many types of cancer. Previous study indicated that Hsp27 might be an important biomarker in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the detailed mechanism is less well understood. The shRN...
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Introduction Laparoscopic techniques are commonly used in abdominal and gynecologic surgery, while breast cancer surgery has remained largely unchanged. In Asia, especially in Japan, many surgeons have started to use endoscopic surgery for breast cancer. In Taiwan, endoscopy-assisted breast surgery started in 2010. The benefits of this surgical met...
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Background Multiple common variants identified by genome-wide association studies showed limited evidence of the risk of breast cancer in Taiwan. In this study, we analyzed the breast cancer risk in relation to 13 individual single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified by a GWAS in an Asian population. Methods In total, 446 breast cancer patie...
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Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 acts as a tumor suppressor that inhibits the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway due to blocking insulin growth factor-1 binding to its receptor. We hypothesized that insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 might be targeted by microRNA-125b and promote tumor invasion and poor outcome in non-small-cell lung...
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Background: Accumulated evidence indicates that the incidence of early-onset breast cancer has rapidly increased in Taiwan and other Asian compared to Western countries. The mismatch repair (MMR) pathway might be one of the crucial mechanisms of predisposition to early breast cancer. In this study, we explored whether MMR gene polymorphisms contri...
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Background Endoscopy-assisted breast surgery (EABS) performed through minimal axillary and/or periareolar incisions is a possible alternative to open surgery for certain patients with breast cancer. In this study, we report the early results of an EABS program in Taiwan. Methods The medical records of patients who underwent EABS for breast cancer...
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Background: Endoscopy-assisted breast surgery (EABS) performed through minimal axillary and/or periareolar incisions is a possible alternative to conventional surgery for certain patients with breast cancer. In this study, we report the early results of an EABS program in Taiwan. Methods: The medical records of patients who underwent EABS for breas...
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Gastric cancer is an important health issue worldwide. Currently, improving the therapeutic efficacy of chemotherapy drugs is an important goal of cancer research. Alpha-7 nicotine acetylcholine receptor (A7-nAChR) is the key molecule that mediates gastric cancer progression, metastasis, and therapy responses; however, the role of A7-nAChR in the t...
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Gastric cancer is difficult to cure because most patients are diagnosed at an advanced disease stage. Systemic chemotherapy remains an important therapy for gastric cancer, but both progression-free survival and disease-free survival associated with various combination regimens are limited because of refractoriness and chemoresistance. Accumulating...
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Gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Most gastric cancer patients are asymptomatic until the advanced stages, for which current therapeutic treatments are suboptimal. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU), an antimetabolite agent, is widely used in gastric cancer therapy. However, the presence of drug resistance in gastric...
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Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is a key modulator of prostate cancer progression and therapeutic resistance. Prostate cancer is a worldwide health problem, and therapeutic resistance is a critical obstacle for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients. Shikonin inhibits prostate cancer proliferation and metastasis. However,...
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Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is expressed as part of the molecular response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and mediates protein folding within the cell. GRP78 is also an important biomarker of cancer progression and the therapeutic response of patients with different cancer types. However, the role of GRP78 in the cytotoxic effect of...
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Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is the key regulator of endoplasmic reticular (ER) function. Expression of GRP78 was correlated with malignancy in different cancers. However, the role of GRP78 in the cytotoxic effect of curcumin on colon cancer cells is still unclear. A silencing RNA (siRNA) technique was used to knock down GRP78 expression. T...
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Previous studies indicated that smoking exposure is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and α9-nicotine acetylcholine receptors (α9-nAChRs) are involved in breast tumorigenesis. However, no studies have explored the joint effect of α9-nAChRs (CHRNA9) genes and cigarette smoking exposure on breast cancer risk. A case–control study wa...
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Autophagy is a survival mechanism that is activated in response to nutrient deprivation. The link between aberrant autophagy and cancer has been increasingly recognized. Survivin, an anti-apoptotic molecule, and the autophagy pathway are correlated with therapeutic responses to cancer. However, the role of autophagy in cancer progression remains un...
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Background: Laparoscopic surgery has become the standard for treating appendicitis. The cosmetic benefits of using single-incision laparoscopy are well known, but its duration, complications and time to recovery have not been well documented. We compared 2 laparoscopic approaches for treating appendicitis and evaluated postoperative pain, complica...
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Metastasis is the most life-threatening complication in all cancers. The chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is expressed at high levels in many breast-cancer tumors and may modulate metastasis. We compared the time-to-metastasis and the sites of metastasis between breast-cancer tumors expressing CXCR4 at high or low levels. We enrolled 191 early breast c...
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in regulating gene expression in normal and malignant cells. Expression of the microRNA-200 (miR-200) family has been correlated with malignancy in cancers. However, whether miR-200a/b plays a role in curcumin-mediated treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unknown. We performed miRNA array analyses...
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Background: Up to 20% of colorectal cancer (CRC) is diagnosed with distant metastasis. The combination of chemotherapy with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody can improve patient survival. Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) has an important role in cancer progression, but little is known about its role in VEGF production in...
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Objective: The optimal duration of adjuvant trastuzumab treatment in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer is not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 6 months of adjuvant trastuzumab treatment in patients with stage II or III HER2-positive breast cancer. Methods: The records of patients with HER2-positive stage II or...
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Background: Laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery is regarded as more complex because of its technical difficulties in pelvic exposure, dissection, and sphincter preservation. This study therefore aimed to investigate the feasibility of laparoscopic resection for low rectal cancer using intersphincteric resection (ISR) and to assess its short-term on...
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Background Lymphedema is a common complication of axillary dissection for breast cancer. We investigated whether manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) could prevent or manage limb edema in women after breast-cancer surgery. Methods We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effecti...
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Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody that prevents angiogenesis by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) activity. Clinically, it has been used to treat a diverse range of cancer types. In this pilot phase II study, we investigated the efficacy and safety profiles of bevacizumab in combination with docetaxel plus cisplatin for patien...
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Background Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is extremely sensitive for detecting lesions, but certain characteristics of malignancies, such as the washout pattern of kinetic curves, are not specific. Correlations of false-positive MRI and specific pathological results are worthy of study. Methods From March 2008 to September 2011, 217 cases...
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Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in mediating gene expression in both normal and malignant cells. However, little is known about specific miRNAs during the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from well-differentiated to poorly differentiated cells. Methods: We performed miRNA array analysis of three different HCC c...
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Survivin is a potential therapeutic target for cancer. Increased survivin expression promotes cell survival and therapeutic resistance. However, there is little information regarding whether the expression level of survivin affects curcumin treatment in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Survivin expression was suppressed in HCC cells using a short in...
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Background/purpose: The tobacco-specific mitogen nicotine was reported to correlate with cancer progression and tumorigenesis in breast cancer. Metastasis is a major cause of cancer death, so the influence of nicotine on breast cancer cell migration is also of interest. Our aim is to elucidate the mechanisms of nicotine-enhanced migration of breast...
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Survivin is an antiapoptotic molecule that is widely expressed in cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Survivin has become a general therapeutic target for cancers because of its selective overexpression in a majority of tumors. However, little is known regarding the effect of survivin expression in combination with gemcitabine on HCC...
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Background/Purpose: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation is considered to be the treatment of choice for locally advanced rectal cancer. However, patient-oriented outcomes and postoperative quality of life are unsatisfactory. In this study, we analyze histopathologic changes in the sphincter apparatus in patients who received abdominoperineal resection with...
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Background/purpose: The tobacco-specific mitogen nicotine was reported to correlate with cancer progression and tumorigenesis in breast cancer. Metastasis is a major cause of cancer death, so the influence of nicotine on breast cancer cell migration is also of interest. Our aim is to elucidate the mechanisms of nicotine-enhanced migration of breast...
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Pathologic complete response has been proven to have oncological benefits for locally advanced rectal cancer treated with chemoradiation therapy. The aims of this study are to analyze and determine the factors to predict pathologic complete response for patients treated with preoperative neoadjuvant therapy. Patients with biopsy-proven, locally adv...
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In this study, we intended to dissect the mechanism of 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)-enhanced migration of gastric cancer. Smoking has been defined as a risk factor for gastric cancer. Tobacco-specific carcinogen, NNK, was reported to enhance cancer progression in gastric cancer. Currently, metastasis is the major issue for c...
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The intersphincteric resection technique has been used to extend the opportunity for sphincter preservation in patients with very low rectal cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the long-term oncological and functional outcomes of intersphincteric resection. Patients with extraperitoneal rectal cancer were treated and retrospectively chart re...
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Survivin has multiple functions during the progression of cancer. However, the role of survivin in the progression and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unknown. Survivin expression in HCC cells (Mahlavu and Hep3B) was assessed using reverse transcription real-time PCR and Western blot analyses. In addition, survivin expression i...
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Our aim was to investigate whether appendix diameter is an independent risk factor for wound infection in laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). Patients who underwent LA (n = 582) were grouped into those with wound infections and those without. Possible factors associated with wound infection were analyzed using univariate and multivariate logistic regre...
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The aim of this multicenter study was to evaluate the clinical relevance of serum vascular endothelial growth factor-D (VEGF-D) in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). This prospective study consisted of 74 patients with primary PTC and 15 patients with benign thyroid nodules treated from 2008 to 2009. VEGF-D concentration was compared with patient c...