Jang Chun Lin

Jang Chun Lin
Taipei Medical University | TMU · Department of Radiation Oncology

Doctor of Medicine

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Malignant glioma can be divided into grade III (Gr. III) and grade IV (Gr. IV). Gr. III glioma patients have significantly better overall survival (OS) than those with Gr. IV glioma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). We explored differentially expressed genes (DEGs) from the GSE4290 and GSE109857 datasets between Gr. III and Gr. IV gliom...
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Primary brain malignancy is a rare tumor with a global incidence of less than 10 per 100,000 people. Hence, there is limited power for identifying risk loci in individual studies, especially for Han Chinese. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in Taiwan, including 195 cases and 195 controls. We identified five new genes for malignan...
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Background: Radiotherapy (RT) provides a modern treatment to enhance the malignant glioma control rate. The purpose of our study was to determine the effect of tumor coverage on disease prognosis and to predict optimal RT plans to achieve a lower normal tissue complication probability (NTCP). Methods: Ten malignant-glioma patients with tumors ad...
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Neurosurgeons require considerable expertise and practical experience to deal with the critical situations commonly encountered in complex surgical operations such as cerebral cancer; however, trainees in neurosurgery seldom have the opportunity to develop these skills in the operating room. Physical simulators can give trainees the experience they...
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Purpose: Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is commonly used in patients with multiple brain metastases. Compared with conventional WBRT, hippocampal avoidance WBRT (HA-WBRT) more favorably preserves cognitive function and the quality of life. The hippocampal volume is considerably small (approximately 3.3 cm3 ). Therefore, downsizing the leaf width...
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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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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) could be potential biomarkers for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) prognosis and response to therapeutic agents. We previously demonstrated that the cancer stem cell marker Musashi-1 (MSI1) is an RNA binding protein that promotes radioresistance by increasing downstream RNA stability. To identify that MSI1 interacts with miRNAs and...
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We investigated the organ-sparing effect of the deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) technique among different levels of lung expansion for left-side breast radiotherapy. This retrospective study enrolled 30 patients who received adjuvant left breast radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). Simulation scans of both DIBH and deep breathing...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a deadly malignant brain tumor that is resistant to most clinical treatments. Novel therapeutic agents that are effective against GBM are required. Antrodia cinnamomea has shown antiproliferative effects in GBM cells. However, the exact mechanisms and bioactive components remain unclear. Thus, the present study aime...
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Neurosurgeons require considerable expertise and practical experience in dealing with the critical situations commonly encountered during difficult surgeries; however, neurosurgical trainees seldom have the opportunity to develop these skills in the operating room. Therefore, physical simulators are used to give trainees the experience they require...
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To compare the effects of different photon energies on radiation planning by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and helical tomotherapy (TOMO) for proximal gastric cancer (PGC). Network analysis with microarray procession and gene ontology were used to identify the effect of radiotherapy (RT) on PGC. Th...
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Simple hematoma evacuation is often performed in cases of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) associated with arachnoid cysts (ACs) on the same side after head injury. However, it is not clear which procedure is appropriate when ACs and CSDH are located on different sides. Here, we present a case of a 3-year-old boy with right frontal–temporal subdura...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) requires radiotherapy (RT) as its definitive management. However, GBM still has a high local recurrence rate even after RT. Cancer stem‐like cells (CSCs) might enable GBM to evade irradiation damage and cause therapeutic failure. The optimal RT plan should achieve a planning target volume (PTV) coverage of more than 95...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a lethal brain tumor with a mean survival time of 1 year. One major reason for therapeutic failure is that GBM cells have an extraordinary capacity to invade normal brain tissue beyond the surgical margin, accounting for the lack of treatment efficacy. GBM cells that can infiltrate into the healthy brain possess tum...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) requires radiotherapy (RT) as a part of definitive management strategy. RT is highly effective, destroying cancer cells that may exist around the surgical tumor bed. However, GBM still has a poor prognosis and a high local recurrence rate after RT. Accumulating research indicates that GBM contains cancer stem-like cell...
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Introduction: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common brain malignancy in adults, and currently available GBM treatments present several unique challenges. It is known that GBM involves cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) and tumor cells that aggressively invade normal brain tissues, and both cell types may cause resistance to radiotherapy (RT)...
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Radiotherapy (RT) is an effective treatment for breast cancer. The side effects of breast irradiation, including skin toxicity in the irradiation field, cause considerable discomfort. This study compared the severity of skin toxicity caused by image‐guided RT (IGRT) and intensity‐modulated RT (IMRT) combined with an electronic portal imaging device...
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Purpose: Hypofractionated radiotherapy can reduce treatment durations and produce effects identical to those of conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for treating prostate cancer. Volumetric arc radiotherapy (VMAT) can decrease the treatment machine monitor units (MUs). Previous studies have shown that VMAT with multileaf collimator (MLC) rotat...
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To investigate the association between tumor response to thoracic radiotherapy and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status in patients with lung adenocarcinoma, we collected 48 patients treated between January 2010 and December 2013. Of the 18 patients with EGFR mutation, 15 (83.3%) had a single mutation, and three (16.7%) had doubl...
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Objectives: To compare treatment plans for helical tomotherapy (TOMO), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Materials and methods: This retrospective study from December 2010 to June 2013 included 20 patients with LARC who received neoadjuvant concurrent ch...
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The aim of this study was to compare treatment plans of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for all esophageal cancer (EC) tumor locations.This retrospective study from July 2009 to June 2014 included 20 patients with EC who received definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy with radiation doses >50.4...
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Survival in patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (LAUPC) is poor, and local recurrence continues to be a major problem in the management of this disease. Radiotherapy (RT) using different RT techniques, including intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), may lead to different cl...
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Background: Intracranial solitary fibrous tumor was rare. However, most intracranial solitary fibrous tumors are benign, cerebral solitary fibrous tumor with malignant transformation was even more unusual. Case present: Herein, we presented a 55 year-old-male who was diagnosed intracranial solitary fibrous tumor five years ago. Partial tumor excisi...
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To examine the safety and efficacy of Cyberknife stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and its effect on survival in patients of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This was a matched-pair study. From January 2008 to December 2009, 36 patients with 42 lesions of unresectable recurrent HCC were treated with SBRT. The median prescribed dos...
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Germinoma that occurs to the bilateral basal ganglia is exceedingly rare. The diagnosis can be diffi cult because of nonspecific c clinical presentation and ill-defi ned abnormalities without a defi nite tumor mass on neuroimaging. Here, we presented a 24-year-old male who suffered from bizarre behavior and affective disturbance. At emergency room,...
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The lumbar puncture is considered as a safe routine procedure in widespread clinical use for nearly a century. To the best of our knowledge, intracranial and intraspinal subarachnoid hemorrhage has never been reported as a complication after a lumbar puncture. We presented a case of a 76-year-old woman who fell in a deep coma after a lumbar punctur...

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