Mei-Long Hu

Wenzhou Medical College, Yung-chia, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: The outcome is variable for unresectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ULANSCLC) patients treated with radio(chemo)therapy. The aim of this study is to investigate whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) gene are associated with overall survival (OS) in ULANSCLC patients treated with definitive radio(chemo)therapy. A total of 109 patients who had available blood samples and complete clinical and follow-up information were enrolled. DNA from blood was genotyped for two SNPs: TGF-β1 C-509T and T+869C. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, log-rank test, and Cox's proportional hazard model were used to evaluate associations between genotypes and OS. Log-rank test showed that TGF-β1 C-509T significantly correlated with OS (pooled P = 0.017). Both univariate and multivariate analyses showed that TGF-β1 C-509T CC genotype was significantly associated with better OS than CT or TT genotypes. These results indicate that TGF-β1 C-509T CC genotype is significantly associated with better OS in ULANSCLC patients treated with radio(chemo)therapy as a potential independent survival predictor.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2013 · Medical Oncology
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    ABSTRACT: The optimal adjuvant treatment modality for gastric cancer has not been well defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of adjuvant combined systemic and intraperitoneal chemotherapy (ACSIP) in high-risk patients with locally advanced gastric cancer. Between June 2003 and December 2008, 62 eligible patients with serosa-infiltrating and/or node-positive gastric cancer following curative gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy received ACSIP, consisting of intravenous oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) on day 1 followed by leucovorin (LV) 200 mg/m(2) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 450 mg/m(2) on days 1-3, intraperitoneal 5-FU 600 mg/m(2) on days 4-5 and cisplatin (CDDP) 40 mg/m(2) on day 5. Survival rates, the sites of first treatment failure and safety were analyzed. At a median follow-up of 45 months (range 7-101), the 3-year disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were 66.1 and 74.2%, respectively. Initial peritoneal and hepatic failures were found in 6 (24.0%) and 3 (12.0%) of the 25 patients with recurrence, respectively. Neutropenia, gastrointestinal side effects and peripheral neuropathy were the most common grade 3-4 toxicities; however, they were all infrequent and manageable. No serious surgical complications or treatment-related mortality was observed. The results of this study indicate that ACSIP is effective and feasible for locally advanced gastric cancer with encouraging survival rates and possibly decreased peritoneal and hepatic recurrences. The benefits of this promising combined adjuvant treatment modality warrant further studies.
    Preview · Article · Dec 2012 · Oncology letters
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To analyze catheter-related complications during postoperative Intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IPCT) for gastric cancer. Methods From December 2003 to April 2007, 80 patients with gastric cancer were treated with postoperative IPCT using central venous catheters (CVCs), during which the complications that occurred in association with CVCs were documented and analyzed. Results Catheter-related complications were seen in 10 out of the 80 patients, yielding a total complication rate of 12.5%. Main complications included abdominal pain (3.8%), local infection (1.3%), catheter obstruction (2.5%), leakage (2.5%) and dislocation (2.5%). All patients successfully finished their IPCT, the success rate was 100%. There occurred no severe complications or treatment-related deaths. Conclusion It is convenient and safe to carry out postoperative IPCT for gastric cancer using CVCs, which, with a low catheter-related complication rate, should be recommended for more clinic use.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2007 · Chinese Journal of Cancer Research