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Cheng J.,Beijing 302 Hospital | Kuai D.,Lu He Hospital | Zhang L.,Beijing 307 Hospital | Yang X.,Air Force General Hospital
Archives of Dermatological Research | Year: 2012

To evaluate the association between psoriasis and risk of diabetes, pertinent studies were identified by searching electronic databases and by reviewing the reference lists of retrieved articles. We included observational studies that examined the association between psoriasis and risk of diabetes. Two reviewers independently assessed eligibility and used a standardized form to collect data from published studies. The study quality was assessed by the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. A total of 22 eligible studies that included 3,307,516 participants fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Compared to individuals without psoriasis, subjects with psoriasis had a 1.42-fold increased risk of diabetes (95% CI, 1.40-1.45). Findings from this meta-analysis suggest that individuals with psoriasis may have a modestly increased risk of diabetes. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Shen L.,Peking University | Li J.,Fudan University | Xu J.,Beijing 307 Hospital | Pan H.,Shao Yifu Hospital | And 12 more authors.
Gastric Cancer | Year: 2015

Background: In the AVAGAST study, fluoropyrimidine and cisplatin plus bevacizumab did not significantly improve overall survival (OS) versus fluoropyrimidine and cisplatin plus placebo in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Geographic differences in efficacy were observed in AVAGAST, but the study only included 12 Chinese patients. AVATAR, a study similar in design to AVAGAST, was a randomized, double-blind, phase III study conducted in Chinese patients with advanced gastric cancer.Methods: Patients more than 18 years of age with gastric adenocarcinoma were randomized 1:1 to capecitabine–cisplatin plus either bevacizumab or placebo. The primary endpoint was OS; secondary endpoints included progression-free survival (PFS) and safety.Results: In total, 202 patients were included (placebo n = 102; bevacizumab n = 100). Baseline characteristics were well balanced. The primary analysis result did not show a difference in OS for the bevacizumab arm compared to the placebo arm [hazard ratio, 1.11 (95 % CI, 0.79–1.56); P = 0.5567]. Median PFS was also similar in both arms. Bevacizumab plus capecitabine–cisplatin was well tolerated. Grade 3–5 adverse events (AEs) occurred in 60 % of bevacizumab-treated and 68 % of placebo-treated patients, respectively. Grade 3–5 AEs of special interest with bevacizumab occurred in 8 % of bevacizumab-treated patients and 15 % of placebo-treated patients, mainly grade 3–5 hemorrhage (bevacizumab 4 %, placebo 12 %).Conclusions: Addition of bevacizumab to capecitabine–cisplatin in Chinese patients with advanced gastric cancer did not improve outcomes in AVATAR. There was no difference in OS between the two arms and PFS was similar in both arms. Safety findings were as previously experienced with bevacizumab, including AVAGAST; no new safety signals were reported. © 2014, The Author(s).

Xu B.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | Jiang Z.,Beijing 307 Hospital | Shao Z.,Fudan University | Wang J.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | And 9 more authors.
Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology | Year: 2011

Background and purpose: Fulvestrant, an oestrogen receptor (ER) antagonist with no known agonist effects, has shown activity in postmenopausal patients with ER-positive advanced breast cancer recurring or progressing following prior endocrine therapy. This double-blind, double-dummy, randomised phase III study (NCT00327769) was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of fulvestrant versus anastrozole in advanced breast cancer of Chinese postmenopausal women whose disease has progressed following prior endocrine treatment. Materials and methods: A total of 234 patients were randomised to fulvestrant 250 mg/month (n = 121) or 1 mg/day anastrozole (n = 113), together with matching placebo. The primary endpoint was time to progression (TTP). Secondary endpoints included objective response rate (ORR), duration of response (DoR), clinical benefit rate (CBR) and time to treatment failure (TTF). Results: Baseline characteristics were similar, with the possible exception that a higher number of fulvestrant patients had received two prior chemotherapy regimens. Median TTP was 110 days in the fulvestrant group versus 159 days in the anastrozole group (hazard ratio [HR], 1.314; 95% confidence intervals [CI], 0.948, 1.822; P = 0.101). ORR was 10% in the fulvestrant group and 14% in the anastrozole group. Median DoR from randomisation to progression was 436 days versus 432 days for the fulvestrant and anastrozole groups, respectively. CBR for fulvestrant (36.1%) versus anastrozole (48.2%) was not statistically different between the groups. TTF (110 days versus 147 days for the fulvestrant and anastrozole groups, respectively) was not statistically different between the treatments (HR, 1.307; 95% CI, 0.961, 1.778; P = 0.088). Both treatments were well tolerated, with only two patients treated with fulvestrant and four patients treated with anastrozole withdrawn from study treatment due to adverse events. Conclusions: These data demonstrate that fulvestrant 250 mg and anastrozole were similarly effective and well tolerated in the treatment of postmenopausal Chinese women with advanced breast cancer whose disease had progressed or recurred on prior endocrine treatment. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Dong Y.,Zhejiang University | Hou H.,Zhejiang University | Hou H.,Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Imaging of Zhejiang Province | Wang C.,Beijing 307 Hospital | And 7 more authors.
BioMed Research International | Year: 2015

Background. After initial treatment of breast cancer (BC), monitoring locoregional recurrence and distant metastases is a great clinical challenge. Objective. To evaluate the efficacy of PET/CT in association with serum tumor makers in BC follow-up. Methods. Twenty-six women with a history of modified radical mastectomy were evaluated by 18F-FDG PET/CT. The results of PET/CT were compared with those of conventional imaging techniques (CITs) (including mammography, chest radiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and bone scintigraphy). Serum tumor markers of CEA, CA 125, and CA 15-3 in the BC patients were also analyzed in association with the results of PET/CT. Results. Compared with CITs, PET/CT was more sensitive to detect the malignant foci and had better patient-based sensitivity and specificity. The mean CA 15-3 serum level was significantly higher in the confirmed positive patients of PET/CT results than in the confirmed negative ones, while there were no significant differences in the serum levels of CEA and CA 125 of both groups. Conclusion. PET/CT is a highly efficient tool for BC follow-up compared with CITs. The high serum levels of CA 15-3 in confirmed positive PET/CT patients indicated the clinical value of CA 15-3 in BC follow-up. © 2015 Ying Dong et al.

Zhu Y.,Beijing Jiaotong University | Zhu Y.,Tumor Center in Beijing 301 Hospital | Feng F.,Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology | Yu J.,Beijing Institute of Basic Medicine Science | And 5 more authors.
DNA and Cell Biology | Year: 2013

Long interspersed nucleotide element (LINE-1; L1) as an autonomous retrotransposon is localized usually in AT-rich, low-recombined, and gene-poor regions of genome. It is transiently activated in embryonic development and continuously activated in all tumor cells tested so far. Full-length L1 gene contains 5′ untranslated region, two open reading frames (ORFs) encoded L1ORF1p and L1ORF2p, and a 3′ terminal polyadenylation site. Compared with L1ORF2p, a protein encompassing reverse transcriptase and endonuclease activities, L1ORF1p remains to be elucidated. With liver cancer cells and tissues, the expression and sub-localization of L1ORF1p were investigated and shown that L1-ORF1p expresses just in liver cancer cells and tissues but not in normal liver cells and almost not in adjacent tissues. To characterize L1ORF1p, the strategies for over-expression and down-regulation of L1ORF1p in transfected cells were implemented. The phenomenon of promoting cell proliferation and colony formation was observed in transfected cells with L1ORF1p over-expression and vice versa. Down-regulation of L1ORF1p suppresses tumorigenesis in vitro and in vivo. Smad4 as an interaction protein of L1ORF1p is identified for the first time, while L1ORF1p is responsible for Smad4 sequestration in the cytoplasm. Thus, L1ORF1p contributed to tumorigenesis and may attribute to, at least partly, its participation in Smad4-signaling regulation. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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