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Kuang P.,University of Sichuan | Liu T.,University of Sichuan | Pan L.,University of Sichuan | Zhu H.,University of Sichuan | And 19 more authors.
Leukemia and Lymphoma | Year: 2016

We report the clinical results of sustainedly integrating imatinib and interferon-α into maintenance therapy in the patients ineligible for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Maintenance therapy lasted for 5 years with imatinib 400 mg daily, interferon-α 3 million units, 2∼3 doses per week, and chemotherapy including vindesine and dexamethasone scheduled monthly in first year, once every 2 months in second year, and once every 3 months in third year. The chemotherapy was discontinued after 3 years and the imatinib and interferon-α continued for another 2 years. For 41 patients without allo-HSCT with a median follow-up of 32 months, the 3-year DFS and OS were 42.7  ± 8.6% and 57.9  ± 8.4%, respectively. Our study suggests that sustaining maintenance with low-dose chemotherapy, imatinib and interferon-α improved survival of adult Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph + ALL) patients ineligible for allo-HSCT, and even provided an opportunity for cure. BCR/ABL persistent negativity at 6 and 9 months may have benefit to choose suitable patients for the imatinib/interferon-α maintenance strategy. © 2016 Taylor & Francis Source

Liu L.,Fudan University | Liu L.,Shanghai Medical College | Xiang J.,Fudan University | Xiang J.,Shanghai Medical College | And 29 more authors.
International Journal of Oncology | Year: 2016

The prognosis for pancreatic cancer (PC) is poor; however, the timely and accurate treatment of this disease will significantly improve prognosis. Serum biomarkers involve noninvasive tests that facilitate the early detection of tumors, predict outcomes and assess responses to therapy, so that the patient can be continuously monitored and receive the most appropriate therapy. Studies have reported that cancer antigen (CA)125 [also known as mucin 16 (MUC16)] has functional significance in the tumorigenic, metastatic and drug resistant properties of PC. Our aim was to use this biomarker in the diagnosis, detection of metastasis, prognosis and in the monitoring of the treatment effects of PC. Members of the Chinese Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (CSPAC) reviewed the literature on CA125/ MUC16 and developed an objective consensus on the clinical utility of CA125/MUC16 for PC. They confirmed the role of CA125/MUC16 in tumorigenesis and the progression of PC, and recommended monitoring CA125/MUC16 levels in all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of PC, particularly those that involve the monitoring of treatments. In addition, they suggested that the combination of other biomarkers and imaging techniques, together with CA125/MUC16, would improve the accuracy of the clinical decision-making process, thereby facilitating the optimization of treatment strategies. Periodic clinical updates of the use of CA125/MUC16 have been established, which are important for further analyses and comparisons of clinical results from affiliates and countries, particularly as regards the in-depth biological function and clinical translational research of this biomarker. Source

Liu C.,Fudan University | Chen R.,Sun Yat Sen University | Chen Y.,Peking Union Medical College | Fu D.,Fudan University | And 20 more authors.
International Journal of Oncology | Year: 2015

Understanding and formulating an appropriate strategy for the para-aortic lymph nodes (LN16) during curative surgery for pancreatic head cancer have been controversial for some time. This study intended to provide a recommendation for surgeons to perform an optimal curative surgery on pancreatic cancer patients with or without LN16 involvement. Based on an updated literature search and review, the members of the Chinese Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (CSPAC) from high-volume centers reached a consensus on the issue of LN16 in pancreatic head cancer. Metastasis to LN16 is quite. Source

Wang S.-F.,University of Sichuan | Liu Q.,Peoples Hospital of Deyang | Zhang S.-F.,University of Sichuan | Liao D.-Y.,University of Sichuan | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition) | Year: 2010

Objective To investigate the expressions of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) protein and c-Myc protein in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and their lymph node metastases. Methods APC and c-Myc proteins were detected in 270 cases of primary NSCLC, 55 cases of lymph node metastatic tissues and 46 cases of adjacent normal lung tissues by EliVision and EnVision methods of immunohistochemical staining. Results Higher rates of the expressions of both APC and c-Myc proteins in NSCLC primary foci were found compared with those in lymph node metastases ( P < 0.05). Furthermore, the expressions of APC and c-Myc proteins varied with histological types, TNM stagings and metastasis of the NSCLC (P<0.05). The Spearman correlation analysis showed that the expressions of APC and c-Myc proteins were positively correlated (r=0.376, P = 0.000). The Kaplan-Meier survival analysis revealed that the survival rate was lower in patients with positive expressions of APC and c-Myc proteins than in patients with negative expressions (P<0.05). Histological type, pathologic grading, metastasis and c-Myc were identified as independent risk factors with related to the prognosis of NSCLC patients in the multivariate Cox regression model (P<0.05). Conclusion APC and c-Myc may play an important role in the progression of NSCLC. Source

Fu C.-J.,Chongqing Medical University | Pan X.-F.,University of Sichuan | Zhao Z.-M.,University of Sichuan | Saheb-Kashaf M.,London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | And 4 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2014

Objectives: To evaluate medical students' knowledge of HPV and HPV related diseases and assess their attitudes towards HPV vaccination. Methods: A total of 605 medical undergraduates from Chongqing Medical University in China were surveyed using a structured and pretested questionnaire on HPV related knowledge. Results: Some 68.9% of the medical students were females, and mean age was 21.6 (±1.00) years. Only 10.6% correctly answered more than 11 out of 14 questions on HPV related knowledge, 71.8% being willing to receive/advise on HPV vaccination. Female students (OR: 2.69; 95% CI: 1.53-4.72) and students desiring more HPV education (OR: 4.24; 95% CI: 1.67-10.8) were more willing to accept HPV vaccination. HPV vaccination acceptability was observed to show a positive association with HPV related knowledge. Conclusions: Our survey found low levels of HPV related knowledge and HPV vaccination acceptability among participating medical students. HPV education should be systematically incorporated into medical education to increase awareness of HPV vaccination. Source

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