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Wang H.,Nanjing University | Du Y.-C.,Arizona State University | Du Y.-C.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Zhou X.-J.,Nanjing University | And 3 more authors.
Cancer and Metastasis Reviews | Year: 2014

The major functions of Hippo (Hpo) signaling pathway are to control cell growth, proliferation, and apoptosis. As its important downstream player, yes-associated protein (YAP)-1 was originally found to promote cell proliferation and transformation. Overexpression of YAP-1 has been linked to tumor progression and worse survival in certain malignancies. However, it has been recently recognized as a tumor suppressor gene as well since it also induces apoptosis. Decreased or absent expression of YAP-1 is highly correlated with tumor progression and worse survival in other tumors such as breast cancer. It is clear that YAP-1 plays a dual role as oncogene and tumor suppressor gene in human oncogenesis, depending on the specific tissue type involved. Here, we reviewed the recent research on both the oncogenic and tumor suppressor function of YAP-1 and its significance in human malignancy. The clinical implication of YAP-1 expression in cancer prognosis and the development of targeted therapy will also be discussed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Mi K.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Xing Z.,Sichuan University
International Journal of Nanomedicine | Year: 2015

Background: Self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds have been shown to be a permissive biological material for tissue repair, cell proliferation, differentiation, etc. Recently, a subpopu-lation (CD44+/CD24-) of breast cancer cells has been reported to have stem/progenitor cell properties. The aim of this study was to investigate whether this subpopulation of cancer cells have different phenotypes in self-assembling COCH3-RADARADARADARADA-CONH2(RADA16) peptide nanofiber scaffold compared with Matrigel® (BD Biosciences, Two Oak Park, Bedford, MA, USA) and collagen I. Methods: CD44 and CD24 expression was determined by fow cytometry. Cell proliferation was measured by 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine assay and DNA content measurement. Immunostaining was used to indicate the morphologies of cells in three-dimensional (3D) cultures of different scaffolds and the localization of β-catenin in the colonies. Western blot was used to determine the expression of signaling proteins. In vitro migration assay and inoculation into nude mice were used to evaluate invasion and tumorigenesis in vivo. Results: The breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-435S contained a high percentage (>99%) of CD44+/CD24- cells, which exhibited phenotypic reversion in 3D RADA16 nanofiber scaffold compared with collagen I and Matrigel. The newly formed reverted acini-like colonies reassembled a basement membrane and reorganized their cytoskeletons. At the same time, cells cultured and embedded in RADA16 peptide scaffold exhibited growth arrest. Also, they exhibited different migration potential, which links their migration ability with their cellular morphology. Consistent with studies in vitro, the in vivo tumor formation assay further supported of the functional changes caused by the reversion in 3D RADA16 culture. Expression levels of intercellular surface adhesion molecule-1 were upregulated in cells cultured in RADA16 scaffolds, and the NF-kappa B inhibitor pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate could inhibit RADA16-induced upregulation of intercellular surface adhesion molecule-1 and the phenotype reversion of MDA-MB-453S cells. Conclusion: Culturing a CD44+/CD24--enriched breast cancer cell population in 3D RADA16 peptide nanofiber scaffold led to a significant phenotypic reversion compared with Matrigel and collagen I. © 2015 Mi and Xing.


Zhao Y.,University of Sichuan | Wu Y.,University of Sichuan | Pei J.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Chen Z.,University of Sichuan | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition | Year: 2015

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fish oil-containing (FO) lipid emulsions that are rich in ω-3 fatty acids for parenteral nutrition in preterm neonates by using data retrieved from randomized controlled trials. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials representing 483 premature neonates to compare FO with control (CO) lipid emulsions. Results: This meta-analysis revealed that the levels of ω-3 fatty acids in the form of docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and arachidonic acid (% of total fatty acids) in plasma were statistically higher in FO groups (mean difference [MD] - 0.7%, 95% confidence interval [CI] - 1.05 to - 0.36, P< 0.001; MD - 1.31%, 95% CI - 1.40 to - 1.21, P< 0.001). The differences were found in red blood cell (RBC) membranes. The levels of arachidonic acid (% of total fatty acids) as ω-6 fatty acid in plasma and red blood cell membranes were significantly lower in FO groups (MD 1.27%, 95% CI 1.12-1.42, P<0.001) (MD 0.92%, 95% CI 0.12-1.72, P = 0.02). The mean body weight, serum level of bilirubin, triglycerides or C-reactive protein, allcause mortality, and rate of lipid emulsion-associated complications were, however, not different between FO and CO groups. Conclusions: The level of docosahexaenoic acid is efficiently improved by FO lipid emulsions. The changes observed in eicosapentaenoic acid and arachidonic acid, and the associated safety issue, however, remain to be clarified. Any clinical benefit or detrimental effect of using FO in premature neonates cannot be demonstrated by the present study. Copyright © 2015 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.


Jin L.,Southern Medical University | Jin L.,University of Houston | Sturgis E.M.,University of Houston | Zhang Y.,University of Houston | And 9 more authors.
Molecular Cancer | Year: 2013

Background: Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) plays an important role in inflammation, immunity, and defense against infection and clearance of human papillomavirus (HPV). Thus, genetic variants may modulate individual susceptibility to HPV-associated oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).Methods: In this study we genotyped four common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TNF-α promoter [ -308G > A(rs1800629), -857C > T (rs1799724), -863C > A (rs1800630), and -1031T > C (rs1799964)] and determined HPV16 serology in 325 OSCC cases and 335 matched controls and tumor HPV status in 176 squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx (SCCOP) patients. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression models were used to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).Results: We found that HPV16 seropositivity alone was associated with an increased risk of OSCC (OR, 3.1; 95% CI, 2.1-4.6), and such risk of HPV16-associated OSCC was modified by each SNP. Patients with both HPV16 seropositivity and variant genotypes for each SNP had the highest risk when using patients with HPV16 seronegativity and a wild-type genotype as a comparison group. Moreover, similar results were observed for the combined risk genotypes of four variants and all such significant associations were more pronounced in several subgroups, particularly in SCCOP patients and never smokers. Notably, the combined risk genotypes of four variants were also significantly associated with tumor HPV-positive SCCOP.Conclusion: Taken together, these results suggest that TNF-α SNPs may individually or, more likely, jointly affect individual susceptibility to HPV16-associated OSCC, particularly SCCOP and never smokers. Validation of our findings is warranted. © 2013 Jin et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Wu H.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Yu K.,Chengdu Military General Hospital | Yang Z.,Chengdu Military General Hospital
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics | Year: 2015

Background: The associations between TNF-α and Interleukin gene polymorphisms and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) risk have been studied in numerous epidemiological studies, but the results remain controversial. To investigate whether these polymorphisms facilitate susceptibility to PCOS, we conducted a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Medline, CNKI, and Google Scholar were searched to obtain the genetic association studies according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Odds ratios (OR) with corresponding 95 % confidence intervals (CI) were used to assess the strengths of the associations. Funnel plots and Egger’s tests were performed to test for possible publication bias. All statistical analyses were performed using Review Manager 5.2 and STATA11.0. Results: Eighteen articles were included in the final meta-analysis. The studies involved the following polymorphisms: TNF-α -308G > A, TNF-α -805C > T, TNF-α -1031 T > C, IL-1A -889C > T, IL-1B -511C > T, IL-1B +3953 T > C, IL-6 -174G > C, IL-10 -819C > T, IL-10 -1082A > G, IL-18 -607C > A, and IL-18 -137G > C. Our results show a significant association between PCOS risk and the TNF-α -1031 T > C polymorphism (For TC + CC vs. TT: OR = 2.09, 95 % CI = 1.58–2.76, p < 0.0001. For C allele vs. T allele: OR = 1.67, 95 % CI = 1.33–2.09, p < 0.0001) and between PCOS risk and the IL-6 -174G > C polymorphism (For CC + GC vs. GG: OR = 0.49, 95 % CI = 0.25–0.95, p = 0.03. For CC vs. GG: OR = 0.48, 95 % CI = 0.28–0.80, p = 0.005. For C vs. G: OR = 0.60, 95 % CI = 0.42–0.87, p = 0.007). No associations were found with the other genetic models. Conclusion: The results of the meta-analysis suggest positive associations between the TNF-α -1031 T > C and IL-6 -174G > C polymorphisms and the risk of PCOS. No associations are found between PCOS risk and the TNF-α -308G > A, TNF-α -805C > T, IL-1A -889C > T, IL-1B -511C > T, IL-1B +3953C > T, IL-10 -819C > T, IL-10 -1082 A > G, IL-18 -607C > A, and IL-18 -137G > C polymorphisms. However, due to the heterogeneity and low quality of the studies related to PCOS polymorphisms in the meta-analysis, the results should be interpreted with caution. Future multi-ethnicity studies of homogeneous populations of PCOS patients with larger sample sizes and well-matched controls are needed. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Wang X.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Song Z.-F.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Xie R.-M.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Pei J.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | And 2 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2013

Objectives: To analyze underlying disease, fatality rate and the major causes of death of in-patients with malignant tumors in Sichuan Cancer Hospital. Methods: Clinical data of in-patients from 2002 to 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The top 10 tumors (82.0%of the total) of the malignant tumors of the in-patients were lung, cervical, esophagus, breast, colorectal, nasopharynx, liver and gastric cancers, lymphomas and ovarian cancers. The overall fatality rate was 2.7% during these eleven years, 3.4% and 2.0% for male and females, respectively with statistical significance for the difference (Χ2=164.737, P<0.001). The top 10 death causes were lung cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, esophagus cancer, gastric cancer, lymphoma, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and nasopharynx cancer. In-patients with pancreatic cancer had the highest fatality rate (9.6%). There were different ranks of death causes in different sex groups and age groups. Conclusion: Prevention and control work of cancer should be enhanced not only for cancers with high incidence such as lung cancer, esophageal cancer but also for the cancers which have low incidence but high fatality rate, such as pancreatic cancer and gallbladder cancer, which would help to improve the survival rate and quality of life of cancer patients in the future.


Pan C.C.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute
Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] | Year: 2013

To investigate the prognostic factors for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with different metastatic status, and to improve the NPC management by multi-level refinement and stratification of M1 stage distant metastases. Clinicopathological data of 1016 NPC patients with distant metastases were retrospectively reviewed. The M1 stage distant metastases were subdivided into synchronous or metachronous metastases, metastatic sites (lung, bone, liver), number of metastatic organs (solitary, multiple) and number of metastases (solitary, multiple) subgroups to analyze the prognosis and survival of the patients. The most frequently involved metastatic sites were bone (542, 53.3%), lung (420, 41.3%) and liver (302, 29.7%). There were solitary metastatic lesions in 164 patients (16.2%), synchronous metastases in 376 cases and metachronous metastases in 640 cases. The median overall survival of the whole group of 1016 NPC patients was 30.8 months since the time of diagnosis of metastasis. For the 376 patients in the synchronous metastasis group, the median survival was 23.3 months and the 1-, 3- and 5-year overall survival rates were 74.2%, 27.6% and 18.5%, respectively. For the 640 patients in the metachronous metastases group, the median survival was 36.7 months, and the 1-, 3- and 5-year overall survival rates were 88.1%, 49.6% and 28.6%, respectively, with a significant difference between the two groups (all P < 0.001). Cox multivariate analysis indicated that the number of metastatic lesions, different metastatic sites and N stage at initial diagnosis were independent prognostic factors for patients with metachronous metastases (P < 0.05). A theory of detailed multi-level metastasis (M1) stratification aiming at different distant metastasis status for nasopharyngeal carcinoma is proposed. To take appropriate individualized treatment scheme according to the prognosis and expected survival should be helpful to improving the diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer.


Wang T.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Chuan Pan C.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Rui Yu J.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Long Y.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | And 4 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2013

Background:The predictive value of thymidylate synthase (TYMS) to sensitivity to pemetrexed-based chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients is controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis of all relevant published data to assess the association of TYMS expression with the clinical outcomes of pemetrexed-based regimen in advanced NSCLC.Patients and Methods:We conducted an electronic search using using PubMed, Embase, OVID and Cochrane Library databases and manual search. Pooled odds ratio (OR) for the response rate and hazard ratio (HR) for the overall survival and progression free survival were calculated using the software Revman 5.0.Results:There were 11 studies (n=798) met our criteria for evaluation. Response rate to pemetrexed-based regimen was significantly higher in patients with low/negative TYMS (OR=2.96, 95%CI [1.81, 4.86] P<0.0001). Patients with low/negative TYMS who were treated with pemetrexed-based regimen had longer progression free survival (HR 0.50, 95%CI [0.41, 0.61] P <0.00001) and overall survival (HR 0.41, 95%CI [0.22, 0.78] P=0.007) than those with high/positive TYMS.Conclusions:Low/negative TYMS expression was significantly associated with higher response rate, longer median survival and longer progression free survival for advanced NSCLC patients receiving pemtrexed-based chemotherapy. Hence, TYMS may be a potential predictor of sensitivity to pemtrexed-based chemotherapy in advanced NSCLC. Large scale prospective clinical trials are still warranted. © 2013 Wang et al.


Zhang Z.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Wang T.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Zhang J.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | Cai X.,Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute | And 5 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Background: The prognostic value of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial. We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis to assess its role. Methods: Studies were identified via an electronic search on PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases. Pooled hazard ratio (HR) for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated for meta-analysis. Results: There were 16 evaluated studies (n = 3337) in the meta-analysis. The combined HR evaluating EGFR mutations on disease free survival was 0.96 (95% CI [0.79-1.16] P = 0.65). The combined HR evaluating EGFR mutations on overall survival was 0.86 (95% CI [0.72-1.04] P = 0.12). The subgroup analysis based on univariate and multivariate analyses in DFS and OS showed no statistically significant difference. There was also no statistically significant difference in DFS and OS of stage I NSCLC patients. Conclusion: The systematic review with meta-analysis showed that EGFR mutations were not a prognostic factor in patients with surgically resected non-small cell lung cancer. Well designed prospective study is needed to confirm the result. © 2014 Zhang et al.


PubMed | Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The Laryngoscope | Year: 2016

To evaluate the effectiveness of free fat grafting in preventing Freys syndrome (FS) and facial depression after parotidectomy compared with acellular dermis.A prospective randomized trial was performed. Patients who underwent parotidectomy were randomly assigned to abdominal free fat or acellular dermis grafting groups. The occurrence of FS, the aesthetic outcome, economic results, and other complications were evaluated.Both acellular dermis and free fat grafts were effective in preventing FS with an equal rate of postoperative complications. Patients undergoing free fat grafting had a significantly higher aesthetic score and lower cost than those undergoing acellular dermis grafting.Free fat grafting has equal risks but more advantages compared with acellular dermis. Free fat grafting is an effective, convenient, and inexpensive option for parotidectomy defect reconstruction.1b.

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