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Zhou Z.,State Key Laboratory of Southern China | Zhang R.,State Key Laboratory of Southern China | Wang R.,Sun Yat Sen University | Zhang Y.,State Key Laboratory of Southern China | And 6 more authors.
Tumor Biology

There is increasing evidence suggesting that the establishment of Pim-3 is involved in tumorigenesis. This study aimed to investigate the expression and clinicopathological significance of Pim-3 in colorectal cancer (CRC). Clinical pathology data were collected from 410 CRC patients who received radical resection and were pathologically confirmed at the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center between October 2002 and December 2008. We compared the expression Pim-3 in the primary focus and liver metastasis and investigated the correlations with other clinical-pathological factors. Multivariate analysis showed that perioperative blood transfusion, local invasion, lymph node and liver metastasis, and Pim-3 expression were independent prognostic factors. The expression of Pim-3 in CRC was higher than that in normal tissues. Patients with positive expression had significant decreases in 5-year survival. Pim-3 expression showed a positive correlation with tumor cell differentiation, local infiltration, and lymph node and liver metastasis. In conclusion, Pim-3 might serve as a novel target and prognosis factor for colorectal cancer. © 2016 International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM) Source

Lin X.-J.,Sun Yat Sen University | Lin X.-J.,State Key Laboratory of Southern China | Lin X.-J.,Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine | Lao X.-M.,Sun Yat Sen University | And 8 more authors.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Unlike systemic chemotherapy for hematological malignancies with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has only recently been reported to cause HBV reactivation and subsequent hepatitis. Most patients with HBV-related HCC have an underlying disease with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis, and TACE may potentially induce HBV reactivation and liver decompensation. Currently, there are no clinical guidelines for managing TACE-caused HBV reactivation. In this review, we summarize the changes of HBV status and liver function after TACE and the effect of antiviral treatment before, during, or after TACE. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York Source

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