Ras-related protein 25 (Rab25) is involved in many human malignancies. However, its role in chemotherapy response and prognosis in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unknown. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between Rab25 and chemotherapy sensitivity and prognosis in NSCLC. Rab25 expression was assessed using immunohistochemistry in 324 advanced NSCLC patients. Its correlations with clinical features were analyzed. Sensitivity to cisplatin (DDP) was compared between DDP-sensitive A549 and DDP-resistant A549/DDP cells.
Non-small cell lung cancer
The expression of CK19, LUNX, and KS1/4 mRNA biomarkers was detected in the peripheral blood of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients to investigate the feasibility of indicating lung cancer micrometastases. Micrometastases were identified in the peripheral blood of 32 NSCLC patients, 15 benign pulmonary disease (BPD) patients, and 10 healthy volunteers by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction.
This report details a study conducted to assess the role of VEGF gene polymorphisms in the prognosis of advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Samples obtained from 210 advanced NSCLC patients admitted at the Huaihe Hospital of Henan University between January 2010 and December 2011 were recruited for this study. The VEGF -2578C/A (rs699947), +936C/T (rs3025039), and -634G/C (rs2010963) genotypes were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism.