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Articles by Z. Y Shen
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  Q Lin , M Li , Z. Y Shen , L. W Xiong , X. F Pan , J. F Gen , G. L Bao , H. F Sha , J. X Feng , C. Y Ji and M. Chen

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of vascular endothelial growth factor-A and E-cadherin expression as well as other confirmed prognostic factors in predicting the clinical outcome after definitive surgery of pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer.


One hundred and eighty-five consecutive and non-selected patients who underwent definitive surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer in our institute were included in this study. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens were stained for vascular endothelial growth factor-A and E-cadherin and the correlation between the staining, its clinicopathological parameters and its prognostic power were analyzed statistically.


Of the 185 patients studied, 92 cases (49.7%) were strongly positive for vascular endothelial growth factor-A. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A expression was only related to visceral pleural involvement (P < 0.001). A total of 95 carcinomas (51.4%) were E-cadherin-negative tumors. E-cadherin expression correlated with histology (P < 0.001), tumor size (P = 0.001) and visceral pleural involvement (P < 0.001). In univariate analysis by log-rank test, gender, tumor size, lymphovascular invasion, visceral pleural involvement, vascular endothelial growth factor-A expression and E-cadherin expression were significant prognostic factors (P = 0.003, 0.042, 0.026, 0.035, 0.008 and 0.006, respectively). In multivariate analysis, gender, vascular endothelial growth factor-A and E-cadherin expression maintained its independent prognostic influence on overall survival (P = 0.013, <0.001 and 0.036, respectively).


Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-A is related to visceral pleural involvement, and E-cadherin expression correlates with histology, tumor size and visceral pleural involvement. Multivariate analysis confirmed gender, vascular endothelial growth factor-A and E-cadherin expression were significant predictive factors for overall survival in completely resected pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer.

  Q Zhao , J. H Shen , Z. Y Shen , Z. Y Wu , X. E Xu , J. J Xie , J. Y Wu , Q Huang , X. F Lu , E. M Li and L. Y. Xu

Phosphorylation of fascin at serine 39 (phospho-S39-fascin) could inhibit its actin-binding and actin-bundling activities and decrease filopodia formation. However, the relationship between phospho-S39-fascin expression and clinicopathological parameters in tumors is still unknown. Here, Western blot analysis and IHC applied to tissue microarray technology were performed to examine the expression status of non-phosphorylated fascin (fascin) and phospho-S39-fascin and their impacts on the prognosis of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Fascin and phospho-S39-fascin expressions were tested by cytoplasmic staining. Among the 254 patients, 90 cases showed high expression of fascin and 87 cases showed high expression of phospho-S39-fascin. Survival analysis showed that high expression of fascin was significantly associated with a poor prognosis of the patients with ESCC (p=0.004). In contrast, high expression of phospho-S39-fascin correlated significantly with an improved outcome of patients (p=0.020). Multivariate analysis showed that both fascin and phospho-S39-fascin were independent prognostic factors. In a combined analysis, the patients with high expression of fascin and low expression of phospho-S39-fascin tumors had a shorter overall survival than those with high expression of both fascin and phospho-S39-fascin tumors (5-year overall survival rate: 28.7% vs 48.3%, p=0.068). Our results suggest that high expression of fascin correlates with poor outcome and that high expression of phospho-S39-fascin decreases the risk of poor prognosis in ESCC. This manuscript contains online supplemental material at Please visit this article online to view these materials. (J Histochem Cytochem 58:979–988, 2010)

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