Publications by authors named "Deyao Zhang"

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Comparison Between Portal Vein Perfusion Chemotherapy and Neoadjuvant Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy for Resectable Intermediate to Advanced Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Oct 12. Epub 2021 Oct 12.

Department of Liver Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Background: Patients with intermediate to advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer [BCLC] stage B/C) have few choices of curable treatments and thus suffer from dismal outcomes. Although surgical resection could prolong survival in certain selected patients with BCLC stage B/C HCC, the frequent postoperative recurrence and poor survival of these patients need to be improved by combining other therapies perioperatively.

Objective: This study was conducted to investigate the survival associations of adjuvant portal vein perfusion chemotherapy (PVC) and neoadjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) in patients with resectable BCLC stage B/C HCC.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in consecutive patients who underwent R0 resection for intermediate to advanced stage HCC, combined with either PVC or HAIC perioperatively between January 2017 and December 2018. Patients treated with PVC or HAIC were analyzed according to intention-to-treat (ITT) and per protocol (PP) principles, respectively. The chemotherapy regimen of adjuvant PVC and neoadjuvant HAIC included 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin/oxaliplatin. Survival analysis and Cox regression for overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS) were used to compare the outcomes.

Results: Among all 64 patients enrolled in this study, 28 received perioperative PVC and 36 received HAIC for ITT analysis. Age (median 44.00 vs. 46.50 years; p = 0.364), sex (male: 25/28 vs. 35/36; p = 0.435), and tumor size (median 9.55 vs. 8.10 cm; p = 0.178) were comparable between the two groups. In the ITT analysis, the median OS was significantly longer in patients in the HAIC group compared with the PVC group (median OS not reached vs. 19.47 months; p = 0.004); in the PP analysis, patients who received neoadjuvant HAIC followed by hepatectomy presented with much better EFS than patients in the PVC group (modified EFS 16.90 vs. 3.17 months; p = 0.022); and in the multivariate analysis, neoadjuvant HAIC presented as a significant predictor for enhanced EFS (hazard ratio [HR] 0.296; p = 0.007) and OS (HR 0.095; p = 0.007) for BCLC stage B/C HCC patients who received hepatectomy.

Conclusions: Compared with adjuvant PVC, neoadjuvant HAIC treatment was associated with better survival and fewer recurrences in HCC patients who received R0 resection at the intermediate to advanced stage. These results need to be further validated prospectively.
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October 2021

Genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis of Geotrichum citri-aurantii on citrus reveal the potential pathogenic- and guazatine-resistance related genes.

Genomics 2020 11 7;112(6):4063-4071. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology of Ministry of Education, National R&D Center For Citrus Preservation, National Centre of Citrus Breeding, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

Sour rot, caused by Geotrichum citri-aurantii, is a major postharvest disease of citrus,and it causes serious economic losses. In this study, a high-quality genome sequence of G. citri-aurantii was obtained by Single Molecule Real-Time Sequencing (SMRT). Approximately 5.43 Gb of clean data were obtained and a total of 27.94-Mb genomic sequence was mapped to 10 chromosome groups after high-through chromosome conformation capture (Hi-C) assembly. In addition, three polygalacturonase genes which were related to pathogenicity in G. citri-aurantii genome were discovered. And transcriptome data of guazatine-resistance had been analyzed, the results showed that the guazatine-resistance of G. citri-aurantii was related to two ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter family genes, six major facilitator superfamily (MFS) transporter family genes and two multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) transporter family genes. In summary, our research may provide novel insights into the effective control of this pathogen.
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November 2020

Preoperative controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score as a predictor of long-term outcome after curative resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II-III gastric Cancer.

BMC Cancer 2018 Jun 28;18(1):699. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China; Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, 510060, China.

Background: The prognostic value of preoperative controlling nutritional status (CONUT) has been reported in many malignancies. In present study, we aimed to clarify the prognostic impact of CONUT in gastric cancer (GC) receiving curative resection and adjuvant chemotherapy.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 697 consecutive patients undergoing curative surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy for Stage II-III GC between November 2000 and September 2012. Patients were classified into high (≥3) and low (≤2) CONUT groups according to the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis.

Results: Of the included patients, 217 (31.1%) belonged to the high CONUT group. The high CONUT group had a significantly lower 5-year cancer-specific survival (CSS) rate than the low CONUT group (39.3 vs. 55.5%, P < 0.001). High CONUT score was significantly associated with larger tumor size, more lymph node metastasis, and poorer nutritional status, including lower body mass index (BMI), higher prognostic nutritional index (PNI) and the presence of preoperative anemia (all P < 0.05). Multivariate analysis revealed that CONUT score was an independent prognostic factor (HR: 1.553; 95% CI: 1.080-2.232; P = 0.017). Of note, in the low PNI group, CONUT score still effectively stratified CSS (P = 0.016). Furthermore, the prognostic significance of CONUT score was also maintained when stratified by TNM stage (all P < 0.05).

Conclusions: CONUT score is considered a useful nutritional marker for predicting prognosis in stage II-III GC patients undergoing curative resection and adjuvant chemotherapy, and may help to facilitate the planning of preoperative nutritional interventions.
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June 2018