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BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is a key element in solid-tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. VEGF is among the most potent angiogenic factor thus far detected. The aim of the present study is to explore the potential of VEGF (also known as VEGF-A) as a prognostic and predictive biomarker among men with locally advanced prostate cancer. METHODS The analysis(More)
Part of the Oncology Commons This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Jefferson Digital Commons. The Jefferson Digital Commons is a service of Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Commons is a showcase for Jefferson books and journals, peer-reviewed scholarly publications, unique historical(More)
PURPOSE This study explores whether meningioma expresses epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and determines if there is a correlation between the WHO grade of this tumor and the degree of EGFR expression. METHODS Following institutional review board approval, 113 meningioma specimens from 89 patients were chosen. Of these, 85 were used for final(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that a genomic classifier (GC) would predict biochemical failure (BF) and distant metastasis (DM) in men receiving radiation therapy (RT) after radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS AND MATERIALS Among patients who underwent post-RP RT, 139 were identified for pT3 or positive margin, who did not receive neoadjuvant hormones(More)
The PI3K/AKT signaling pathway is aberrant in a wide variety of cancers. Downstream effectors of AKT are involved in survival, growth and metabolic-related pathways. In contrast, contradictory data relating to AKT effects on cell motility and invasion, crucial prometastatic processes, have been reported pointing to a potential cell type and isoform(More)
During early zebrafish (Danio rerio) development zygotic transcription does not begin until the mid-blastula transition (MBT) 3 h after fertilization. MBT demarcates transition from synchronous short cell cycles of S and M phases exclusively to full cycles encompassing G1 and G2 phases. Transcriptional profiling and RT-PCR analyses during these phases(More)
Ionizing radiation (IR) is used frequently in the management of multiple tumor types, including both organ-confined and locally advanced prostate cancer (PCa). Enhancing tumor radiosensitivity could both reduce the amount of radiation required for definitive treatment and improve clinical outcome. Androgen suppression therapy improves clinical outcomes when(More)
3. A model to predict deflection of bevel-tipped active needle advancing in soft tissue Original Research Article Pages 285-293 4. A study of the metabolism of transplanted tumor in the lung by micro PET/CT in mice 5. Design parameters and the material coupling are decisive for the micromotion magnitude at the stem–neck interface of bi-modular hip implants(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the association of a functional germline variant in the 3'-UTR of KRAS with endometrial cancer risk, as well as the association of microRNA (miRNA) signatures and the KRAS-variant with clinical characteristics and survival outcomes in two prospective RTOG endometrial cancer trials. METHODS/MATERIALS The association of the KRAS-variant(More)
Inflammatory changes are a major component of the normal tissue response to ionizing radiation, and increased nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) activity is an important mediator of inflammatory responses. Here, we used zebrafish embryos to assess the capacity of two different classes of pharmacologic agents known to target NF-kappaB to modify radiation(More)