OBJECTIVE To provide a preliminary description of the interest, awareness, and perceptions of genetic testing among Hispanics with a family history of breast cancer DESIGN This cross-sectional pilot study used interpersonal structured interviews for data collection. PARTICIPANTS We interviewed 48 Hispanics without breast cancer but who had a family… (More)
OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the association of religiosity/spirituality (R/S) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Latina breast cancer survivors (BCS) in order to determine whether R/S would be positively correlated with HRQOL and whether R/S would significantly influence HRQOL. METHODS The cross-sectional study utilized self-report data… (More)
BACKGROUND In developed countries, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) is 5%, and it is the second leading cause of death from cancer. The presence of family history is a well established risk factor with 25-35% of CRCs attributable to inherited and/or familial factors. The highly penetrant inherited colon cancer syndromes account for… (More)
Background: Gangliocytic paraganglioma are rare neoplasms that predominantly arise in periampulary region. Though considered benign the disease can spread to regional lymphatics.
BACKGROUND Keloids are common benign tumors of the dermis, typically arising after insult to the skin. While typically only impinging on cosmesis, large or recurrent keloids may require therapeutic intervention. While no single standardized treatment course has been established, several series report excellent outcomes for keloids with post-surgery… (More)
In this report we explore the Smith normal form for the incidence matrix between two adjacent ranks in Young's lattice, and for the product of this matrix with its transpose.
Physicists in the 70's starting with 't Hooft established that the number of suitably labeled planar maps with prescribed vertex degree distribution can be represented as the leading coefficient of the 1 N-expansion of a joint cumulant of traces of powers of a standard N-by-N GUE matrix. Here we undertake the calculation of this leading coefficient in a… (More)
It is well-known that the number of planar maps with prescribed vertex degree distribution and suitable labeling can be represented as the leading coefficient of the 1 N-expansion of a joint cumulant of traces of powers of an N-by-N GUE matrix. Here we undertake the calculation of this leading coefficient in a different way. Firstly, we tridiagonalize the… (More)