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)
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)
Acknowledgements I thank my advisor, Victor Reiner, for suggesting the problem and asking questions as things came into focus. I would also like to thank an anonymous referee for some valuable suggestions, Gus Lehrer for pointing out reference , and Marcelo Aguiar and Volkmar Welker for input on an early draft. Abstract Ehrenborg and Jung  recently… (More)
The lattice of intersections of reflecting hyperplanes of a complex reflection group W may be considered as the poset of 1-eigenspaces of the elements of W. In this paper we replace 1 with an arbitrary eigenvalue and study the topology and homology representation of the resulting poset. After posing the main question of whether this poset is shellable, we… (More)