Alisan B. Goldfarb

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Administration of hematoporphyrin derivative i.v. followed by local exposure to red light has resulted in complete or partial response in 111 of 113 cutaneous or s.c. malignant lesions. Tumors treated have included carcinomas of the breast, colon, prostate, squamous cell, basal cell, and endometrium; malignant melanoma; mycosis fungoides; chondrosarcoma;(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer surgery is associated with side effects, including postsurgical pain, nausea, and fatigue. We carried out a randomized clinical trial to test the hypotheses that a brief presurgery hypnosis intervention would decrease intraoperative anesthesia and analgesic use and side effects associated with breast cancer surgery and that it would(More)
Despite the best available clinical care, pain after surgery is a virtually universal patient experience that can have pervasive negative consequences. Given the large variability among patients in postoperative pain levels, research on novel modifiable risk factors is needed. One such factor suggested by recent experimental studies indicates that(More)
OBJECTIVE A group of choroid plexus tumors fit the cellular criteria for choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) except for invasion into the adjacent parenchyma, with associated loss of the normal villus architecture at the site of invasion. These tumors retain a benign cellular appearance. In the existing literature, it is unclear whether these tumors are(More)
Of 61 patients with homozygous beta-thalassemia, 30 had fractures; the majority were single fractures. In three thalassemic families, multiple fractures were observed. Although fractures occurred mostly during the growth period, no epiphyseal fractures were found among the patients in the present study. Roentgenograms showed either horizontal or oblique(More)
Surgical consultation concerning the possibility of breast cancer is a distressing experience, and having to take the next step of breast surgery even more so for many women. However, the sources of variability in such presurgical distress are not well understood. Sixty-one women (mean age = 51) were recruited immediately following surgical consultation in(More)
BACKGROUND Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), spindle cell type, is a rare and recently recognized entity in the breast. While the histologic features have been described in detail, no cytologic descriptions exist. We describe the cytologic and corresponding histologic findings in a case of spindle cell DCIS. CASE A 35-year-old woman underwent fine needle(More)
African-Americans are at a significantly greater risk for developing several diseases and conditions. These conditions often have underlying oxidative stress mechanisms. Therefore the purpose of this investigation was to ascertain the post-exercise oxidative response to a single bout of aerobic exercise in African-American and Caucasian college-age females.(More)
BACKGROUND Psychological distress is a central experience for women facing diagnostic and curative breast cancer surgery. PURPOSE The present study was designed to predict anticipatory distress in 187 women scheduled to undergo excisional breast biopsy or lumpectomy. METHOD Participants completed questionnaires assessing emotional distress and(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma of the breast infrequently presents initially as axillary adenopathy. In such cases, after biopsy proves the presence of metastatic carcinoma, the primary tumor generally is assumed to be in the ipsilateral breast, despite negative mammographic findings and the lack of a clinically palpable breast mass. METHODS The authors recently(More)