Andrew P Cuthbert

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It is frequent for news items to lead to a short lived temporary increase in interest in a particular health related service, however it is rare for this to have a long lasting effect. In 2013, in the UK in particular, there has been unprecedented publicity in hereditary breast cancer, with Angelina Jolie’s decision to have genetic testing for the BRCA1(More)
Telomerase is crucial for human carcinogenesis. The limiting component of telomerase activity is telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), undetectable in differentiated somatic cells but present in most tumor cells. There is evidence that hTERT transcription is shut down by a repressor in normal cells, but the mechanisms that turn on or maintain expression(More)
Telomerase is required for the complete replication of chromosomal ends. In tumors, the human telomerase reverse transcriptase subunit (hTERT) is up-regulated, thereby removing a critical barrier for unlimited cell proliferation. To understand more about hTERT regulation, we measured hTERT RNA levels by quantitative reverse transcription (RT)-PCR.(More)
Contrast-coding was investigated in amblyopic, fellow non-amblyopic and control eyes. Using a contrast-matching paradigm similar to Georgeson and Sullivan [J. Physiol. 252, 627-656 (1975)], amblyopic eyes were found to have a high frequency contrast-coding deficit not only at threshold but also at suprathreshold levels up to at least 0.45 contrast. The(More)
Twenty-three patients with advanced NSCLC were treated with high dose chemotherapy using four agents and autologous bone marrow reinfusion. Ten patients received two bolus doses of cyclophosphamide (maximum tolerated total dose 10 G m-2), ifosfamide as a 24 h infusion (11 G m-2) followed by mitomycin C (70 mg m-2) as a subsequent 24 h infusion and mustine(More)
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