Aubrey R. Turner

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BACKGROUND Cytoglobin (Cygb) and neuroglobin (Ngb) are recently identified globin molecules that are expressed in vertebrate tissues. Upregulation of Cygb and Ngb under hypoxic and/or ischemic conditions in vitro and in vivo increases cell survival, suggesting possible protective roles through prevention of oxidative damage. We have previously shown that(More)
8-Hydroxyguanine is a mutagenic base lesion produced by reactive oxygen species. The hOGG1 gene encodes a DNA glycosylase/AP lyase that can suppress the mutagenic effects of 8-hydroxyguanine by catalyzing its removal from oxidized DNA. A population-based (245 cases and 222 controls) and family-based (159 hereditary prostate cancer families) association(More)
Many differentially methylated genes have been identified in prostate cancer (PCa), primarily using candidate gene-based assays. Recently, several global DNA methylation profiles have been reported in PCa, however, each of these has weaknesses in terms of ability to observe global DNA methylation alterations in PCa. We hypothesize that there remains(More)
The enzyme ␣-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) plays an important role in peroxisomal ␤-oxidation of branched-chain fatty acid and therefore is relevant to carcinogenesis. The involvement of AMACR in prostate cancer (CaP) is implicated by the recent observation that expression of AMACR is consistently and extensively up-regulated in CaP. This observation is(More)
Preliminary evidence indicates that physical exercise may be an effective strategy for the rehabilitation of cancer patients following high dose chemotherapy (HDC) and bone marrow transplantation (BMT), but the focus of this research has been on physical fitness and medical outcomes. In the present study, we employed a prospective design to examine the(More)
The evidence for tumor suppressor genes at 8p is well supported by many somatic deletion studies and genetic linkage studies. However, it remains a challenge to pinpoint the tumor suppressor genes at 8p primarily because the implicated regions are broad. In this study, we attempted to narrow down the implicated regions by incorporating evidence from both(More)
Cutaneous angiosarcomas of the head and neck are aggressive cancers with a mean overall survival of 30 months. We add to the literature a case report of a 65-year-old man with a large, >10 cm, unresectable, angiosarcoma of the scalp who was treated with two cycles of liposomal doxorubicin (Caelyx(R)) followed by electron beam radiation therapy (30 Gy in 10(More)
On the basis of the data suggesting that adolescents and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have improved outcomes when treated on pediatric protocols, we assessed the feasibility of treating adult patients aged 18-50 years with ALL with the DFCI Pediatric ALL Consortium regimen utilizing a 30-week course of pharmacokinetically(More)
Skeletal muscle radio-density (SMD) measures muscle radiation attenuation (in Hounsfield Units, HU) on computed tomography (CT) scans. Low SMD is prognostic of poor survival in melanoma, however its significance is unknown for hematologic malignancies. We performed a single institution, retrospective review of all follicular lymphoma (FL) patients who(More)
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