BRANDY ALLEN

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Metastasis is the principal cause of death in breast cancer patients. New and improved treatments for eradicating micrometastases are needed. To this end, a novel α-emitting protein construct, 213Bi-labelled plasminogen activator inhibitor type-2 (PAI-2) (alpha-PAI-2), was evaluated in vitro. This construct exploits: (a) the over-expression of the(More)
Weight gain is a reported problem associated with adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer and often generates psychosocial stress in women [1]. It also may affect prognosis and survival. Changes in body composition and weight during chemotherapy, particularly adjuvant treatment of breast carcinoma, have been previously reported [1–3]. Multiple reasons for(More)
Although Aboriginal Australians (AA) exhibit an android fat deposition profile and suffer from a high incidence of type 2 diabetes, a comprehensive body composition assessment of AA has not yet been reported. The body composition of 16 non-diabetic AA women and 16 healthy age- and weight-matched Caucasian women (C) showed no significant ethnic differences(More)
Data from 2 Australian cancer registries covering a population of 1.7 million people were combined for the purposes of analysing brain cancer incidence, mortality and survival patterns for the time period 1978 through 1992. A total of 1,752 cases of primary brain cancer were registered, representing age-standardised incidence rates of 6.7 per 100,000 in men(More)
This 64-week prospective cohort trial evaluated the effects of 20-mg oestradiol implants, replaced every 4 months, in healthy postmenopausal women aged 45–65 years. Of 20 implant and 14 control subjects who remained in the trial at 32 weeks, 13 implant and seven controls continued to 64 weeks, with no baseline differences between completing and dropout(More)
The monoclonal antibodies, 9.2.27 against human melanoma cell lines and WM53 against leukemia cell lines, were conjugated with cyclic anhydride gadolinium-diethylenetriaminepenta-acetic acid (Gd-cDTPAa) and used as tumorspecific contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The data indicate that Gd-DTPA-9.2.27 in solution decreased the T1 relaxation(More)
To determine whether the cardiovascular effects of chronic treatment with lisinopril are age related, we compared baroreflex sensitivity and pressor responsiveness in 4-mo- and 21-mo-old male rats that had been given oral lisinopril daily for 4 wk. Reflex bradycardia elicited by elevating blood pressure with phenylephrine was stronger in 4-mo-old rats than(More)
OBJECTIVE Women with diabetes may need elective preterm delivery due to pregnancy or diabetes related complications. The aim of this study was to describe the neonatal outcomes arising from elective preterm delivery in diabetic women. METHOD Suitable patients were identified by the obstetric team at Hull Royal Infirmary Women and Children's Hospital and(More)