Bonnie L. King

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BACKGROUND Breast cancer originates in breast epithelium and is associated with progressive molecular and morphologic changes. Women with atypical breast ductal epithelial cells have an increased relative risk of breast cancer. In this study, ductal lavage, a new procedure for collecting ductal cells with a microcatheter, was compared with nipple aspiration(More)
Using a tissue microarray cohort of 300 breast cancers and 84 samples of normal breast epithelium, we analyzed HER2/neu expression and compared traditional clinical (manual) scoring with a recently developed system for the quantitative measurement of immunohistochemical stains (AQUA). As expected, both methods identified a population (10-15%) of(More)
The expression in vivo of FMS transcripts and antigen by neoplastic epithelial cells was demonstrated immunohistochemically or by in situ hybridization in sixteen of seventeen human breast carcinoma specimens and one case of sclerosing adenosis. Expression of CSF-1 receptor (FMS) transcripts and protein was also observed in vitro in two or three breast(More)
PURPOSE The role of HER-2/neu in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck is not well defined. The purpose of the current study is to measure the frequency of HER-2/neu expression, to demonstrate HER-2/neu gene amplification in the cases found to be positive for protein overexpression, and to investigate the prognostic significance of(More)
BACKGROUND Local chest wall recurrence after mastectomy occurs in 10-20% of patients with operable breast carcinoma. The objective of the current study was to assess the prognostic value of molecular markers at the time of local recurrence and to compare these markers with clinical variables. METHODS Between 1975 and 1999, the authors treated 113 patients(More)
In situ hybridization (ISH) analysis of 24 benign, borderline, and malignant ovarian tumor specimens revealed NEU transcript expression by epithelial elements in approximately two-thirds of the samples and high-level expression in 3 grade 3 adenocarcinomas. Immunohistochemical staining (IHC) of a total of 86 specimens (including 17 of those studied by ISH)(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Bone is a preferred site of breast cancer metastasis, suggesting the presence of tissue-specific features that attract and promote the outgrowth of breast cancer cells. We sought to identify parameters of human bone tissue associated with breast cancer cell osteotropism and colonization in the metastatic niche. METHODS Migration and(More)
Opportunities for the detection, prediction, and treatment of breast cancer exist at three biological levels: systemically via the blood, at the whole organ level, and within the individual ductal lobular structures of the breast. This review covers the evaluation of approaches targeted to the ductal lobular units, where breast cancer begins. Studies to(More)
PURPOSE Ductal lavage is a new modality for collecting exfoliated breast cells with the goal of detecting early neoplasia. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the correlation between cancer-associated abnormalities in breast lesions and exfoliated breast cells collected by ductal lavage. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We performed histopathologic, cytologic,(More)