Catherine M Corbishley

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BACKGROUND Expression of intrinsic markers of tumour hypoxia and angiogenesis are important predictors of radiotherapeutic, and possibly surgical, outcome in several cancers. Extent of tumour hypoxia in localised prostate cancer is comparable to that in other cancers, but few data exist on the association of extent of tumour hypoxia with treatment outcome.(More)
Penile verrucous carcinoma is a rare disease and little is known of its aetiology or pathogenesis. In this study we examined cell-cycle proteins expression and correlation with human papillomavirus infection in a series of 15 pure penile verrucous carcinomas from a single centre. Of 148 penile tumours, 15 (10%) were diagnosed as pure verrucous carcinomas.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility, toxicity and immunogenicity of dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy in patients with advanced urological cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (11) and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (five) received 1-3 x 10(6) intradermal allogeneic tumour lystate-pulsed DCs fortnightly for(More)
OBJECTIVES We present medium-term outcome data for patients with invasive penile cancer treated with glansectomy and reconstruction with a split-thickness skin graft. METHODS A series of consecutive patients referred with penile malignancies over a 6-yr period were analyzed prospectively. A dedicated histopathologist reviewed all the specimens. After(More)
BACKGROUND Prior phase II trials have demonstrated the therapeutic activity of cytotoxic chemotherapy in mesothelioma. Currently there are few randomised data assessing the role of chemotherapy versus best supportive care (BSC) in the management of patients with stable symptoms after control of any pleural effusion. A policy of observation is often adopted(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) is not well understood, though risk factors include human papillomavirus (HPV). Disruption of HER/PTEN/Akt pathway is present in many cancers; however there is little information on its function in PSCC. We investigated HER family receptors and phosphatase and tension homolog (PTEN) in(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate, in a retrospective study, the expression of erythropoietin (Epo) in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and its correlation with overall survival, as Epo (an haematopoietic cytokine that regulates the production of red blood cells), with its receptor, was recently localized in non-haematopoietic tissues, e.g. liver, uterus, central(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate medium-term outcome data from patients with distal urethral cancers treated with penile-preserving surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analysed prospectively 18 consecutive men referred for the management of urethral carcinoma. All had a specialist review in a supra-regional multidisciplinary team meeting, where the histology findings(More)
A recent report has provided strong evidence for a major prostate cancer susceptibility locus (HPC1) on chromosome 1q24-25 (Smith et al, 1996). Most inherited cancer susceptibility genes function as tumour-suppressor genes (TSGs). Allelic loss or imbalance in tumour tissue is often the hallmark of a TSG. Studies of allelic loss have not previously(More)