Christopher Woodhouse

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Recent sequencing studies have extensively explored the somatic alterations present in the nuclear genomes of cancers. Although mitochondria control energy metabolism and apoptosis, the origins and impact of cancer-associated mutations in mtDNA are unclear. In this study, we analyzed somatic alterations in mtDNA from 1675 tumors. We identified 1907 somatic(More)
Genome-wide DNA sequencing was used to decrypt the phylogeny of multiple samples from distinct areas of cancer and morphologically normal tissue taken from the prostates of three men. Mutations were present at high levels in morphologically normal tissue distant from the cancer, reflecting clonal expansions, and the underlying mutational processes at work(More)
The expression of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in gastric malignancies has been assessed using a monoclonal antibody in an immunoperoxidase technique. Of 119 primary tumours examined, 92% reacted with the antibody. Metastases were available for 81 of the patients and 83% were CEA positive. A noteworthy observation was the detection of malignant cells in(More)
EIGHTY TO NINETY PER CENT of patients with lung cancer are potential candidates for chemotherapy (Selawry, 1977). At present a major limitation to the use of chemotherapeutic agents is their lack of specific anti-tumour activity. Doses required for adequate cancer treatment are invariably accompanied by unwanted systemic side effects, myelosuppression,(More)
Safety of administration of a vindesine (VDS)-anti-CEA conjugate and its ability to localise after radiolabelling were investigated in patients with advanced metastatic carcinoma (4 colorectal and 4 ovarian). For imaging, patients received between 230 and 520 micrograms of 131I labelled antibody. In 5, localisation of conjugate was demonstrated, in another(More)
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