Learn More
BACKGROUND Advances in glioblastoma care have resulted in a larger proportion of patients surviving beyond 2 years after diagnosis. It is not clear how long-term survivors should be counseled with respect to future prognosis, or what factors influence that prognosis. The conditional probability of survival was evaluated from multiple time points in patients(More)
PURPOSE To compare the MRI-defined gross tumor volume (MR-GTV) to the metabolic tumor volume (Metabolic GTV) defined by FDG-PET in patients with cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty seven patients with cervical cancer underwent FDG-PET/CT and MRI simulations. FDG-PET images were acquired with a spatial resolution of 5mm. MR imaging was performed(More)
Absolute quantification of protein expression and posttranslational modifications by mass spectrometry has been challenging due to a variety of factors, including the potentially large dynamic range of phosphorylation response. To address these issues, we have developed MARQUIS-Multiplex Absolute Regressed Quantification with Internal Standards-a novel mass(More)
OBJECTIVES Standard treatment for patients with poor-risk, resected head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is adjuvant radiation therapy combined with high-dose cisplatin. Many patients are treated with weekly cisplatin; it is not known whether weekly and high-dose cisplatin are equivalent. This study compares the outcomes of patients with(More)
PURPOSE Lung cancer remains the most common cause of both cancer mortality and brain metastases (BM). The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of gene alterations and tyrosine kinase inhibition (TKI) on median survival (MS) and cause of death (CoD) in patients with BM from lung adenocarcinoma (L-adeno). METHODS A multi-institutional(More)
Importance Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States and worldwide. As systemic therapies improve, patients with lung cancer live longer and thus are at increased risk for brain metastases. Understanding how prognosis varies across this heterogeneous patient population is essential to individualize care and design(More)
BACKGROUND A number of serious complications associated with fluoroscopically guided extraforaminal cervical nerve blocks have been reported in the literature. The purpose of the present study was to determine the rate of complications associated with these blocks and to determine whether needle positioning during the procedure affected the prevalence of(More)
Differentiation of phenotypically normal osteoblast cultures leads to formation of a bone-like extracellular matrix in vitro. Maximum collagen synthesis occurs early in the life of these cultures, whereas insoluble collagen deposition occurs later and is accompanied by a diminished rate of collagen synthesis. The mechanisms that control collagen deposition(More)
BACKGROUND The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) functions within the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway as a critical modulator of cell survival. This clinical trial evaluated the combination of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus with conventional temozolomide (TMZ)-based chemoradiotherapy. METHODS Newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma(More)
Small molecule inhibitors targeting the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway (Braf/mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase) have had success in extending survival for patients with metastatic melanoma. Unfortunately, resistance may occur via cross-activation of alternate signaling pathways. One approach to overcome(More)