Darrell D. Davidson

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Significant progress has been made in the standardization of bladder neoplasm classification and reporting. Accurate staging using the American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer (AJCC/UICC) TNM system is essential for patient management, and has been reinforced by clinical evidence in recent years. It is now recognized that(More)
Extraprostatic extension is an unfavorable prognostic factor for prostate cancer. Consequently, it has been assigned to pT3a in the current 2002 tumor, lymph node, metastasis staging system. The aim of our study is to analyze the extent of extraprostatic extension by 8 quantitative methods and to determine which is best for substaging of pT3a tumors. We(More)
Urothelial carcinoma in situ (CIS) is regarded as a precursor of invasive bladder carcinoma. Although relatively uncommon as a primary entity, CIS is frequently seen in conjunction with other bladder tumors and represents a significant source of difficulty for surveillance of patients with known bladder cancer. CIS lesions are difficult to detect by(More)
BACKGROUND Primary adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder is rare. The molecular and cellular events leading to its pathogenesis are not well delineated. The goal of this study was to investigate p53 and p16 expression, as well as HPV status, in a relatively large series of primary bladder adenocarcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty six cases of urinary(More)
The S100 gene family, which is composed of at least 24 members carrying the Ca2+ binding EF-hand motif, has been implicated in both intracellular and extracellular functions, including enzyme activities, immune responses, cytoskeleton dynamics, Ca2+ homeostasis, cell growth and cell differentiation. Altered S100 protein levels are associated with a broad(More)
BACKGROUND The progression of normal prostatic epithelium to androgen-dependent cancer and, eventually, hormone-refractory prostate cancer is a complex process involving many different growth regulatory signals. Activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been implicated in prostate cancer cell growth. METHODS This study was undertaken to(More)
Molecular profiling already exerts a profound influence on biomedical research and disease management. Microdissection technologies contribute to the molecular profiling of diseases, enabling investigators to probe genetic characteristics and dissect functional physiology within specific cell populations. Laser-capture microdissection (LCM), in particular,(More)
The 2004 World Health Organization classification system for urothelial neoplasia classifies flat-related preneoplastic lesions as urothelial hyperplasia (flat and papillary), reactive urothelial atypia, urothelial atypia of unknown significance, urothelial dysplasia (low-grade intraurothelial neoplasia), and urothelial carcinoma in situ (high-grade(More)