Darrell D. Davidson

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BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Multiple anatomically separate but histologically similar lung tumors are often found in the same patient. The clonal origin of multiple lung tumors is uncertain. METHODS We analyzed 70 lung tumors from 30 patients (23 females and seven males) who underwent surgical(More)
Differences in gene expression between Pneumocystis carinii-infected and noninfected rats were examined. Total RNA was isolated from homogenized rat lungs and then subjected to differential display with combinations of oligo(dT) and various arbitrary PCR primers. Approximately 50 differentially expressed bands were observed. Several of these DNA bands were(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)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is known for its ability to metastasize synchronously or metachronously to various anatomic sites. Distinguishing histologic subtypes of metastatic RCC has become increasingly important, as prognosis and therapy can differ dramatically between subtypes. We propose a combination of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular(More)
Identification of recurrent tumour-specific chromosomal translocations and novel fusion oncogenes has important diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic implications. Over the past decade, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis of tumour samples has been one of the most rapidly growing areas in genomic medicine and surgical pathology practice.(More)
PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with metastatic solid tumors who had progressed on at least one line of standard of care therapy were referred to the Indiana University Health Precision Genomics Program. Tumor samples were submitted for DNA & RNA next-generation sequencing, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and immunohistochemistry for actionable targets. A(More)
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