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An early event that occurs in response to alcohol consumption is mitochondrial dysfunction, which is evident in changes to the mitochondrial proteome, respiration defects, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) has emerged as a potential therapeutic for treating alcoholic liver disease through mechanisms that appear to involve(More)
The effect of using a 30% cutoff for the proportion of HER2+ cells on the interobserver variability in the interpretation of HER2 immunohistochemical results was evaluated. Immunostained sections from 96 cases of breast carcinoma were reviewed by 10 pathologists and scored as positive (3+) when uniform strong membranous staining was identified in at least(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer allows individual tumor response to be assessed depending on molecular subtype, and to judge the impact of response to therapy on recurrence-free survival (RFS). The multicenter I-SPY 1 TRIAL evaluated patients with ≥ 3 cm tumors by using early imaging and molecular signatures, with outcomes of pathologic complete(More)
PURPOSE The Krüppel-like transcription factor KLF4/GKLF induces both malignant transformation and a slow-growth phenotype in vitro. Although KLF4 expression is increased in most cases of breast cancer, it was unknown whether these cases represent a distinct subtype with a different clinical outcome. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined expression of KLF4 by(More)
CONTEXT Our cytology laboratory, like many others, is under pressure to improve quality and provide test results faster while decreasing costs. We sought to address these issues by introducing new technology and lean principles. OBJECTIVE To determine the combined impact of the FocalPoint Guided Screener (GS) Imaging System (BD Diagnostics-TriPath,(More)
BACKGROUND The limited success of empirically designed treatment paradigms for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) emphasizes the need for rationally designed treatment strategies based on the molecular profile of tumor samples and their correlation to clinical parameters. METHODS In the current study, we utilize a novel real-time(More)
PURPOSE X-ray therapy (XRT) remains one of the major modalities used to treat patients diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, the effect of XRT on metastatic tumors outside the field of irradiation (abscopal effect) remains largely unknown. In the current study, we examined the effect of XRT alone and in combination with(More)
BACKGROUND Most published literature using SELDI-TOF has used traditional techniques in Spectral Analysis such as Fourier transforms and wavelets for denoising. Most of these publications also compare spectra using their most prominent feature, i.e, peaks or local maximums. METHODS The maximum intensity value within each window of differentiable m/z(More)
Our objectives were to devise a cytologic grading system and determine whether it would predict survival of patients with solid-type pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We evaluated 116 consecutive patients from July 2000 to November 2002; they were followed up until September 2003. We scored the following features on rapid Romanowsky-stained endoscopic(More)