David E. Phillips

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We present findings on the associations between DNA adduct levels in breast tissue, risk of breast cancer, and polymorphisms in the DNA repair enzyme XPD. Breast cancer cases, benign breast disease (BBD) controls, and healthy controls were enrolled. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)–DNA adduct levels were measured by immunohistochemistry in breast(More)
It would seem logical that patients with nodal metastases low in the neck would fare less well than patients with disease high in the neck. The penultimate UICC classification suggested that neck node level was important although there was no mention of this in the most recent classification. In addition, patients with carcinomas at the various sites would(More)
The present study examined the Liverpool database in an attempt to determine what proportion of N0 necks for various head and neck primary sites harbored subclinical squamous cell carcinoma and whether empiric treatment of occult disease improved survival over and above a “wait-and-watch policy” (treatment when metastasis becomes manifest). One hundred(More)
Nasal patency was measured by five techniques in 24 subjects and the results compared. In addition three pulmonary parameters were measured as well as height and weight. Nasal resistance to airflow measured by active anterior rhinomanometry was found to be highly correlated with peak nasal inspiratory flow rate. Other correlations were also noted. Peak(More)
Presence of tumour at the resection margin following primary surgical treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is thought to adversely affect prognosis. To confirm this we performed a review of 478 patients treated by primary surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and sub-divided them into those exhibiting positive(More)
Sixteen patients with advanced and recurrent malignant salivary gland tumours were admitted to a randomised trial and the response assessed. Seven patients received Epirubicin/5-Fluorouracil and none of these patients responded. Nine patients received Cisplatinum and only one patient had a partial response. The trial suggests that chemotherapy has no place(More)
We report an atypical lipoma arising in the tongue of a 43-year-old man who presented with an indolent dorsal lingual swelling. Atypical lipomas contain multivacoulated lipoblasts, which distinguishes them from benign lipomas. The superficial location in this case distinguishes this tumour from well-differentiated liposarcoma, which is biologically similar(More)
A 12-year-old girl is presented with Down's syndrome and lingual tonsillitis causing sleep apnoea. In order to overcome her sleep apnoea she adopted a functional sleeping posture. The sleep apnoea was successfully treated by a single staged lingual tonsillectomy without preliminary tracheostomy. A return to a normal sleeping posture occurred spontaneously(More)
p53 expression was assessed immunohistochemically in 24 'end stage disease' patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, prior to selection for a chemotherapy trial. Twelve patients were assigned to each arm of the trial; cisplatinum arm or the cisplatinum and nifedipine arm. p53 expression was assessed using the CM-1 antibody in specimens(More)