David J. Waters

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The effect of breed and body weight on longevity in the pet dog was analyzed, and a method was developed to standardize the chronological age of dogs in terms of physiological time, using human year equivalents. Mortality data from 23,535 pet dogs were obtained from a computerized data base of North American veterinary teaching hospitals, and the median age(More)
Folate-conjugated metal chelates have been proposed as potential imaging agents for cancers that overexpress folate receptors. In a previous study, folic acid was linked through its gamma-carboxyl group to deferoxamine (DF), and the 67Ga-labeled complex ([67Ga]DF-folate) was examined for in vivo tumor targeting efficiency in athymic mice with a human tumor(More)
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM) was diagnosed in three dogs with signs of myelopathy. The clinicopathologic features of ISCM in these and previously reported cases in the veterinary and human literature were compared. Myelopathic signs associated with ISCM may be the initial clinical manifestation of malignancy or may develop in the patient(More)
UNLABELLED The receptor-mediated endocytosis uptake pathway for the vitamin folate was investigated as a target for tumor-selective radiopharmaceutical delivery. The molecular target for this delivery mechanism is a membrane-associated folate binding protein (FBP) that is overexpressed by a variety of malignant cell lines. METHODS The ability of a(More)
BACKGROUND Pet dogs and men share a vulnerability for the development of prostate carcinoma. The purpose of this study was to further characterize the clinical and pathologic features of spontaneous canine prostate carcinoma. METHODS A multiinstitutional, retrospective study was conducted using 76 dogs with prostate carcinoma that underwent postmortem(More)
To move closer to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of sex differences in human longevity, we studied pet dogs to determine whether lifetime duration of ovary exposure was associated with exceptional longevity. This hypothesis was tested by collecting and analyzing lifetime medical histories, age at death, and cause of death for a cohort of canine(More)
BACKGROUND Molecules that are highly expressed by human prostate cancers may serve as therapeutically relevant targets or tumor markers. Tyrosine kinases are frequently overexpressed in metastatic tumor cells and this prompted us to screen for tyrosine kinases that are overexpressed in prostate cancer cells. METHODS Expression levels of the EphA2 receptor(More)
Prostate cancer has the highest prevalence of any nonskin cancer in the human body, with similar likelihood of neoplastic foci found within the prostates of men around the world regardless of diet, occupation, lifestyle, or other factors. Essentially all men with circulating androgens will develop microscopic prostate cancer if they live long enough. This(More)
A year-long intervention trial was conducted to characterise the responses of multiple biomarkers of Se status in healthy American adults to supplemental selenomethionine (SeMet) and to identify factors affecting those responses. A total of 261 men and women were randomised to four doses of Se (0, 50, 100 or 200 μg/d as L-SeMet) for 12 months. Responses of(More)
Two histopathologic lesions are considered putative precursors of prostate cancer, but the supportive evidence for one (prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, or PIN) is much greater than the other (atypical adenomatous hyperplasia, or AAH). High grade PIN is the most likely precursor of carcinoma, arising in the peripheral zone, but probably does not account(More)