David John Husband

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BACKGROUND Epigenetic silencing of O(6)-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) by promoter methylation is associated with improved survival in glioblastomas treated with alkylating agents. In this study, we investigated MGMT promoter methylation in glioblastomas treated with temozolomide and radiotherapy in a single UK treatment centre. METHODS(More)
To evaluate the role of molecular genetics in the routine clinic, we investigated allelic imbalance at 1p36, 19q13, 17p13, 10p12-15, and 10q22-26 and p53 mutation in 100 oligodendroglial neoplasms diagnosed at a single treatment center between 2000 and 2003. The -1p/-19q genotype, seen in 64, 34, 77, and 30% of OII, OAII, OIII, and OAIII respectively, was(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the delay in presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant spinal cord compression and to define the effect of this delay on motor and bladder function at the time of treatment. DESIGN Prospective study of all new patients presenting to a regional cancer centre with this condition. SETTING Regional cancer centre. SUBJECTS(More)
Brain metastases constitute a significant disease burden and have a major impact on morbidity and mortality. This review discusses the relative merits of open surgery, whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), which have been used alone and in combination with varying degrees of success for the treatment of newly diagnosed brain(More)
BACKGROUND The -1p/-19q genotype has been associated with prolonged survival and chemosensitivity in oligodendroglial neoplasms, but the predictive and prognostic significance of genotype in the routine clinic is not established. METHODS The authors investigated allelic imbalance in 1p36, 19q13, 17p13, 10p12-15, and 10q22-26 and p53 mutation in a cohort(More)
It is generally felt amongst the medical profession and the lay public that cancer is being treated more successfully than in the past. This is certainly true for childhood malignancies and leukaemia but evidence that significantly improved survival is occurring in the common solid tumours is lacking. Since 1963 the University of Liverpool Department of(More)
Hyperglycaemia occurring at admission in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction is generally held to represent stress hyperglycaemia. 26 patients, not previously known to be diabetic, had blood glucose values greater than or equal to 10 mmol/l on admission to a coronary care unit. 16 survived for 2 months at which time a 75 g oral glucose(More)
PURPOSE Since the recognition that oligodendrogliomas may be chemosensitive, their diagnosis and clinical management has become highly controversial. Histopathology diagnosis remains challenging and new tools such as molecular genetics or molecular imaging require evaluation. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In a single-center, population-based prospective study,(More)
A series of 18 patients with primary cerebral lymphoma (PCL) is presented. The clinical, radiological and histological findings are shown along with the results of treatment. Patients were aged 21-76 years (mean 61 years) with a male predominance of 1.6:1. Computed tomography (CT) scans were performed on 15 patients. Typically lesions were multiple,(More)
This study reports the outcome of POMB/ACE (cisplatin, vincristine, methotrexate, bleomycin, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide, etoposide) chemotherapy in 53 male patients with metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell tumour (NSGCT) treated between 1983 and 1989 in one centre. The overall complete response (CR) rate was 62% [95% confidence interval (CI) 49-75%),(More)