Dean B. Evans

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PURPOSE Expression of ErbB-1 and ErbB-2 (epidermal growth factor receptor and HER2/neu) in breast cancer may cause tamoxifen resistance, but not all studies concur. Additionally, the relationship between ErbB-1 and ErbB-2 expression and response to selective aromatase inhibitors is unknown. A neoadjuvant study for primary breast cancer that randomized(More)
IGF-IR-mediated signaling promotes survival, anchorage-independent growth, and oncogenic transformation, as well as tumor growth and metastasis formation in vivo. NVP-AEW541 is a pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative small molecular weight kinase inhibitor of the IGF-IR, capable of distinguishing between the IGF-IR (IC50 = 0.086 microM) and the closely(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding how tumor response is related to relapse risk would help clinicians make decisions about additional treatment options for patients who have received neoadjuvant endocrine treatment for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer. METHODS Tumors from 228 postmenopausal women with confirmed ER+ stage 2 and 3 breast cancers in the(More)
PURPOSE The possible involvement of gender-dependent factors has been suggested in human non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC), but their precise roles remain largely unclear. Therefore, we examined intratumoral estradiol concentrations in NSCLC to examine local actions of estrogens in NSCLC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fifty-nine frozen specimens of NSCLC were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify changes in tumour expression profiling associated with short-term therapy of breast cancer patients with letrozole. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Microarray analysis was performed on RNA extracted from paired tumour core biopsies taken before and after 14 days of treatment with letrozole (2.5 mg/daily) in 58 patients.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) 1 and HER2 gene amplification on endocrine therapy responsiveness, a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) study was conducted on tumor samples from 305 postmenopausal patients with stage II and III estrogen receptor (ER) -positive (ER > or = 10%) breast cancers treated on(More)
An important feature of the pharmacological profile of aromatase inhibitors is the ability of the various inhibitors to inhibit intracellular aromatase. It is now well documented that a large proportion of breast tumors express their own aromatase. This intratumoral aromatase produces estrogen in situ and therefore may contribute significantly to the amount(More)
BACKGROUND The biological basis for the superior efficacy of neoadjuvant letrozole versus tamoxifen for postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive locally advanced breast cancer was investigated by analyzing tumor proliferation and expression of estrogen-regulated genes before and after the initiation of therapy. METHODS Tumor samples were(More)
Previous epidemiologic and in vitro studies have indicated a potential involvement of estrogens in the pathogenesis of human colon carcinoma, but the precise roles of estrogens have remained largely unknown. Therefore, in this study, we first measured intratumoral concentrations of estrogens in 53 colon carcinomas using liquid chromatography-electrospray(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of the third-generation aromatase inhibitor letrozole (Femara) on breast cancer tissue levels of estrone (E(1)), estradiol (E(2)), and estrone sulfate (E(1)S) in postmenopausal women undergoing primary treatment for locally advanced estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor-positive breast cancers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)