Deborah E. Powell

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Surgical specimens from 111 patients with Stage I endometrial cancer were reviewed for the presence of lymph-vascular space invasion by tumor cells. Lymph-vascular space invasion was noted in 16 cases, and occurred most frequently in poorly differentiated tumors with deep myometrial penetration. Tumor recurrence developed in 44% of patients whose tumors(More)
During spermatogenesis, DNA in the sperm head becomes more tightly condensed as histones are replaced by protamine-like molecules. In this article, the question is asked whether, during the production of this highly differentiated cell, controls are imposed on the spatial organization of DNA within the nucleus. Heads from bull spermatozoa were isolated by a(More)
The regulation of CD11b/CD18 adhesive and phagocytic functions on human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) in response to LPS was examined. Adhesion of PMN to surfaces coated with LPS had little or no effect on the cells, but pretreating the LPS-coated surfaces with either diluted serum or LPS-binding protein strongly enhanced their ability to bind(More)
The clinical and histologic features of eight cases of carcinoma of the endometrium which developed following radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix are described. No patient had a well-differentiated tumor and significant myometrial invasion was present in all cases. Three of the eight tumors were papillary serous adenocarcinoma. Five(More)
The presence of prostatic glandular tissue in female pseudohermaphrodites has previously been documented. However, prostatic neoplasia in this clinical setting has not been reported. A karyotypic female with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency developed a prostatic adenocarcinoma associated with elevated serum prostatic specific(More)
Disappointed by the lack of progress in the advancement of women and underrepresented minority faculty to senior positions and leadership roles in academic medicine and concerned by the prospect that these valuable faculty resources were being lost, a group of five medical school deans agreed to embark on a multiyear project to change the culture of their(More)
Specific cell growth stimulators and inhibitors regulate IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), where in turn IGFBP-3 mediates their biological effects. The molecular mechanism(s) by which these factors regulate IGFBP-3 are unknown. Sodium butyrate, a histone deacetylase inhibitor causing growth arrest and differentiation, increases IGFBP-3 expression. We(More)
From 1962 to 1985, 2201 patients with invasive cervical cancer were staged, evaluated, and treated at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. After a thorough evaluation, 25 cases (1.1%) fulfilled the histologic criteria for small cell cancer defined by Reagan and coworkers. These patients were computer-matched for age, disease stage, and lesion size to(More)