Don A. Berry

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BACKGROUND We have previously reported that high expression of the erbB-2 gene (also known as HER-2/neu and ERBB2) in breast cancer is associated with patient response to dose-intensive treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and 5-flurouracil (CAF) on the basis of short-term follow-up of 397 patients (set A) with axillary lymph(More)
BACKGROUND Heritable mutations of the breast cancer gene BRCA1 are rare, occurring in fewer than 1% of women in the general population, and therefore account for a small proportion of cases of breast and ovarian cancers. Nevertheless, the presence of such mutations is highly predictive of the development of these cancers. PURPOSE We developed and applied(More)
BACKGROUND Microvessel density (MVD) is a measure of the extent of new blood vessel growth or angiogenesis, which is required for tumor progression. Increased MVD in primary breast cancers appears to adversely affect disease-free survival and overall survival in patients with breast cancer. However, the clinical implications of angiogenesis in breast cancer(More)
Endothelial receptor tyrosine kinases may play important roles in pathological vascular growth, particularly in tumours. In this study, immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate the expression of a novel endothelial receptor tyrosine kinase, Tie2/Tek, in the endothelium of vascular 'hotspots' in normal breast tissue (n = 10), benign breast lesions (n = 10)(More)
PURPOSE Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been a standard procedure in the management of breast cancer. In a patient with a clinically negative axilla, ALND is performed primarily for staging purposes, to guide adjuvant treatment. Recently, the routine use of ALND has been questioned because the results of the procedure may not change the choice of(More)
According to the likelihood principle of statistics, a decision to stop or otherwise alter a clinical trial can be made on the basis of accumulating information without losing the ability to draw inferences from the results of the trial. In particular, balanced, randomized designs are not necessary. The probability that a particular treatment is the best(More)
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