PURPOSE This study was designed to help establish the most appropriate samples and tests to detect disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) for head and neck cancer patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Samples of bone marrow (BM) and central venous blood (CVB), collected preoperatively, and BM and peripheral venous blood, collected 3 months transcription postoperatively,… (More)
The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. (Petras, 1995) How can this profound quote by Marcel Proust help all of us metaphorically understand the powerful relationship of our minds, emotions, and bodies to our different ways of knowing; the varied paces at which we learn; and the input we need for motivation… (More)
PURPOSE Clinical studies have revealed that tumors may recur at the operative site if radioresistant p53 mutation-positive residual disease remains in the body after treatment. Destruction of these remaining malignant cells, which can be present in both mucosal and deep muscle margins, may be achieved using p53-mediated gene transfer techniques. Most… (More)
Distinguishing true precursor lesions on the basis of clinical or histo-logical features alone is unreliable but is important so that appropriate intervention can be instigated. Preliminary studies have shown that a microsatellite assay may provide important new prognostic information. To build on these observations, we have performed a case-control study… (More)
1997 Preparing Language Teachers to Implement the TEKS for LOTE i Preface In January of 1995, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) applied for and received funds from the United States Department of EducationÕs Office for Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). The funds, part of the Fund for the Improvement of Education Program (FIE) were for the… (More)
Thoracic disk herniations are exceedingly rare, particularly those in the upper thoracic region. The etiology of these protrusions is generally considered to be either traumatic or degenerative in nature. A case of upper thoracic disk herniation secondary to destructive changes caused by breast cancer metastatic to the vertebral body is presented.