Eleanor Harris

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PURPOSE We compared the outcome of breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with breast cancer versus that of matched sporadic controls. METHODS A total of 160 BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with breast cancer were matched with 445 controls with sporadic breast cancer. Primary end points were rates of in-breast tumor recurrence(More)
Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a novel method for treating malignant disease with radiotherapy. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the state of the science of PBT and arrive at a recommendation for the use of PBT. The emerging technology committee of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) routinely evaluates new modalities in radiotherapy(More)
The purpose of this study is to provide a point of reference regarding the neurotoxic effects resulting from exposure to environmental contaminants. Benzo(a)pyrene is a member of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) family and it is a by-product of combustion processes. Thus, persons living near factories or hazardous waste sites face the danger of(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the current study was to determine the long-term results of breast-conservation treatment in women with early-stage, invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. METHODS Between 1977 and 1995, 1093 women with Stage I and II invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast and 55 women with invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast underwent(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relationship of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to outcome after breast-conservation treatment (BCT) with radiation for women with early-stage invasive breast carcinoma or ductal carcinoma in situ. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 756 women with early stage invasive breast carcinoma or ductal carcinoma in situ underwent BCT(More)
PURPOSE To compare the incidence and distribution of coronary artery disease after left-sided versus right-sided irradiation in patients treated with breast conservation for early-stage breast cancer who subsequently underwent cardiac stress testing and/or catheterization for cardiovascular symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 961 stage(More)
OBJECTIVES This randomized controlled trial was conducted to examine immune recovery following breast cancer (BC) therapy and evaluate the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy (MBSR) on immune recovery with emphasis on lymphocyte subsets, T cell activation, and production of T-helper 1 (Th1; interferon [IFN]-γ) and T-helper 2 (Th2;(More)
PURPOSE The outcome for women with a local failure after breast conservation treatment is not well described in the literature. Because local recurrence is a potentially salvageable event, this study was performed to evaluate the outcome of patients with local recurrence after breast conservation surgery and definitive radiation treatment. METHODS AND(More)
Drugs that disrupt microtubule dynamics include some of the most important of cancer chemotherapies. While these drugs, which include paclitaxel (Taxol), are known to invoke the mitotic checkpoint, the factors that determine cancer cell killing remain incompletely characterized. Cells that are relatively resistant to killing by these drugs block robustly in(More)
Microtubule-disrupting agents such as the taxanes comprise some of the most clinically useful chemotherapeutic agents and invoke the spindle checkpoint in proliferating cells. A robust spindle checkpoint in turn may forestall mitotic catastrophe, potentially providing a mechanism that permits cancer cells to survive transient exposure to these drugs.(More)