Faina Linkov

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BACKGROUND In most studies, circulating biomarkers are usually assessed from a single sample, assuming that this single measurement represents the long-term biomarker status of the individual. Such an assumption is rarely tested although it may not be valid for all biomarkers. The objective of this study was to investigate the temporal reproducibility of a(More)
We investigated risk factors for Type II (n = 176) vs. Type I (n = 1,576) endometrial cancer (EC) in cases treated at Magee-Womens Hospital between 1996 and 2008. Clinical data were available from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Network Cancer Registry. Logistic regression was used to estimate the adjusted odds of having Type II EC vs.(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is an aggressive disease that has been linked to altered immune, inflammatory, and angiogenesis responses. A better understanding of these aberrant responses might improve early detection and prognosis of SCCHN and provide novel therapeutic targets. Previous studies examined the role of multiplexed serum(More)
It is generally accepted that patients with breast cancer metastases have very poor survival. Metastatic breast cancer patients can be considered a heterogeneous population with a varied clinical course, which underscores the need for accurate prediction of survival based on prognostic factors. The purpose of the present study was to identify factors(More)
PURPOSE Endometrial carcinoma is the most common cancer of the lower female genital tract in Europe and the United States. Faced with the growing incidence of endometrial cancer in Europe and around the world, scientists, doctors and public health professionals are becoming more concerned with identifying effective preventive measures for this condition.(More)
Thyroid cancer incidence is increasing, and its diagnosis can be challenging. Fine needle biopsy, the principal clinical tool to make a tissue diagnosis, leads to inconclusive diagnoses in up to 30% of the cases, leading to surgery. Advances in proteomics are improving abilities to diagnose malignant conditions using small samples of tissue or body fluids.(More)
OBJECTIVE Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecologic cancer. Although the prognosis for endometrial cancer is generally good, cancers identified at late stages are associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, prevention and early detection may further reduce the burden of this challenging disease. METHODS A panel of 64(More)
researchers used to visit libraries. More than half of online sessions end with a full text download, which is likely to look exactly like the article would in the paper journal. Users say they are interested in the added functionality of the web version, but even following links—which comes out top in users’ assessment of features—is a distinctly minority(More)
The presence of cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) in family members of cancer patients was investigated. An epidemiological questionnaire including family history of cancer and congenital oral cleft malformations was administered to 168 cancer survivors and a population-based sample of 170 healthy subjects. In the control group, 1.2% reported a(More)
INTRODUCTION: Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. Racial disparities in the incidence and mortality of this cancer are apparent; black women are less likely to develop this malignancy, and yet are more likely to die when diagnosed. Racial differences of second primary cancer (SPC) have not been examined and(More)