Fred J. Hendler

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Epidermal growth factor (EGF) promotes the growth of cultured benign and malignant cells. Recent studies have demonstrated that the amount of EGF receptor is elevated in squamous cell carcinoma cells in tissue culture when compared with normal epidermal cells. This study demonstrates that elevated levels of EGF receptor are detected in biopsy specimens of(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression has been associated frequently with squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and SCC cell lines. In most cases the level of EGFR on the tumours from which the cell lines were derived has not been determined, nor have EGFR levels been determined for xenograft tumours from the cell lines. In this study we(More)
Human epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor mRNA was detected in cryopreserved tissue sections adherent to whole glass slides using in situ reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. EGF receptor cDNA was synthesized in situ by reverse transcription using an EGF receptor-specific oligonucleotide primer. In situ polymerase chain reaction amplification(More)
BACKGROUND A murine model of oral cavity carcinogenesis is needed to study the molecular aspects of malignant transformation. 4-Nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4NQO), a water-soluble carcinogen, produces squamous cell carcinoma in rodents. Protocols were designed to investigate the temporal aspects of neoplastic transformation. METHODS 4NQO was applied topically(More)
We established a new syngeneic murine model of oral squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) to analyze the potential role of immune recognition determinants in the early development of oral cancer. In this study, we examined whether SCC that undergo transformation and development in the absence of specific immunity exhibit differences in tumorigenicity that relate to(More)
RNA that contains poly(A) [poly(A)-RNA] has been isolated from yeast mitochondria by poly(U) Sepharose-4B column chromatography. Pulse-labeled poly(A)-RNA shows 8-10 discrete peaks by acrylamide gel electrophoresis. The specific activity of mitochondrial poly(A)-RAN is six to eight times greater than that of mitochondrial rRNA after pulse labeling of(More)
3112 Background: AGRO100 is an oligonucleotide that functions as an aptamer and binds to nucleolin, a protein found intranuclear in all cells, but uniquely expressed on the surface of tumor cells. Such binding leads to internalization of the complex, and a strong anti-proliferative response in the tumor cell. METHODS Objectives are toxicity,(More)
Twenty-one patients with grade III or IV astrocytomas were assigned randomly to receive either BCNU alone or BCNU and VM-26 after surgery and radiation therapy. Patients surviving radiation therapy and receiving single-agent chemotherapy had a median survival of 14 months while those receiving combination chemotherapy had a median survival of 22 months (P(More)
Our previous reports have shown that two thirds of 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4NQO)-induced murine oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) have Hras1 mutations. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) involving the distal portion of chromosome (Chr) 7 occurred in half of the tumors with Hras1 mutations. Here, we demonstrate that five of six tumors with LOH have 4-8-fold(More)