G. Larry Maxwell

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PURPOSE Conflicting results on prognostic factors for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) have been reported because of small sample size and heterogeneity of study population. The purpose of this study was to identify factors predictive of poor prognosis in a similarly treated population of women with advanced EOC. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate HER-2 expression and amplification in a large cohort of endometrial cancer with complete surgical staging and outcome data. PATIENTS AND METHODS A tissue microarray was constructed of 483 patients with endometrial cancer of diverse histologic type and stage and tested for HER-2 expression and amplification using current standards of(More)
Mutation and deletion of the PTEN tumor suppressor gene occurs in about 40% of endometrial carcinomas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PTEN mutations also are present in endometrial hyperplasias, which are premalignant precursors of invasive endometrial adenocarcinomas. Genomic DNA from 51 endometrial hyperplasias was extracted from(More)
PURPOSE To examine the utility of upper abdominal procedures (UAPs) performed in a cohort of optimally cytoreduced patients with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) or primary peritoneal cancer (PPC) and identify potential areas where aggressive surgery may impact survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed 2655 patients enrolled in Gynecologic(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the potential effects, on costs and outcomes, of changes in sensitivity and specificity associated with new screening methods for cervical cancer in the military. METHODS A Markov model of the natural history of cervical cancer was created to simulate a cohort of 100,000 military beneficiaries aged 18-85. Probability estimates for(More)
OBJECTIVES Sexual morbidity is a distressing and undertreated problem in gynecological cancer survivorship known to occur early and persist well beyond the period of physical recovery. Although often studied as a separate domain, sexuality represents an integral component of psychological adjustment and quality of life (QoL) that is adversely affected by(More)
PURPOSE Cancer/testis (CT) genes predominantly expressed in the testis (germ cells) and generally not in other normal tissues are aberrantly expressed in human cancers. This highly restricted expression provides a unique opportunity to use these CT genes for diagnostics, immunotherapeutic, or other targeted therapies. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Survival of African Americans with endometrial cancer is significantly worse than that of whites. Mutation of the PTEN tumor suppressor gene and microsatellite instability occur in some endometrial cancers, and they are associated with favorable prognostic features. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a racial disparity in the frequency(More)
BACKGROUND Continuing symptoms and poor health following cancer treatments may alter meaning in life for cancer survivors. Gynecologic cancer survivors are particularly troubled with physical sequelae. In addition, for the most common sites of disease, such as breast and gynecologic cancers, the prevalence of depression is also high. PURPOSE This study(More)
OBJECTIVE Serum CA-125 values have been advocated in the monitoring of ovarian cancer patients receiving intravenous (IV) chemotherapy. This evaluation sought to determine if the CA-125 test can be used to monitor treatment effect among patients receiving intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IP). METHODS Patient charts from a phase III clinical trial (GOG 172)(More)