Graham F. Barnard

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There are few DNA-based studies that detect cancer micrometastases in lymph nodes. We have assayed for the specific detection of carcinoem-bryonic antigen (CEA)-expressing carcinoma cells in the lymph nodes of patients with gastrointestinal or breast carcinomas. A CEA-specific nested reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay was optimized using limiting dilu(More)
Tumor angiogenesis progresses by a dynamic balance between tumor vascular regression and growth. Angiopoietin (Ang)-2 (the natural antagonist for the angiogenic Tie-2 receptor) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are thought to be critical regulators in this process; therefore , these may play a critical role in cancer aggressiveness. The aim of(More)
Loss of sequences from human chromosome 10q has been reported in several different cancers. Recently, a second candidate tumour-suppressor gene, DMBT1, was identified in this chromosomal region. We studied the mRNA expression and homozygous deletion of this gene in human oesophageal, gastric and colon cancers. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction(More)
The levels of a number of ribosomal protein mRNAs are reported to be increased in human colon cancer. We have assessed whether selected ribosomal protein mRNAs are overexpressed in other gastrointestinal malignancies, namely gastric and hepatocellular carcinomas. Subtracted complementary DNA libraries were generated from paired samples of human (a)(More)
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