Harvey Hensley

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The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is thought to play a critical role in regulating cell growth, cell cycle progression, and tumorigenesis. Because the AKT-mTOR pathway is frequently hyperactivated in ovarian cancer, we hypothesized that the mTOR inhibitor RAD001 (Everolimus) would inhibit ovarian tumorigenesis in transgenic mice that spontaneously(More)
PURPOSE mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) plays a central role in regulating cell growth and cell cycle progression and is regarded as a promising therapeutic target. We examined whether mTOR inhibition by RAD001 (everolimus) is therapeutically efficacious in the treatment of ovarian cancer as a single agent and in combination with cisplatin. (More)
PURPOSE ATN-161 (Ac-PHSCN-NH(2)) is an integrin-binding peptide that is currently in phase II trials in cancer patients. This peptide has been shown to have antitumor activity in a number of different preclinical models. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this study, we examined the binding, biodistribution, and dose and biomarker response of ATN-161 in several(More)
We applied MRI to the in vivo detection of spontaneous colorectal tumors in a unique mouse model, the Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) ApcMIN mouse. Unlike other Min (multiple intestinal neoplasia) strains, FCCC ApcMIN animals develop an appreciable number of tumors in the large intestine, which makes them an appropriate mouse model for colon cancer in(More)
We propose a methodology for discriminating between various types of normal and diseased brain tissue in medical images that utilizes Vector Quantization (VQ), an image compression technique, to extract discriminative texture features. Rather than focusing on images of the entire brain, we direct our attention to extracting local descriptors for individual(More)
The development and clinical testing of drug combinations for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and other cancers has recently shown great promise. However, determining the optimum combination and its associated dosages for maximum efficacy and minimum side effects is still a challenge. This paper describes a parametric analysis of the dynamics of(More)
Polycystic liver disease (PLD) occurs in 75-90% of patients affected by autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), which affects 1∶400-1,000 adults and arises from inherited mutations in the PKD1 or PKD2 genes. PLD can lead to bile duct obstructions, infected or bleeding cysts, and hepatomegaly, which can diminish quality of life. At present, no(More)
Aurora-A kinase (AURKA) overexpression in numerous tumors induces aneuploidy, in part because of cytokinetic defects. Alisertib and other small-molecule inhibitors targeting AURKA are effective in some patients as monotherapies or combination therapies. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pro-proliferative signaling activity is commonly elevated in(More)
INTRODUCTION Several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are overexpressed in lung cancer and may serve as potential targets for the development of bioactivable probes for molecular imaging. OBJECTIVE To characterize and monitor the activity of MMPs during the progression of lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS K-rasLSL-G12D mice were imaged serially during the(More)
This article presents a microscopic MR technique for imaging small mammalian fetuses in utero and in vivo which can be used as a tool for studying normal and abnormal development in small animal fetal models, for targeting in utero intervention in such models, and for following development serially. This new method is applied to a rat model of congenital(More)
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