Learn More
BACKGROUND Although a large number of epidemiological studies have examined the role of aspirin in the chemoprevention of colon cancer and other solid tumors, there is a limited body of research focusing on the association between aspirin and lung cancer risk. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to evaluate the role of regular aspirin(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs (18-24 nucleotides) that have recently been shown to regulate gene expression during cancer progression. Dicer, a central enzyme in the multi-component miRNA biogenesis pathway, is involved in cutting precursor miRNAs to functionally mature forms. Emerging evidence shows that Dicer expression is(More)
BACKGROUND Uncontrolled proliferation and increased motility are hallmarks of neoplastic cells, therefore markers of proliferation and motility may be valuable in assessing tumor progression and prognosis. MCM2 is a member of the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) protein family. It plays critical roles in the initiation of DNA replication and in replication(More)
Due to the low survival rates from invasive ovarian cancer, new effective treatment modalities are urgently needed. Compelling evidence indicates that the immune response against ovarian cancer may play an important role in controlling this disease. We herein summarize multiple immune-based strategies that have been proposed and tested for potential(More)
BACKGROUND We consider how representations of geographic variation in prostate cancer incidence across Southern New England, USA may be affected by selection of study area and/or properties of the statistical analysis. METHOD A spatial scan statistic was used to monitor geographic variation among 35,167 incident prostate cancer cases diagnosed in(More)
To estimate the risk for colorectal neoplasia detected on repeat colonoscopy in relation to aberrant crypt foci (ACF) frequency reported during the previous baseline examination. From July 2003 until December 2008, patients had a colonoscopy with an ACF study using a magnifying colonoscope. The distal 20 cm section of colon was sprayed with Methylene Blue(More)
Based on suggestive findings from a recent study of high-risk Japanese patients, we sought to determine whether the risk of colorectal polyps associated with smoking may be modified by daily use of aspirin in an analysis of a large US screening population. This is a cross-sectional study of 2,918 consecutive colonoscopy patients at a university hospital(More)
A comparatively high prevalence of comorbidities among African-American/Blacks (AA/B) has been implicated in disparate survival in breast cancer. There is a scarcity of data, however, if this effect persists when accounting for the adverse triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype which occurs at threefold the rate in AA/B compared to white breast cancer(More)
  • 1