Inger L. Rosner

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BACKGROUND Biomarkers that are validated in independent cohorts are needed to improve risk assessment for prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVE A racially diverse cohort of men (20% African American [AA]) was used to evaluate the association of the clinically validated 17-gene Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) with recurrence after radical prostatectomy and adverse(More)
Over the last several decades, the advances in molecular genetics have elucidated kidney cancer gene pathways. Kidney cancer is a heterogeneous disorder. Each specific type of kidney cancer has its own histologic features, gene, and clinical course. Insight into the genetic basis of kidney cancer has been learned largely from the study of the familial or(More)
OBJECTIVES Alterations of androgen receptor (AR) functions caused by overexpression, amplification, or mutation have been described in a significant subset of advanced prostate cancer (CaP). Because AR mutations or amplification are rare in early stage CaP, we hypothesized that altered AR expression in prostate tumor cells may provide a prognostic indicator(More)
OBJECTIVES In patients with a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level during treatment with androgen deprivation therapy, identification of men who progress to bone metastasis and death remains problematic. Accurate risk stratification models are needed to better predict risk for bone metastasis and death among patients with castration-resistant(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and clinical efficacy of two anti-angiogenic agents, bevacizumab and lenalidomide, with docetaxel and prednisone. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer enrolled in this open-label, phase II study of lenalidomide with bevacizumab (15 mg/kg), docetaxel (75 mg/m(2) ) and(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Despite marked stage migration, approximately a third of patients with clinically organ-confined prostate cancer will have extracapsular extension on pathological analysis. To improve outcomes further, alternative modalities of determining extraprostatic disease must be investigated beyond the current clinical parameters of digital rectal(More)
PURPOSE Alterations of the androgen receptor (AR)-mediated signaling through numerous mechanisms are increasingly recognized in prostate cancer (CaP) progression. We hypothesized that the assessment of well-defined AR transcriptional targets (e.g., PSA/HK3 mRNA) in CaP tissues will provide in vivo readout of AR dysfunctions. Moreover, quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether prostate cancers detected in the anterior vs posterior zones impact clinicopathological features and patient outcomes. This information could potentially affect clinical management. METHODS A retrospective pathological review of 1528 radical prostatectomy specimens submitted between 1989 and 2011 was completed. Specimens(More)
Erythroblast transformation-specific-related gene (ERG) fusions, the most common and validated prostate cancer (CaP) genome alteration, result in alterations in the expression of the ERG oncoprotein. Significantly lower frequencies of ERG have been reported in tumors of African American (AA) in comparison to Caucasian American (CA) men. Building on our(More)
TMPRSS2-ERG fusion is the most common oncogenic rearrangement in prostate cancer (CaP). Owing to this chromosomal rearrangement one TMPRSS2 allele loses its promoter, and one of the ETS-related gene (ERG) alleles gains that promoter leading to its overexpression in these tumor cells. Some studies suggest that TMPRSS2, an androgen-regulated type II(More)