Jack A. Hunter

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In 1989, the Scottish melanoma group initiated a randomized trial, comparing observation alone with 6 months' therapy with low dose interferon (given subcutaneously 3 MU day-1, twice weekly), for patients with primary melanomas of at least 3 mm Breslow thickness, or with evidence of regional node involvement. The trial was closed in 1993 with only 95(More)
In view of the concern over the rising incidence of malignant melanoma in many parts of the world, and the suggestion that emigrants of Scottish and Irish descent have a higher incidence of melanoma in North America and Australia, a Scottish Melanoma Group has been formed to study epidemiological, pathological and therapeutic aspects of the tumour. In 1979,(More)
It is well established that renal allograft recipients (RARs) have an increased incidence of viral warts and premalignant and malignant cutaneous lesions, and the risk of their development increases in proportion to duration of graft survival. It has been postulated that, in addition to the effects of prolonged immunosuppression and previous sun exposure,(More)
Renal allograft recipients (RARs) have a well-documented increased incidence of viral warts and cutaneous neoplasia, particularly those with long graft life and high sun exposure. A clinicopathological survey of 69 RARs in south-east Scotland, with follow-up periods of up to 28 years after transplantation, revealed marked variation in patient susceptibility(More)
OBJECTIVE Does the addition of 600 mg rifampicin or 50 mg methotrexate improve pain relief after injection of the rheumatoid knee with 20 mg triamcinolone hexacetonide (TH)? METHODS Eighty-two patients on stable therapy were allocated at random to receive intra-articular TH alone, TH and methotrexate (TH+M) or TH and rifampicin (TH+R). Pain was recorded(More)
Renal allograft recipients suffer from a markedly increased susceptibility to premalignant and malignant cutaneous lesions. Although various aetiological factors have been implicated, little is known of the associated genetic events. In this study we initially employed immunocytochemical techniques to investigate the prevalence and localisation of(More)
Global forebrain ischemia in the Mongolian gerbil is a common animal model for use in stroke research. We produced lesions of graded severity in gerbil brains (after prescreening by MR imaging) by performing 6-minute bilateral carotid artery occlusions while monitoring pericranial temperature with a temporalis muscle thermocouple probe and maintaining the(More)
Between 1987 and 1989 the Cancer Research Campaign funded a health education programme for the early detection of cutaneous malignant melanoma in the general population in 6 health districts of England and 1 health board in Scotland (population of 3 million). The intervention was evaluated by studying its effects on annual and cumulative mortality rates for(More)
quote a rate of 3-0/105 as the Scottish Rate for cutaneous melanoma derived from Cancer Registry Data and suggest that the discrepancy between this and the Scottish Melanoma Group Rate of 5-1/105 is due to previous under-registration in the West of Scotland (population-3m.). West of Scotland Cancer Registry Data have recently improved and 3-year average(More)
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