James D. Iglehart

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BACKGROUND Like microarray-based investigations, high-throughput proteomics techniques require machine learning algorithms to identify biomarkers that are informative for biological classification problems. Feature selection and classification algorithms need to be robust to noise and outliers in the data. RESULTS We developed a recursive support vector(More)
Adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer after surgery has effectively lowered metastatic recurrence rates. However, a considerable proportion of women suffer recurrent cancer at distant metastatic sites despite adjuvant treatment. Identification of the genes crucial for tumor response to specific chemotherapy drugs is a challenge but is necessary to improve(More)
We examined p53 expression in 107 epithelial ovarian cancers with immunohistochemical techniques using monoclonal antibody PAb1801. High level expression of nuclear p53 protein was detected in the malignant epithelium in 54 (50%) of these cancers. Expression of p53 protein was undetectable in 13 benign gynecological tissues. p53 mRNA from three cancers that(More)
Gene expression array profiles identify subclasses of breast cancers with different clinical outcomes and different molecular features. The present study attempted to correlate genomic alterations (loss of heterozygosity; LOH) with subclasses of breast cancers having distinct gene expression signatures. Hierarchical clustering of expression array data from(More)
Endothelial receptor tyrosine kinases may play important roles in pathological vascular growth, particularly in tumours. In this study, immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate the expression of a novel endothelial receptor tyrosine kinase, Tie2/Tek, in the endothelium of vascular 'hotspots' in normal breast tissue (n = 10), benign breast lesions (n = 10)(More)
Estrogen acts to promote DNA synthesis in the MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line via its interaction with high levels of estrogen receptor. The primary mode of estrogen action has been considered to be through transcriptional activation of genes containing estrogen response elements, including the immediate early genes c-myc and fos. Recent reports have(More)
Purpose: High-grade serous cancer (HGSC) is the most common cancer of the ovary and is characterized by chromosomal instability. Defects in homologous recombination repair (HRR) are associated with genomic instability in HGSC, and are exploited by therapy targeting DNA repair. Defective HRR causes uniparental deletions and loss of heterozygosity (LOH). Our(More)
Immunohistochemical staining for the p53 protein was performed in 107 snap frozen primary endometrial adenocarcinomas and 15 benign uterine tissues using monoclonal antibody PAb1801. No staining was seen in benign samples, whereas intense nuclear staining of cancer cells consistent with overexpression of the p53 protein was observed in 22 of 107 cancers(More)
BACKGROUND Increased number of single nucleotide substitutions is seen in breast and ovarian cancer genomes carrying disease-associated mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2. The significance of these genome-wide mutations is unknown. We hypothesize genome-wide mutation burden mirrors deficiencies in DNA repair and is associated with treatment outcome in ovarian(More)
Most cancer lethality is caused by metastasis. To gain insight into the molecular basis of tumor progression to metastasis, we used the 21T series of human mammary epithelial cells obtained by successive biopsies from one breast cancer patient. The c-erbB2 gene is amplified and overexpressed in each of three 21T tumor lines. The erbB receptor tyrosine(More)