Javier Ortiz Hernández

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PURPOSE The American Urological Association Prostate Guideline Update Panel was charged with updating the Guidelines for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer. In assessing outcomes with treatment, it became apparent that a highly variable number of definitions exist with respect to biochemical recurrence. Herein, we review the variability in published(More)
Elevated levels of the p53 protein occur in approximately 50% of human malignancies, which makes it an excellent target for a broad-spectrum T cell immunotherapy of cancer. A major barrier to the design of p53-specific immunotherapeutics and vaccines, however, is the possibility that T cells may be tolerant of antigens derived from wild-type p53 due to its(More)
PURPOSE Hormonal therapy (HT) is the current mainstay of systemic treatment for prostate specific antigen (PSA) only recurrence (PSAR), however, there is virtually no published literature comparing HT to observation in the clinical setting. The goal of this study was to examine the Department of Defense Center for Prostate Disease Research observational(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of computed tomography-guided, resistance-based, percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of renal malignancies using conscious sedation. METHODS Twenty-three patients with a mean age of 74 years underwent 27 PRFA treatments, using only conscious sedation, for enhancing renal masses, with a mean renal mass of 2.69 cm. All(More)
A high proportion of tumors arise due to mutation of the p53 tumor suppressor protein. A p53 hotspot mutation at amino acid position 273 from R to H, flanking a peptide epitope that spans residues 264-272, renders cells resistant to killing by human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A*0201-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) specific for this(More)
BACKGROUND The widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of the management of prostate carcinoma. Although PSA-based screening has resulted in a stage migration to more organ-confined tumors at the time of diagnosis, and has been temporally associated with a decrease in prostate carcinoma(More)
PURPOSE Studies suggest that SNPs within ESR1 may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. We evaluated the association of the XbaI and PvuII ESR1 SNPs and prostate cancer risk in 3 different racial/ethnic populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1,603 volunteers from the SABOR study (285 black, 876 white and 442 Hispanic men) were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the recently developed Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) prostate cancer risk calculator in the San Antonio Center of Biomarkers of Risk for Prostate Cancer (SABOR) cohort of the Early Detection Research Network, a younger and more ethnically diverse population than that in the PCPT. METHODS From 3488 SABOR participants, we(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this investigation was to examine the association of obesity and the adipokines leptin, adiponectin, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) with prostate cancer risk and aggressiveness. METHODS One hundred twenty-five incident prostate cancer cases and 125 age-matched controls were sampled from among participants in the original San Antonio(More)