Jennifer C. Anderson

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Although calcium oxalate (CaOx) renal stones are known to grow attached to renal papillae, and specifically to regions of papillae that contain Randall's plaque (interstitial apatite deposits), the mechanisms of stone overgrowth on plaque are not known. To investigate the problem, we have obtained biopsy specimens from two stone patients that included an(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy among Chilean women and an increasingly significant public health threat. This study assessed the accuracy of breast cancer risk perception among underserved, Chilean women. METHODS Women aged 50 to 70 years, with no mammogram during the last 2 years, were randomly selected from a(More)
Students from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in graduate programs in biomedical disciplines. One goal of the Minority Institution/Cancer Center partnership between New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) is to expand the number of underrepresented students who are trained in(More)
As part of our National Cancer Institute-sponsored partnership between New Mexico State University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, we implemented the cancer research internship for undergraduate students to expand the pipeline of underrepresented students who can conduct cancer-related research. A total of 21 students participated in the(More)
Background This study was undertaken to assess workplace hazards and protective practices among Hispanic men and women working post-harvest in asparagus, apple and pear packaging warehouses. Methods Three focus groups were conducted in July 2003 with 25 workers (20 women, 5 men) recruited from communities in the Yakima Valley, Washington. Focus group(More)
Reducing the cancer incidence and mortality rates of underserved populations will require multidisciplinary efforts involving diverse teams of investigators. We describe a collaborative program between a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and a minority-serving institution. The organizations worked together to discover institutional and(More)
The mechanism(s) by which crystals are retained in the kidney resulting in stone disease remains unclear. Intratubular aggregation as well as crystal cell binding, or internalization and translocation, or alternatively nucleation and growth in the interstitial fluid are possible models. Our group is testing the hypothesis that calcium phosphate deposits in(More)
This investigation highlights the use of infrared microspectroscopy for the morphological analysis of urinary stones. The research presented here has utilized the reXectance mode of an infrared microscope for use in creating chemically speciWc maps of cross-sectioned renal calculi surfaces, precisely showing the placement of renal stone components in a(More)