Jeremiah J Andersen

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BACKGROUND Papillary renal-cell carcinoma, which accounts for 15 to 20% of renal-cell carcinomas, is a heterogeneous disease that consists of various types of renal cancer, including tumors with indolent, multifocal presentation and solitary tumors with an aggressive, highly lethal phenotype. Little is known about the genetic basis of sporadic papillary(More)
Signaling through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase) pathway has been associated with lung tumorigenesis. We examined the association between gene copy number of the PI3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) and phosphorylated Akt expression in invasive and preinvasive lung cancers. We sought to determine at what stage of tumor development(More)
BACKGROUND Survivin, which is a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein gene family, regulates both programmed cell death and mitosis. It has been shown that survivin expression and its subcellular localization both have prognostic value for patients with malignant disease. In this study, the authors investigated whether nuclear or cytoplasmic staining(More)
CD43 is a transmembrane sialoglycoprotein. Normally the molecule is only produced by white blood cells where it regulates functions such as intercellular adhesion, intracellular signaling, apoptosis, migration and proliferation. Two CD43 antibodies were used to interrogate 66 cases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 24 cases of small cell lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Sialophorin is a transmembrane sialoglycoprotein. Normally, the molecule is only produced by white blood cells where it regulates functions such as intercellular adhesion, intracellular signalling, apoptosis, migration and proliferation. METHODS Normal breast tissue and primary breast tumours were analysed by immunohistochemistry for(More)
BACKGROUND Variations exist in compliance with NCCN Guidelines. Prior reports of adherence to NCCN Guidelines contain limitations because of lack of contemporary review and incomplete listing of reasons for noncompliance. PURPOSE To assess institutional compliance and assist national quality improvement strategies through identifying valid reasons for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patient-centered care is recommended by the Institute of Medicine to build a better healthcare system. The aim of this study was to audit patient-centered quality measures (QM) to create a breast center report card that could be provided to patients for education and informed consent. METHODS An IRB approved retrospective review(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rate of minimally invasive biopsy for diagnosis of breast cancer at an interdisciplinary breast center. BACKGROUND Percutaneous core needle biopsy (CNB) is optimal for minimizing surgery for the diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions of the breast while preserving surgery for definitive resection.(More)
197 Background: There is a wide variation of compliance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Overutilization of preoperative testing and underutilization of adjuvant treatments have been documented. The former is associated with higher costs of care; the latter with poor patient outcomes. Prior reports of(More)