John C. Champion

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To evaluate interactions between human endothelial cells (ECs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) for the development of tissue-engineered vessels, we examined the adhesion and key cell properties of human ECs grown on quiescent human aortic SMCs. ECs attached to SMCs spread more slowly than ECs attached to fibronectin surfaces, and ECs aligned along the(More)
BACKGROUND Sunitinib malate is a novel multitargeted receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor with established efficacy in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma and imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumor. This report describes the development of heart failure in cancer patients who received this novel agent. METHODS A retrospective study(More)
We report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presents with a 2-week history of episodes of pressure like chest pain. The initial electrocardiogram was not indicative of myocardial ischemia or infarction and the cardiac enzymes remained normal during the initial hospital day. However, the precordial T waves inverted and progressively deepened on the second(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with cancer who have thrombocytopenia may experience acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and the use of aspirin (ASA) poses an increased risk of bleeding. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that the benefit of ASA therapy in the treatment of ACS would extend to cancer patients with thrombocytopenia and outweigh the risks of(More)
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