John E. Asirwatham

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Six patients with papillary adenoma of the prostatic urethra are described. Their ages ranged from 39 to 70 years old. Two of them showed evidence of clinical recurrence 1 year after treatment. The pathological features as well as the immunohistochemical demonstration of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) are illustrated. A(More)
A simple and objective system for grading prostatic carcinoma was evaluated in a retrospective analysis of 169 cases followed during a 16-year period. The system identified and separated 4 grades of increasing malignancy based on the combined evaluation of gland differentiation and nuclear anaplasia as separate but complementary factors. The system(More)
Although familial and dietary factors are recognized as important risk determinants for colorectal tumorigenesis, the specific causes of colorectal cancer remain unclear. Studies of p53 genetic alterations have provided clues concerning the etiology of many cancers. This study was designed to determine whether overexpression of the p53 protein is associated(More)
Although epidemiological studies of the relationship between cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk have been equivocal, a positive association is consistently found for colorectal adenoma development. We performed an epidemiological study to determine whether p53 protein overexpression, in tumours obtained at the time of resection, is associated with(More)
Previous studies of oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and proliferation markers in endometrial adenocarcinoma have obtained conflicting results regarding the usefulness of these markers in predicting prognosis. This study examined p53, PCNA, and c-erbB-2 immunohistochemically to clarify the relationship of these markers to each other and to FIGO stage,(More)
The use of the NPCP grading system does not contradict the principle that an accurate prediction of tumor volume, presence, and extent of metastases, therapeutic response, and clinical behavior of prostate cancer cannot be entirely based on the grade of the disease at the time of initial diagnosis. The morphology of prostate cancer, like any other cancer,(More)
With the use of a murine monoclonal antibody (F5), a panel of metastatic tumors was evaluated for the expression of prostate-specific antigen (PA) under immunoperoxidase staining procedures. Specimens studied included 25 of prostatic origin and 73 originating from nonprostatic primary sites. Regardless of the site of dissemination or the malignancy grade,(More)
Arteriovenous malformations of the gastrointestinal tract are a source of upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding. We studied 40 patients with arteriovenous malformations. Eighteen percent had single lesions in either the distal transverse colon or the left colon (the angiographic distribution of the inferior mesenteric artery). Seventeen percent had(More)