John W. Davis

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Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) usually occurs during the course of, or as a presenting sign of myelogenous leukemia. Rarely it is found before peripheral blood or bone marrow evidence of leukemia is present. We describe a man who presented with low back pain and lower extremity weakness. He had spinal cord compression due to GS without evidence of leukemia. Only(More)
IMPORTANCE Up-front treatment of older men with low-risk prostate cancer can cause morbidity without clear survival benefit; however, most such patients receive treatment instead of observation. The impact of physicians on the management approach is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of physicians on the management of low-risk prostate cancer(More)
Robotically assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RaLRP) has become an alternative surgical treatment option for patients with localized prostate cancer. Rare anatomic variations result in modification of established techniques. We describe the first successful completion of RaLRP for localized prostate cancer in a patient with coexisting complete(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that eutopic endometrium from women with endometriosis (US-E) has intrinsic functional anomalies compared with women without endometriosis (US-C). We hypothesized that differences in endometrial haptoglobin (eHp) mRNA and protein levels exist between eutopic endometrium from US-E and US-C and that inflammatory mediators may be(More)
PURPOSE Although situational risk factors for incisional hernia formation are known, the methods used to determine who would be most susceptible to develop one are unreliable. We hypothesized that patients with recurrent incisional hernias may possess unique gene expression profiles. METHODS Skin and intact fascia were collected from 15 normal control(More)
The wheel-lock (WL) model for depressed ambulatory activity in rats has shown metabolic maladies ensuing within 53-173 h after WL begins. We sought to determine if WL beginning after 21-23 days of voluntary running in growing female Wistar rats affected the mRNA profile in the polyribosomal fraction from plantaris muscle shortly following WL. In experiment(More)
To study the role of FAK signaling complexes in promoting metastatic properties of prostate cancer (PCa) cells, we selected stable, highly migratory variants, termed PC3 Mig-3 and DU145 Mig-3, from two well-characterized PCa cell lines, PC3 and DU145. These variants were not only increased migration and invasion in vitro, but were also more metastatic to(More)
White adipose tissue (WAT) overgrowth in obesity is linked with increased aggressiveness of certain cancers. Adipose stromal cells (ASCs) can become mobilized from WAT, recruited by tumours and promote cancer progression. Mechanisms underlying ASC trafficking are unclear. Here we demonstrate that chemokines CXCL1 and CXCL8 chemoattract ASC by signalling(More)
BACKGROUND In the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, finasteride selectively suppressed low-grade prostate cancer and significantly reduced the incidence of prostate cancer in men treated with finasteride compared with placebo. However, an apparent increase in high-grade disease was also observed among men randomized to finasteride. We aimed to determine why(More)
We investigated whether low mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn) in peripheral blood leukocytes at diagnosis was associated with an increased risk of the aggressive form of the tumor and disease progression among localized prostate cancer (PCa) patients. We recruited 1,751 non-Hispanic white men with previously untreated PCa from The University of Texas(More)