Jonathan L Myles

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The importance of HER2 status in breast cancer management has focused attention on the ability of clinical assays to correctly assign HER2 amplification status. There is no consensus as to the best method for assessing HER2 status. Disadvantages of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing include longer time required for staining and scoring(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has both excellent sensitivity and specificity in detecting HER2 gene amplification in invasive breast carcinoma. FISH has not been widely implemented in clinical practice because of reagent costs and the special instrumentation and expertise required to perform and integrate the assay. Immunohistochemistry (IHC)(More)
PURPOSE Current TNM staging of renal cell carcinoma is based on the tumor propensity for local extension (T), nodal involvement (N) and metastatic spread (M). Locally advanced renal cell carcinoma may involve the perirenal fat, adrenal glands, renal vein, vena cava and/or urinary collecting system. The existing TNM classification does not reflect the(More)
PURPOSE The cause of the post-vasectomy pain syndrome is unclear. Some postulated etiologies include epididymal congestion, tender sperm granuloma and/or nerve entrapment at the vasectomy site. To our knowledge nerve proliferation has not been evaluated previously as a cause of pain. Vasectomy reversal is reportedly successful for relieving pain in some(More)
PURPOSE Breast tumors of BRCA1 mutation carriers and those of early onset breast cancer cases share similar histological features, being generally high-grade, highly proliferative, aneuploid tumors that are predominantly estrogen- and progesterone-receptor negative. Because histological features of tumors of premenopausal women differ from those of tumors(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between the width of the resection margin and disease progression in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after nephron-sparing surgery (NSS). During NSS for RCC, it is standard practice to excise the tumor along with a surrounding margin of normal parenchyma (margin of resection) to ensure complete resection of the neoplasm.(More)
BACKGROUND Lesion composition, rather than size or volume, determines whether an atherosclerotic plaque will progress, regress, or rupture, but current techniques cannot provide precise quantitative information about lesion composition. We have developed a technique to assess the pathological state of human coronary artery samples by quantifying their(More)
Thirty-eight patients with histologically proven pancreatic adenocarcinoma were investigated to establish the utility of serum CA 19-9 as a prognostic indicator. CA 19-9 assays were performed serially during the course of the disease. In four patients with negative Lewis blood type, the CA 19-9 levels remained essentially normal throughout the disease(More)
The demand for both reflexed and primary fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) testing in the clinical setting is increasing. Relevant literature has reported the incidence of HER2 overexpression in 20% to 30% of cases, but some reports suggest that HER2 gene amplification rates are substantially lower. Published data, however, on primary FISH(More)