Karen J. Hendershott

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the use of a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing oncolytic herpes virus to enable real-time intraoperative detection of breast cancer lymph node metastases. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Axillary lymph node status is the most important factor determining treatment, recurrence, and overall survival for women with breast cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND Oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) is designed to specifically infect, replicate in, and lyse cancer cells. This study investigates a novel therapeutic regimen, combining the effects of NV1066 (a recombinant HSV-1) and hyperthermia in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. METHODS NV1066 is an attenuated HSV-1 that replicates in cells(More)
7 Background: CESM is a new study using contrast and dual energy digital mammographic technology to detect contrast enhanced cancer that may be invisible on conventional mammogram. Limited studies have shown that adding CESM to diagnostic workup adjunct with mammogram and breast ultrasound does increase sensitivity for breast cancer detection. More studies(More)
Completeness of cytoreduction is an independent prognostic factor after cure-intended surgery for peritoneal carcinomatosis. NV1066, a genetically engineered herpes simplex virus carrying the transgene for green fluorescent protein, selectively infects cancer cells. We sought to determine the feasibility of virally directed fluorescent imaging in the(More)
Oncolytic herpes viruses are attenuated, replication-competent viruses that selectively infect, replicate within, and lyse cancer cells and are highly efficacious in the treatment of a wide variety of experimental cancers. The current study seeks to define the pharmacologic interactions between chemotherapeutic drugs and the oncolytic herpes viral strain(More)
Replication-competent, tumor specific herpes simplex virus NV1066 expresses green fluorescent protein (GFP) in infected cancer cells. We sought to determine the feasibility of GFP-guided imaging technology in the intraoperative detection of small tumor nodules. Human cancer cell lines were infected with NV1066 at multiplicities of infection of 0.01, 0.1 and(More)
High-grade ductal carcinoma in situ is incredibly rare in male patients. The prognosis for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in a male patient is the same as it would be for a female with the same stage disease; therefore, early recognition and diagnosis are of the utmost importance. We present a case of a male with unilateral invasive ductal carcinoma who(More)
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