Ken Maclennan

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It has been established that the presence or absence of cervical node metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a powerful prognostic indicator. This report reviews the evolution of thinking over the past 70 years with regard to the import and detection of cervical nodal metastases which exhibit spread of tumor beyond the(More)
Germ line mutations in the Adenomatous polyposis coli tumor suppressor gene cause a hereditary form of intestinal tumorigenesis in both mice and man. Here we show that in Apc(Min/+) mice, which carry a heterozygous germ line mutation at codon 850 of Apc, there is progressive loss of immature and mature thymocytes from approximately 80 days of age with(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of fludarabine phosphate with cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone (CVP) in 381 previously untreated, advanced-stage, low-grade (lg) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients in a phase III, multicenter study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1993 and 1997, patients were randomly assigned to treatment with(More)
The translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) has been described in a spectrum of B-lymphoproliferative diseases and involves a putative oncogene, BCL1, which maps to chromosome band 11q13. Recent evidence indicates that this abnormality may delineate particular subtypes of lymphoma, such as intermediate lymphocytic and centrocytic lymphomas. Thus the possible(More)
The use of next-generation sequencing technologies to produce genomic copy number data has recently been described. Most approaches, however, reply on optimal starting DNA, and are therefore unsuitable for the analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, which largely precludes the analysis of many tumour series. We have sought to challenge(More)
This study reports 6 cases of primary follicular lymphoma of the testis (PFLT) in children and adolescents correlated with clinical presentation, pathologic features, treatment, and outcome. All 6 patients (age, 3 to 16 y; median, 4 y) had PFLT grade 3 with disease limited to the testis, completely resected and treated with 2 courses of chemotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND Soft tissue deposits of squamous cell carcinoma in the necks of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract may represent either total effacement of a lymph node by carcinoma or extralymphatic deposits of carcinoma. There are few reports of their clinical or prognostic significance. METHODS Data from 215 neck(More)
OBJECTIVE Extracapsular spread (ECS) and soft tissue deposits (STD) of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the neck of patients with metastatic SCC of the upper aerodigestive tract have been shown to adversely affect actuarial and disease-free survival. No studies to date have detailed the distribution of ECS and STD within the neck. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)
AIMS To investigate the relation between sarcoidosis and lymphoma. METHODS The hospital notes of five patients with sarcoidosis and a lymphoproliferative disorder were reviewed. Histological material on which the diagnoses of sarcoidosis and lymphoma were made was re-analysed. RESULTS Four of the five patients had well documented sarcoidosis preceding(More)
The treatment of cervical lymph node metastases is an important part of the management of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer. Metastases are already clinically present in 61 per cent (+ or -2.6 per cent) of patients at presentation. Previous studies concerning the prevalence and distribution of neck node metastases in oropharyngeal carcinoma have been(More)