Lavanya Yarlagadda

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INTRODUCTION GP88 (PC-Cell Derived Growth Factor, progranulin) is a glycoprotein overexpressed in breast tumors and involved in their proliferation and survival. Since GP88 is secreted, an exploratory study was established to compare serum GP88 level between breast cancer patients (BC) and healthy volunteers (HV). METHODS An IRB approved prospective study(More)
The propensity of colon cancer to metastasize to bones is very low compared to prostate, breast or lung cancer. The reason for this is not yet understood, although an explanation for the osteotropism of certain primaries has been offered by the 'seed and soil' concept, suggesting that the bone microenvironment provides a favorable 'soil' for metastasis and(More)
A 57-year-old woman with a left frontal lobe tumor was started on seizure prophylaxis with phenytoin and dexamethasone while awaiting elective surgery for tumor excision. Within a week, she developed a rash all over her body secondary to phenytoin hypersensitivity and her platelet counts decreased progressively to as low as 20,000/μl. Phenytoin was(More)
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