Matthew H Bertke

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Breast cancer metastatic to the brain and/or leptomeningeal spread of disease is a frequently encountered clinical situation, especially given the extended course of disease in these patients. Systemic therapies can often effectively prolong extracranial disease control, making effective strategies to control central nervous system-based disease even more(More)
OBJECTIVE Acrolein is a toxic chemical present in tobacco, wood, and coal smoke, as well as automobile exhaust. Because exposure to these pollutants is associated with an increase in cardiovascular disease risk, we studied the effects of acrolein on Flk-1(+)/Sca-1(+) cells that are involved in vascular repair. METHODS AND RESULTS In adult male C57BL/6(More)
OBJECTIVES Medically inoperable lung cancer patients often have comorbidities that preclude pathologic diagnosis from being attained. We perform a multi-institutional analysis to determine if unbiopsied early-stage lung carcinoma can be safely and effectively treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four(More)
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy delivers a high dose of radiation to a small volume over several fractions. Although most commonly used as a treatment alternative to surgery in adult patients with primary lung cancer, its use has now been reported in children with metastatic disease to the lungs. We present the case of a child treated with stereotactic(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on the prognostic significance of human papillomavirus (HPV) status in relation to traditional risk factors for head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in the postoperative setting. OBJECTIVE To clarify the impact of HPV status on the risk for HNSCC in the postoperative setting. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
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