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PURPOSE African Americans (AA) have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer compared with other U.S. populations and more proximal colorectal cancers. The objective is to elucidate the basis of these cancer disparities. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Of note, 566 AA and 328 non-Hispanic White (NHW) colorectal cancers were ascertained in five Chicago hospitals.(More)
Carcinoma of the vulva has commonly been recognized as a disease of postmenopausal women, although some series have noted up to 15% of cases occur in women under the age of 40 years. The following is a report of a case of invasive vulvar carcinoma diagnosed and treated with radical surgery during pregnancy. Recommendations for treatment of this disease(More)
An improved assay for the simultaneous assessment of phagocytic uptake (via immunobeads) and metabolic integrity (via NBT dye reduction) in neutrophils is described. Normal human neutrophils exhibited ingestion and dye reduction, whereas neutrophils from newborn cord blood showed ingestion with slight reduction and neutrophils from patients with chronic(More)
Purpose: African Americans (AA) have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer compared with other U.S. populations and more proximal colorectal cancers. The objective is to elucidate the basis of these cancer disparities. Experimental design: Of note, 566 AA and 328 non-Hispanic White (NHW) colorectal cancers were ascertained in five Chicago hospitals.(More)
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