Megan Hardin

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The growth of a tumour beyond a certain size requires angiogenesis. We assessed whether intensity of angiogenesis correlates with metastasis of non-small-cell lung cancer by counting microvessels and grading their density within the initial carcinomas in 87 T1N0M0 patients. After radical surgery, metastases developed in 22. Both microvessel count and(More)
Insulin resistance is associated with low testosterone (T) levels in men, the mechanism of which is unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in men with a spectrum of insulin sensitivity. Twenty-one men (aged 25-65 yr) had a glucose tolerance test and assessment of insulin sensitivity using a(More)
Female Sprague-Dawley CD rats were injected s.c. with 5 mg genistein, a soy phytoestrogen, or 20 microliters of the vehicle, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), on days 2,4 and 6 postpartum. At day 50, they were exposed to 80 micrograms dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)/g body wt. Animals treated neonatally with genistein as compared to DMSO had increased latency and(More)
The prognostic significance of traditional and newer tumor cell-related biologic parameters, like deoxyribonucleic acid ploidy (flow cytometry), proliferative activity (expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen by immunohistochemistry), mitotic count, and intratumoral or peritumoral (or both) blood or lymphatic vessel invasion by tumor cells was(More)
Between 1975 and 1988, 37 patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and synchronous (within 1 month, n = 10) or metachronous (n = 27) solitary brain metastasis (SBM) underwent combined excision of their lesions. Overall 5-year and median survival were 30% and 27 months (range, 3 to 125+ months), respectively. Twenty-seven patients had a(More)
Cell proliferation of 40 peripheral, node-negative non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) treated with surgery alone was investigated by immunohistochemical analysis with the monoclonal antibody (MoAb) PC10, which recognizes a proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded material. Results were correlated with DNA ploidy and(More)
Between January 1980 and December 1986, 42 patients with histological confirmed small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) staged pathologically as T1-3N0M0 disease entered a prospective study of surgery plus adjuvant chemotherapy including six courses of i.v. cyclophosphamide (1 g/m2, day 1), epirubicin (60 mg/m2, day 1), and etoposide (120 mg/m2, days 1, 3, and 5), at(More)
Between January 1979 and December 1980, 52 patients with completely resected stages II and III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were randomly assigned to receive either adjuvant chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and vincristine--CAV) plus intrapleural bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) (n = 26) or adjuvant CAV alone (n = 26). Careful intraoperative(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the significance of using pinpoint ionization chambers (IC) and RadCalc (RC) in determining the quality of lung SBRT VMAT plans with low dose deviation pass percentage (DDPP) as reported by ScandiDos Delta4 (D4). To quantify the relationship between DDPP and point dose deviations determined by IC (ICDD), RadCalc (RCDD), and median(More)
PURPOSE Permanent seed implants have traditionally been used to treat prostate, lung and head or neck cancers using I-125 and Pd-103. Cs-131, which has higher dose rate is being used to treat brain, head and/or neck cancers in our clinic, therefore, we chose to monitor the dose received by surgeons during the extensive procedure. The aims of this work are(More)