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BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) have been recognized as the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The most effective treatment for unresectable tumors is imatinib mesylate, based on two phase II trials. Because no phase III clinical trial has been undertaken, we sought to determine both current population-based(More)
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a nonneoplastic reactive endothelial proliferation most commonly located in the skin or subcutaneous tissues although it has been reported in multiple locations throughout the body. We present a case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia presenting as a soft tissue mass in the triceps(More)
BACKGROUND Although the rationale for active surveillance (AS) in patients with low-risk prostate cancer is well established, eligibility criteria vary significantly across different programs. OBJECTIVE To compare the ability of contemporary AS criteria to identify patients with certain pathologic tumor features based on the results of an extended(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasonographically guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a safe and accurate method for obtaining diagnostic material from lesions within and immediately adjacent to the upper GI tract. OBJECTIVE To determine whether EUS Trucut biopsy (EUS-TCB) (Quickcore, Wilson-Cook, Winstom Salem, NC) can increase the accuracy of EUS-guided(More)
BACKGROUND For bladder cancer (BCa) patients undergoing bladder-sparing treatments, molecular markers may aid in accurately predicting progression to muscle invasion and recurrence. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan that promotes tumor metastasis. Hyaluronoglucosaminidase 1 (HYAL-1)-type hyaluronidase (HAase) promotes tumor growth, invasion, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the diagnostic performance of individual prostate biopsy cores. The 12-core transrectal prostate biopsy scheme has emerged as a standard of care. However, quality of sampling may vary in different areas of the prostate included in this procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two-hundred fifty men underwent radical prostatectomy at our(More)
BACKGROUND In 1996, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) recommended five categories for the diagnosis of breast aspiration cytology: benign, atypical, suspicious, malignant, and unsatisfactory. The authors evaluated the usefulness of separating inconclusive diagnoses into the aforementioned atypical and suspicious categories. The current study examined the(More)
CONTEXT Eosinophilic renal neoplasms include a spectrum of solid and papillary tumors ranging from indolent benign oncocytoma to highly aggressive malignancies. Recognition of the correct nature of the tumor, especially in biopsy specimens, is paramount for patient management. OBJECTIVE To review the diagnostic approach to eosinophilic renal neoplasms(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma needs to be separated from small cell carcinoma metastatic from visceral sites to skin. Pulmonary small cell carcinoma is the most common primary site of small cell carcinoma. We evaluated the immunophenotypic characteristics of 21 Merkel cell carcinomas and 33 small cell carcinomas of lung using thyroid transcription factor-1 and(More)
NOV-002 (a formulation of disodium glutathione disulfide) modulates signaling pathways involved in tumor cell proliferation and metastasis and enhances anti-tumor immune responsiveness in tumor models. The addition of NOV-002 to chemotherapy has been shown to increase anti-tumor efficacy in animal models and some early phase oncology trials. We evaluated(More)