Michele Follen Mitchell

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OBJECTIVE To quantify by meta-analysis the performance of colposcopy to set a standard against which new technologies can be compared. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE was searched for articles on colposcopy for diagnosis of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL). The search selected articles from 1960 to 1996 combining the key word "colposcopy" with key words(More)
A portable fluorimeter was developed and utilized to acquire fluorescence spectra from 381 cervical sites in 95 patients at 337, 380 and 460 nm excitation immediately prior to colposcopy. A multivariate statistical algorithm was used to extract clinically useful information from tissue spectra acquired in vivo. Two full-parameter algorithms were developed(More)
In this study, we investigate the potential of near-infrared Raman spectroscopy to differentiate cervical precancers from normal tissues, inflammation and metaplasia and to differentially diagnose low-grade and high-grade precancers. Near infrared Raman spectra were measured from 36 biopsies from 18 patients in vitro. Detection algorithms were developed and(More)
The goal of this study was to develop a compact fiber optic probe to measure near infrared Raman spectra of human cervical tissue in vivo for the clinical diagnosis of cervical precancers. A Raman spectrometer and fiber optic probe were designed, constructed and tested. The probe was first tested using standards with known Raman spectra, and then the probe(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare cryotherapy, laser vaporization, and loop electrical excision for treatment of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs). METHODS Women at least 18 years old with biopsy-proven SIL, negative pregnancy tests, negative findings on endocervical curettage, satisfactory colposcopy examinations, and congruent Papanicolaou smear and biopsy(More)
Induction of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses is an important defense mechanism against infectious agents, specifically viruses. In the present investigation we employed a mouse assay system we previously developed, for rapid induction of CTLs by synthetic peptides from E6 and E7 oncoproteins of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16). In particular, we(More)
The association between human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA copy number and cervical disease was investigated. Viral DNA copy number for the most common high-risk HPV types in cervical cancer (types 16, 18, 31, and 45) was determined in cervical cytobrush specimens from 149 women with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CIN II-CIN III), 176 with(More)
a-Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) is a suicide inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase and potent antiproliferative chemopreventive agent. We conducted a dose de-escalation Phase I trial of DFMO in patients with grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia to determine an optimal dose of DFMO using ornithine decarboxylase activity and polyamine modulation as(More)
Between July 1986 and February 1991, 10 patients with small cell carcinoma of the cervix were prospectively treated with combination chemotherapy using cisplatin (50 mg/m2) and doxorubicin (50 mg/m2) on Day 1 and etoposide (75 mg/m2) on Days 1-3. All patients underwent an extensive pretreatment metastatic survey and had histologic confirmation of small cell(More)
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) I, II, and III represent a spectrum of premalignant epithelial changes and are ideal targets for application of chemoprevention strategies. Intermediate end point biomarkers are increasingly being used as surrogate end points to monitor clinical chemoprevention trials. To identify potential biomarkers in cervical(More)