Nancy H. C. Chung

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Current therapies for gliomas fail to address their highly infiltrative nature. Standard treatments often leave behind microscopic neoplastic reservoirs, resulting in eventual tumor recurrence. Neural stem cells (NSCs) are capable of tracking disseminating glioma cells. To exploit this tropism to develop a therapeutic strategy that targeted tumor(More)
Malignant gliomas spawn disseminated microsatellites, which are largely refractory to currently employed therapies, resulting in eventual tumor recurrence and death. The use of tumor-tropic neural stem cells (NSCs) as delivery vehicles for therapeutic gene products represents an attractive strategy specifically focused at treating these residual neoplastic(More)
PGE(2), synthesized by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-overexpressing tumor, is known to contribute to cellular immune suppression in cancer patients, but the mechanism remains unclear. We report the mechanism of a CD4(+) T regulatory type 1 (Tr1) induction by CD11c(+) mature dendritic cells (DCs) that phagocytose allogeneic and autologous COX-2-overexpressing(More)
BACKGROUND Histamine receptors are involved in the development of inflammatory pain and hyperalgesia, and the use of antihistamines is advocated as an alternative for pain therapy and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting. We investigated the influence of timing of promethazine administration on postoperative pain outcomes. METHODS Ninety female(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether ion transport or barrier function across the nasal epithelium are altered in asthmatics. DESIGN In this pilot study, the nasal potential difference (PD) was measured using the technique established by Knowles and colleagues. A flowing agar bridge made electrical contact with the surface of the nasal epithelium along(More)
Current therapies for gliomas fail to address their highly infiltrative nature. Standard treatments often leave behind microscopic neoplastic reservoirs, resulting in eventual tumor recurrence. Neural stem cells (NSCs) are capable of tracking disseminating glioma cells. To exploit this tropism to develop a therapeutic strategy that targeted tumor(More)
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