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In normal human somatic cells, telomere dysfunction causes cellular senescence, a stable proliferative arrest with tumour suppressing properties. Whether telomere dysfunction-induced senescence (TDIS) suppresses cancer growth in humans, however, is unknown. Here, we demonstrate that multiple and distinct human cancer precursor lesions, but not corresponding(More)
We report the case of a 41-year-old man who presented with progressive right-sided ear pressure, otalgia, hearing loss, tinnitus, and intermittent otorrhea. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging detected a soft-tissue mass in the right mastoid with intracranial invasion and erosion through the tegmen tympani and mastoid cortex. Histopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas (REAH) and chondroosseous respiratory epithelial (CORE) hamartomas are rare sinonasal/nasopharyngeal lesions first characterized in 1995. Although REAH and CORE hamartomas are benign, nonneoplastic lesions, awareness and recognition of these lesions are important because they can be confused grossly(More)
INTRODUCTION This study reviews the clinicopathologic features of carcinoma presenting in oncocytic Schneiderian papilloma (OSP; cylindrical cell papilloma), a rare histologically distinctive papilloma sharing features with inverted papilloma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine cases of carcinoma ex OSP (1970-1990), six from the files of the Armed Forces(More)
INTRODUCTION New signaling pathways of the interleukin (IL) family, interferons (IFN) and interferon regulatory factors (IRF) have recently been found within tumor microenvironments and in metastatic sites. Some of these cytokines stimulate while others inhibit breast cancer proliferation and/or invasion. IRFs, a family of nine mammalian transcription(More)
Oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) is a critical tumor-suppressing mechanism that restrains cancer progression at premalignant stages, in part by causing telomere dysfunction. Currently it is unknown whether this proliferative arrest presents a stable and therefore irreversible barrier to cancer progression. Here we demonstrate that cells frequently escape(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the clinical presentation, workup, surgical approach, and pathological findings of the first case report of a patient with adenocarcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of the records of a case of adenocarcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal sac and(More)
Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) is an uncommon lesion of the upper aerodigestive tract first described by Wenig and Heffner in 1995 as prominent glandular proliferations lined by ciliated respiratory epithelium originating from the surface epithelium. The entity is seen most often in male adults. Clinically the lesion presents as a(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) can be divided into two different clinical entities based on their association with high-risk subtypes of human papilloma virus (HPV16 and HPV18). Dissimilarities in prognosis and molecular profiles have attracted much attention in recent years, in part because of increasing rates of HPV infection in HNSCC;(More)