Paul A S Evans

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Molecular genetic assays for the detection of the JAK2 V617F (c.1849G>T) and other pathogenetic mutations within JAK2 exon 12 and MPL exon 10 are part of the routine diagnostic workup for patients presenting with erythrocytosis, thrombocytosis or otherwise suspected to have a myeloproliferative neoplasm. A wide choice of techniques are available for the(More)
The t(14;18) is present in a significant proportion of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs), however, the prognostic effect of the translocation and the relationship with transformed follicular lymphoma remains controversial. To clarify these uncertainties, interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to determine the incidence of the(More)
The authors aim to present the common MRI appearances of surgically proven spring ligament tears as minimal radiological literature exists regarding injury to this increasingly important structure. Our retrospective review identified a treatment group comprising 13 cases of surgically proven spring ligament injury and a 96-patient comparison group. All(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) are a heterogeneous group of tumours, varying in clinical features, immunophenotype and cytogenetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of BCL6 gene rearrangement at the 3q27 locus in patients with primary nodal disease, and to examine interrelationships with immunophenotype and(More)
In this study we examined the relationship between characteristics of the diurnal pattern of salivary free cortisol concentration and ultrasound (US) measures of bone in premenopausal women. Subjects were 36 healthy, eumenorrhoeic, nonsmoking women mean age (SE) 30.9 (1.3) years. Saliva samples were collected on awakening and 10, 20, 30, 120, 240, and 600(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were (i) to assess and validate the incremental information of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) over conventional staging investigations (CSI) and (ii) to assess the management impact of PET/CT in patients with known or suspected pancreatic cancer. METHODS Between October 2007 and September 2008,(More)
Molecular and cellular markers associated with malignant disease are frequently identified in healthy individuals. The relationship between these markers and clinical disease is not clear, except where a neoplastic cell population can be identified as in myeloma/monoclonal gammopathies of undetermined significance (MGUS). We have used the distinctive(More)
Clonal proliferation in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) is driven by somatic mutations in JAK2, CALR or MPL, but the contribution of inherited factors is poorly characterized. Using a three-stage genome-wide association study of 3,437 MPN cases and 10,083 controls, we identify two SNPs with genome-wide significance in JAK2(V617F)-negative MPN: rs12339666(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has been used to demonstrate the t(14;18) in up to 100% of follicular lymphoma (FL) cases, however, there is little reproducible data using fixed tissue. The aim was therefore to develop a robust FISH method for the demonstration of translocations in archival tissue. The technique was evaluated by comparison with(More)