R. H. Thompson

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Expression of B7-H1, a costimulating glycoprotein in the B7 family, is normally restricted to macrophage-lineage cells, providing a potential costimulatory signal source for regulation of T cell activation. In contrast, aberrant expression of B7-H1 by tumor cells has been implicated in impairment of T cell function and survival, resulting in defective host(More)
B7-H1 participates in T-cell costimulation functioning as a negative regulator of immunity. Recent observations suggest that B7-H1 is expressed by renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tumor cells and is associated with poor prognosis. However, outcome analyses have been restricted to patients with fresh-frozen tissue and limited follow-up. We report the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND While the receipt of a perioperative blood transfusion (PBT) has been associated with an increased risk of mortality for a number of malignancies, the relationship between PBT and survival following radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BCa) has not been well established. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of PBT with disease(More)
PURPOSE The prognostic significance and optimal management of positive surgical margins following partial nephrectomy remain ill-defined. We combine data from 2 tertiary care intuitions, and report predictors of positive surgical margins and long-term oncological outcomes for patients with positive surgical margins. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND The safe duration of warm ischemia during partial nephrectomy remains controversial. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the short- and long-term renal effects of warm ischemia in patients with a solitary kidney. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Using the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic databases, we identified 362 patients with a solitary(More)
BACKGROUND Partial nephrectomy (PN) is a preferred treatment for cT1 renal masses, whereas thermal ablation represents an alternative nephron-sparing option, albeit with higher reported rates of recurrence. OBJECTIVE To review our experience with PN, percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and percutaneous cryoablation for cT1 renal masses. DESIGN,(More)
B7-H4 is a recently described B7 family coregulatory ligand that has been implicated as an inhibitor of T cell-mediated immunity. Although expression of B7-H4 is typically limited to lymphoid cells, aberrant B7-H4 expression has also been reported in several human malignancies. To date, associations of B7-H4 with clinical outcomes for cancer patients are(More)
B7-H3 and B7x are recently discovered members of the B7-CD28 family thought to dampen peripheral immune responses via negative costimulation. We evaluated their potential expression in human prostate cancer using a large cohort of patients with 7 years of follow-up. We identified 823 patients with tissue available treated with radical prostatectomy between(More)
PURPOSE B7-H1 is expressed by clinically aggressive forms of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and predicts adverse outcome. B7-H1 is known to impair host immunity via interaction with the Programmed Death-1 (PD-1) receptor, which is expressed by activated T cells. Levels of immune cells expressing PD-1 (PD-1(+)) in clinical RCC tumors have not been evaluated.(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) is variable and does not always translate into systemic progression or prostate cancer (PCa) death. OBJECTIVE To evaluate long-term clinical outcomes of patients with BCR and to determine predictors of disease progression and mortality in these men.(More)