Richard B Hostetter

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The p53 gene has been a constant source of fascination since its discovery nearly a decade ago. Originally considered to be an oncogene, several convergent lines of research have indicated that the wild-type gene product actually functions as a tumour suppressor gene. For example, expression of the neoplastic phenotype is inhibited, rather than promoted,(More)
Although the serum level of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is directly associated with a poor prognosis in human colorectal carcinoma (CRC), its function is obscure. As a member of the immunoglobulin supergene family, CEA may be involved with intercellular recognition and binding and facilitate attachment of CRC to sites of metastasis. In an experimental(More)
The simultaneous occurrence of colorectal malignancy with pelvic kidney is unusual. We report a case of locally advanced rectal cancer stage III disease, T3N2M0, with a pelvic kidney complicating adjuvant radiation therapy. We recommend preoperative evaluation of the pelvic kidney to allow for its protection by translocation or heterotopic autologous(More)
To determine whether the production of experimental hepatic metastases in athymic nude mice by human colorectal carcinomas (HCC) correlated with the clinical outcome in patients, we harvested colorectal carcinomas from 82 patients, dissociated the tumors with collagenase and DNase, and injected them into groups of nude mice, either in the flank to assess(More)
Patients with human colorectal carcinoma have a poor prognosis when serum carcinoembryonic antigen level exceeds 5 ng/mL. The hypothesis that carcinoembryonic antigen enhances metastasis by promoting the attachment of tumor cells to Kupffer cells and hepatocytes was tested in an experimental metastasis model in which colorectal carcinoma cells were injected(More)
A patient presented with signs and symptoms of tenesmus, urgency, and rectal bleeding that she had been experiencing over the course of several months. Full endoscopic evaluation showed a 6-cm submucosal mass approximately 10 cm from the dente line projecting as an endoluminal mass with a large broad base. An initial endoscopic resection was attempted but(More)
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