Richard C Bennett

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The clinical value of lymph node immunohistochemistry was assessed in 343 consecutive patients with apparently node-negative breast cancer using antimucin monoclonal antibodies BC2, BC3 and 3E1.2. Occult metastases were detected in 41 patients (12 per cent). Although most of these were micrometastatic (< 2 mm in diameter), larger or diffuse deposits were(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) has recently been identified in 60% of a series of primary breast cancers. The detection of a bone-resorbing factor in tumors with a propensity to metastasize to bone prompted study of PTHrP in breast cancer metastasis. PTHrP was localized by immunohistology in 12 of 13 (92%) breast cancer metastases in bone and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) with pudendal nerve stimulation (PNS) for interstitial cystitis (IC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients with well-documented, refractory IC had a tined lead placed at S3 and a second electrode implanted at the pudendal nerve via a posterior approach. In a blinded, randomized design, each lead was(More)
Androgen receptor assays have been performed on 1371 specimens of histologically confirmed primary and recurrent breast cancer. Forty-two patients who had received tamoxifen as treatment for advanced disease were assessed for objective response. Another 42 patients who had received chemotherapy were similarly studied. Patients with androgen(More)
A review of patients treated at the Peter MacCallum Clinic, Melbourne, between 1968 and 1973 inclusive, revealed 76 cases of primary carcinoma involving the opposite breast. Twenty-one of these occurred synchronously, when they were usually associated with elderly patients, a strong family history and an increased delay in presentation. The behaviour of(More)
Abdomino-anal pull-through resection of the rectum is one method of achieving resection of carcinomas involving the middle third of the rectum while allowing sphincter conservation. A number of different techniques have been described and are now reviewed along with the reported results with special reference to operative mortality, cancer curing potential,(More)