Roberta P. Glick

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Meningiomas occur more commonly in females. The coincidence between meningioma and breast cancer and case reports of tumor growth during pregnancy support a hormonal hypothesis. A case control study was conducted to investigate this. Female subjects treated between 1987 and 1992 were identified from 3 hospitals in the Chicago area. Female spouses of male(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal route of delivery of gene therapy for an intracerebral (IC) tumor. In previous studies, treatment of an IC tumor with the IC administration of a cellular vaccine consisting of allogeneic fibroblasts genetically engineered to secrete cytokines prolonged survival. Systemic delivery of gene(More)
Recent studies show that thiazolinediones (TZDs), agonists of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), induce apoptosis in glioma and glioblastoma cells. Here we compared the effects of troglitazone (Trog), a TZD with low affinity for binding to PPARgamma but with potent metabolic effects, on survival and metabolism in GL261 glioma(More)
We have measured insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) binding in human gliomas, meningiomas, and normal brain and studied the effect of insulin on the morphology, proliferation, and differentiation of central nervous system tumor and normal fetal cells in culture. Specific 125I-insulin and 125I-IGF-I binding was demonstrated by(More)
A novel approach toward the treatment of glioma was developed in a murine model. The genes for both interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) were first transfected into a mouse fibroblast cell line that expresses defined major histocompatibility complex (MHC) determinants (H-2k). The double cytokine-secreting cells were then cotransplanted(More)
The genes for interleukin (IL)-2, interferon (IFN)-gamma, or both IL-2 and IFN-gamma were introduced into a mouse fibroblast cell line (LM) expressing defined major histocompatibility complex determinants (H-2k). The cytokine-secreting cells were then co-transplanted with the Gl261 murine glioma cell line (H-2b) into syngeneic C57BL/6 mice that differed at(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors explored the benefits of treating C57B1/6 mice with an established intracerebral glioma by combining immunotherapy with interleukin (IL)-2-secreting syngeneic/allogeneic fibroblasts administered into the tumor bed along with the chemotherapeutic agent pioglitazone, a thiazolidinedione (TZD). The TZDs are agonists of the(More)
In this study, we compared the suitability and accuracy of imprints, smears, and frozen sections of suspected brain and spinal cord tumors of 150 patients. Eighty-six percent of the imprints, 91% of the smears, and 99% of the frozen sections were suitable for interpretation. Among the suitable preparations, 82% of the imprints, 92% of the smears, and 99% of(More)
OBJECT Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in American women. Brain metastases occur in 15 to 30% of patients with breast cancer, and this usually results in death. Despite the availability of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, the prognosis for patients with breast cancer that has metastasized to the intracerebral region(More)
To investigate the GH/insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) axis in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO), we measured serum concentrations of GH over a 14-h period (0900-2300 h) in 10 women with this disorder using an ambulatory exfusion pump. The same study was carried out in 9 age- and weight-matched normal cycling women who served as controls. Mean(More)