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There is evidence that predisposition to cancer has a genetic component. Genetic models have suggested that there is at least one highly penetrant gene predisposing to this disease. The oncogene MXI1 on chromosome band 10q24-25 is mutated in a proportion of prostate tumours and loss of heterozygosity occurs at this site, suggesting the location of a tumour(More)
Predisposition to prostate cancer has a genetic component, and there are reports of familial clustering of breast and prostate cancer. Two highly penetrant genes that predispose individuals to breast cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2) are known to confer an increased risk of prostate cancer of about 3-fold and 7-fold, respectively, in breast cancer families. Blood(More)
Thirty-five patients with advanced malignant disease have been treated as outpatients with increasing doses (0.1-100 mcg) of interleukin 2 (IL2) by once daily self-administered subcutaneous (s.c.) injection, 5 days weekly for 8 weeks followed by a 4 week observation period. Systemic side effects were not experienced by patients at the 3 lower doses. Three(More)
We report the effect on prostatic volume of the administration of the luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogue goserelin in 22 patients with locally advanced carcinoma of the prostate; 20 achieved a significant reduction in volume, the median volume being 66 ml before treatment (range 40-130) and 30 ml after 17 weeks (range 13-47). If used(More)
Prostate cancer shows evidence of familial aggregation, particularly at young ages at diagnosis, but the inherited basis of familial prostate cancer is poorly understood. Smith et al. recently found evidence of linkage to markers on 1q, at a locus designated "HPC1," in 91 families with multiple cases of early-onset prostate cancer. Using both parametric and(More)
Several reports have suggested that one or both of the trinucleotide repeat polymorphisms in the human androgen receptor (hAR) gene, (CAG)n coding for polyglutamine and (GGC)n coding for polyglycine, may be associated with prostate cancer risk; but no study has investigated their association with disease progression. We present here a study of both hAR(More)
Urethral stricture is the commonest late complication of transurethral prostatectomy. Although internal urethrotomy is widely practised to prevent structures, there are no reports of any controlled trials of the procedure. A prospective trial of internal urethrotomy, using the Otis urethrotome, in 210 consecutive transurethral prostatectomies is presented.(More)
OBJECTIVES Contemporary audits and reviews of outcome after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) make little reference to failure to void following catheter removal after this operation. There have been few reports of the likelihood of a successful trial without a catheter after TURP related to mode of presentation. We report the results of a(More)