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Twenty-five squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell lines from 20 patients with head and neck cancer were assessed for radiosensitivity in vitro using a 96-well plate assay. Four non-SCC lines were also tested. Radiation sensitivity of individual cell lines was compared using the area under the survival curve (AUC) as a measure of the mean inactivation dose.(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) with collagenolytic and gelatinolytic activities are up-regulated in basal cell carcinoma. In the present study we demonstrate that the major collagenolytic enzyme detected is MMP-1 (interstitial collagenase) while gelatinolytic enzymes include both MMP-2 (72-kDa gelatinase A) and MMP-9 (92-kDa gelatinase B). Significant(More)
Microcystic adnexal carcinoma is a rare cutaneous neoplasm characterized by invasive, relentless, and destructive local growth. The incidence of perineural invasion and tumor recurrence is high. We report two cases of microcystic adnexal carcinoma with typical clinical features. The use of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded horizontal Mohs sections is(More)
The relatively recent advent of tissue expansion for medical purposes precludes the availability of extensive knowledge concerning the physiologic and histologic changes that occur during controlled expansion of the skin. This paper reviews the basic science and clinical research that has been conducted to investigate the changes and summarizes the(More)
Mohs surgery, as it has evolved since its inception by Dr. Mohs, is a technique for removal of certain cancers using careful, precise microscopic marginal control. The contemporary technique using fresh tissue is detailed, illustrating advantages that include maximal conservation of normal surrounding tissue and structures, an extremely high cure rate, and(More)
IMPORTANCE The reconstruction of cutaneous defects of the cheek and lip is a foundational topic for facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Facial defects have a significant impact on patient quality of life that has been well demonstrated. OBJECTIVE To review new findings that have an impact on the planning and understanding of local flaps for the(More)
We characterized the breakpoints, gains, and losses of chromosome material in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck region from 29 patients. Cell lines were karyotyped in 1/3 of cases, direct preparations or early in vitro harvests in 1/3, and both in 1/3 of cases. GTG-banding was employed in all cases, as were C-banding and RBG- and AgNOR-staining(More)
Eleven reports of platelet counts were found in the literature which reported a progressive increase, no change, or a progressive fall during pregnancy. The counts had been made using venous or capillary blood, with either simple dilution or red cell lysis prior to enumeration in a haemocytometer, with or without phase-contrast microscopy. It was therefore(More)
We are studying membrane antigens of human squamous cell cancer with the use of naturally occurring autologous antibodies from patients' sera, along with a set of other serologic reagents and monoclonal antibodies raised against cultured squamous cell lines. Twenty-eight squamous cell carcinoma cell lines have been established in our laboratory from tissues(More)