Sharon Pattison

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Almost all gastric cancers are adenocarcinomas, which have considerable heterogeneity among patients. We sought to identify subtypes of gastric adenocarcinomas with particular biological properties and responses to chemotherapy and targeted agents. METHODS We compared gene expression patterns among 248 gastric tumors; using a robust(More)
We have reported previously that a 636-bp fragment spanning the 5' two-thirds of the human papillomavirus type 6 (HPV6)-W50 long control region (LCR) functions as a transcriptional silencer (A. Farr, S. Pattison, B.-S. Youn, and A. Roman, J. Gen. Virol. 76:827-835, 1995). We have utilized nested deletion analyses to implicate a 66-bp sequence which appears(More)
Like the wars predating the First World War where human foot soldiers were deemed tools in the battlefield against an enemy, so too are the host immune cells of a patient battling a malignant gastric cancer. Indeed, the tumour microenvironment resembles a battlefield, where the patient's immune cells are the defence against invading tumour cells. However,(More)
There is limited published literature on the risk of breast cancer in transgender patients. We report a case of an aggressive triple negative inflammatory breast cancer in a male-to-female transsexual. This patient had a complicated psychiatric history with significant antipsychotic use, and the case raises several questions about the pathogenesis of this(More)
cDNA microarrays were used to compare the gene expression pattern of a nonmetastatic colorectal cancer cell line (SW480) with its metastatic derivative (SW620). Co-hybridization of  uorescently labeled cDNA generated from SW480 (Cy3) and SW620 (Cy5) total RNA to microarrays containing 4000 human cDNA clones revealed differential expression of 129 genes(More)
Human papillomavirus type 6 (HPV-6) DNA is the predominant HPV type found in condyloma acuminata: it is rarely found in carcinomas. We have previously reported cloning and characterizing an HPV-6 from a vulvar condyloma (HPV6-W50) and an HPV-6 from a vulvar carcinoma (HPV6-T70). The E5, E6 and E7 proteins encoded by the two genomes were identical, however,(More)
BACKGROUND Survival from gastric cancer remains poor, particularly in Western populations. Previous pre-clinical and subgroup analyses of clinical trials have suggested differing benefits from fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapeutics for diffuse and intestinal gastric cancer. This analysis examines patterns of relapse with and without adjuvant chemotherapy(More)
Significant progress has been made in the identification of molecular targets and targeted therapy is becoming a realistic option for patients with tumors for which potential driver mutations are identified. We present a case that highlights that the identification of a potential driver mutation does not confirm it as a key mutational event in every case(More)