Susan M. Henshall

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There is emerging evidence that the balance between estrogen receptor-alpha (ER(alpha)) and androgen receptor (AR) signaling is a critical determinant of growth in the normal and malignant breast. In this study, we assessed AR status in a cohort of 215 invasive ductal breast carcinomas. AR and (ER(alpha)) were coexpressed in the majority (80-90%) of breast(More)
PURPOSE We developed a preoperative nomogram for prediction of lymph node metastases in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was a retrospective, nonrandomized analysis of 7,014 patients treated with radical prostatectomy at 6 institutions between 1985 and 2000. Exclusion criteria consisted of preoperative(More)
The role of estrogen and its receptors in the etiology and progression of prostate cancer (PC) is poorly understood. In normal and malignant human prostate, estrogen receptor-alpha is expressed only in the stroma, whereas estrogen receptor-beta (ERbeta) is present in both normal stroma and epithelium. Because loss of ERbeta expression is associated with(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by production of autoantibodies against intracellular antigens including DNA, ribosomal P, Ro (SS-A), La (SS-B), and the spliceosome. Etiology is suspected to involve genetic and environmental factors. Evidence of genetic involvement includes: associations with HLA-DR3, HLA-DR2,(More)
PURPOSE Dysregulation of cell cycle control, in particular G(1)-S-phase transition, is implicated in the pathogenesis of most human cancers, including epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, the prognostic significance of aberrant cell cycle gene expression in EOC remains unclear. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The expression of selected genes from the pRb pathway(More)
Current models of prostate cancer classification are poor at distinguishing between tumors that have similar histopathological features but vary in clinical course and outcome. Here, we applied classical survival analysis to genome-wide gene expression profiles of prostate cancers and preoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels from each patient, to(More)
Molecular markers have the potential to serve not only as prognostic factors but may be targets for new therapeutic strategies and predictors of response in a range of cancers. Prostate cancer development and progression is predicated on a series of genetic and epigenetic events within the prostate cell and its milieu. Within this review, we identify(More)
PURPOSE A better understanding of the molecular pathways underlying the development of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is critical to identify ovarian tumor markers for use in diagnostic or therapeutic applications. The aims of this study were to integrate the results from 14 transcript profiling studies of EOC to identify novel biomarkers and to examine(More)
PURPOSE Despite significant progress in understanding the molecular pathology of pancreatic cancer and its precursor lesion: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), there remain no molecules with proven clinical utility as prognostic or therapeutic markers. Here, we used oligonucleotide microarrays to interrogate mRNA expression of pancreatic cancer(More)
The risk of metastatic progression for prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy is best estimated presently based on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) doubling time (PSADT). However, additional markers of risk are needed to identify patients who may benefit from aggressive salvage treatment. A decrease in zinc-alpha2-glycoprotein (AZGP1)(More)