Sushil Beriwal

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Androgens exert growth inhibitory effects on estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer cell lines that show androgen receptor expression. These laboratory findings may be translated into inexpensive alternative therapies for hormone receptor-negative invasive breast cancers. Our aim was to systematically evaluate androgen receptor(More)
PURPOSE Accurate target definition is vitally important for definitive treatment of cervix cancer with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), yet a definition of clinical target volume (CTV) remains variable within the literature. The aim of this study was to develop a consensus CTV definition in preparation for a Phase 2 clinical trial being planned by(More)
PURPOSE To develop recommendations for the use of adjuvant vaginal cuff brachytherapy after hysterectomy and update previous American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) guidelines. METHODS AND MATERIALS A panel of members of the ABS performed a literature review, supplemented their clinical experience, and formulated recommendations for adjuvant vaginal cuff(More)
There is dearth of studies that provide a practical working formulation of breast cancer gene expression analysis for the surgical pathologist. ER, PR, HER2 were used as surrogate markers to classify 205 breast carcinomas into molecular classes. Ki-67 labeling index was calculated using an image analysis system. The data was analyzed for molecular class(More)
Oncotype DX is a commercially available reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction based assay that provides a Recurrence Score (RS) and has been shown to provide prognostic and predictive information in estrogen receptor-positive lymph node-negative breast cancers. Independent studies of its utility in routine practice are lacking. Slides and surgical(More)
Cancer-related fatigue is a substantial problem for cancer patients and their caregivers, but no effective treatment exists. Acupuncture has been suggested to improve cancer-related fatigue, but no randomized clinical trials have been conducted. We hypothesized that true acupuncture, compared with sham acupuncture, would reduce cancer-related fatigue in(More)
There are limited data that compare the usefulness of mammaglobin with gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 (GCDFP-15) in the identification of breast carcinomas. Whole tissue sections of 29 breast carcinomas with matched lymph node metastases and 63 breast carcinomas on tissue microarray were stained with mammaglobin cocktail and GCDFP-15 antibodies. In(More)
PURPOSE This report presents an update to the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy guidelines for locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS Members of the ABS with expertise in cervical cancer formulated updated guidelines for HDR brachytherapy using tandem and ring, ovoids, cylinder, or interstitial applicators for(More)
PURPOSE To assess the intermediate clinical outcomes of medically inoperable patients with endometrial cancer treated with definitive Rotte "Y" applicator high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRB) over a 10-year period. METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty-nine inoperable patients were treated with HDRB from 1997 to 2007. Forty three (84%) were markedly obese (body mass(More)
BACKGROUND Complete pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is predominantly seen in "ERBB2" and "basal-like" tumors using expression profiling. We hypothesize that a similar response could be predicted using semiquantitative immunohistochemistry for estrogen receptors (ER), progesterone receptors (PR), and human epidermal growth factor(More)