Timothy Talbott

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The farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib exhibits modest activity against acute myelogenous leukemia. To build on these results, we examined the effect of combining tipifarnib with other agents. Tipifarnib inhibited signaling downstream of the farnesylated small G protein Rheb and synergistically enhanced etoposide-induced antiproliferative effects in(More)
A unique opportunity to evaluate the method of chemical lymph node clearance for colorectal cancer exists at Ferguson Hospital. Lymph node clearance has been used at the institution since 1977, and this retrospective analysis was undertaken to ascertain its validity there. Furthermore, the node positive group was evaluated to ascertain if the current(More)
Although elevated preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels are associated with a poor prognosis, little has been written regarding the correlation of CEA response following curative resection of colorectal cancer and its relationship to survival. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to retrospectively evaluate survival in three groups of(More)
An estimated 145,000 patients will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States in 1987. Although half of these cancers are potentially detectable by sigmoidoscopy, rigid sigmoidoscopy is not widely used for early detection, largely because of discomfort it causes patients. Flexible sigmoidoscopy has been shown to be more acceptable and more(More)
The blastogenic reactivity of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and mesenteric lymph node lymphocytes (LNL) against normal allogeneic leukocytes and autochthonous colorectal carcinoma cells is evaluated in 36 patients, and correlated with the patient's Dukes classification. Mesenteric LNL react significantly better than PBL to allogeneic leukocytes in both(More)
Intrarectal ultrasonography (IRUS) was used in the preoperative staging of 17 patients with rectal neoplasms. Fourteen patients had biopsy proven adenocarcinoma, and three others had large villous adenomas. Comparisons were made between clinical examination, IRUS staging and subsequent histopathologic staging. IRUS was performed with a Bruel and Kjaer(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is evaluated preoperatively and then serially postoperatively in 97 patients with colorectal carcinoma. CEA is initially elevated (greater than 2.5 ng/ml) only in 58% of the these patients. The group without preoperative CEA elevation has a statistically significant higher proporation of Dukes A lesions (p less than 0.05),(More)
The optimal laboratory evaluation for the early detection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer is controversial. This investigation was undertaken to compare the efficacy of liver function tests (LFTs) with that of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels for the early detection of liver metastases. Patients who developed liver metastases after(More)