Todd P. Boren

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the etiologic agent for cervical cancer. Yet, infection with HPV is not sufficient to cause cervical cancer, because most infected women develop transient epithelial dysplasias that spontaneously regress. Progression to invasive cancer has been attributed to diverse host factors such as immune or hormonal status, as no(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent advances in gene expression technology have provided insights into global messenger RNA (mRNA) expression changes associated with endometrial cancer development. However, the post-transcriptional events that may also have phenotypic consequences remain to be completely delineated. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA transcripts,(More)
PURPOSE Although few women with advanced serous ovarian cancer are cured, detection of the disease at an early stage is associated with a much higher likelihood of survival. We previously used gene expression array analysis to distinguish subsets of advanced cancers based on disease outcome. In the present study, we report on gene expression of early-stage(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with ovarian cancer may have occult metastasis at the time of surgery. Our purpose was to determine the prevalence and sites of occult metastasis in epithelial ovarian cancer grossly confined to the ovary and examine the significance of routine omentectomy and peritoneal biopsies as part of a comprehensive staging procedure. STUDY(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to utilize genome-wide expression analysis to identify molecular pathways that may contribute to endometrial cancer resistance to doxorubicin (DOX) and that also represent therapeutic targets to increase DOX sensitivity. STUDY DESIGN Ten endometrial cancer cell lines were subjected to gene expression analysis. Sensitivity of each(More)
OBJECTIVE Few successful therapeutic options exist for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer (OVCA). This is due in part to an incomplete understanding of the molecular determinants of chemotherapy-response. Recently, it has been shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) influence messenger-RNA (mRNA) post-transcriptional control and can contribute to human(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new algorithm for feature selection for two-class classification problems, called `1StaR. The algorithm consists of first extracting the statistically relevant features using the Student t-test, and then passing the reduced feature set to an `1-norm support vector machine (SVM) with recursive feature elimination (RFE). The(More)
Metastasis via pelvic and/or para-aortic lymph nodes is a major risk factor for endometrial cancer. Lymph-node resection ameliorates risk but is associated with significant co-morbidities. Incidence in patients with stage I disease is 4-22% but no mechanism exists to accurately predict it. Therefore, national guidelines for primary staging surgery include(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical-pathologic studies have defined the risk of lymphatic metastasis in clinical stage I endometrial cancers. However, data on the risk of lymph node metastasis in endometrial cancers involving the uterine cervix are less robust. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of lymphatic metastasis in patients with endometrial cancers with(More)
Uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) and uterine clear cell carcinoma (UCCC) represent two rare subtypes that have an increased risk of recurrence and worse overall survival compared with the more common endometrioid endometrial cancers. Meaningful data in the form of prospective randomized trials is lacking for both advanced and early-stage UPSC and(More)