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BACKGROUND The primary goal of this study was to compare the clinical performance of an optimized and rigorously controlled immunocytochemical (ICC) assay for p16(INK4a) to high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) as diagnostic adjuncts for cytology specimens from colposcopy patients. METHODS : The study(More)
The obesity epidemic has drastically impacted the state of health care in the United States. Paralleling this epidemic is the incidence of diabetes mellitus, with a notable shift toward a much younger age of onset. While central to the pathogenesis of diabetes associated with obesity is the role of inflammation attributed to "adiposopathy." Emerging data(More)
BACKGROUND A subset of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) experience recurrence or progression to invasive cancer. Current clinical practice is not reliably guided by DCIS recurrence prediction, although recurrence risk for invasive breast cancer can now be assessed. We analyzed a panel of biomarkers (estrogen receptor, Her2, Ki67, p53, cyclin(More)
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