Walter Banks

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Prior DNA flow cytometric data from the laboratory of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Massey Cancer Center, demonstrated an increase in the hyperdiploid compartment of tumor cells taken from patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after a course of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). To assess a putative increase in the percentage of(More)
Acute hydrazine exposure elevated rat liver triacylglycerol content and produced a rapid rise in triacylglycerol production from sn-[1,3-14C]glycerol 3-phosphate by liver homogenate and microsomal fractions. Hydrazine treatment also increased the incorporation of [1,3-14C]glycerol into hepatic triacylglycerol by the intact animal. Homogenates of hepatocyte(More)
The reproducibility of the widely used Health Habits and History Questionnaire (HHHQ) for estimating "usual past-year" nutrient intake was examined. The HHHQ was self-administered on three occasions during three different seasons; 68 women (avg age 43 yrs) provided usable data for all three questionnaires in the appropriate seasons. Intraclass correlations(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER) activity was assayed in 132 patients undergoing mastectomy for primary breast cancer and in 75 patients whose initial treatment for metastatic cancer was endocrine manipulation. Estrogen receptor status correlated with response to endocrine therapy. Among patients whose ER activity was assayed in the primary tumor, ER-positive(More)
The current study was designed to compare the efficacy of total parenteral nutrition (TPN), provided either before or after tumor removal, in replenishing protein stores in the malnourished tumor-bearing (TB) host. Fisher 344 rats bearing a transplantable methylcholanthrene (MCA)-induced sarcoma were used. After the animals were cachectic from their tumor,(More)
We attempted to determine whether nutritional supplementation with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) of malnourished patients with untreated squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck alters tumor growth. Fourteen patients underwent biopsies of normal and malignant tissues and were then placed in either a control or adjuvant TPN group. Nutritional(More)