William J. Feser

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BACKGROUND It is unknown whether sex and race influence clinical outcomes following primary human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. METHODS Data were evaluated from an observational, multicenter, primarily North American cohort of HIV-1 seroconverters. RESULTS Of 2277 seroconverters, 5.4% were women. At enrollment, women averaged .40(More)
PURPOSE Lung adenocarcinoma and lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the most common non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) subtypes. This study was designed to determine whether reduced expression of TGFβ type II receptor (TGFβRII) promotes lung adenocarcinoma and SCC carcinogenesis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined TGFβRII expression at the protein and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the methylation state of 31 genes in sputum as biomarkers in an expanded nested, case-control study from the Colorado cohort, and to assess the replication of results from the most promising genes in an independent case-control study of asymptomatic patients with stage I lung cancer from New Mexico. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cases and(More)
Lung cancers express lower levels of prostacyclin than normal lung tissues. Prostacyclin prevents lung cancer in a variety of mouse models. A randomized phase II trial comparing oral iloprost (a prostacyclin analog) with placebo in high-risk subjects showed improvement in bronchial histology in former, but not current, smokers. This placebo-controlled study(More)
Weight gain following breast cancer diagnosis is common, but limited data exists on whether this gain is in excess of that gained during normal aging. This study investigated weight patterns among women with and without breast cancer to determine the effects of the breast cancer experience on weight change. Using the SHINE 4-Corners Breast Cancer Study, 305(More)
Lung cancer usually is disseminated (advanced) and has a poor prognosis at diagnosis. Current and former smokers are at a high risk for lung cancer and are candidates for prevention and early detection strategies. Sputum is a potential source of biomarkers that might determine either lung cancer risk or the presence of early lung cancer, but no current(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 3 genomic regions, at 15q24-25.1, 5p15.33, and 6p21.33, which associate with the risk of lung cancer. Large meta-analyses of GWA data have failed to find additional associations of genome-wide significance. In this study, we sought to confirm 7 variants with suggestive association to lung cancer (P <(More)
Bronchial dysplasia (BD), a presumed precursor of pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), rarely progresses to invasive cancer. A high-risk cohort at the University of Colorado provided an opportunity to directly sample airway epithelium at mapped sites on successive bronchoscopies. We have hypothesized that persistent dysplastic lesions showing a similar(More)
INTRODUCTION Low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer has a high false-positive rate with frequent discovery of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Noninvasive biomarkers are needed to reduce false positives and improve risk stratification. A retrospective longitudinal evaluation was performed to assess chromosomal aneusomy in sputum by(More)
Using exact, analytic results for the average power of the Benjamini-Hochberg (1995) procedure, we provide example power analyses useful for scientists planning studies involving multiple comparisons. The power results are based on the distribution of the p-value under the alternative for the Pearson's χ2, and for the Hotelling-Lawley trace, the Wilks'(More)