Afroditi Nonni

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2-18% of ductal carcinoma-No Special Type (NST) are reported to express basal cell keratin 14 and such tumours may have a different metastatic pattern and prognosis. We performed immunohistochemistry for cytokeratins 19 (luminal) and 14 (basal) on 92 ductal carcinoma-NST. Those tumours showing CK14 expression were further characterized by(More)
This study examines pain (visual analog scale 0-10) in women undergoing breast biopsy. Two hundred and twenty-seven patients with a palpable lesion underwent FNA (21G, n=85), core biopsy (14G, n=86) or open biopsy under local anesthesia (n=56). One hundred and twenty-six women presented with a non-palpable lesion, and underwent vacuum-assisted breast biopsy(More)
Recent evidence suggests that neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) expression is induced in many types of human cancer, while detection of its complex with matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is correlated with cancer disease status. We aim to evaluate the serum expression of MMP-9, NGAL and their complex (MMP-9/NGAL) during the diagnostic(More)
Hsp90 (heat shock protein90) is a chaperone protein essential for preserving and regulating the function of various cellular proteins. Elevated Hsp90 expression seems to be a trait of breast cancer and may be an integral part of the coping mechanisms that cancer cells exhibit vis-à-vis stress. This manuscript tries to examine the immunohistochemical(More)
The designation lobular neoplasia (LN) of the breast includes atypical lobular hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ. Estrogen receptors (ER) play a significant role in breast carcinogenesis. In the present study, ER-alpha and ER-beta status are evaluated in 30 breast tissue specimens from patients whose main lesion was LN. A standard(More)
Our aim was to investigate whether chemotherapy with 5-FU induces an alteration in the levels of topoisomerase I (topo I) in colorectal neoplastic tissues Twenty-five colorectal cancer patients were included in our study; these had undergone surgical resection of the primary tumor, received post-operatively 5-FU-based adjuvant chemotherapy and then suffered(More)
In this study, we examined whether vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB) specimens provide an accurate immunohistochemical assessment of estrogen receptors (ER), progesterone receptors (PR), c-erbB-2, and p53 proteins. Thirty-seven consecutive cases with a VABB diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) were included. The immunohistochemical expression of(More)
BACKGROUND A matter of substantial concern regarding all needle biopsy techniques is seeding along the biopsy needle tract. PURPOSE To assess cell seeding along the needle tract of vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 21 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and 10 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma(More)
We report a 66-year-old woman with a mixed corticomedullary tumor of the left adrenal gland. The patient was found to harbor an adrenal incidentaloma while investigated for a spigelian hernia. Due to the atypical radiological features and the relatively large size of the adrenal lesion she underwent a left adrenalectomy following endocrine testing to(More)
This paper explores the potential of a computer-aided diagnosis system to discriminate the real benign microcalcifications among a specific subset of 109 patients with BIRADS 3 mammograms who had undergone biopsy, thus making it possible to downgrade them to BIRADS 2 category. The system detected and quantified critical features of microcalcifications and(More)