Alain Gustave Zeimet

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OBJECTIVE Currently available clinical and molecular factors provide still an insufficient prognostic and predictive assessment for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). To identify a potential molecular target and prognostic/predictive factor for EOC, we investigated in a retrospective study the prognostic value of Ep-CAM overexpression in EOC. (More)
PURPOSE The major obstacle in treating ovarian cancer is the rapid development of platinum resistance during therapy. Deregulation of members of the E2F family of transcription factors is crucially involved in carcinogenesis and probably in mechanisms underlying platinum resistance. We therefore investigated the relevance of the whole set of E2F family(More)
The 4th Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup was held in Vancouver, Canada, in June 2010. Representatives of 23 cooperative research groups studying gynecologic cancers gathered to establish international consensus on issues critical to the conduct of large randomized trials. Group C, 1 of the 3 discussion groups,(More)
The E2F family of transcription factors plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cellular proliferation. On the basis of sequence homology and function, eight distinct members of E2F transcription factors (E2F-1 to E2F-8) have been distinguished to date. The regulation of E2F transcription factors is closely associated with the function of the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the excellent prognosis of Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique (FIGO) stage I, type I endometrial cancers, a substantial number of patients experience recurrence and die from this disease. We analyzed the value of immunohistochemical L1CAM determination to predict clinical outcome. METHODS We conducted a(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to determine the clinical role of the p53 family members p53 and p73 in the responsiveness to platinum-based chemotherapy and survival in ovarian cancer, considering their cross-talk and the p53 polymorphism at codon 72. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A detailed analysis of p53 and p73 in a series of 122 ovarian cancers was done. We used a(More)
Reducing the period of uncertainty between the discovery of a breast tumor and histological diagnosis alleviates the psychological impact of breast cancer to an important degree. We aimed to verify whether histological results obtained with frozen sections of core needle biopsies (CNBs) offer an accurate and reliable tool for minimising this period. In 2619(More)
Despite strong homology, the roles of TP53 and TP73 in tumorigenesis seem to be fundamentally different. In contrast to TP53, tumor-associated overexpression of TP73 in many different cancers, combined with virtual absence of inactivating mutations and lack of a cancer phenotype in the TP73 null mouse are inconsistent with a suppressor function but instead(More)
Success of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeting agents in different cancer types is related to EGFR gene mutations and/or copy number gains. We investigated the EGFR gene status and protein expression by DNA mutational analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and immunohistochemistry in tumor tissues from 80 patients with primary(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial ovarian cancer prognosis is improved by the presence of intratumoral CD3 + T cells, which are known to produce interferon-gamma. We therefore speculated that interferon-gamma expression in ovarian cancer-infiltrating T-lymphocytes might cause better prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction was(More)