Anand G. Menon

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The clinical significance of tumor-infiltrating dendritic cells has been reported in a variety of human solid tumors as shown by the correlations found between the presence of tumor-infiltrating dendritic cells and clinical prognosis. In this study, we evaluated whether there is an association between the presence and maturation status of tumor-infiltrating(More)
The efficacy of tumor cell-immune cell interactions depends on a number of factors, for example, the expression of HLA-I on tumor cells, the type of immune cell, the accessibility of tumor cells for immune cells and the expression of immunogenic epitopes. We assessed infiltration of CD4+, CD8+, CD56+ and CD57+ cells in the tumor epithelium, tumor stroma and(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most efficient antigen-presenting cells and play a key role in a cellular antitumor immune response. In this study we investigated the exact localization of DCs within colorectal tumors and their relationship to tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes as well as clinical outcome of the patients. Primary tumor specimens of 104 patients(More)
Preoperative staging of gastric cancer is difficult. Several molecular markers associated with initiation and progression of cancer seem promising for obtaining preoperative prognostic information. To investigate whether these markers are indicative especially for the presence of lymph node metastases in patients with gastric cancer, we have examined(More)
Colorectal carcinoma is commonly associated with mutation and overexpression of p53, making this antigen a potential target for immune intervention. We analyzed humoral and proliferative immunity against p53 in the blood of patients with resected primary colorectal cancer. The majority of these patients displayed anti-p53 T helper (Th) immunity in the(More)
Epithelial tumours consist of an epithelial compartment and a stromal compartment, which are sometimes separated by a basal membrane-like structure. We sought to determine whether these factors have prognostic value in 84 curatively resected stage II and III colorectal cancer by immunohistochemically staining tumours for leucocytes (CD45) and extracellular(More)
A majority of colorectal adenocarcinomas displays diminished MHC class I expression, making them particularly vulnerable for NK cell-mediated killing. Generally, these tumors also show a substantial inflammatory infiltrate. Most inflammatory cells, however, reside in the tumor stroma, where they do not have direct contact with tumor cells in the tumor(More)
Overexpression of p53 occurs in more than 50% of colorectal cancers. Therefore, p53 represents an attractive target antigen for immunotherapy. We assessed the safety of a canarypox virus encoding the human wild-type p53 gene given intravenously to end-stage colorectal cancer patients in a three-step dose escalation study aimed at inducing p53 immune(More)
AIM This study aimed at testing feasibility of a standardised postoperative surveillance protocol to reduce delay in the diagnosis of anastomotic leakage (AL) and, subsequently, mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patient files of patients operated between 1996 and 1999 were reviewed and used as historical controls (n=1066). As a result, a protocol for(More)
To evaluate the prognostic impact of human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-I) expression on immune surveillance in colorectal cancer, we studied 88 curatively resected tumors for HLA-A and HLA-B/C expression and correlated these data to clinical and histopathological parameters. HLA-A was normal (all tumor cells had HLA expression) in 32%, reduced(More)