Anand G. Menon

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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)
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)
PURPOSE We isolated a subline (CC531M) from the CC531S rat colon carcinoma cell line, which grows and metastasizes much more rapidly than CC531S. We found, using RNA expression profiling, that one of the major changes in the CC531M cell line was a 5.8-fold reduction of the chemokine CXCL5. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of CXCL5(More)
Immune cells are known to affect clinical outcome in colorectal cancer. Subsets of immune cells can both support and inhibit immunological interaction with tumor cells. We examined the clinical impact of T cells that are supposed to be responsible for the down regulation of a T cell response: regulatory T cells or Tregs. The study population (n = 76)(More)
PURPOSE The tumor-associated auto-antigen p53 is commonly overexpressed in various types of human cancer, including colorectal cancer. Experiments in preclinical models have shown that it can serve as a target for T-cell-mediated tumor-eradication. The feasibility of a p53-specific therapeutic vaccination was investigated in cancer patients. EXPERIMENTAL(More)
Increased body mass index (BMI) has been correlated with increased blood pressure in human populations. To examine the role of the leptin gene (OB) in essential hypertension in African Americans, we performed affected sib pair analysis on a set of 103 hypertensive African American sibships using four highly polymorphic markers at the human leptin locus. No(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was carried out to compare the morphometry of the cervical column between adult Class I and Class II individuals and between gender and to analyze the correlation between the cervical column morphology, the cranial base angle, the craniocervical inclination with craniofacial morphology and stature of Angles Class I and Class II(More)
Meningiomas are relatively common (22%) vascular brain tumors. 3-11% of meningiomas are malignant, and defy currently available therapy. Inhibition of neovascularization is one potential strategy for treating these hypervascular tumors. Inhibition of tumor-induced angiogenesis by TNP-470 (previously termed AGM-1470), a synthetic analogue of fumagillin, was(More)
The relationship between the member states and the Commission is at the heart of the EU's institutional structure and at the centre of debates about the European Union. In the 1990s, the new institutionalism and the multi-level governance approach emphasised the limitations of state power in EU decision making and stressed the ability of the supranational(More)