André Rogatko

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BACKGROUND Bone metastasis is the most lethal form of several cancers. The β2-microglobulin (β2-M)/hemochromatosis (HFE) complex plays an important role in cancer development and bone metastasis. We demonstrated previously that overexpression of β2-M in prostate, breast, lung and renal cancer leads to increased bone metastasis in mouse models. Therefore, we(More)
Prostate cancer (PCa) metastasis to bone is lethal and there is no adequate animal model for studying the mechanisms underlying the metastatic process. Here, we report that receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) expressed by PCa cells consistently induced colonization or metastasis to bone in animal models. RANK-mediated signaling established a(More)
Fibroblast activation protein (FAP) is a type II integral membrane glycoprotein belonging to the serine protease family. Human FAP is selectively expressed by tumor stromal fibroblasts in epithelial carcino-mas, but not by epithelial carcinoma cells, normal fibroblasts, or other normal tissues. FAP has been shown to have both in vitro dipeptidyl peptidase(More)
We reported (PLoS One 6 (12):e28670, 2011) that the activation of c-Met signaling in RANKL-overexpressing bone metastatic LNCaP cell and xenograft models increased expression of RANK, RANKL, c-Met, and phosphorylated c-Met, and mediated downstream signaling. We confirmed the significance of the RANK-mediated signaling network in castration resistant(More)
BACKGROUND This phase 1 trial utilising a Bayesian continual reassessment method evaluated bortezomib and sunitinib to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), and recommended doses of the combination. METHODS Patients with advanced solid organ malignancies were enrolled and received bortezomib weekly with sunitinib(More)
PATIENTS Soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon malignancies with few therapeutic options for recurrent or metastatic disease. Dolastatin-10 (Dol-10) is a pentapeptide anti-microtubule agent that binds to tubulin sites distinct from vinca alkaloids. Based on the novel mechanism of action, limited activity of other anti-microtubular agents, and anti-neoplastic(More)
We describe a Bayesian method of estimating penetrance from genealogical data. It consists of calculating the likelihood of the data alone to make inferences about penetrance without sample space considerations. The method is applied to mandibulofacial dysostosis giving a penetrance of 0.908 with 0.95 credible interval of [0.809; 0.972] and to frontonasal(More)
In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a novel web portal for the cancer phase I clinical trial design method Escalation with Overdose Control (EWOC). The web portal has two major components: a web-based dose finding calculator; and a standalone and downloadable dose finding software which can be installed on Windows operating systems.(More)
AIMS The mechanistic basis of the symptoms and signs of myocardial ischaemia in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) and evidence of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is unclear. The aim of this study was to mechanistically test short-term late sodium current inhibition (ranolazine) in such subjects on angina, myocardial(More)