Anita Mangia

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Understanding the signal transduction systems governing invasion is fundamental for the design of therapeutic strategies against metastasis. Na(+)/H(+) exchanger regulatory factor (NHERF1) is a postsynaptic density 95/disc-large/zona occludens (PDZ) domain-containing protein that recruits membrane receptors/transporters and cytoplasmic signaling proteins(More)
Available results highlight the lack of good level of evidence studies on the pure prognostic value of histological grade. In the present study, the prognostic relevance of histological grade and of its three components, tubule formation, nuclear pleomorphism and mitotic count, was analyzed in a series of 372 patients with node-negative breast cancer(More)
While several studies have reported that thymidylate synthase (TS) tumour expression can be a reliable predictive marker of clinical response to 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) for advanced colorectal cancer patients, only a few studies that searched for predictive factors of irinotecan (CPT-11) clinical response are available. The aim of the present study has been(More)
Despite the efforts of recent years, clinicians still lack reliable biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of clinical outcomes in breast cancer patients. Owing to the large number of people potentially involved in the management of this clinical problem, the search for noninvasive and repeatable laboratory assays has been intensive. Recently,(More)
Enzymatic activation of irinotecan (CPT-11) is due to carboxylesterase (CES), and its pharmacological behavior is influenced by drug resistance-related proteins. We previously reported that the clinical response and prognosis of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients did not differ in tumors with different thymidylate synthase (TS) or topoisomerase-I(More)
Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease and little is known about its etiopathogenesis. Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) provides a method to quantitatively measure the changes of DNA copy number and to map them directly onto the complete linear genome sequences. The aim of this study was to investigate DNA imbalances by aCGH and compare(More)
An automated enzyme metallographic silver in situ hybridization method (SISH) has been reported to successfully determine human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) gene amplification. We evaluated the staining and interpretative reproducibility of the HER2 SISH assay at five laboratories and compared SISH results with other in situ hybridization (ISH)(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical outcome of patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is highly variable. This study aims to identify and validate a prognostic protein signature for TNBC patients to reduce unnecessary adjuvant systemic therapy. METHODS Frozen primary tumors were collected from 126 lymph node-negative and adjuvant therapy-naive TNBC patients.(More)
BRCA1- and BRCA2-deficient cells display genomic instability due to impaired DNA repair and may subsequently be predisposed to malignant transformation. Cancers arising in BRCA1 gene mutation carriers differ substantially from sporadic breast cancers of age-matched controls in their histopathological appearance. BRCA1-related breast cancers have been(More)
The still-high mortality for lung cancer urgently requires the availability of new, noninvasive diagnostic tools for use in early diagnosis and screening programs. Recently, exhaled breath condensate (EBC) has been proposed as a useful tool to obtain biological information on lung cancer disease. This study provides, for the first time, evidence that DNA(More)