Anna Ploszynska

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Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy and is inherited in 10% to 20% of cases. Linkage analysis has shown that DBA in many of both dominant and recessive DBA families mapped to chromosome 19q13.2 leading to the cloning of a gene on chromosome 19q13.2 that encodes a ribosomal protein,(More)
The genetic basis of Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA), a congenital erythroid hypoplasia that shows marked clinical heterogeneity, remains obscure. However, the fact that nearly one-quarter of patients harbour a variety of mutations in RPS19, a ribosomal protein gene, provides an opportunity to examine whether haplo-insufficiency of RPS19 protein can be(More)
Therapy results in childhood acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) differ from those of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Cellular drug resistance might be one of the reasons of therapy failure in AML. The aim of the study was the analysis of ex vivo drug resistance profile in childhood initial and relapsed AML in comparison to initial ALL. Fifty-three AML(More)
Nucleoside analogues such as fludarabine and cladribine are used in therapy of indolent lymphomas and leukemias in adults, while cytarabine is used mainly in protocols for acute leukemias. Mechanisms of their activity is based on inhibition of enzymes involved in DNA, RNA and protein synthesis. The objective of the study was the analysis of in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of metabolically important genetic polymorphisms may affect treatment efficacy in patients with malignancies. The objective of this prospective multicenter study was to evaluate the role of selected polymorphisms of genes associated with metabolism of chemotherapeutic drugs as prognostic markers in children with acute lymphoblastic(More)
MYCN oncogene amplification is the most important prognostic factor in neuroblastoma. 25% neuroblastoma tumors have somatic amplifications at this locus but little is known about its constitutional aberrations and their potential role in carcinogenesis. Here, we have performed an array-CGH and qPCR characterization of two patients with constitutional(More)
Protocols for pediatric germ cell tumors (GCT) allow for chemotherapy (CHT) initiation without histological diagnosis, based on typical clinical and radiological picture and increased alphafetoprotein (AFP) or beta-human chorionic gonadotropin serum levels. Such strategy may result in misdiagnoses in rare cases. We present two patients with abdominal tumors(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of LMB-89 protocol and surgical procedure at initial laparotomy on the outcome in children with abdominal B-cell NHL. The initial surgery intervention was: complete resection (20% pts), subtotal resection (20%), partial resection (4%), biopsy (36%). Postoperative complications occurred in 5 children. Complete(More)
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