Anne-Sophie Meyer

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BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that a pro-inflammatory microenvironment affects distant metastasis of breast cancer cells, in particular by favoring tumor cell adhesion to endothelium. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of different anti-inflammatory drugs to inhibit this effect in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS Breast cancer(More)
Especially in patients with pancreatic carcinoma (1-5) (89%) the high molecular weight mucin CA 19-9 (MG 210 kD) shows a high specificity (98.5%) and sensitivity (up to 82%) (6-7). The mayor problem in the field of CA 19-9 diagnostics is the lack of satisfying comparability between CA 19-9 test kits: external proficiency studies (8) indicate a discrepancy(More)
BACKGROUND Liver metastasis is associated with a proinflammatory microenvironment and up-regulation of cell adhesion molecules expressed by endothelial cells. The aim of this study was to characterize the interrelations between breast cancer cell-secreted cytokines, macrophages and E-selectin-mediated cancer cell adhesion and their role in metastasis of(More)
The phenotypical composition of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) from colorectal carcinomas was compared with that of intraepithelial lymphocytes of the autologous normal colon mucosa (IEL) and autologous peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). The CD4+/CD8+ ratios of the freshly isolated TIL, IEL and PBL were comparable and always > 1. CD25+, HLA-DR+ and(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer (OvCa) is a highly aggressive malignoma with a tumor-promoting microenvironment. Infiltration of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) is frequently seen, raising the question of their impact on tumor development. In that context, effects of PMN on human ovarian cancer cells were assessed. METHODS Human epithelial ovarian cancer(More)
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