Annica Wilzén

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Neuroblastoma (NB), a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system, is the most common solid tumor in childhood. By microarray expression analysis (Affymetrix HU133A) important players in the noradrenalin biosynthesis pathway (DBH, DDC, GATA2, GATA3, PHOX2A, PHOX2B, SLC6A2 SLC18A1 and TH) were found to be among the top ranked genes in showing lower expression in(More)
One out of ten patients with pheochromocytoma (PCC) and paraganglioma (PGL) develop malignant disease. Today there are no reliable pathological methods to predict malignancy at the time of diagnosis. Tumors harboring mutations in the succinate dehydrogenase subunit B (SDHB) gene often metastasize but the sequential genetic events resulting in malignant(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB) tumours are commonly divided into three cytogenetic subgroups. However, by unsupervised principal components analysis of gene expression profiles we recently identified four distinct subgroups, r1-r4. In the current study we characterized these different subgroups in more detail, with a specific focus on the fourth divergent tumour(More)
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is the most common pediatric brain tumor. A recurrent feature of PA is deregulation of the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway most often through KIAA1549-BRAF fusion, but also by other BRAF- or RAF1-gene fusions and point mutations (e.g. BRAFV600E). These features may serve as diagnostic and prognostic markers, and(More)
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