Antonio García de Herreros

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Since its initial description, the interconversion between epithelial and mesenchymal cells (designed as epithelial-mesenchymal or mesenchymal-epithelial transition, EMT or MET, respectively) has received special attention since it provides epithelial cells with migratory features. Different studies using cell lines have identified cytokines, intercellular(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) is an accepted part of treatment for endometrial carcinoma and is usually performed in 1-2 fractions per week using different total doses and doses per fraction. To reduce the overall treatment time, HDR-BT was administered with a 3-4 days/week schedule. PATIENTS AND METHODS From June 2003 to December 2008,(More)
Introduction Epithelial cells have a high degree of plasticity: they can convert to a mesenchymal phenotype in a process known as epithelial-tomesenchymal transition (EMT) (Savagner, 2001; Huber et al., 2005). This phenomenon, essential for embryo development, is also required for the acquisition of invasive properties by cancer cells. EMT is also(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT) using a schedule of three or four fractions per week, when possible, in 89 patients on local control and toxicity in postoperative treatment of endometrial carcinoma. The effect of the overall HDRBT treatment time (OTT) on toxicity was also evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fédération(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the results of daily high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT) on local control and toxicity in the postoperative treatment of endometrial carcinoma (EC). MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2007 to September 2010, 112 patients were treated with HDRBT after surgery for EC. FIGO staging: 24-IA, 48-IB, 14-II, 12-IIIA, 2-IIIB, 8-IIIC1 and(More)
Basement membranes maintain the epithelial phenotype and prevent invasion and metastasis. We hypothesized that expression of basement membrane laminins might be regulated by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), hallmark of cancer progression. As EMT is mediated by transcription factor Snail, we used oral squamous carcinoma cells obtained from a primary(More)
INTRODUCTION Calcineurin inhibitors (CIs) cause substantial long-term morbidity and mortality among orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) patients. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) among OLT patients with CI-related side effects. PATIENTS Thirty three adult patients, including 29 men and 4 women of mean(More)
During five consecutive years, 325 patients older than 14 years with acute possibly viral acute meningitis (VAM) were evaluated. Demographical, clinical and laboratory data were obtained. In 50.5% of cases the etiological investigation of the disease was undertaken with different methods. From the diagnostic point of view, the findings can be nonspecific or(More)
Despite considerable efforts to improve early detection and advances in chemotherapy, metastatic relapses remain a major challenge in the management of ovarian cancer. The endothelin A receptor (ETAR)/endothelin-1 (ET-1) axis has been shown to have a significant role in ovarian carcinoma by promoting tumorigenesis. Here we show that the ET-1/ETAR autocrine(More)
PURPOSE To analyze vaginal-cuff relapses (VCR) and toxicity of two brachytherapy (BT) schedules in postoperative endometrial carcinoma and to correlate vaginal toxicity with vaginal-surface-EQD2Gy3 dose (VS-EQD2Gy3). METHODS/MATERIALS 319 patients (p) I-IIIC-Figo-stage were treated with 2 BT schedules. One schedule included 166p (Group-1) to whom 3(More)