Audrey Rousseau

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Glioblastoma is one of the most angiogenic human tumours and endothelial proliferation is a hallmark of the disease. A better understanding of glioblastoma vasculature is needed to optimize anti-angiogenic therapy that has shown a high but transient efficacy. We analysed human glioblastoma tissues and found non-endothelial cell-lined blood vessels that were(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW As progress is being made in understanding the biology of cancer, revision to any current tumor classification is needed every 5 years or so. Technology of genomic analysis, among others, is evolving rapidly and new information has to be integrated to update any such classification. The fourth edition of the WHO classification of tumors of(More)
Ependymomas are glial neoplasms originating from the wall of the ventricles or from the spinal canal. The significance of histopathological features in accurately predicting biological behavior is still debated. Moreover, key molecular events in the pathogenesis of ependymoma are yet to be defined. The main objective of the present study was to identify(More)
Using a one-megabase BAC-based array comparative genomic hybridization technique (aCGH), we have investigated a series of 16 low-grade gliomas (LGGs) and their subsequent progression to higher-grade malignancies. The most frequent chromosome imbalances in primary tumors were gains of chromosomes 7q, 8q, and 22q, and losses of chromosomes 1p, 13q, and 19q.(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Primary intracranial melanocytic tumors are rare lesions, sellar ones being even more exceptional. So far, six melanomas and two melanocytomas have been described in an intrasellar and/or suprasellar location. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We report on the case of a 25-year-old Caucasian woman presenting with a 4-year history of(More)
The anti-Hu syndrome is the most common paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome but the exact mechanism of immune mediated neuronal injury remains unknown. Anti-Hu antibodies do not appear to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of the disease. To assess cell-mediated immunity, we selected 51 peptides from the Hu-D sequence and tested their ability to bind to(More)
Myopericytoma is a benign tumour generally arising in the subcutaneous and superficial soft tissues of the extremities. Very few cases have been reported in other locations and intracranial examples are exceptional. We now report on three cases of primary intracranial myopericytoma and review the literature on that rare entity. The patients were women in(More)
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) constitutes a rare group of extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs), primarily of B cell origin, whose incidence has markedly increased in the last three decades. Immunodeficiency is the main risk factor, but the large majority of patients are immunocompetent. Recent evidence suggests a specific(More)
Background: ASPM (Abnormal Spindle-like Microcephaly associated) over-expression was recently implicated in the development of malignant gliomas. Results: To better characterize the involvement of ASPM in gliomas, we investigated the mRNA expression in 175 samples, including 8 WHO Grade II, 75 WHO Grade III and 92 WHO Grade IV tumors. Aspm expression was(More)
The phenotypic heterogeneity of astrocytic and oligodendroglial tumor cells complicates establishing accurate diagnostic criteria, and lineage-specific markers would facilitate diagnosis of glioma subtypes. Based on data from the literature and from expression microarrays, we selected molecules relevant to gliogenesis and glial lineage specificity and then(More)