Bożenna Dembowska-Bagińska

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Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome of chromosomal instability mainly characterized by microcephaly at birth, combined immunodeficiency and predisposition to malignancies. Due to a founder mutation in the underlying NBN gene (c.657_661del5) the disease is encountered most frequently among Slavic populations. The principal(More)
The NBN (NBS1) gene belongs to a group of double-strand break repair genes. Mutations in any of these genes cause genome instability syndromes and contribute to carcinogenesis. NBN gene mutations cause increased tumor risk in Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) homozygotes as well as in NBN heterozygotes. NBS patients develop different types of malignancies;(More)
The Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is a rare inherited condition, characterized by microcephaly, radiation hypersensitivity, chromosomal instability, an increased incidence of (mostly) lymphoid malignancies, and immunodeficiency. NBS is caused by hypomorphic mutations in the NBN gene (8q21). The NBN protein is a subunit of the MRN (Mre11-Rad50-NBN)(More)
Gliomas, particularly those of astrocytic origin, are the most frequent primary central nervous system tumors that develop in children. The majority of them are benign and slow growing, with relatively good prognosis. Several genomic and gene alterations are known to be involved in astrocytoma development, but the precise mechanisms remain poorly(More)
To evaluate the risk factors for recurrence of MB/PNET we analyzed the medical records of 157 patients treated at the Children's Memorial Health Institute between February 1981 and February 1997. The following factors were evaluated: age at diagnosis, gender, tumor size, tumor cells in the CSF, postoperative status, extent of resection and methods of(More)
PURPOSE Brain tumours are the most common solid tumours in children and adolescents. The increasing survival rate of these patients makes their follow-up and quality of life assessment an important task. The evaluation of the negative influence of anti-cancer treatment on their balance is the aim of this study. MATERIAL AND METHODS The balance assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Ependymal tumors are the third most common group of brain tumors in children, accounting for about 10% of all primary brain neoplasms. According to the current WHO classification, they comprise four entities with the most frequent ependymoma and anaplastic ependymoma. The most of pediatric tumors are located within the posterior fossa, with a(More)
Recent studies revealed the biological heterogeneity of medulloblastoma, with the existence of at least four groups which are associated with several clinical and morphological features. We investigated for further correlations between molecular types, location of tumours, their contrast enhancement pattern and survival of patients. Altogether 76 tumours(More)
BACKGROUND The defects in DNA repair genes are potentially linked to development and response to therapy in medulloblastoma. Therefore the purpose of this study was to establish the spectrum and frequency of germline variants in selected DNA repair genes and their impact on response to chemotherapy in medulloblastoma patients. METHODS The following genes(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To determine reasons for the increase in caries among children/adolescents treated for neoplasms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Health promoting behaviour, oral hygiene (PLI), gingiva (GI), dentition (DMFt/DMFs), number of teeth with white spot lesions (WSL), and enamel defects (ED) were assessed in three groups of 60 patients each. The three(More)