Bogna Okulczyk

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PURPOSE Tumor cells, including colorectal cancer (CRC), are able to produce and release matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) which is involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. Natural tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs) regulate activity of MMPs and stimulate tumor growth and malignant transformation. The aim of the present study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated serum concentrations of macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) have been found in a variety of malignant diseases. The aim of our study was to assess correlations between serum levels of M-CSF and clinicopathological features and survival rates in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS/METHODS M-CSF and the established(More)
Hematopoietic growth factors (HGFs) are involved in the regulation of growth and spread of cancer. Therefore, in the present study, we have investigated in colorectal cancer patients the serum levels of selected HGFs, such as stem cell factor (SCF), interleukin 3 (IL-3), granulocyte-macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and M-CSF in relation to(More)
The incidence of K-RAS gene mutations in tumour and surgical margins was investigated in 63 patients with adenocarcinomas of varied clinical stage and histological grade. Point mutations of codon 12 K-RAS gene were detected, using the PCR-RFPL technique in cancer tissue in 23 patients (36.5%) and in colon margin mucosa in 1 patient (3.7%), out of 27(More)
We have investigated the serum level of granulocytecolony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and macrophagecolony stimulating factor (M-CSF) and the commonly accepted tumor markers, such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) in colorectal cancer. Additionally, we have defined the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, positive(More)
For a long time markers that can detect a malignant cell transformation as early as possible have been sought. Substances which have been discovered are known as tumor markers. Stem cell factor (SCF) and interleukin 3 (IL-3) are members of a group of glycoprotein growth factors called hematopoietic cytokines (HCs). These factors take part in the regulation(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of K-RAS gene mutations in colorectal cancer and their role in diagnosis and prognosis. The study involved 36 patients with colorectal cancer at different stages of the disease progression and with different histopathologic grading. Mutations of codon 12 of K-RAS gene investigated using PCR-RFLP technique(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hematopoietic cytokines (HCs) regulate the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells, and it was proved that HCs can promote cancer growth. The aim of this study is to determine whether HCs might be useful in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared the serum levels of stem cell(More)
Granulocyte-macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) belongs to the group of glycoproteins called colony-stimulating factors (CSFs). It has been shown that the activity of CSFs is not limited to the hematopoietic cells but can also affect the proliferation of colon carcinoma cell lines. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the serum level(More)
In the years 1972-1995 41 patients suffering from prolapse of the rectum were operated according to the Moore method. The method is based on the observations which suggest that the cause of prolapse is intestinal intussusception which can be prevented by translocating the anus under the pubic joint. The observation time is from 1 to 23 years. Two patients(More)