Carolien van Haaften-Day

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Early detection remains the most promising approach to improve long-term survival of patients with ovarian cancer. In a five-center case-control study, serum proteomic expressions were analyzed on 153 patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, 42 with other ovarian cancers, 166 with benign pelvic masses, and 142 healthy women. Data from patients with(More)
Taxol is important in the treatment of both primary and drug-resistant ovarian cancer. Although Taxol is known to stabilize microtubules and block cell mitosis, the effectiveness of this drug exceeds that of other antimitotic agents, suggesting it may have an additional mode of action. Stimulated by murine macrophage studies indicating cytokine induction by(More)
OBJECTIVE Currently available tumor markers for ovarian cancer are still inadequate in both sensitivity and specificity to be used for population-based screening. Artificial neural network (ANN) as a modeling tool has demonstrated its ability to assimilate information from multiple sources and to detect subtle and complex patterns. In this paper, an ANN(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian carcinoma remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy in Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States. CA-125-II, the most widely used serum marker, has limited sensitivity and specificity for detecting small-volume, early-stage disease. Therefore, a panel of three serum tumor markers-OVX1, CA-125-II, and(More)
BACKGROUND Tumors of borderline malignancy are still a controversial subgroup of ovarian neoplasms. The expression of several cell regulatory proteins was studied to characterize the molecular phenotype of these tumors, and to compare them with their benign and malignant counterparts. METHODS Specimens from 22 patients with tumors of borderline malignancy(More)
The first xenograft line of small cell undifferentiated carcinoma of the prostate (UCRU-PR-2) has been established and characterized. The donor tumor and the xenograft share the common morphological and ultrastructural features of small cell undifferentiated carcinoma (including neurosecretory granules) but also elaborate epithelial membrane antigen and(More)
The concept that high-resolution (8.5-T) hydrogen-1 magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy can be used as an adjunct to conventional histologic diagnosis of cervical neoplasia was investigated. Cervical biopsy specimens (n = 159) were examined with H-1 MR spectroscopy and the results compared with results of histopathologic analysis. A high-resolution lipid(More)
Cytogenetic analysis of a human ovarian carcinoma cell line JoN was performed at passages 6, 43, and 89. At passage 6 there were pseudodiploid and pseudotetraploid cells containing up to 22 markers. Pseudodiploid cells predominated. Significant differences were seen in the later analyses. At passages 43 and 89, cells had a modal number of 44 and 88(More)
Human ovarian cancers of four different histological types have been cultured in vitro and in nude mice. Nineteen tumor specimens (11 solid tumors and eight malignant effusions) were obtained from 14 patients. Tumor lines from ten of these patients were established after several subpassages, and six xenograft lines have been grown, all of them from tumors(More)
Two cell lines, NF and JoN, derived from human ovarian carcinosarcomas, were established in tissue culture and in nude mice. Both lines, growing in monolayers, showed morphologic features of adenocarcinoma cells (NF being aneuploid with a modal number of 53, and JoN being pseudodiploid with a modal number of 44). Intermediate filaments were demonstrated(More)