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PURPOSE This study mainly aimed to identify and assess the performance of a microarray-based prognosis predictor (PP) for stage II colon cancer. A previously suggested 23-gene prognosis signature (PS) was also evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Tumor mRNA samples from 50 patients were profiled using oligonucleotide microarrays. PPs were built and assessed by(More)
BACKGROUND HER-2 status is generally determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Both methods are only semiquantitative, require a tumor sample, and can be difficult to reproduce. We compared these methods with 2 quantitative approaches, one measuring HER-2 gene copy number in tissue by real-time quantitative PCR(More)
This study assessed the possibility to build a prognosis predictor, based on microarray gene expression measures, in stage II and III colon cancer patients. Tumour (T) and non-neoplastic mucosa (NM) mRNA samples from 18 patients (nine with a recurrence, nine with no recurrence) were profiled using the Affymetrix HGU133A GeneChip. The k-nearest neighbour(More)
PURPOSE This study assessed the possibility to build a prognosis predictor, based on microarray gene expression measures, in Stage II and III colon cancer patients. METHODS Tumor and nonneoplastic mucosa mRNA samples from 12 colon cancer patients were profiled using the Affymetrix HGU133A GeneChip. Six of 12 patients experienced a metachronous metastasis,(More)
The transmembrane protein HER2 is over-expressed in approximately 15% of invasive breast cancers as a result of HER2 gene amplification. HER2 proteolytic cleavage (HER2 shedding) generates soluble truncated HER2 molecules that include only the extracellular domain and the concentration of which can be measured in the serum fraction of blood. HER2 shedding(More)
MicroRNAs are nucleic acids of about twenty nucleotides that regulate about a third of the genome at the post-transcriptional level. Thanks to their different forms of transport, microRNAs are stable and can be detected in biological fluids such as blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, or saliva. In addition, the profile of circulating microRNAs is a specific(More)
HER2/ERBB2 protein is a 185 kDa transmembrane growth factor receptor whose extracellular domain, a 105 kDa fragment (p105), can be released from cell surfaces by proteolytic cleavage. The aim of our study was to compare serum p105 concentrations in normal and pathological pregnancies and to determine whether any correlation exists between preeclampsia and(More)
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