Claire Danel

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PURPOSE It has been established that the immune system plays an important role in tumor rejection. There is also compelling evidence that immune responses can develop independently of secondary lymphoid organs in tertiary lymphoid structures. We studied the presence and the correlation of tertiary lymphoid structures with clinical outcome in non-small-cell(More)
Pulmonary epithelial cells are continuously exposed to microbial challenges as a result of breathing. It is recognized that immune myeloid cells express Toll-like receptors (TLRs), which play a major role in detecting microbes and initiating innate immune responses. In contrast, little is known concerning the expression of TLR in pulmonary epithelial cells(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral pleura invasion (VPI) by non-small cell lung cancer is a factor of poor prognosis. A tumor of any size that invades the visceral pleura is classified as T2. Few studies have been conducted concerning the prognostic significance of VPI relative to other staging factors. METHODS Between April 1984 and December 1996, 1,281 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Sirolimus, a promising new immunosuppressive drug for organ transplantation, is currently associated with side effects, such as thrombocytopenia and hyperlipidemia. METHODS Eight renal transplant recipients, who developed unexplained interstitial pneumonitis during sirolimus therapy, were extensively re-screened for all causes of pneumonitis.(More)
BACKGROUND Lymph node (LN) metastases from lung cancer may skip the intrapulmonary nodes directly to the mediastinum ([N1-]N2 vs [N1+]N2). This phenomenon is frequent. Patients with such a metastatic pattern appear to have a better prognosis following surgery. Our purpose was to further study the clinical significance and prognostic value of this particular(More)
We have administered a recombinant adenovirus vector (AdCFTR) containing the normal human CFTR cDNA to the nasal and bronchial epithelium of four individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). We show that this vector can express the CFTR cDNA in the CF respiratory epithelium in vivo. With doses up to 2 × 109 pfu, there was no recombination/complementation or(More)
Metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) are the major prognostic factor in resected non small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). However, almost 50% of pN0 patients relapse, suggesting metastatic cells undetected by current staging procedures. A combination of markers [cytokeratins 19 and 7 (CK19, CK7) and mucin type 1 (MUC1) mRNAs] was therefore evaluated by real-time(More)
EML4-ALK adenocarcinomas constitute a new molecular subgroup of lung tumours that respond very well to crizotinib, an ALK inhibitor. However, the diagnosis of ALK rearrangement in lung cancer is challenging. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of five different methods in a series of 20 EGFR(wt/wt) lung adenocarcinomas from non- or(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine sensitivity and specificity of four findings for distinguishing pulmonary infarction from other causes of peripheral pulmonary consolidations on multidetector computed tomographic (CT) images, with other CT and clinical findings as reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approved the study and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the cellular and histologic basis of irreversible pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in the clinical setting of congenital heart disease (CHD). BACKGROUND Although many children with CHD develop pulmonary vascular disease, it is unclear why this complication is reversible after complete repair in some cases but(More)