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BACKGROUND The epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that was originally identified as a marker for carcinoma, attributable to its high expression on rapidly proliferating tumors of epithelial origin. The role of EpCAM is not limited to cell adhesion but includes diverse processes such as signaling, cell migration,(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate, according to a classification proposed by a working group, the extent and type of atrophy lesions in radical prostatectomy specimens obtained from patients with prostatic carcinoma and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and to compare the prevalence and types of atrophy between two investigated groups.(More)
The molecular mechanisms and candidate genes involved in metastasis to the brain need elucidation. In the present study brain metastases were analyzed regarding changes of E-cadherin (CDH1) and beta-catenin (CTNNB1). Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the CDH1 gene was detected in 42.2% of samples. The highest frequency of LOHs was observed in metastases from(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive stromal changes that occur in different human cancers probably are involved in local tumor spreading. The aim of this study was to analyze changes of the stroma in prostatic carcinoma and to establish their possible diagnostic significance. METHODS For the definition of reactive stroma in prostate cancer Mallory trichrome method and(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin-3, one of the β-galactoside-binding lectins, has been suggested as a marker of disease progression in melanoma patients because of its overexpression observed in recent studies. However, prognostic value of galectin-3 in primary cutaneous melanoma (PCM) has not been clearly defined. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to analyse(More)
The susceptibility of brain to secondary formation from lung cancer primaries is a well-known phenomenon. In contrast, the molecular basis for invasion and metastasis to the brain is largely unknown. In the present study, 31 brain metastases that originated from primary lung carcinomas were analyzed regarding over expression of Dishevelled-1 (DVL1),(More)
BACKGROUND Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC) is an uncommon histopathologic variant of SCC, characterized by marked acantholysis, wherein the tumor cells demonstrate defective cohesion to one another in the cancer nest leading to a pseudoglandular or pseudovascular appearance. The most common site of ASCC is the sun-exposed areas of the skin.(More)
AIMS To determine whether the presence and extent of peritumoral retraction artefact could be used to predict biochemical recurrence-free survival in prostatic carcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS The study included 162 consecutive patients treated by radical retropubic prostatectomy and bilateral lymphadenectomy for clinically localized prostatic carcinoma. A(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian leiomyoma is a rare benign tumor that accounts for 0.5 to 1% of all benign ovarian tumors. It probably arises from smooth muscle cells in the ovarian hilar blood vessels but there are other possible origins including cells in the ovarian ligament, smooth muscle cells or multipotential cells in the ovarian stroma, undifferentiated germ(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse relationship between changes of the stroma and expression of tenascin-C (TN-C) and laminin in prostate carcinoma. Tenascin-C immunostaining was increased, and laminin decreased in carcinomas compared with peritumoral tissue and benign prostate hyperplasia (P<0.05). Statistical analysis confirmed connection between(More)