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This paper deals with a low complexity receiver scheme where equalization and channel decoding are jointly optimized in an iterative process. We derive the theoretical transfer function of the infinite length linear minimum mean square error (MMSE) equalizer with a priori information. A practical implementation is exposed which employs the Fast Fourier(More)
BACKGROUND The genes caspase-8 (CASP8) and caspase-10 (CASP10) functionally cooperate and play a key role in the initiation of apoptosis. Suppression of apoptosis is one of the major mechanisms underlying the origin and progression of cancer. Previous case-control studies have indicated that the polymorphisms CASP8 D302H and CASP10 V410I are associated with(More)
The known breast cancer susceptibility polymorphisms in FGFR2, TNRC9/TOX3, MAP3K1, LSP1, and 2q35 confer increased risks of breast cancer for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers. We evaluated the associations of 3 additional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs4973768 in SLC4A7/NEK10, rs6504950 in STXBP4/COX11, and rs10941679 at 5p12, and reanalyzed the(More)
Most chromosomal translocations in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) involve oncogenes that are either up-regulated or form part of new chimeric genes. The t(2;11)(p21;q23) translocation has been cloned in 19 cases of MDS and AML. In addition to this, we have shown that this translocation is associated with a strong(More)
Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 6q25.1, near the ESR1 gene, have been implicated in the susceptibility to breast cancer for Asian (rs2046210) and European women (rs9397435). A genome-wide association study in Europeans identified two further breast cancer susceptibility variants: rs11249433 at 1p11.2 and rs999737 in RAD51L1 at 14q24.1.(More)
BACKGROUND The Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is a rare cancer susceptibility syndrome characterised by renal tumours, lung cysts and pneumothoraces, and fibrofolliculomas. It is caused by dominantly inherited mutations in FLCN. Our objective was to report renal tumour characteristics in a large series of patients with the Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome. METHODS We(More)
We have analyzed the BCL1 locus in a series of 24 B-cell tumors and cell lines with rearrangements of 11q13 (mostly t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocations). Using Southern hybridization and/or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on metaphase chromosomes, we have not only confirmed the scattering of the breakpoints between the BCL1 locus and the cyclin D1(More)
CONTEXT Providing accurate estimates of cancer risks is a major challenge in the clinical management of Lynch syndrome. OBJECTIVE To estimate the age-specific cumulative risks of developing various tumors using a large series of families with mutations of the MLH1, MSH2, and MSH6 genes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Families with Lynch syndrome(More)
To assess the sensitivity of primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells to rituximab-mediated cytotoxicity, we compared the potency of several rituximab-mediated killing mechanisms on fresh lymphoma cells. All lymphoma cells tested were equally sensitive to antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), antibody-mediated phagocytosis of tumor cells, and(More)
Conventional karyotypes performed before any treatment in 208 patients with multiple myeloma were reviewed by the Groupe Français de Cytogénétique Hématologique. A total of 138 patients displayed complex chromosomal abnormalities (CCAs). According to the chromosome number pattern, a first group of 75 patients had a hyperdiploid karyotype. A second group of(More)