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Local recurrence continues to limit survival in medulloblastoma patients, largely related to the persistence of invasive cells at the site of tumour resection and leptomeningeal dissemination. Given the relative dearth of understanding of causative mechanisms behind the invasiveness of medulloblastomas, and a general lack of validated in vitro models with(More)
For a variety of technical reasons it is rarely possible to study cytogenetic abnormalities in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) using traditional techniques. However, by combining molecular biology and computerized image analysis it is possible to carry out cytogenetic analyses on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue, using comparative genomic(More)
MUC4 is a membrane-bound mucin and is considered as the human homologue of the rat sialomucin complex (SMC). The deduced structural organization of the wild type-MUC4 cDNA (WT-MUC4) sequence revealed two subunits: a large amino mucin type subunit (MUC4alpha) and a transmembrane subunit (MUC4beta). MUC4beta is a membrane-bound growth factor like subunit and(More)
We sought to characterize the effects of radiation alone and in combination with BCNU and dexamethasone on malignant glioma invasion. A model of malignant glioma invasion into a gel matrix of collagen type I was used to characterize response to radiation treatment for four malignant glioma cell lines (C6, U251, U373, A172) and nine primary human(More)
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