Emre F. Yekebas

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BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer is still associated with devastating prognosis. Real progress in treatment options has still not been achieved. Therefore new models are urgently needed to investigate this deadly disease. As a part of this process we have established and characterized a new human pancreatic cancer cell line. METHODS The newly established(More)
The integrins are a family of heterodimeric transmembrane signaling receptors that mediate the adhesive properties of epithelial cells affecting cell growth and differentiation. In many epithelial malignancies, altered integrin expression is associated with tumor progression and often correlates with unfavorable prognosis. However, only few studies have(More)
Median OS after surgery in curative intent for non-metastasized pancreas cancer ranges under study conditions from 17.9 months to 23.6 months. Tumor recurrence occurs locally, at distant sites (liver, peritoneum, lungs), or both. Observational and autopsy series report local recurrence rates of up to 87% even after potentially “curative” R0 resection. To(More)
Blocking angiogenesis by inhibiting VEGF represents an established therapeutic strategy in many cancers. The role of placental growth factor (PlGF) and of its receptor VEGFR-1 in tumor biology remain more elusive. Currently, humanized monoclonal antibodies against PlGF are studied in early phase clinical trials because PlGF inhibition blocked murine tumor(More)
INTRODUCTION Perivascular epitheloid cell tumours are rare mesenchymal neoplasms characterized by a proliferation of perivascular cells with an epitheloid phenotype and expression of myomelanocytic markers. CASE PRESENTATION Here we present the case of a cystic perivascular epitheloid cell tumour of the retroperitoneum associated with multifocal lung(More)
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