Erika Larrea

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The effective and efficient management of cancer patients relies upon early diagnosis and/or the monitoring of treatment, something that is often difficult to achieve using standard tissue biopsy techniques. Biological fluids such as blood hold great possibilities as a source of non-invasive cancer biomarkers that can act as surrogate markers to(More)
Clear cell tubulopapillary renal cell carcinoma (CCPRCC) is a recently described rare renal malignancy that displays characteristic gross, microscopic and immunohistochemical differences from other renal tumour types. However, CCPRCC remains a very poorly understood entity. We therefore sought to elucidate some of the molecular mechanisms involved in this(More)
The gold standard for cancer diagnosis remains the histological examination of affected tissue, obtained either by surgical excision, or radiologically guided biopsy. Such procedures however are expensive, not without risk to the patient, and require consistent evaluation by expert pathologists. Consequently, the search for non-invasive tools for the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate many human genes including those involved in normal B-cell development. When these miRNAs are aberrantly expressed in B-cells they play key pathogenetic roles in the development and maintenance of B-cell lymphomas and by association may serve as useful biomarkers. In this review, we provide an(More)
Tubulocystic renal cell carcinoma (TC-RCC) is a rare recently described renal neoplasm characterized by gross, microscopic and immunohistochemical differences from other renal tumor types that was recently classified as a distinct entity. However, this distinction remains controversial particularly as some genetic studies suggest a close relationship with(More)
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