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Image fusion refers to the acquisition, processing and synergistic combination of information provided by various sensors or by the same sensor in many measuring contexts. The aim of this survey paper is to describe three typical applications of data fusion in remote sensing. The first study case considers the problem of the synthetic aperture radar (SAR)(More)
In NSCLC, the altered expression of some miRNAs in primary tumor tissues has been correlated with diagnosis and prognosis, while the role of circulating miRNAs as cancer biomarkers is currently emerging. MiRNA expression profile through miRNA Affymetrix array was evaluated on a training set formed by the tumor component (n = 30 NSCLC serum, n = 11/30 tumor(More)
In a series of 71 patients with advanced colorectal cancer treated with biochemically modulated 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and methotrexate (MTX), we investigated the relationship between the proliferating-cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) (PC10) and p53 (Pab1801) primary-tumor immunohistochemical expression with respect to clinical response and long-term prognosis.(More)
The purpose of this work was to analyse the ability of p53 and thymidilate synthase (TS) primary tumour expression to retrospectively predict clinical response to chemotherapy and long-term prognosis in patients with advanced colorectal cancers homogeneously treated by methotrexate (MTX)-modulated-5-fluorouracil (5-FU-FA). A total of 108 advanced colorectal(More)
Angiogenesis, which plays an important role in tumor growth and progression of breast cancer, is regulated by a balance between pro- and anti-angiogenic factors. Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is up-regulated during hypoxia by hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α). It is known that there is an interaction between HIF-1α and BRCA1(More)
Epigenetic regulation, has been very scarcely explored in familial breast cancer (BC). In the present study RASSF1A and RAR beta promoter methylation and miR17, miR21, miR 124, and let-7a expression were investigated to highlight possible differences of epigenetic regulation between male and female familial BC, also in comparison with sporadic BC. These(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the peripheral blood is a prerequisite for the formation of distant metastases. Transforming growth factor-βeta (TGF-β) and Chemokine (C-X-C Motif) Ligand-1 (CXCL1) are cytokines involved in the colonization of distant sites by CTCs in several pre-clinical animal models. However, their role is(More)
BACKGROUND AZD1152, the prodrug for AZD1152-hydroxyquinazoline pyrazol anilide (HQPA), is a selective inhibitor of Aurora B kinase activity. Preclinical evaluation of AZD1152 has been reported in several human cancer models. The potentiality of this compound in combination therapy warrants further investigation in solid tumours. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN This(More)
AIMS To determine the role of Na+/H+ exchanger regulatory factor (NHERF1) in breast cancerogenesis and progression. METHODS AND RESULTS NHERF1 expression was examined in normal tissue, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), invasive carcinoma (IBC), synchronous metastatic lymph node and metachronous distant metastases of a retrospective series of breast(More)
GnRH biological effect is mediated through specific GnRH membrane receptors (GnRH-receptor, GnRH-R) that have been demonstrated in human breast cancer by molecular and biochemical techniques. The A9E4 monoclonal antibody (moAb) against the epitope 1-29 of N-terminal of human GnRH-R has been proposed, suggesting the possibility to perform retrospective(More)