Gisele Wally Braga Colleoni

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare, but distinctive mesenchymal neoplasm composed of fascicles of bland myofibroblasts admixed with a prominent inflammatory component. Genetic studies of IMTs have demonstrated chromosomal abnormalities of 2p23 and rearrangement of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene locus. In a subset of IMTs, the ALK(More)
This study aims to analyze the expression of 14 cancer/testis (CT) antigens in multiple myeloma (MM) to identify possible prognostic markers and therapeutic targets. The expression of MAGEA1, MAGEA2, MAGEA3/6, MAGEA4, MAGEA10, MAGEA12, BAGE1, MAGEC1/CT7, the GAGE family, LAGE-1, PRAME, NY-ESO-1, SPA17 and SSX1 was studied by RT-PCR in 15 normal tissues, a(More)
The subset of CD30-positive anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL) with the NPM-ALK gene fusion arising from the t(2;5)(p23;q35) forms a distinct clinical and prognostic entity. Recently, various cytogenetic, molecular, and protein studies have provided evidence for the existence of several types of variant ALK fusions in up to 20% of ALK+ ALCL, of which(More)
This study aims to investigate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, anxiety, and depression in patients with hematological malignancies, and to investigate the possible relationship between these symptoms and variables such as demographic data, social support, and quality of life (QOL). We studied 107 patients: 54 with(More)
The purpose of this study is to correlate the presence of TP53 gene mutations with the clinical outcome of a cohort of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) assembled from 12 medical centers. TP53 mutations were identified in 102 of 477 patients, and the overall survival (OS) of patients with TP53 mutations was significantly worse than those(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematological malignancy. Different studies demonstrated the occurrence of genetic and epigenetic alterations in MM. The aberrant methylation is one of the most frequent epigenetic alterations in human genome. This study evaluated the aberrant methylation status of 20 genes in 51 MM samples by quantitative(More)
The aims of this study were to correlate HGF, VEGF and FGF serum levels and microvessel density (MVD) with cell origin, biological behavior, tumor load and prognosis in NHL. Eighty-seven consecutive previously untreated NHL patients had serum samples collected; 37 (42%) of them also had serum follow-up samples; the control group was composed of 10 healthy(More)
We reported seven cases (0.7%) of PTLD among 1002 renal transplants performed at Renal Transplant Service from Hospital São Paulo-Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil, between 1976 and 1997. There were three male and four female patients with median age of 37 year-old. According to Ann Arbor staging system there(More)
Methylation of p16 gene is a relatively frequent molecular finding in multiple myeloma (MM), but its clinical implication is disputable. Cell cycle regulators are now recognized as active in the control of angiogenesis, which is an integral component of pathogenesis and a target for new treatment modalities of this disease. On such background, we focused on(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is one of the most frequent hematologic malignancies, and its incidence varies worldwide. Except for occasional case series or correlative biological studies, little is known about the incidence and clinical features of MM in Latin America. In Brazil, national estimates for the incidence of MM are currently unavailable. Sixteen(More)