Heike Stoecklein

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Recent retrospective studies of heterogeneously treated patients have suggested that chromosomal aberrations of the MYC gene locus indicate an unfavorable prognosis in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Here, we investigated the prognostic impact of MYC aberrations analyzed by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization in 177 patients with de novo(More)
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a morphologically and genetically well-characterized B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that can show predominantly follicular, combined follicular and diffuse, or predominantly diffuse growth patterns. Although approximately 85% of FLs harbor the translocation t(14;18)(q32;q21) and consistently display a follicular growth pattern,(More)
Deletions in the short arm of chromosome 17 (17p) involving the tumor suppressor TP53 occur in up to 20% of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs). Although inactivation of both alleles of a tumor suppressor gene is usually required for tumor development, the overlap between TP53 deletions and mutations is poorly understood in DLBCLs, suggesting the(More)
We here show that increased expression of MDM2, a negative regulator of p53, correlates with inferior survival in a series of 43 mantle cell lymphomas. MDM2 overexpression is associated with copy number gains of the MDM2 locus in single tumors, but not with the recently reported MDM2 promoter SNP309.
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive lymphoid tumour characterized by the translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) and a poor clinical outcome (median survival: 3-4 years). Recent studies revealed that increased proliferation of the tumour cells and certain chromosomal aberrations, such as deletions of 17p13 and 9p21 represent major adverse biological markers(More)
Mantle cell lymphomas (MCL), characterized by the t(11;14)(q13;q32), frequently carry secondary genetic alterations such as deletions in chromosome 17p involving the TP53 locus. Given that the association between TP53-deletions and concurrent mutations of the remaining allele is weak and based on our recent report that the Hypermethylated in Cancer 1 (HIC1)(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a distinct subentity of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, characterized by the chromosomal translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) leading to an overexpression of cyclin D1 in virtually all cases. However, additional cytogenetic aberrations are apparent in the vast majority of MCL. Applying LOH analysis in 52 MCL patient samples, we confirmed(More)
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a morphologically and genetically well-characterized B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that can show predominantly follicular, combined follicular and diffuse, or predominantly diffuse growth patterns. Although approximately 85% of FLs harbor the translocation t(14;18)(q32;q21) and consistently display a follicular growth pattern,(More)
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