Izabella Anna Rzepka-Górska

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In cell line studies, BCL-2, BAX, as well as novel MEK1 protein levels have strong influence on ovarian cancer response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. However, such associations have not been demonstrated clinically. We evaluated prognostic/predictive significance of these proteins with regard to TP53 status. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on(More)
ERBB2 expression has been found in 19 to 44% of ovarian carcinomas; however, its predictive value has not been demonstrated, and trastuzumab has not found clinical application in ovarian cancer patients. We evaluated clinical significance of ERBB2 expression in relation to TP53 accumulation in ovarian carcinoma patients treated with platinum-based regimens.(More)
BACKGROUND The most important prognostic factor in the ovarian cancer is optimal cytoreduction. The neoadjuvant chemotherapy, an only optional method of treatment in this case and is still the subject of debate. The object of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of markers: CA 125, HE4, YKL-40 and bcl-2 as well as cathepsin L in predicting optimal(More)
OBJECTIVES The ovarian tumor microenvironment, ie, the peritoneal fluid, is an intriguing research subject. The goal of this study was to assess the behavior of selected cytokines and growth factors within the peritoneal fluid in pathologies associated with ascites and to assess the relationship between the levels of these substances and select prognostic(More)
Familial breast cancer was first recognized in the Roman medical literature of 100 AD [1]. The first documentation of familial clustering of breast cancer in modern times was published by Broca, who reported 10 cases of breast cancer in 4 generations of his wife's family [2]. In the middle of the nineteen nineties it was proven at the molecular level that a(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The CD30L ligand is a membrane-associated glycoprotein expressed by activated CD4(+)Th cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, and B lymphocytes. It binds to the CD30 receptor carried on activated and helper Th cells, inducing the immune response and apoptosis. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the level of sCD30L in the(More)
AIM Evaluation of patient age and time of the prophylactic surgery as well as incidence of genital cancers and precancerous states observed in histopathology of the postoperative material from BRCA1 gene mutation carriers previously treated for breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS 206 carriers of one of the three most common BRCA1 gene mutations (5382insC,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to evaluate the behaviour of the human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) in the peritoneal fluid encountered in various female genital diseases. METHODS We enrolled 139 patients, 40 with ovarian cancer (group I), 82 with benign diseases (group II), and 17 with other malignant neoplasms (group III). The HE4 tumor marker(More)
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