János Fillinger

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PURPOSE Recent experimental studies have revealed that lymphangiogenesis plays an important role in cancer progression, but its clinical significance in the case of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. Our aim was to assess the lymphangiogenesis of human NSCLC, and to correlate this with angiogenic phenotype (angiogenic versus nonangiogenic(More)
Fatal lung fibrosis caused by paclitaxel toxicity has not been reported In this report, we describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who received six cycles of paclitaxel and carboplatin as combination chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer. Four weeks after the end of the chemotherapy she developed interstitial pneumonitis and irreversible lung fibrosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Blockade of the renin-angiotensin and the endothelin (ET) systems ameliorates fibrous airway obliteration in rat tracheal allografts. The aim of this study was to test which of these pharmacologic interventions attenuates the process more effectively, and whether combination therapy confers additional benefit. METHODS Rat tracheas were(More)
AIMS To assess the expression of the following cell cycle regulatory proteins in primary metastatic breast carcinomas (MBCs) and on availability in matched distant metastases (DMs): Ki67, cyclin A, geminin and aurora-kinase A (aurkA); and to compare the expression of these markers in early MBC (EMBC) and late MBC separated into groups according to median(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in lung transplant recipients. The leading cause of late graft loss after lung transplantation is bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. The process is a manifestation of chronic rejection, and is characterized by an excessive fibroproliferation in the small airways, leading progressively to luminal obliteration and graft(More)
Parallel studies of primary breast carcinomas and corresponding distant metastases samples reveal considerable differences. Our aim was to highlight this issue from another perspective and provide further data based on 98 patient samples: 69 primary breast carcinoma and 85 distant metastases from bone, central nervous system (CNS) and lung (56 paired). Two(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the correlation between claudin (CLDN) protein expression and clinicopathological parameters as well as survival in histological subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer. Archived surgical resection specimens of 137 pathologic stage I primary bronchial cancers including 49 adenocarcinomas of non-lepidic variants (ADC),(More)
We hypothesized that tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are controlled by the diffusible gas carbon monoxide (CO). We demonstrate that induction of apoptosis in lung tumors treated with low doses of CO is associated with increased CD86 expression and activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinases (Erk) 1/2(More)
The primary and metastatic gastrointestinal synovial sarcoma is rare with a wide differential diagnosis. It usually expresses cytokeratins EMA, BCL2 with an occasional CD99, and S100 positivity but not desmin. We present a case of metastatic synovial sarcoma with unusual immunophenotype causing diagnostic challenges. The tumor cells showed focal(More)
INTRODUCTION Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition, which arises from the abdominal cavity and it may also involve the pleural cavity occasionally. Concomitant involvement of both cavities is rare. The disease is characterized by production of mucinous ascites, and a low-grade carcinoma deriving mostly from the appendix. Pleural seeding may be(More)