Jan Pieter Albert Baak

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Cyclin D1 overexpression, detected by standard immunohistochemistry, was correlated with other prognostic variables and its prognostic value was evaluated in a group of 148 invasive breast cancers with long-term follow-up. Overexpression of cyclin D1 (59% of cases) was negatively correlated (chi 2 test) with histological grade (P = 0.0001), mean nuclear(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate which growth factors, receptors, and growth inhibiting factors are expressed in invasive breast cancer. Five (angiogenic) growth factors and their receptors: platelet-derived growth factor A chain (PDGF-AA) and PDGF receptor alpha (PDGF alpha R), PDGF-BB and PDGF beta receptor, transforming growth factor alpha(More)
The Multicenter Morphometric Mammary Carcinoma Project is a prospective study on the reproducibility and prognostic value of routine quantitative assessments, especially the mitotic activity index (MAI), the multivariate prognostic index (MPI; a combination of MAI, tumor size, and lymph node status), the mean nuclear area, and DNA ploidy assessments in(More)
AIMS Chromosomal gains and losses were surveyed by comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) in a series of colorectal adenomas and carcinomas, in search of high risk genomic changes involved in colorectal carcinogenesis. METHODS Nine colorectal adenomas and 14 carcinomas were analysed by CGH, and DNA ploidy was assessed with both flow and image cytometry.(More)
BACKGROUND P-glycoprotein (Pgp) expression has been reported to be associated with a poor prognosis in some malignancies such as neuroblastoma, soft tissue sarcoma and acute myeloid leukemia. The prognostic role of Pgp expression in breast cancer is still unclear. We investigated the expression of Pgp in primary and metastatic breast cancer tissues in(More)
Comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) is a technique that permits the detection of chromosomal copy number changes without the need for cell culturing. It provides a global overview of chromosomal gains and losses throughout the whole genome of a tumour. Tumour DNA is labelled with a green fluorochrome, which is subsequently mixed (1:1) with red labelled(More)
AIM/BACKGROUND Conflicting results have been reported concerning the prognostic value of DNA flow cytometric variables (DNA ploidy, DNA index, %S phase fraction) in breast cancer. Selection bias and differences in treatment may have contributed to these conflicting prognostic results. Differences in tissue processing, the number of nuclei measured, DNA(More)
Syntactic structure analysis is a relatively new technique in diagnostic quantitative pathology that, based on the graph theory, can provide quantitative information on tissue architecture. This article gives an introduction to syntactic structure analysis and discusses the potential of syntactic structure analysis in diagnostic quantitative pathology. In(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the accuracy of disease progression prediction of the molecular genetics and morphometry-based Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia (EIN) and World Health Organization 1994 (WHO94) classification systems in patients with endometrial hyperplasias. METHODS A multicenter, multivariate analysis was(More)
This study describes an image processing method for the assessment of the mitotic count in Feulgen-stained breast cancer sections. The segmentation procedure was optimized to eliminate 95-98% of the nonmitoses, whereas 11% of the mitoses did not survive the segmentation procedure. Contour features and optical density measurements of the remaining objects(More)