Janina Kulka

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We compared levels of protein and mRNA expression of three members of the claudin (CLDN) family in malignant breast tumours and benign lesions. Altogether, 56 sections from 52 surgically resected breast specimens were analyzed for CLDN1, CLDN3 and CLDN4 expression by immunohistochemistry. mRNA was also analyzed using real-time PCR in 17 of the 52 cases.(More)
AIMS To evaluate aspects of the current practice of sentinel lymph node (SLN) pathology in breast cancer via a questionnaire based survey, to recognise major issues that the European guidelines for mammography screening should address in the next revision. METHODS A questionnaire was circulated by mail or electronically by the authors in their respective(More)
To assess the variability of oestrogen receptor (ER) testing using immunocytochemistry, centrally stained and unstained slides from breast cancers were circulated to the members of the European Working Group for Breast Screening Pathology, who were asked to report on both slides. The results showed that there was almost complete concordance among readers(More)
Controversies and inconsistencies regarding the pathological work-up of sentinel lymph nodes (SNs) led the European Working Group for Breast Screening Pathology (EWGBSP) to review published data and current evidence that can promote the formulation of European guidelines for the pathological work-up of SNs. After an evaluation of the accuracy of SN biopsy(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER) testing has become an important part of breast cancer reporting as the ER status is a predictor of hormonal treatment efficacy. Progesteron receptors (PR) are often tested in parallel, and the best response to hormonal manipulations can be expected in tumors positive for both receptors. The existence of breast cancers with an ER(More)
The recently identified claudins are dominant components of tight junctions, responsible for cell adhesion, polarity and paracellular permeability. Certain claudins have been shown to have relevance in tumour development. The aim of the present study was to analyse the expression of claudin-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -7 and -10 in normal canine mammary glands.(More)
BACKGROUND A high percentage of stroma predicts poor survival in triple-negative breast cancers but is diminished in studies of unselected cases. We determined the prognostic significance of tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) in oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive male and female breast carcinomas. METHODS TSR was measured in haematoxylin and eosin-stained tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Precise and standardized response evaluation enables clinicians to tailor primary systemic therapy (PST). PATIENTS AND METHODS Breast cancer patients underwent (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography and computerized tomography (FDG-PET/CT) before and after PST. Response was assessed by maximal Standardized Uptake Value(More)
Adherent and tight junction molecules have been described to contribute to carcinogenesis and tumor progression. Additionally, the group of claudin-low tumors have recently been identified as a molecular subgroup of breast carcinoma. In our study, we examined the expression pattern of claudins, beta-catenin and E-cadherin in invasive ductal (IDCs) and(More)
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the breast is a rare tumor, with fewer than 20 cases documented in the literature. None of the published cases was Epstein-Barr virus positive, and our case was also Epstein-Barr virus negative. However, in our case, human papilloma virus (HPV) types 18 and 33 DNA could be demonstrated within the tumor tissue. Many years(More)