Jihane Mriouah

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Free doxorubicin (DXR) is not currently used to treat brain tumors because (i) the blood–brain barrier limits the drug deposition into the brain (ii) lethal toxic effects occur when combined with radiation therapy. Since encapsulation of DXR within liposomal carriers could overcome these drawbacks, the present study aimed at evaluating the radiosensitizing(More)
In high-grade gliomas, the identification of patients that could benefit from EGFR inhibitors remains a challenge, hindering the use of these agents. Using xenografts models, we evaluated the antitumor effect of the combined treatment "gefitinib + radiotherapy" and aimed to identify the profile of responsive tumors. Expression of phosphorylated proteins(More)
Antiangiogenic and vascular disrupting agents are in the current cancer therapeutic armamentarium. A better understanding of the intricate mechanisms ruling neovessel survival within tumors during or after treatment is needed. Refinement of imaging and a growing knowledge of molecular biology of tumor vascularization provide new insights. It is necessary to(More)
The implication of loss of PTEN expression in resistance to targeted therapy has already been described in many tumor types. The absence of response to anti-EGFR agents in PTEN-deficient tumors relies on persistent activation of signaling pathways downstream of pEGFR. To investigate the role of PTEN loss of expression in head and neck squamous cell(More)
Specific phenotypic effects of PTEN in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remain poorly defined without a direct causal connection between the loss of PTEN function and the progression of cancer. Here, we describe a potential role for PTEN in cancer progression. Using an shRNA targeting PTEN in HNSCC cells, we show that the loss of PTEN(More)
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