Joost van de Ven

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We have investigated aromatase and the inducible cyclooxygenase COX-2 expression using immunocytochemistry in tumors of a series of patients with advanced breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase was expressed in 58/102 breast cancers. This is similar to the percentage previously reported for aromatase activity. Interestingly, aromatase(More)
A fully automatic, four-axis gonioreflectometer is described. It has an angular accuracy of 0.3 degrees and a range of 90 degrees in both the theta(i) and the theta(r) zenith angles. The gonioreflectometer is simpler than previous designs because of its use of rotating arms rather than moving carriages to mount the optical components. Where possible,(More)
In about one-third of advanced breast cancers, estrogen deprivation causes tumor regression. Estrogen concentrations in tumor tissue seem to depend largely on local production. The aromatase enzyme complex is thought to be the key enzyme in this respect. In the present study, the effect of the new third-generation nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor vorozole(More)
Breast cancer tissue is an endocrine organ and particularly the estrogen biosynthetic properties of this tissue have been well studied. The concentration of estradiol in breast cancer tissue from postmenopausal patients is considerably higher than that in the circulation and appears to depend largely on local production. Androgenic precursor steroids are(More)
Tibolone (Org OD14) is a synthetic steroid used for post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Since HRT might increase breast cancer risk, it is important to determine the possible effects of tibolone on breast tissues. Tibolone and its metabolites Org 4094, Org 30126 and Org OM38 have been reported to inhibit estrone sulfatase activity in MCF-7(More)
BACKGROUND There are many avoidable deaths in hospitals because the care team is not well attuned. Training in emergency situations is generally followed on an individual basis. In practice, however, hospital patients are treated by a team composed of various disciplines. To prevent communication errors, it is important to focus the training on the team as(More)
Aromatase inhibitors are proving to be more effective than tamoxifen for postmenopausal patients with breast cancer. Estrogen concentrations in the breast are similar in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women, and several fold higher than circulating levels in postmenopausal women. In order to investigate the importance of intratumoral aromatase in(More)
Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is one of the most reliable methods for typing of Escherichia coli, including extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing E. coli (ESBL-EC). We investigated the performance of a new typing method, SpectraCell RA (River Diagnostics, Madison, WI), in comparison on MLST on a well-defined collection of ESBL-EC isolates obtained(More)
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