Karina P. Gimenes

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The taxane docetaxel is currently the most effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of advanced breast cancer. However, a considerable proportion of breast cancer patients do not respond positively to docetaxel. The mechanisms of docetaxel resistance are poorly understood. Overexpression of ERBB2 occurs in 15-30% of breast tumors and is associated(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a highly aggressive disease that occurs in individuals infected with the human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Patients with aggressive ATLL have a poor prognosis because the leukemic cells are resistant to conventional chemotherapy. We have investigated the therapeutic efficacy of a biphosphinic(More)
Current therapies against malignant melanoma generally fail to increase survival in most patients, and immunotherapy is a promising approach as it could reduce the dosage of toxic therapeutic drugs. In the present study, we show that an immunotherapeutic approach based on the use of the Toll-like receptor (TLR)-5 ligand flagellin (Salmonella Typhimurium(More)
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