Kimberley A Jones

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is implicated in a range of B-cell malignancies and expresses unique microRNAs (EBV-miRNAs). Due to the requirements for high-quality RNA, studies profiling EBV-miRNA in EBV-positive lymphomas have been restricted to cell-lines or frozen samples. However, the most commonly available archived patient material is paraffin-embedded(More)
Microglia are unique cells within the central nervous system because of their biophysical independence. As a result of this unusual property the cells must undergo significant structural remodelling in order to engage and connect with other elements within the central nervous system. Efficient remodelling is required for all activities that microglia are(More)
PURPOSE Candidate circulating disease response biomarkers for classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) might arise from Hodgkin-Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells or nonmalignant tumor-infiltrating cells. HRS cells are sparse within the diseased node, whereas benign CD163(+) M2 tissue-associated macrophages (TAM) are prominent. CD163(+) cells within the malignant node may(More)
BACKGROUND Risk-stratification of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) requires identification of patients with disease that is not cured, despite initial treatment with R-CHOP. The prognostic importance of the revised International Prognostic Index (R-IPI) and cell of origin of the malignant B cell are established in DLBCL. We aimed to develop a novel,(More)
PURPOSE Although microRNAs (miRNA) show potential as diagnostic biomarkers in cancer, their role as circulating cell-free disease response biomarkers remains unknown. Candidate circulating miRNA biomarkers for classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) might arise from Hodgkin-Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells and/or nonmalignant tumor-infiltrating cells. HRS cells are(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing recognition of gaps between best scientific evidence and clinical practice. This systematic review aimed to assess the volume and scope of peer-reviewed cancer research output in the years 2000, 2005, and 2010. METHODS Eligible papers were published in English and reported on evidence-practice gaps in cancer care. The(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is frequently associated with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (EBV(+) PTLD). In these cases, impaired Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific CD8(+) T-cell immunity is strongly implicated and antigen presentation within the malignant B-cell is intact. Interestingly, several studies have reported HLA class I alleles with(More)
Purpose: To investigate the relationship between the intra-tumoral T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire and the tumor microenvironment (TME) in de novo diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and the impact of TCR on survival.Experimental Design: We performed high-throughput unbiased TCRβ sequencing on a population-based cohort of 92 patients with DLBCL treated(More)
We congratulate Omoti and Omoti for their timely review of Richters Syndrome (RS) (Omoti & Omoti, 2008). In their discussion of pathogenesis, the authors discuss the potential role of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) as an aetiological agent in some cases of RS, as also appears to be the case in a variety of other lymphoid neoplasms (Gandhi, 2006). They state that(More)
Over the last decade there has been a considerable effort directed toward reformulating the standard approach taken to preclinically model stroke and stroke recovery. The principal objective of this undertaking has been to improve the success with which preclinical findings can be translated. Although several advancements have already been introduced, one(More)