Konstanty Korski

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Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths, but analysis of its molecular and clinical characteristics has been complicated by histological and aetiological heterogeneity. Here we describe a comprehensive molecular evaluation of 295 primary gastric adenocarcinomas as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. We propose a molecular(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are a class of short, single‑stranded nucleic acids, which have been investigated as potential molecular markers for various types of cancer. The gold‑standard and most sensitive method for comparing miRNA levels in cancer tissues is reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR). This technique uses stably(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel is a member of the taxoid anticancer agents routinely used in the treatment of high-risk or metastatic breast cancer. A recent study demonstrated that a low response rate to taxane-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with BRCA1 mutations. Therefore the frequency of BRCA1 mutations in a population of metastatic(More)
Expression of MIR125A is diminished in breast tumors, however the reason for the hsa-mir-125a decrease in the cancer is not known. HER2 is encoded by ERBB2, a target for hsa-miR-125a which interacts with the 3'UTR of ERBB2 mRNA. The present study reveals that a polymorphism (rs12976445) within the pri-miR-125a sequence correlates with the amount of mature(More)
Anti-tumour immune activation by checkpoint inhibitors leads to durable responses in a variety of cancers, but combination approaches are required to extend this benefit beyond a subset of patients. In preclinical models tumour-derived VEGF limits immune cell activity while anti-VEGF augments intra-tumoral T-cell infiltration, potentially through vascular(More)
The histopathological evaluation of morphological features in breast tumours provides prognostic information to guide therapy. Adjunct molecular analyses provide further diagnostic, prognostic and predictive information. However, there is limited knowledge of the molecular basis of morphological phenotypes in invasive breast cancer. This study integrated(More)
We present the interesting case of a 38-year-old man with a primary malignant tumor of the right testis that metachronously metastasized to the urinary bladder and the stomach. Histologically, the testicular tumor was a mixed germ cell tumor composed of teratoma and embryonal carcinoma, but it also contained a sarcoma component of somatic type malignancy.(More)
The expression of Tripartite motif-containing protein 28 (TRIM28)/Krüppel-associated box (KRAB)-associated protein 1 (KAP1), is elevated in at least 14 tumor types, including solid and hematopoietic tumors. High level of TRIM28 is associated with triple-negative subtype of breast cancer (TNBC), which shows higher aggressiveness and lower survival rates.(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetes mellitus, as a risk factor for endometrial cancer (EC), causes an increase in insulin and IGF-1 concentrations in the blood serum. The increase in insulin and IGF-1 are considered mitogenic factors contributory to cancer development. Studies suggest that metformin has preventive activity, decreasing mortality and the risk of neoplasms.(More)
Cancer stem cells play an important role in development and progression of many cancer types including prostate adenocarcinoma. We used a stem cell marker CD44 to evaluate the prevalence of prostate cancer stem cells in prostate biopsies and in matched radical prostatectomy specimens. We tested both types of specimen for the existence of a correlation(More)