Leoni Leondaridis

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PURPOSE An accurate evaluation of the penetrance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is essential to the identification and clinical management of families at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Existing studies have focused on Ashkenazi Jews (AJ) or on families from outside the United States. In this article, we consider the US population using the largest(More)
Mitomycin C (MC), a quinone-containing bioreductive alkylating agent, is cytotoxic to aerobic EMT6 tumor cells despite the fact that little bioactivation of MC occurs in EMT6 cell homogenates in the presence of O2. Because spontaneous activation of MC at acidic pH has been reported in chemical systems, aerobic EMT6 tumor cells were incubated in serum-free(More)
BACKGROUND Deleterious mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes confer susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer. At least 7 models for estimating the probabilities of having a mutation are used widely in clinical and scientific activities; however, the merits and limitations of these models are not fully understood. OBJECTIVE To systematically quantify(More)
Thymic hormone preparations have been shown to modulate natural killer (NK) activity in vivo in mice. We have investigated the effects of thymosin fraction 5 (TF5) on the in vitro NK cell activity of highly purified human large granular lymphocytes (LGL). The results indicate that TF5 but not kidney fraction 5 (a preparation used as control) is able to(More)
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