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About 20% of patients diagnosed with endometrial cancer (EC) are considered high-risk with unfavorable prognosis. In the framework of the European Network for Individualized Treatment in EC (ENITEC), we investigated the presence and phenotypic features of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) in high-risk EC patients. CTC isolation was carried out in peripheral(More)
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent malignancy of the female genital tract in western countries. Our group has previously characterized the upregulation of the transcription factor ETV5 in endometrial cancer with a specific and significant increase in those tumor stages associated with myometrial invasion. We have shown that ETV5 overexpression in Hec1A(More)
Endometrial carcinomas, the most common malignant tumour of the female genital tract, are usually diagnosed at an early stage with uterine-confined disease and an overall favourable prognosis. However, up to 20% of endometrial carcinomas will end up in recurrent disease, associated with a drop in survival and representing the major clinical challenge.(More)
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is the most frequent among infiltrating tumors of the female genital tract, with myometrial invasion representing an increase in the rate of recurrences and a decrease in survival. We have previously described ETV5 transcription factor associated with myometrial infiltration in human ECs. In this work, we further investigated ETV5(More)
BACKGROUND Zoledronic acid effectively reduces skeletal events in patients with metastatic disease. The results of pre-clinical and emerging clinical data suggest an additional activity of zoledronic acid as an antitumor agent, interfering with the growth and dissemination of malignant cells. However, the mechanisms by which zoledronic acid impairs tumor(More)
Endometrial cancer is among the three most common cancers in females in industrialized countries. In the majority of cases, the tumor is confined to the uterus at the time of diagnosis and presents a good prognosis. However, after primary surgery, 15% to 20% of these tumors recur and have limited response to systemic therapy. We carried out gene expression(More)
BACKGROUND Remodeling targeted tissues for reception of tumor cells metastasizing from primary lesions is a consequence of communication between the tumor and the environment that governs metastasis. This study describes a novel approach that aims to disrupt the process of metastasis by interfering with this intense dialogue. METHODS Proteomics and(More)
Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) relies on the detachment of aggressive malignant cells from the primary tumor into the bloodstream and, concordantly, the presence of these Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) is associated with a poor prognosis. In this work, the molecular characterization of CTC from mCRC patients was approached, with the aim of understanding(More)
Endometrial cancer is among the three most common cancers in females in industrialized countries. In the majority of cases, the tumor is confined to the uterus at the time of diagnosis and presents a good prognosis. However, after primary surgery, 15% to 20% of these tumors recur and have limited response to systemic therapy. We carried out gene expression(More)
The accuracy in the diagnosis of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) represents one of the challenges in the clinical management of patients. The detection of circulating tumour cells (CTC) is becoming a promising alternative to current detection techniques, as it focuses on one of the players of the metastatic disease and it should provide with more(More)