Magdalena Potoczek

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Here, we investigated the possible predictive value of stromal caveolin-1 (Cav-1) as a candidate biomarker for clinical outcome in triple negative (TN) breast cancer patients. A cohort of 85 TN breast cancer patients was available, with the necessary annotation and nearly 12 years of follow-up data. Our primary outcome of interest in this study was overall(More)
In various studies of sporadic breast cancers, 40-70% were strongly positive for fragile histidine triad (Fhit) protein expression, whereas only 18% of BRCA2 mutant breast cancers demonstrated strong Fhit expression, suggesting that the BRCA2 repair function may be necessary to retain intact fragile common chromosome fragile site 3B(FRA3B)/FHITloci. In the(More)
Caveolins are the principal protein component of caveolae, plasma membrane invaginations found in most cell types. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) plays a major role in oncogenesis through its various functions in lipid transport, membrane trafficking, and signal transduction. Increased expression of Cav-1 in tumor cells has been associated with aggressiveness and poor(More)
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of pancreatic cancer. Molecular characterizations of this rare tumor subtype are sparse. Understanding the common molecular and pathologic features of pancreatic adenosquamous carcinomas could provide critical information for identifying therapeutic targets. Herein, we analyzed the(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Single-agent gemcitabine remains the standard treatment of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. A recently discovered histone methyltransferase termed enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) was found to be overexpressed in a variety of carcinomas including(More)
Fragile Histidine Triad (Fhit) gene deletion, methylation, and reduced Fhit protein expression occur in about 70% of human epithelial tumors and, in some cancers, are clearly associated with tumor progression. Specific Fhit signal pathways have not been identified, although it has been shown that Fhit overexpression leads to apoptosis in many cancer cell(More)
The current classification of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is based on nuclear grade, architectural differentiation and the presence of necrosis that does not adequately predict the likelihood of recurrence after breast conserving therapy; therefore, there is a critical need to identify novel predictors of DCIS progression. Ninety seven cases of DCIS(More)
The potential for noninvasive monitoring and quantification of tumor angiogenesis with contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging has been investigated in a murine cancer model. Seventy athymic nude mice were implanted with the human melanoma cell line DB-1 but only 30 of these were available for the final study. The 30 mice were divided into three groups (10(More)
In this paper, the fundamentals of tumor angiogenesis and the implications for ultrasound imaging will be described. Twenty-eight athymic nude mice were implanted with the human melanoma cell lines DB-1 or MW-9 (14 mice/group). Ultrasound contrast agents were injected in the tail veins. Power Doppler and pulse inversion harmonic imaging (PI-HI) was(More)
In this study, we demonstrate that malignant mature CD4(+) T lymphocytes derived from cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL) variably display some aspects of the T regulatory phenotype. Whereas seven cell lines representing a spectrum of primary cutaneous T cell lymphoproliferative disorders expressed CD25 and TGF-beta, the expression of FOXP3 and, to a lesser(More)