María Teresa García de Davila

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The N-glycolylated ganglioside NeuGc-GM3 has been described in solid tumors such as breast carcinoma, nonsmall cell lung cancer, and melanoma, but is usually not detected in normal human cells. Our aim was to evaluate the presence of NeuGc-GM3 in pediatric neuroectodermal tumors by immunohistochemistry. Twenty-seven archival cases of neuroblastoma and Ewing(More)
The association of epilepsy, occipital calcifications, and celiac disease has been recognized as a distinct syndrome. The objective of this study was to present the clinical, electrophysiologic, and neuroradiologic features in a series of patients with this syndrome. Thirty-two patients with the constellation of epilepsy, occipital calcifications, and(More)
PURPOSE To identify the maximum tolerated dose and dose-limiting toxicity of periocular topotecan in patients with relapsed or resistant intraocular retinoblastoma who are facing imminent enucleation. METHODS For this phase I study, a starting dose of 0.5 mg of periocular topotecan administered through a 25-gauge needle was given with intrapatient(More)
PURPOSE To determine the extent and the mechanism by which topotecan, a candidate agent for the treatment of retinoblastoma, gains access to the vitreous when administered by periocular injection or intravenous infusion. METHODS In vivo experiments were conducted in which albino rabbits received 1 mg topotecan by periocular injection (POI group; n = 30)(More)
A study of a large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor of the testis associated with bilateral gynecomastia in an 8-year-old boy is presented. Macroscopically, the two testes showed multiple, large, and hard calcified nodules. Histology revealed clusters or cords of tumor cells with foci of calcifications as well as evidences, in the adjacent testicular(More)
Immunotherapy targeting ganglioside antigens is a powerful tool for the treatment of high risk neuroblastoma. However, only treatment with anti-GD2 antibodies has been used in clinical practice and other options may be pursued. We report the use of racotumomab, an anti-idiotype vaccine against N-glycolyl neuraminic acid (NeuGc)- containing gangliosides,(More)
The neonatal human Leydig cell undergoes a transient period of activation during the first months of life. The biological significance of this activation is unknown. Furthermore, little is known about the hormonal regulation of this biological process, even though it coincides with an elevation of LH levels in serum. In order to study the function of human(More)
IMPORTANCE Disseminated retinoblastoma is usually fatal. Identification of small amounts (minimal dissemination [MD]) of tumor cells in extraocular sites might be a tool for designing appropriate treatments. OBJECTIVE To test cone-rod homeobox (CRX) transcription factor as a lineage-specific molecular marker for metastatic retinoblastoma and for(More)
Thymomas are rare tumours characterised by their slow growth and capacity to invade directly by contiguity. While distant dissemination is infrequent, all sub-types of thymoma have the capacity to metastasise to extrathoracic organs. We present here the case of a female patient with a liver mass discovered 13 years after the removal of a mediastinal thymoma(More)
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