Maria Cecilia Mendonça-Torres

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Neurotransmitter systems have recently been shown to be involved in multiple malignancies including breast, colon and prostate cancers. The role of neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors has not yet been examined in thyroid cancer. To determine the possible involvement of neurotransmitter systems in thyroid carcinogenesis we characterized the patterns(More)
High-risk neuroblastoma (NB) has a poor prognosis. Even with intensive myeloablative chemotherapy, relapse is common and almost uniformly fatal, and new treatments are needed. Translocator protein 18kDa (TSPO) ligands have been studied as potential new therapeutic agents in many cancers, but not in NB. We studied the effects of TSPO ligands on cell(More)
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