Marije Ijszenga

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This study was designed to identify highly recurrent genetic alterations typical of Sézary syndrome (Sz), an aggressive cutaneous T-cell lymphoma/leukemia, possibly revealing pathogenetic mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets. High-resolution array-based comparative genomic hybridization was done on malignant T cells from 20 patients. Expression levels(More)
PURPOSE Ewing sarcoma is an aggressive sarcoma and is the second most common bone sarcoma in childhood. Disease-specific t(11;22) ( approximately 85-90%), t(21;22) ( approximately 5-10%), or rarer variant translocations with the involvement of chromosome 22 ( approximately 5%) are present. At the gene level, the EWSR1 gene fuses with FLI1, ERG, or other ETS(More)
Most Ewing family tumors are identified by the characteristic translocation t(11;22)(q24;q12), resulting in a fusion protein EWS/FLI1 that acts as an aberrant transcription factor. In a minority of cases, the EWS gene is fused to another member of the ETS gene (ERG, ETV1, E1AF, and FEV). Though the oncogenic transforming capability of the EWS/FLI1 protein(More)
PURPOSE Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a low-grade mesenchymal neoplasm which usually occurs in children and adolescents. Either FUS-ATF1 or EWSR1-ATF1 have been detected in the few cases published, pointing to the interchangeable role of FUS and EWSR1 in this entity. EWSR1-ATF1 also represents the most frequent genetic alteration in clear cell(More)
Approximately 10% of all mesenchymal malignancies are classified as synovial sarcomas, which show a balanced translocation t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2) at the cytogenetic level. The occurrence of this neoplasm in the head and neck region is rare, and its lowest frequency is found in the larynx. When synovial sarcomas are present in such unusual locations, diagnosis(More)
Adenocarcinomas of the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) show frequent high-level amplifications (HLA), but the underlying genes are not well defined. We have characterized genomic gain in 14 GEJ carcinomas by array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH). The most frequent gains and amplifications were detected at 7q (57%), 8q (57%), 17q (64%), and(More)
Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuro-ectodermal tumor (PNET) is a round-cell sarcoma that may show varying degrees of neuro-ectodermal differentiation. These tumors are identified by a characteristic round-cell morphology and immunohistochemical profile, as well as by specific translocations involving the EWS gene on chromosome 22 and the 3' portion of(More)
Adenocarcinomas arising around the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) are highly malignant, and their incidence has risen rapidly in the last decades. Cell lines are the basic in vitro system for functional and therapeutic studies in GEJ tumors, but only a small number of cell lines are currently available, and none of them has been fully karyotyped. We(More)
Chondroblastoma is a benign cartilaginous tumour of bone that predominantly affects the epiphysis of long bones in young males. No recurrent chromosomal re-arrangements have so far been observed. Methods: We identified an index case with a balanced translocation by Combined Binary Ratio-Fluorescent in situ Hybridisation (COBRA-FISH) karyotyping followed by(More)
Parosteal adipocytic tumors of the bone are extremely rare. As a result, (cyto-) genetic data on this entity are essentially lacking. In the literature there is debate as to whether these lesions should be classified according to the criteria used in soft-tissue tumor pathology, or if they should be considered a separate bone tumor entity. Here we present a(More)
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