Michelle Dick

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Recently, the SNPs rs11614913 in hsa-mir-196a2 and rs3746444 in hsa-mir-499 were reported to be associated with increased breast cancer risk, and the SNP rs2910164 in hsa-mir-146a was shown to have an effect on age of breast cancer diagnosis. In order to further investigate the effect of these SNPs, we genotyped a total of 1894 breast cancer cases negative(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM In breast cancer patients, intraoperative bone marrow puncture (BMP) with positive detection of disseminated tumor cells has been reported to predict unfavorable clinical outcome due to increased risk of recurrence. In this study, we prospectively assessed BMP-associated untoward side-effects. METHODS Fifty-eight consecutive breast(More)
Story-telling is a fundamental and prevalent aspect of human social behavior. In the wild, stories are told conversationally in social settings, often as a dialogue and with accompanying gestures and other nonverbal behavior. This paper presents a new corpus, the STORY DIALOGUE WITH GESTURES (SDG) corpus, consisting of 50 personal narratives regenerated as(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 20–22 nt non-coding RNAs which promote the degradation of target mRNAs or repression of the translation of mRNAs by sequence specific targeting. Many miRNAs are considered as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. MiR-126 and miR-335 play roles in the suppression of breast cancer metastasis by inhibiting tumor growth, proliferation, and cell(More)
Dysregulation of apoptosis plays an important role in carcinogenesis. Therefore, apoptosis-associated genes like the death receptor 4 (DR4, TRAIL-R1) are interesting candidates for modifying the penetrance of breast and ovarian cancer in carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. The DR-4 haplotype 626C-683C [626C > G, Thr209Arg (rs4871857) and 683A > C,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the predictive impact of several established tumor biological factors (progesterone receptor, estrogene receptor, HER2/neu, and Ki-67) on response to pre-operative combination chemotherapy with epirubicin and paclitaxel in a representative group of primary breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
This prospective study quantifies the response of hemoglobin and other blood factors to Epoetin alpha (EPO) administration in the course of pre-operative chemotherapy in breast cancer. Blood count time series were analyzed in 38 primary breast cancer patients with/without EPO during the course of pre-operative chemotherapy with epirubicin and paclitaxel.(More)
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