Olga K. Weinberg

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Extranuclear estrogen receptors may mediate rapid effects of estradiol that communicate with nuclear receptors and contribute to proliferation of human cancers bearing these signaling proteins. To assess these growth-promoting pathways, we undertook controlled homogenization and fractionation of NIH-H23 non-small cell lung cancer cells. As many breast(More)
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. It is a highly lethal disease in women and men, and new treatments are urgently needed. Previous studies implicated a role of estrogens and estrogen receptors in lung cancer progression, and this steroidal growth-stimulatory pathway may be promoted by tumor expression and activity of aromatase, an estrogen(More)
Although some studies have validated the 2001 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), including the importance of multilineage dysplasia, others have suggested that multilineage dysplasia correlates with unfavorable cytogenetics but has no independent impact on prognosis. In 2008, the revised WHO classification has(More)
Epidemiologic data have suggested that green tea may prevent breast cancer. Studies in our laboratory have provided evidence that green tea extract inhibits breast cancer growth by a direct anti-proliferative effect on the tumor cells, as well as by indirect suppressive effects on the tumor-associated endothelial cells. In this study, we asked whether(More)
BACKGROUND CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR4) has been shown to be expressed in a subset of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and is correlated with a poor prognosis. CXCR4 expression appears to be an independent prognostic factor for survival in a heterogeneous group of AML patients. To better assess its significance, we analyzed CXCR4 expression in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) classification system grouped bilineal and biphenotypic acute leukemias together under a new heading of mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL). The lineage-specific marker criteria have also changed for a diagnosis of MPAL. The goal of this study was to characterize clinical significance of this new group.(More)
Notch receptors have been implicated as oncogenic drivers in several cancers, the most notable example being NOTCH1 in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). To characterize the role of activated NOTCH3 in cancer, we generated an antibody that detects the neo-epitope created upon gamma-secretase cleavage of NOTCH3 to release its intracellular domain(More)
Breast cancer is now the most common malignancy diagnosed in women. Growth factor and estrogen receptors elicit tight regulation of breast tumor progression. Estrogen receptors occur in about two-thirds of breast tumors, and endocrine therapy targeted to these receptors is effective in a large proportion of tumors that express both estrogen and progesterone(More)
Acute leukemia with a mixed phenotype is a rare disease and comprises 2–5% of all acute leukemias. These disorders have been known historically by a variety of names, such as mixed lineage leukemia, bilineal leukemia and biphenotypic leukemia, and the criteria for diagnosis have often been arbitrary. The scoring criteria proposed by the European Group for(More)
To determine the role of DNA methylation in the progression of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), we analysed the methylation status of ALOX12, GSTM1, HS3ST2 and FZD9 in 127 AML patients. Aberrant methylation of ALOX12 was associated with the subcategory AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (P = 0·0439) and specifically with megakaryocytic dysplasia (P =(More)