Learn More
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) gene mutations, C282Y and H63D, have been screened in a cohort of 254 presumably healthy persons originating from a western region of France. The carrier frequencies of these mutations and the incidence of HH have been estimated and compared with those of other studies. This cohort contains two C282Y/C282Y genotypes and has(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cytokine involved in different physiologic and pathophysiologic processes including carcinogenesis. In 2003, a single nucleotide polymorphism (-174G/C) of the IL-6 gene promoter has been linked to breast cancer prognosis in node-positive (N+) breast cancer patients. Since, different studies have led to conflicting conclusions about(More)
BACKGROUND Molecularly targeted agents have been reported to have anti-tumour activity for patients whose tumours harbour the matching molecular alteration. These results have led to increased off-label use of molecularly targeted agents on the basis of identified molecular alterations. We assessed the efficacy of several molecularly targeted agents(More)
PURPOSE Survival of patients with multiple myeloma is highly heterogeneous, from periods of a few weeks to more than 10 years. We used gene expression profiles of myeloma cells obtained at diagnosis to identify broadly applicable prognostic markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a training set of 182 patients, we used supervised methods to identify individual(More)
Novel prognostic biomarkers are imperatively needed to help direct treatment decisions by typing subgroups of node-negative breast cancer patients. The current study has used a proteomic approach of SELDI-TOF-MS screening to identify differentially cytosolic expressed proteins with a prognostic impact in 30 node-negative breast cancer patients with no(More)
Pro- and anti-apoptotic members of the BCL-2 family play a central role in the implementation of apoptosis. Bax, a pro-apoptotic member of this family, has as such been considered as a potential tumor suppressor. Here, we have examined the expression of Bax in 55 patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain(More)
Gene prognostic meta-analyses should benefit from breast tumour genomic data obtained during the last decade. The aim was to develop a user-friendly, web-based application, based on DNA microarrays results, called "breast cancer Gene-Expression Miner" (bc-GenExMiner) to improve gene prognostic analysis performance by using the same bioinformatics process.(More)
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) lacking estrogen and progesterone receptors and HER2 amplification have a relatively high risk of metastatic dissemination, but the mechanistic basis for this risk is not understood. Here, we report that serum levels of CD95 ligand (CD95L) are higher in patients with TNBC than in other patients with breast cancer.(More)
Triple-negative breast cancers need to be refined in order to identify therapeutic subgroups of patients. We conducted an unsupervised analysis of microarray gene-expression profiles of 107 triple-negative breast cancer patients and undertook robust functional annotation of the molecular entities found by means of numerous approaches including(More)