Patricia van Sluis

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The chromosomal position of human genes is rapidly being established. We integrated these mapping data with genome-wide messenger RNA expression profiles as provided by SAGE (serial analysis of gene expression). Over 2.45 million SAGE transcript tags, including 160,000 tags of neuroblastomas, are presently known for 12 tissue types. We developed algorithms(More)
The myc oncogenes are frequently activated in human tumors, but there is no comprehensive insight into the target genes and downstream cellular pathways of these transcription factors. We applied serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) to identify targets of N-myc in neuroblastomas. Analysis of 42,000 mRNA transcript tags in SAGE libraries of N-myc-(More)
Neuroblastoma is an embryonal tumor originating from neural crest-derived cells. Here we present the serendipitous cloning of amplified sequences of chromosome 2p15 in neuroblastoma cell line IMR32. The amplified region was analyzed for oncogene activation using a SAGE (serial analysis of gene expression) library of IMR32. SAGE permits a quantitative(More)
Neuroblastomas frequently have deletions of chromosome 1p and amplification of the N-myc oncogene. We analysed 53 neuroblastomas for the N-myc copy number, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of chromosome 1p36 and the parental origin of the lost alleles. Allelic loss of 1p36 was found in 15 tumours. All N-myc amplified tumours belonged to this subset. In 13/15(More)
Neuroblastomas often show loss of heterozygosity of the chromosomal region 1p36 (LOH 1p), probably reflecting loss of a tumor-suppressor gene. Here we describe three neuroblastoma tumors and two cell lines in which LOH 1p results from an unbalanced translocation between the p arm of chromosome 1 and the q arm of chromosome 17. Southern blot and cytogenetic(More)
Neuroblastoma tumors frequently show loss of heterozygosity of chromosome 11q with a shortest region of overlap in the 11q23 region. These deletions are thought to cause inactivation of tumor suppressor genes leading to haploinsufficiency. Alternatively, micro-deletions could lead to gene fusion products that are tumor driving. To identify such events we(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroblastoma is a childhood tumor derived from cells of the neural crest, with a widely variable outcome. Differences in the behavior and prognosis of the tumor suggest that neuroblastoma can be divided into several biologic subgroups. We evaluated the most frequent genetic abnormalities in neuroblastoma to determine their prognostic value. (More)
Previous reports on possible genomic imprinting of the neuroblastoma tumour suppressor gene on chromosome 1p36 have been conflicting. Here we report on the parental origin of 1p36 alleles lost in 47 neuroblastomas and on a detailed Southern blot analysis of the extent of the 1p deletions in 38 cases. The results are remarkably different for tumours with and(More)
Deletions in the short arm of chromosome 1 (1p36) and MYCN amplification are common in neuroblastoma. Previously we showed evidence of at least two different neuroblastoma tumor-suppressor loci on 1p. One is associated with MYCN single-copy tumors and maps distal on 1p36.3. A second, more proximal locus maps to 1p36.1 and is deleted in about 90% of(More)
Providing outcome monitoring feedback to therapists seems to be a promising approach to improve outcomes in clinical practice. This study aims to examine the effect of feedback and investigate whether it is moderated by therapist characteristics. Patients (n=413) were randomly assigned to either a feedback or a no-feedback control condition. There was no(More)