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Mantle cell lymphomas (MCLs) are characterized by 11q13 chromosomal translocations and cyclin D1 overexpression. The secondary genetic and molecular events involved in the progression of these tumors are not well known. In this study, we have analyzed 45 MCLs (32 typical and 13 blastoid variants) by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). To identify the(More)
The long-term cytogenetic effect of radio- or chemotherapy or both on male germ cells was evaluated by study of the chromosomal abnormalities in spermatozoa of four men treated for cancer 5-18 years earlier. The cytogenetic analysis of 422 sperm metaphases showed no differences in the aneuploidy rate. The incidence of structural chromosome aberrations was(More)
We analyzed eight samples of xenografted human pancreatic tumors and two metastases developed in mice by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). The most recurrent changes were: gains on chromosomes 8 (8q24-qter; 7/8 cases), 15 (15q25-q26; 6/8 cases), 16 (16p in 6/8 cases; 16q in 5/8 cases), 20 (20q; 6/8 cases), and 19 (19q; 5/8 cases); and losses on(More)
MC treatment planning techniques provide a very accurate dose calculation compared to 'conventional' determi-nistic treatment planning systems. In the present work, PLanUNC (PLUNC), a set of software tools for radiotherapy treatment planning (RTP), is compared with MCNP5 (Monte Carlo N-Particle transport code) by calculating dose maps inside the RANDO ®(More)
Sperm chromosome studies have been performed in 70 normal males. The incidence of aneuploidy in this group is approximately 3-4%, and that of structural anomalies close to 5%. In carriers of reciprocal or Robertsonian translocations, the results are extremely variable, with percentages of unbalanced sperm from 8 to 87%. No unbalanced spermatozoa have been(More)
Quinacrine- and Giemsa-banding studies of the chromosomes of Cebus albifrons permitted to obtain a pattern that characterizes the species. The topography of the bands has been compared with that of Cebus apella. Each chromosome pair of C. albifrons has a homologue in C. apella. The differences between the two karyotypes are the result of five pericentric(More)
Previous studies have shown that allelic losses in a locus mapping to the chromosomal region 4p14-16 are indicative of poor prognosis in colorectal cancer. To further characterize the region involved and to confirm earlier observations, we have analyzed losses of heterozygosity (LOH) in nine microsatellite markers spanning this region in a prospective(More)
The relationship between the presence of a high frequency of chromosome aberrations and a predisposition to cancer has been well established in the so-called chromosome instability syndromes. Chromosome instability is also present in a variety of patients affected by cancer, and sometimes in their healthy relatives. We present a cytogenetic study carried(More)
Human fragile sites are only very rarely expressed spontaneously. In this paper we report the presence of non-random spontaneous chromosome lesions (CL) in chorionic villus samples and their coincidence with fragile site (FS) bands. The average number of CL was about 9% both in RPMI-1640 and in Chang media. To determine any possible influence of external(More)