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Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a multifunctional cytokine, potently stimulates angiogenesis including tumor neovascularization. Although well established in solid tumors, the role of VEGF in bone marrow neoangiogenesis and paracrine tumor-stromal cell interactions in lymphohematopoietic malignancies has not been fully elucidated. In multiple(More)
Research on tumor-induced lymphangiogenesis has predominantly focused on alterations and abnormal growth of peritumoral and intratumoral lymphatic vessels. However, recent evidence indicates that lymphangiogenesis of sentinel lymph nodes might also contribute to cancer progression. In clinical oncology, the sentinel(More)
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a hyperinflammatory syndrome defined by clinical and laboratory criteria. Current criteria were created to identify patients with familial hemophagocytic lmyphohistiocytosis in immediate need of immunosuppressive therapy. However, these criteria also identify patients with infection-associated hemophagocytic(More)
PURPOSE This trial of the German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group compares the use of high-dose therapy (HDT) as part of primary treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) plus etoposide followed by involved-field (IF) radiotherapy in a randomized, multicenter, phase III study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three(More)
9022 Background: Osteosarcoma, the most frequent primary malignant bone tumor is a chemotherapy-sensitive tumor with survival rates reaching 50 to 80 %. Several reports have demonstrated that neovascularization assessed by intratumoral microvessel density (MVD) correlates with clinicopathological factors and the patients' prognosis in a variety of tumors.(More)
RhKGF is developed for prevention and treatment of chemotherapy- and radiation-induced epithelial damage in cancer patients. Little information exists on growth modulation of malignant cells by KGF. We have tested the anchorage-independent clonal growth of 35 human tumor and 22 lymphoma and leukemia cell lines in semisolid media with or without rhKGF.(More)
The importance of angiogenesis for the progressive growth and viability of solid tumors is well established. In contrast, only few data are available for hematologic neoplasms. To investigate the role of angiogenesis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), bone marrow biopsies from 62 adults with newly diagnosed, untreated AML (day 0) were evaluated. Further(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to estimate the impact of thrombophilia on risk of first childhood stroke through a meta-analysis of published observational studies. METHODS AND RESULTS A systematic search of electronic databases (Medline via PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, Web of Science, The Cochrane Library) for studies published from 1970 to 2009 was(More)
Neoangiogenesis has been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Autocrine and paracrine secretion of angiogenic and hematopoietic growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and stem cell factor (SCF) in the bone marrow microenvironment may promote proliferation and survival of leukemic(More)
Since plasma protein S serves an anticoagulant function by mechanisms which are not completely understood, its possible interaction with Factor Va was investigated. Human protein S bound to immobilized human Factor Va in a calcium-dependent, saturable, and reversible manner and Factor Va bound similarly to immobilized protein S. Binding of protein S to(More)