Ronald Feitosa Pinheiro

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Isochromosome 17q is a relatively common karyotypic abnormality in medulloblastoma, gastric, bladder, and breast cancers. In myeloid disorders, it is observed during disease progression and evolution to acute myeloid leukemia in Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia. It has been reported in rare cases of myelodysplastic syndrome, with an(More)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and risk for evolving to acute leukemia. Some molecular abnormalities related to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) transformation have been reported, such as FLT3 (FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3) mutations. FLT3, a member of the class 3 receptor(More)
Primary malignant breast lymphoma (PBL) is a rare disease with an incidence of 0.04-0.5% of all malignant breast neoplasms. The majority of cases are B-cell lymphomas and the most common histologic type is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLCL). In this study, we report our experience with three cases of PBL. The treatment was the same currently indicated for(More)
Deletions on chromosomes 5 and 7 are frequently seen in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It is assumed that these deletions indicate loss of tumor suppressor genes on these chromosomes and until these tumor suppressor genes are identified, the functional consequences of these deletions and the molecular basis of these myeloid(More)
Myelodysplastic syndrome is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, peripheral cytopenias and an additional risk to evolve to acute leukemia in up to 30% of the cases. Autoimmune manifestations as vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, hemolytic anemia, immune thrombocytopenia, rheumatoid arthritis as well as(More)
Recent investigations postulate a participation of the interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1) in the development of myelodysplasia (MDS) and in the pathogenesis of autoimmune manifestations (AIMs) in patients with this disease. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the IRF-1 immunoexpression in MDS patients with or without AIMs and to investigate(More)
Some studies show that alterations in DNA repair genes polymorphisms are associated with the pathogenesis and susceptibility of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). We genotyped 60 MDS patients for six DNA repair gene polymorphisms: BRCA1 rs4793191, BRCA2 rs9567623, RAD51 rs1801320, XRCC5 rs3835, XRCC6 rs2267437 and LIG4 rs1805388. The G/C heterozygote genotype(More)