Sabrina Croce

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The relationship between benign uterine leiomyomas and their malignant counterparts, i.e. leiomyosarcomas and smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP), is still poorly understood. The idea that a leiomyosarcoma could derive from a leiomyoma is still controversial. Recently MED12 mutations have been reported in uterine leiomyomas. In(More)
The increasingly popular use of somatostatin analogs in clinical practice for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes prompted extensive investigations on somatostatin receptor (sst) expression in human tumors by autoradiography, nucleic acid analysis and, recently, immunohistochemistry (IHC). The currently employed radiotracer for scintigraphy(More)
Persistent subcutaneous nodules arise on rare occasions at sites of injection of aluminium hydroxide-adsorbed vaccine. We report a case following a diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccination. The late onset of the lesion, four years after the injection, led to an uncertain preoperative diagnosis. Histopathologic examination showed features of a(More)
BACKGROUND About 15 to 20% of breast cancer cases overexpress human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2). This overexpression is associated with poor clinical prognosis but therapeutic success of trastuzumab or lapatinib. HER-2 extracellular domain (ECD) undergoes a proteolytic cleavage and is shed into biologic fluid as a circulating antigen called(More)
Endometrial stromal sarcomas (ESSs) are a genetically heterogeneous group of rare uterine neoplasms that are commonly driven by recurrent gene rearrangements. In conventional low-grade ESS, JAZF1-SUZ12, PHF1-JAZF1, EPC1-PHF1 and MEAF6-PHF1, and recently described ZC3H7-BCOR chimeric fusions have been reported in > 50% of cases. Conversely, oncogenic(More)
As part of the national 2009-2013 Cancer Plan, and with the support of the National cancer Institute and the French ministry of health, the National network for the treatment of rare peritoneal malignancies (RENAPE) has been organized. Its main objective is to optimize the framework for the healthcare management and treatment of rare peritoneal(More)
In thyroid tumors, several cell cycle regulators have been found to be altered or overexpressed, but no data exist on E2F transcription factors. Such factors (E2F-1 in particular) act as the final effectors in the retinoblastoma pathway but are also involved in apoptosis. To analyze E2F-1 expression in thyroid neoplasms, we investigated 73 thyroid tumors,(More)
The cancerization of supernumerary breast is uncommon. So when this situation occurs, the diagnosis is often late. Cancers of ectopic breast tissue have been reported in the international literature, but to our knowledge, no cancer after excision of accessory breast gland has been published. This article describes a case of ectopic breast tissue cancer in(More)
MED12 is a subunit of the multiprotein complex Mediator, an evolutionary-conserved regulator of transcription. Oncogenic mutations in exon 2 of MED12 occur in nearly 70% of uterine leiomyomas, and together with HMGA, represent the most common genetic anomalies in leiomyoma. This mutational anomaly represents a driver mutation. MED12 mutations are restricted(More)
Peritoneal malignant mesothelioma is a rare tumor, less common than its pleural counterpart. It develops from the mesothelial cells overlying peritoneum and preferentially occurs in male, with an average age ranging from 47 to 60.5 years. Asbestos whose impact is less strong than in pleural mesothelioma, SV 40 virus, chronic peritonitis could be implicated(More)