Samar K. Kassim

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BACKGROUND Bladder cancer cells illustrate major disruptions in their DNA methylation patterns as compared with normal ones. Authors aimed to identify epigenetic molecular markers in urine for early detection of bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the methylation status of RARβ(2) and APC genes in urine samples from 210(More)
Nitric oxide (NO), a recently discovered free radical, is overproduced in liver cirrhosis. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) might increase NO levels via increased inducible NO synthase (iNOS). This work was carried out to study the effect of HCV-induced liver cirrhosis on NO levels among Egyptian patients. The study included 46 patients with liver cirrhosis, and 30(More)
It is widely accepted that the Epstein-Barr virus is etiologically associated with the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The human papillomavirus is also associated with inverted papilloma. We used the polymerase chain reaction technique to detect both viruses in both types of tumors. Flow cytometry was also used to study the DNA pattern and(More)
BACKGROUND A new, sensitive, noninvasive method for the detection of urothelial carcinomas of the urinary bladder would open new possibilities in both the diagnosis and followup of patients. METHODS This study included 228 patients diagnosed with bladder carcinoma, 68 patients with benign bladder lesions, and 44 healthy persons served as the control(More)
BACKGROUND The normal esophageal motility is a balance between excitatory cholinergic "muscarinic" innervations and noncholinergic nonadrenergic inhibitory innervations. The latter is mediated by nitric oxide (NO) and/or vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). METHODS The study included 50 patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and 10(More)
1346 20 JUNE 2014 • VOL 344 ISSUE 6190 SCIENCE O ur understanding of genome biology, genomics, and disease, and even human history, has advanced tremendously with the completion of the Human Genome Project. Technological advances coupled with significant cost reductions in genomic research have yielded novel insights into disease etiology,(More)
OBJECTIVE bcl-2, an anti-apoptotic factor, has a role in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer as well as in resistance to chemotherapy. DESIGN AND METHODS 20 benign, and 26 malignant epithelial ovarian tissues were analyzed for bcl-2 protein and mutant p53 by enzyme-immunoassay (EIA). Flowcytometric analysis was also performed. Patients of malignant group(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer represents an important problem in gynecologic oncology. A growing tumor induces the host endothelial cells to proliferate and supply the requisite vascular support allowing tumor development. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) have been demonstrated to induce angiogenesis in epithelial tumors in(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cystoscopy is currently considered the gold standard for the detection of bladder tumours. The role of urine cytology in the initial detection and follow-up of patients is under discussion. Many efforts have been made to increase the detection rates and to predict the outcome of bladder cancer. In this subject review, a series of(More)
UNLABELLED The role of the tumor markers CA125 and CA72-4 has been evaluated in the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer. Both markers were measured in 30 patients with proven epithelial ovarian cancer, 30 patients with benign pelvic masses and 30 normal women. CA125 and CA72-4 were measured using the luminometric immunoassay and immunoradiometric(More)