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Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs710521[A], located near TP63 on chromosome 3q28, was identified to be significantly associated with increased bladder cancer risk. To investigate the association of rs710521[A] and bladder cancer by new data and by meta-analysis including all published data, rs710521 was studied in 1,425 bladder cancer cases and 1,740(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of bone scintigraphy (BS) in early prediction of clinically asymptomatic bisphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). BS of mCRPC patients treated with BP was evaluated for pathologic tracer uptake of the jaws in BS(More)
Metabolic long-term complications and consequences after urinary diversion are somewhat neglected. Subclinical metabolic disturbances are quite common; however, complications are rare. The absorptive surface of the bowel segment is lost for the physiological function of the gastrointestinal tract. Some studies demonstrated that at least some of the(More)
Genotyping N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) is of high relevance for individualized dosing of antituberculosis drugs and bladder cancer epidemiology. In this study we compared a recently published tagging single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs1495741) to the conventional 7-SNP genotype (G191A, C282T, T341C, C481T, G590A, A803G and G857A haplotype pairs) and(More)
Recently, rs11892031[A] has been identified in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to confer increased risk of urinary bladder cancer (UBC). To confirm this association and additionally study a possible relevance of exposure to urinary bladder carcinogens, we investigated the IfADo UBC study group, consisting of eight case–control series from different(More)
Currently, twelve validated genetic variants have been identified that are associated with urinary bladder cancer (UBC) risk. However, those validated variants explain only 5–10% of the overall inherited risk. In addition, there are more than 100 published polymorphisms still awaiting validation or disproval. A particularly promising of the latter(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted antiangiogenic therapy significantly inhibits the growth of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Eventually, therapy resistance develops in even the most responsive cases, but the mechanisms of resistance remain unclear. Herein, we developed two tumor models derived from an RCC cell line by conditioning(More)
PURPOSE Several nephrometry scores have been proposed to predict perioperative outcomes in renal surgery. We evaluated which nephrometry score correlates best with the MIC (margin, ischemia and complications) score and quantitative perioperative outcomes in nephron sparing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data on 188 patients undergoing nephron sparing(More)
INTRODUCTION Urological dogma dictates that washings collected from the urinary tract for cytological assessment must be performed without interference from contrast agents that may alter cellular integrity and diagnostic interpretation. In practice, the initial contrast used to outline the upper tracts is commonly discarded with subsequent saline washings(More)
Tumor microenvironments are characterized by decreased oxygen and nutrition due to the rapid and progressive nature of tumors and also stresses induced by several anti-tumor therapies. These intense cell stressors trigger a protective cell survival mechanism heralded by the unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR is induced by an accumulation of unfolded(More)