Silvia Pairet

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Antibodies against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)—cetuximab and panitumumab—are widely used to treat colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, patients eventually develop resistance to these agents. We describe an acquired EGFR ectodomain mutation (S492R) that prevents cetuximab binding and confers resistance to cetuximab. Cells with this mutation,(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last years, our knowledge on pathogenesis of gastric MALT lymphoma has greatly improved, but its morphological diagnosis is still hampered by overlapping histological features with advanced chronic gastritis. MicroRNAs are deregulated in lymphomas, but their role and usefulness in gastric MALT lymphoma has not been extensively(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by a highly variable clinical course. Del(11q) and del(17p), routinely studied by conventional G-banding cytogenetics (CGC) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), have been related to progression and shorter overall survival. Recently, array-based karyotyping has gained acceptance as a(More)
The biological basis of essential thrombocythemia (ET) patients lacking known mutations is still unknown. MicroRNAs (miRNA) regulate hematopoietic differentiation and are deregulated in several hematopoietic malignancies. However, miRNA expression in ET patients has been poorly explored. We performed miRNA profiling in platelets from 19 ET patients and 10(More)
JAK2V617F allele burden was prospectively measured in polycythemia vera (PV, n=52) and essential thrombocythemia (ET, n=39) patients receiving hydroxycarbamide (HC) and analyzed according to JAK2 46/1 haplotype and genotype of SLC14A1, SLC14A2 and ARG2 urea transporters. Molecular response (MR) was obtained in 68.7% and 38.9% of PV patients with GG and AA(More)
Current standard-of-care therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) results in up to 40% of patients who either relapse or develop refractory disease. In this setting, further therapeutic improvements are needed. This study analyzed the in vitro effects of the combination of bendamustine with the histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat in DLBCL(More)
We have studied an automated in situ hybridization (ISH) method as a possible alternative approach for detecting high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) in monolayer (ThinPrep) cervico-vaginal samples, comparing the results with those obtained by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using consensus primers and studying the relationship between the ISH staining(More)
Essential thrombocythaemia (ET) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterised by megakaryocyte hyperplasia and thrombocytosis. From the genetic perspective, ET patients harbour mutations in JAK2 (50–60%), CALR (15–30%) and MPL (1–5%) genes. These frequencies have been determined in most studies using DNA obtained from isolated granulocytes or from(More)
Mutations in JAK2 or CALR are observed in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). To get further insight in the dynamics of the mutant clone, we assessed the mutant allele burden in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) and granulocytes from 138 patients [51 polycythemia vera (PV), 58 essential thrombocythemia (ET)(More)