Simon Turcotte

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Limited evidence exists that humans mount a mutation-specific T cell response to epithelial cancers. We used a whole-exomic-sequencing-based approach to demonstrate that tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) from a patient with metastatic cholangiocarcinoma contained CD4+ T helper 1 (T(H)1) cells recognizing a mutation in erbb2 interacting protein (ERBB2IP)(More)
It is unknown whether the human immune system frequently mounts a T cell response against mutations expressed by common epithelial cancers. Using a next-generation sequencing approach combined with high-throughput immunologic screening, we demonstrated that tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) from 9 out of 10 patients with metastatic gastrointestinal(More)
Prostate-derived Ets transcription factor (PDEF) has recently been associated with invasive breast cancer, but no expression profile has been defined in clinical specimens. We undertook a comprehensive PDEF transcriptional expression study of 86 breast cancer clinical specimens, several cell lines, and normal tissues. PDEF expression profile was analyzed(More)
In hope to reduce the institutionalization of the people suffering of Alzheimer's disease, to promote their autonomy and to facilitate their daily activities, assistive technologies are in development. Recent studies with Alzheimer's patients suggest that this type of technology, using verbal cues, can help them to complete more steps in the accomplishment(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that the efficacy of ACT in melanoma is mediated by T cells that target somatic mutations expressed by the patients' tumors. Moreover, in one patient with metastatic epithelial (bile duct) cancer, we recently identified tumor-infiltrating Th1 cells that specifically recognized a mutation in ERBB2IP expressed by the patient's(More)
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