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BACKGROUND Despite improved survival for the patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the prognosis after relapse is poor. The aim was to identify molecular events that contribute to relapse and treatment resistance in DLBCL. METHODS We analysed 51 prospectively collected pretreatment tumour samples from clinically high risk patients treated(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with aggressive B-cell lymphomas and high clinical risk score still die of lymphoma after conventional R-CHOP chemoimmunotherapy. We hypothesized that intensified chemoimmunotherapy including systemic central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis improves outcome and reduces the incidence of CNS-related events. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Syndecan-1 is a ubiquitous and multifunctional extracellular matrix proteoglycan,which mediates basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) binding and activity. Shedding of syndecan-1 ectodomain from the plasma membrane is highly regulated. We evaluated the influence of soluble syndecan-1 and serum bFGF determined by ELISA on outcome in 184 lung cancer patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine whether serum matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) -2 and MMP-9 levels could predict overall and disease-free survival in primary node-positive breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN MMP-2 and MMP-9 levels were quantitatively measured in serum after surgery from 133 patients with primary node-positive breast cancer(More)
Rituximab in combination with chemotherapy (immunochemotherapy) is one of the most effective treatments available for follicular lymphoma (FL). This study aimed to determine whether differences in gene expression in FL tissue correlate with outcome in response to rituximab and CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) chemotherapy(More)
Gene expression profiling and immunohistochemical studies have demonstrated that nonmalignant tumor infiltrating inflammatory cells contribute to clinical outcome in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL). Particularly, tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) content correlates with longer survival rates after immunochemotherapy. Here we investigated the(More)
PURPOSE Tumor microenvironment has a strong effect on the survival of follicular lymphoma (FL) patients. The aim of this study was to determine what are the signaling pathways that mediate the cross-talk between lymphoma cells and tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells and contribute to the clinical outcome of FL patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Gene(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate new mitochondrial myopathy serum biomarkers for diagnostic use. METHODS We analyzed serum FGF21 (S-FGF21) and GDF15 from patients with (1) mitochondrial diseases and (2) nonmitochondrial disorders partially overlapping with mitochondrial disorder phenotypes. We (3) did a meta-analysis of S-FGF21 in mitochondrial disease and (4)(More)
This is an author produced version of a paper published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. This paper has been peer-reviewed but does not include the final publisher proof-corrections or journal pagination. "CD40 is a potential marker of favorable prognosis in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with immunochemotherapy." Access to the published version(More)