Solange Merle

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Recent biological studies have classified breast carcinomas into HER2-overexpressing, estrogen receptor-positive/luminal, basal- and normal-like groups. According to this new biological classification, the objectives of our study were to assess the clinical, morphologic and immunophenotypic characteristics of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast in order(More)
Serum alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes were determined quantitatively by electrophoresis on cellulose acetate in 168 patients with rheumatic diseases subgrouped for disease activity. Median values of total alkaline phosphatase and bone isoenzyme activity, as well as frequency of patients showing pathological values, increased gradually and significantly(More)
AIM The prevalence of diabetes in the French West Indies is three times higher than in mainland France. We aimed to assess the associations between vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and cardiovascular risk factors in Caribbean patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS In this cross-sectional study of 277 patients,(More)
During recent years it has become clear that the production of most cytokines could play an important role in malignancies. We previously demonstrated that a high endogenous interleukin-6 (IL-6) level is significantly correlated with a high tumour burden and resistance to biochemotherapy in metastatic malignant melanoma patients. However, little is known(More)
One hundred and eighty-one breast cancer specimens were analyzed for nuclear p53 staining by immunochemical methods. There were 123 fine-needle cytological specimens and 58 frozen tissue sections of surgical biopsies. The microscopic evaluation of the staining fitted with a 4 group classification. Ninety-one samples (50.6%) were devoid of any staining (-),(More)
A methodology, originally built up in our laboratory, for the simultaneous determination of estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptors on small samples of tumor tissues, has been adapted to fine needle aspirates (FNA) of breast tumors. The method is based on a simultaneous incubation of aliquots of high-salt (0.4 M KCl) cytosols with tritiated estrogen(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1996, arterial hypertension has been recognized as one of the main health priorities in Martinique. However, its prevalence in the general population has never been measured. Furthermore, obesity is increasing in many countries and studies have shown that hypertension is more frequent in obese people than in people with normal body mass(More)
Vinorelbine is a new 5' nor Vinca alkaloid, active by i.v. route, in various types of cancer disease such as non-small cell lung cancer and advanced breast cancer. In order to evaluate the possibility of using this drug for local treatment of cancer, Vinorelbine-loaded bioresorbable polymeric implants were prepared using a copolymer of D,L-lactic and(More)