Sonja C Henzen-Logmans

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In the present study, we determined the frequency and intensity of MRP protein expression by monoclonal antibody immunohistochemistry in a series of 259 resected invasive primary breast carcinomas, and we evaluated MRP immunoreactivity in relation to patient and tumour characteristics, relapse-free (RFS) and overall survival (OS). The immunostaining was(More)
Traditional clinicopathological features do not predict which patients will develop chemotherapy resistance. The TP53 gene is frequently altered in ovarian cancer but its prognostic implications are controversial. Little is known on the impact of TP53-downstream genes on prognosis. Using molecular and immunohistochemical analyses we examined TP53 and its(More)
Paracrine influences from fibroblasts derived from different sources of breast tissue on epithelial breast cancer cell growth in vitro were investigated. Medium conditioned (CM) by fibroblasts derived from tumours, adjacent normal breast tissue, and normal breast tissue obtained from reduction mammoplasty or from skin tissue significantly stimulated the(More)
The antigen levels of components of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system of plasminogen activation are correlated with prognosis in several types of cancers, including breast cancer. In the present study involving 2780 patients with primary invasive breast cancer, we have evaluated the prognostic importance of the four major components of(More)
TP53 has been implicated in regulation of the cell cycle, DNA repair, and apoptosis. We studied, in primary breast tumors through direct cDNA sequencing of exons 2-11, whether TP53 gene mutations can predict response in patients with advanced disease to either first-line tamoxifen therapy (202 patients, of whom 55% responded) or up-front (poly)chemotherapy(More)
Auto-antibodies of the neuronal anti-nuclear antibody (anti-Hu) type were found in serum of three patients suspected of a paraneoplastic syndrome of the central nervous system. In all three a small cell carcinoma of the lung was detected. The sera showed bright staining of neuronal nuclei sparing the nucleolus. In two patients the antibody was of the IgG(More)
Most image analysis systems (IAS) use black-and-white cameras. However, true color IASs are considered to be useful for quantification of immunohistologically stained structures. Using a true color IAS, we evaluated two methods of segmentation for quantification of area percentage of staining: one using fixed, preset thresholds and one using thresholds(More)
The prognostic value of EGF-R, IGF-1-R and SS-R, and of cytosolic estrogen-regulated pS2 protein, was studied in patients (pts) with primary breast and advanced ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer tissues were negative for pS2 (by immunoradiometric assay) IGF-1-R and EGF-R contents (by ligand binding assay, LBA) were of no or moderate prognostic value for breast(More)
Sera from 23 patients with paraneoplastic disease of the central nervous system (PNS) were examined for the presence of anti-neuronal (anti-Hu, anti-Yo/PCA) and anti-Ri) and systemic auto-antibodies, including antibodies against DNA, centromeres, nRNP, Sm antigen, Scl-70, Ro(SS-A), La(SS-B), mitochondria, thyroid antigens, parietal calls, brush border(More)
The diagnostic value of the presence of anti-neuronal antibodies in serum was examined in 21 patients suspected of paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous system (NS) (group 1) and was compared to three control groups; group 2: 25 patients with a neurological disease, without cancer and no sign of paraneoplastic disorder; group 3: 27 patients with(More)