Stéphane Barrette

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Since the first description of sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma in 2000, 19 pediatric cases have been reported in the literature. However, it is debated whether sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma represents a specific rhabdomyosarcoma entity or a variant of embryonal or alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. To date, 6 sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma karyotypes and 1 sclerosing(More)
BACKGROUND Berries contain several phytochemicals, such as phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and other flavonoids. There has been growing interest in a variety of potential chemopreventive activities of edible berries. The potential chemopreventive activity of a variety of small berries cultivated or collected in the province of Québec, Canada(More)
Most cancers are dependent on the growth of tumor blood vessels and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis may thus provide an efficient strategy to retard or block tumor growth. Recently, tumor vascular targeting has expanded to include not only endothelial cells (ECs) but also smooth muscle cells (SMCs), which contribute to a mature and functional vasculature.(More)
BACKGROUND Although the frequency of complications in adults undergoing therapeutic apheresis is low, there are little data in children. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective study of 186 children who had undergone a total of 1632 apheresis procedures between 1994 and 2002 was conducted. Adverse reactions were prospectively documented. The procedures(More)
Summary:Cord blood (CB) is an alternative to other sources of stem cells for transplantation. However, the impact of including CB in the initial strategy of unrelated graft search in a cohort of patients has been the object of limited analysis. Here, we report the results of such a strategy in 91 consecutive children. Absence of mismatch was required for(More)
Epidemiological studies have shown that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has a beneficial preventive effect on cardiovascular diseases and cancer by mechanisms that have not yet been elucidated. In this work, we investigated the antiangiogenic activities of anthocyanidins, a class of polyphenols present at high levels in fruits. Among the tested(More)
Involvement of the Wnt signal transduction pathway has been shown in different pediatric embryonal tumors, such as hepatoblastoma, nephroblastoma, pancreatoblastoma, and medulloblastoma. There are few data available on the status of beta-catenin in rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), another pediatric embryonal tumor. The aims of this study were 1st to verify the(More)
Cytogenetic analysis of a lumbar soft tissue Ewing sarcoma (ES) in a 7-month-old female child showed a t(17;22)(q21;q12), a rare translocation leading to an EWSR1-ETV4 chimeric transcript. These findings were confirmed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques. The breakpoints were(More)
The severe form of leukocyte adhesion deficiency type I (LAD-I) usually leads to death early in life. Allogeneic haematopoietic transplantation is the only cure. Unrelated transplantation has been reported only once. We describe three children with LAD-I transplanted with T cell non-depleted bone marrow from unrelated HLA-matched donors. All patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone marrow-derived stromal cells (MSC) are able to acquire histological and immunophenotypic characteristics consistent with endothelial cells (EC). In this study we examined the effect of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a platelet-derived bioactive lysophospholipid that is believed to specifically stimulate EC migration and tube formation, on the(More)