Steffen Falgreen

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BACKGROUND Recent reports indicate that in vitro drug screens combined with gene expression profiles (GEP) of cancer cell lines may generate informative signatures predicting the clinical outcome of chemotherapy. In multiple myeloma (MM) a range of new drugs have been introduced and now challenge conventional therapy including high dose melphalan.(More)
PURPOSE Current diagnostic tests for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma use the updated WHO criteria based on biologic, morphologic, and clinical heterogeneity. We propose a refined classification system based on subset-specific B-cell-associated gene signatures (BAGS) in the normal B-cell hierarchy, hypothesizing that it can provide new biologic insight and(More)
Drug resistance in cancer refers to recurrent or primary refractory disease following drug therapy. At the cellular level, it is a consequence of molecular functions that ultimately enable the cell to resist cell death-one of the classical hallmarks of cancer. Thus, drug resistance is a fundamental aspect of the cancer cell phenotype, in parallel with(More)
This report describes a method for the generation of global gene expression profiles from low frequent B-cell subsets by using fluorescence-activated cell sorting and RNA amplification. However, some of the differentiating compartments involve a low number of cells and therefore it is important to optimize and validate each step in the procedure. Normal(More)
The presence of different transcripts of a gene across samples can be analysed by whole-transcriptome microarrays. Reproducing results from published microarray data represents a challenge owing to the vast amounts of data and the large variety of preprocessing and filtering steps used before the actual analysis is carried out. To guarantee a firm basis for(More)
We present a multiplex analysis for genes known to have prognostic value in an attempt to design a clinically useful classification model in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to measure transcript levels of 28 relevant genes in 194 de novo DLBCL patients treated with R-CHOP (rituximab,(More)
The standard treatment for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the immunochemotherapy-based R-CHOP regimen (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone). Resistance to treatment, intrinsic or acquired, is observed in approximately 40% of patients with DLBCL, who thus require novel interventions to survive. To(More)
Patients suffering from cancer are often treated with a range of chemotherapeutic agents, but the treatment efficacy varies greatly between patients. Based on recent popularisation of regularised regression models the goal of this study was to establish workflows for pharmacogenomic predictors of response to standard multidrug regimens using baseline gene(More)
In vitro generated dose-response curves of human cancer cell lines are widely used to develop new therapeutics. The curves are summarised by simplified statistics that ignore the conventionally used dose-response curves’ dependency on drug exposure time and growth kinetics. This may lead to suboptimal exploitation of data and biased conclusions on the(More)
BACKGROUND Cryopreservation is an acknowledged procedure to store vital cells for future biomarker analyses. Few studies, however, have analyzed the impact of the cryopreservation on phenotyping. METHODS We have performed a controlled comparison of cryopreserved and fresh cellular aliquots prepared from individual healthy donors. We studied circulating(More)