Suthee Rapisuwon

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Noonan syndrome (NS), Costello syndrome (CS), cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome (CFCS), and LEOPARD syndrome (now also referred to as Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines or NSML) are clinically overlapping dominant disorders that are caused by mutations in RAS signaling pathway genes. The spectrum of cancer susceptibility in this group of disorders has not(More)
The aim of this study, performed in Bangkok, was to evaluate the possibility of reducing fissure caries development using an antimicrobial varnish, Cervitec. Children aged 7-8 years and 12-13 years, 251 in each age group, with at least 2 sound contra-lateral permanent molars, were selected. A split mouth method was used with one test and one control tooth(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-PD-1 therapy is increasingly used in various advanced malignancies. Patients with baseline organ dysfunction are largely excluded from clinical trials. Therefore it is unclear whether anti-PD-1 therapy is safe or effective in this setting. Further, these patients are often not candidates for other anti-cancer therapies, highlighting their(More)
BACKGROUND Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including antibodies against programmed death 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4), are being used with increasing frequency for the treatment of cancer. Immune-related adverse events (irAEs) including colitis, dermatitis, and pneumonitis are well described, but less frequent events are now emerging(More)
Tumor heterogeneity is a major challenge and the root cause of resistance to treatment. Still, the standard diagnostic approach relies on the analysis of a single tumor sample from a local or metastatic site that is obtained at a given time point. Due to intratumoral heterogeneity and selection of subpopulations in diverse lesions this will provide only a(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic antibodies against programmed cell death receptor 1 (PD-1) are considered front-line therapy in metastatic melanoma. The efficacy of PD-1 blockade for patients with biologically distinct melanomas arising from acral and mucosal surfaces has not been well described. METHODS A multi-institutional, retrospective cohort analysis(More)
Skeletal muscle from an encephalomyopathy was examined by morphological and biochemical modalities. Mitochondria displayed variability in size, numbers per myocyte, and morphology. Certain organelles had stacks of dense cristae, others contained variable numbers of crystalloids or several lipid droplets. In isolated skeletal muscle mitochondria, oxidative(More)
PURPOSE Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a disease of multifocal vascular proliferation that requires infection with KS herpes virus (KSHV/HHV-8). Activation of the c-kit and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors by autocrine/paracrine mechanisms follows endothelial cell KSHV infection. In a pilot study, imatinib, a c-kit/PDGF-receptor inhibitor, induced(More)
Successful treatment of cancers with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors (ICIs) has been associated with the mutational load of tumors. The biological rationale for this association between mutational load and ICI response is that neoantigens are generated by mutations in protein coding sequences that provide a steady flow of neoantigens to prime the immune system(More)
Primary mucosal melanomas represent ∼1.3% of all cases of melanoma diagnosed in the USA. The sinonasal location is the most common primary site. Mutations in the KIT gene occur in 10-22% of mucosal melanomas. Tumor response to imatinib mesylate has been reported in about half of the patients with tumors harboring KIT mutations. Responses are almost(More)