Tahseen Al-Saleem

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The role that stromal renal cell carcinoma (RCC) plays in support of tumor progression is unclear. Here we sought to determine the predictive value on patient survival of several markers of stromal activation and the feasibility of a fibroblast-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) based three-dimensional (3D) culture stemming from clinical specimens to(More)
OBJECTIVE The gene encoding the methionine salvage pathway methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) is a tumor suppressor gene that is frequently inactivated in a wide variety of human cancers. In this study, we have examined if heterozygosity for a null mutation in Mtap (Mtap(lacZ)) could accelerate tumorigenesis development in two different mouse cancer(More)
In a previous study (Burkitt lymphoma study I, BL I) between 1982 and 1984, we used a multidrug rotating chemotherapy schedule, now known as 'GRAB', to treat 24 Iraqi children with non-localised BL (Murphy stages II, III and IV). At the time of reporting, actuarial survival was 50% (current actual survival 42%) and the major morbidity and mortality was not(More)
Aberrant promoter hypermethylation is a common mechanism for inactivation of tumor suppressor genes in cancer cells. To generate a global profile of genes silenced by hypermethylation in renal cell cancer (RCC), we did an expression microarray-based analysis of genes reactivated in the 786-0, ACHN, HRC51, and HRC59 RCC lines after treatment with the(More)
Patients with Mediterranean lymphoma (M.L.) had a significant reduction in humoral immunity (IgG and IgM) as well as impaired cellular immunity (50% were anergic to three antigens--P.P.D., mumps, and dinitrochlorobenzene). Any hypothesis for the pathogenesis of M.L. has to account for the peculiar geographic distribution of the disease, the age and sex(More)
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