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UNLABELLED Hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) show resistance to chemotherapy and have blunt response to apoptotic stimuli. HCC cell lines express low levels of the Fas death receptor and are resistant to FasL stimulation, whereas immortalized hepatocytes are sensitive. The variable Fas transcript levels and consistently low Fas protein in HCC cells suggest(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is considered an aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with variable treatment responses. There is an urgent need to identify novel markers with prognostic and therapeutic value for MCL. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as key regulators in cancers, including MCL. Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma(More)
Anthracyclines have been a cornerstone in the cure of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and other hematological cancers. The ability of anthracyclines to eliminate DLBCL depends on the presence of topoisomerase-II-alpha (TopIIA), a DNA repair enzyme complex. We identified nucleolin as a novel binding partner of TopIIA. Abrogation of nucleolin sensitized(More)
The new capability to generate mimicking chemical analogues and perform mass screenings of candidate drugs has been tested on B-cell receptor signalling, a driver of B-cell malignancies. These efforts have identified ibrutinib as a potent inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase. As the clinical use of ibrutinib increases, continued vigilant monitoring for(More)
We conducted a prospective phase II trial of pentostatin, cyclophosphamide and rituximab as initial therapy for patients with previously untreated advanced stage low-grade or indolent B-cell lymphomas (iNHLs). Of 83 evaluable patients, 91·6% attained an overall response and 86·8% a complete or unconfirmed complete response. The 3-year progression-free(More)
Histone methylation and demethylation regulate B-cell development, and their deregulation correlates with tumor chemoresistance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, limiting cure rates. Since histone methylation status correlates with disease aggressiveness and relapse, we investigated the therapeutic potential of inhibiting histone 3 Lys27 demethylase KDM6B,(More)
Hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) show resistance to chemotherapy and have blunt response to apoptotic stimuli. HCC cell lines express low levels of the Fas death receptor and are resistant to FasL stimulation, whereas immortalized hepatocytes are sensitive. The variable Fas transcript levels and consistently low Fas protein in HCC cells suggest(More)
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDCS) is a rare tumour; only seven cases of IDCS associated with chronic lymphocytic leucaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) have been reported. We present the case of a 60-year-old man who presented with fevers, night sweats and significant unintentional weight loss. Investigations led to a diagnosis of(More)
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