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Previous studies have shown that the ADIPOR1, ADORA1, BTG2 and CD46 genes differ significantly between long-term survivors of breast cancer and deceased patients, both in levels of gene expression and DNA copy numbers. The aim of this study was to characterize the expression of the corresponding proteins in breast carcinoma and to determine their(More)
PURPOSE Deregulation of key cellular pathways is fundamental for the survival and expansion of neoplastic cells. In cancer, regulation of gene transcription can be mediated in a variety of ways. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of gene dosage on gene expression patterns and the effect of other mechanisms on transcriptional levels, and to(More)
Flow cytometric DNA distribution and the activity of the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) have been measured in tumor biopsies from patients with malignant head and neck tumors before and after 6-8 days on nasogastric tube feeding. Thirteen patients were randomized to the study group (defined enteral nutrition), and 13 patients to the control group(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to perform various 211At irradiations of importance for the evaluation of 211At-radioimmunotherapy, and compare the effect with that of low linear energy transfer (LET) radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS All irradiations were performed on low-concentration single-cell suspensions. Growth assays using 96-well plates were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the biological effect of the alpha-particle-emitting isotope astatine-211 on the human cell line Colo-205 and to compare it with that of low-dose-rate gamma-radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Plastic (PMMA) rotating phantoms were constructed, allowing precise dosimetry on a cellular level for both types of(More)
Flow cytometric (FCM) DNA analysis yields information on ploidy status and the S-phase fraction (SPF), variables of prognostic importance in breast cancer. The clinical value of the SPF is currently being evaluated in prospective randomized trials. The widespread use of FCM DNA analysis emphasizes the importance of reproducibility (both intra- and(More)
It is of great significance to find better markers to correctly distinguish between high-risk and low-risk breast cancer patients since the majority of breast cancer cases are at present being overtreated. 46 tumours from node-negative breast cancer patients were studied with gene expression microarrays. A t-test was carried out in order to find a set of(More)
Chemotherapy resistance remains a major obstacle in the treatment of women with ovarian cancer. Establishing predictive markers of chemoresponse would help to individualize therapy and improve survival of ovarian cancer patients. Chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer has been studied thoroughly and several non-overlapping single genes, gene profiles and(More)
Four human melanoma cell lines with different copy numbers of chromosomes 9 and 21q, as studied by the G-band technique, fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), were tested for their sensitivity to Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) and Interferon-beta (IFN-beta) in relation to dosage of interferon genes (#9) and interferon(More)
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women and accounts for over one million new cases worldwide per year. Lymph node-negative breast cancer patients are reputed as having a better prognosis than lymph node-positive ones. Around 20% of the lymph node-negative patients die within 10 years after diagnosis. To improve the prognostics of(More)