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BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths despite the fact that detection of this cancer in early stages results in over 90% survival rate. Currently less than 45% of at-risk individuals in the US are screened regularly, exposing a need for better screening tests. We performed two case-control studies to validate a(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS A variety of gastrointestinal motility disorders have been attributed to alterations of interstitial cells of Cajal and malformations of the enteric nervous system. This study evaluates both the distribution of interstitial cells of Cajal and the pathohistology of the enteric nervous system in 2 severe human colorectal motility disorders.(More)
Recently, expression profiling of breast carcinomas has revealed gene signatures that predict clinical outcome, and discerned prognostically relevant breast cancer subtypes. Measurement of the degree of genomic instability provides a very similar stratification of prognostic groups. We therefore hypothesized that these features are linked. We used gene(More)
Numerous investigations have shown that in primary breast adenocarcinomas DNA aneuploidy in contrast to DNA diploidy indicates high malignancy potential. On the basis of the study of 104 breast carcinomas, we describe a subtype of aneuploidy, which demonstrates a low degree of malignancy. In image cytometric DNA histograms, this subtype possessed a low(More)
OBJECTIVE Aneuploidy is an independent risk factor for forthcoming carcinogenesis in ulcerative colitis (UC). An inferior prognosis of patients with ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal cancer (UCC) compared with those with sporadic colorectal cancer (SCC) has been reported, but remains controversial. This prompted us to investigate if aneuploidy can be(More)
Ovarian tumors range from benign to aggressive malignant tumors, including an intermediate class referred to as borderline carcinoma. The prognosis of the disease is strongly dependent on tumor classification, where patients with borderline tumors have much better prognosis than patients with carcinomas. We here describe the use of hierarchical clustering(More)
More than 1.2 million new cases of colorectal cancer are reported each year worldwide. Despite actual screening programs, about 50% of the patients are diagnosed at advanced tumor stages presenting poor prognosis. Innovative screening tools could aid the detection at early stages and allow curative treatment interventions. A nine target multiplex serum(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Late diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma results in a significant reduction of average survival times. Yet despite screening programs, about 70% of tumors are detected at advanced stages (International Union Against Cancer stages III/IV). We explored whether detection of malignant disease would be possible through identification of(More)
p53 triggers cell cycle arrest and apoptosis through transcriptional regulation of specific target genes. We have investigated the effect of p53 activation on the proteome using 2D gel electrophoresis analysis of mitomycin C-treated HCT116 colon carcinoma cells carrying wild-type p53. Approximately 5,800 protein spots were separated in overlapping(More)
INTRODUCTION Diaphragmatic ruptures are a rare condition with an incidence of about 0.8-5.8% after blunt thoracoabdominal trauma. Right sided ruptures accompanied by a displacement of intraabdominal organs are very uncommon and account for approximately 5-19% of all diaphragmatic ruptures. The majority of diaphragmatic ruptures are based on high speed motor(More)