Veronika Auner

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BACKGROUND Mutations in the KRAS gene are one of the most frequent genetic abnormalities in ovarian carcinoma. They are of renewed interest as new epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted therapies are being investigated for use in ovarian carcinoma. As KRAS mutations are associated with poor response and resistance to EGFR-targeting drugs, this(More)
AIMS To evaluate a reverse-hybridisation assay (strip assay) designed for the sensitive detection of 10 mutations in codons 12 and 13 of the KRAS gene. The strip assay relies on mutant-enriched PCR followed by reverse-hybridisation of biotinylated amplification products to oligonucleotide probes immobilised as an array of parallel lines on nitrocellulose(More)
BACKGROUND Current prognostic information in ovarian cancer is based on tumor stage, tumor grade, and postoperative tumor size. Reliable molecular prognostic markers are scarce. In this article, the authors describe epigenetic events in a frequently deleted region on chromosome 8p22 that influence the expression of tumor suppressor candidate 3 (TUSC3), a(More)
Cyclin E, coded by the genes CCNE1 and CCNE2, is the main regulator for transition from G1 to S phase determining cell division. CCNE1 and CCNE2 are known oncogenes in many cancer entities. Especially CCNE1 has frequently been associated with gene amplifications in various malignancies, emphasising its role as a putative oncogene. We determined gene(More)
OBJECTIVE ATP-binding Cassette (ABC) transporters are thought to cause multiple drug resistance (MDR) in various carcinomas. Gene expression data from individual transporters in ovarian cancer tissue is contradictory and also scarce for some of them. RNA levels of a panel of ABC transporters were collected and analyzed to get a more detailed overview which(More)
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD KRAS mutation is the most common oncogenic alteration in various human cancers. Recently, KRAS has emerged as an important predictive biomarker in common malignancies such as metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This work aims to discuss the clinical impact of the KRAS mutation status on(More)
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