Victor Piana de Andrade

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PURPOSE Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, a standard method for thyroid nodule diagnosis, cannot distinguish between benign follicular thyroid adenoma (FTA) and malignant follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC). Previously, using expression profiling, we found that a combination of transcript expression levels from DDIT3, ARG2, C1orf24, and ITM1(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway alterations in pure high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and DCIS associated with invasive breast cancer (IBC), and to determine whether DCIS and adjacent IBCs harbor distinct PI3K pathway aberrations. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Eighty-nine cases of pure high-grade DCIS and 119(More)
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) has been accepted as a marker of risk for the development of invasive breast cancer, yet modern models of breast carcinogenesis include LCIS as a precursor of low-grade carcinomas. We provide evidence favoring a clonal origin for LCIS and synchronous estrogen receptor-positive malignant lesions of the ductal and lobular(More)
Despite one third of breast (BC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) cases having a hereditary component, only a small proportion can be explained by germline mutations. The aim of this study was to identify potential genomic alterations related to cancer predisposition. Copy number variations (CNVs) were interrogated in 113 unrelated cases fulfilling the criteria(More)
Breast carcinoma (BC) corresponds to 23 % of all cancers in women, with 1.38 million new cases and 460,000 deaths worldwide annually. Despite the significant advances in the identification of molecular markers and different modalities of treatment for primary BC, the ability to predict its metastatic behavior is still limited. The purpose of this study was(More)
The superimposed clinical features of motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) comprise a rare neurological overlap syndrome that represents a diagnostic challenge to neurologists. Currently, FTLD-MND is considered a distinct entity and its clinicopathological basis has recently been reviewed. Our aim is to present a patient(More)
Purpose: To assess the prevalence of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway alterations in pure high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and DCIS associated with invasive breast cancer (IBC), and to determine whether DCIS and adjacent IBCs harbor distinct PI3K pathway aberrations. Experimental Design: Eighty-nine cases of pure high-grade DCIS and 119(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) plays a regulatory role in key pathways in cancer. However, since phosphorylation is a step for classical PKC (cPKC) maturation and does not correlate with activation, there is a lack of tools to detect active PKC in tissue samples. Here, a structure-based rational approach was used to select a peptide to generate an antibody that(More)