Wenancjusz Domagała

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Several predispositions to colorectal cancer have been identified, but little is known about genetic susceptibilities to disease in older persons. Colorectal cancer is a risk in Crohn's disease and is believed to be associated with an inappropriate inflammatory response. Recently, the NOD2 gene has been associated with Crohn's disease, which further(More)
The NOD2 gene has been associated with susceptibility to Crohn’s disease, and more recently with carcinoma of the colon as well. NOD2 is involved in the inflammatory response and the activation of the NFkB pathway. The range of cancer types associated with NOD2 has not been well studied. The 3020insC allele results in a truncated NOD2 protein and is present(More)
The NOD2 gene has been associated with susceptibility to Crohn's disease and individuals with Crohn's disease are at increased risk for cancer at a number of organ sites. We studied the association between the 3020insC allele of the NOD2 gene and cancer among 2604 cancer patients and 1910 controls from Poland. Patients were diagnosed with one of twelve(More)
Very little is known about the chromosomal regions harbouring genes involved in initiation and progression of BRCAX-associated breast cancers. We applied comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to identify the most frequent genomic imbalances in 18 BRCAX hereditary breast cancers and compared them to chromosomal aberrations detected in a group of 27(More)
The presence of a monotonous population of small lymphocytes in effusions may be due to chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL), malignant lymphoma of the small cell type (SLML) or a chronic inflammatory process, such as tuberculosis. In this report we provide evidence that the enumeration of T and B lymphocytes in such fluids may provide a reliable means of(More)
The power of association studies between polymorphic genetic variants and breast cancer may be enhanced if the cancer subjects are subclassified by histologic subgroup. In this study we classified 482 unselected breast cancers from Szczecin, Poland by histology (ductal, lobular, medullary, other). All women were genotyped for three founder mutations in the(More)
The aim of the study is to verify the hypothesis that genetic polymorphisms are associated with the predisposition to all malignancies. Using as a model breast cancers from the homogenous Polish population (West Pomeranian region) after stratification of 977 patients by age at diagnosis (under 51 years and above 50 years) and by tumour pathology (ductal(More)
BACKGROUND Germline mutations of BRCA2 and NBS1 genes cause inherited recessive chromosomal instability syndromes and predispose to prostate cancer of poor prognosis. Mutations of the BLM gene cause another chromosomal instability clinical syndrome, called Bloom syndrome. Recently, a recurrent truncating mutation of BLM (Q548X) has been associated with a(More)
MIB-1 Ki-67 and PCNA scores in infiltrating ductal NOS breast carcinomas were compared. The correlation between MIB-1, Ki-67 and PCNA indices and several clinicopathological factors that have prognostic significance in breast cancer was also assessed. The mean Ki-67, MIB-1 and PCNA indices were 13.4%, 19.4%, 27.6%, respectively. Significant positive linear(More)
Identifying targets for personalized targeted therapy is the pathologist's domain and a treasure. For decades, pathologists have had to learn, understand, adopt and implement many new laboratory techniques as they arrived on the scene. Pathologists successfully integrate the results of those tests into final pathology reports that were, and still are, the(More)