Wenancjusz Domagala

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of pedigree/clinical data, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and microsatellite instability (MI) analyses in the reduction of costs of constitutional hMLH1 and hMSH2 gene mutation diagnosis in patients with colorectal cancers (CRC). Pedigree/clinical data were evaluated on a series of 168 patients with CRC,(More)
Despite ongoing trials of PARP inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer (BC), the extent of poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase-1 (PARP-1) protein expression in BCs, which may influence treatment results, is not known. The purpose of this report is to assess expression of PARP-1 in BC including BRCA1-associated, triple negative (TN), and basal-like tumors.(More)
Vimentin expression, growth fractions (GF), and estrogen receptor (ER) levels were determined for 90 untreated primary breast carcinomas. Coexpression of keratin and vimentin was found in approximately 20% of the tumors regardless of menopausal status. Vimentin was expressed preferentially in tumor cells of high-grade ductal breast carcinomas (15 of 28(More)
Cathepsin D expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 59 node-negative and 77 node-positive infiltrative ductal not otherwise specified (NOS) breast carcinomas and compared with overall survival at 90 months. Cancer cells in 60% (81/136) of the tumors expressed cathepsin D. In the stroma of 33% (18 of 55) cathepsin D negative tumors, numerous(More)
The FHIT gene at human chromosome region 3p14.2 straddles the common fragile site, FRA3B, and numerous homozygous deletions in cancer cell lines and primary tumors. Also, the 3p14.2 chromosome breakpoint of the familial clear cell kidney carcinoma-associated translocation, t(3;8)(p14.2;q24), disrupts one FHIT allele between exons 3 and 4, fulfilling one(More)
A simple and inexpensive method of cell preparation for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is described. This method allows for rapid identification of the same cells under the light microscope and by SEM. The method does not perceptibly alter the ultrastructural surface features of target cells. It is applicable to all cells in suspension, and its(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations in the expression of p53 tumor suppressor protein is a frequent event in human cancer but the practical implications of this phenomenon are yet to be fully exploited. The objective of this study was to determine the value of p53 accumulation as a marker of tumor progression and prognosis of gastric carcinoma patients and to evaluate(More)
The p21/WAF1/Cip1 antibody, DCS-60, was characterized by means of immunoblotting and immunofluorescence on a variety of human breast cancer cell lines. Heterogeneous staining of nuclei was observed with strong staining of cells in early G1. p21/WAF1/Cip1 expression in invasive ductal, not otherwise specified breast carcinomas was determined using(More)
Fine needle aspirates and touch imprints of 36 hyperplastic (reactive) lymph nodes were tested for the presence of keratin and desmin. Keratin-positive cells with morphologic characteristics corresponding to extrafollicular (fibroblastic) reticulum cells were found in 18% of the fine needle aspirates and 42% of the touch imprints. The number of(More)
Two hundred sixty-two invasive breast carcinomas dating from 1979 to 1984 were tested for vimentin and keratin on formaldehyde-fixed paraffin-embedded sections. None of 26 lobular carcinomas expressed vimentin. Vimentin expression in 10% or more of tumor cells was found in 78% of medullary (14 of 18), in 16% of ductal not otherwise specified (NOS) (35 of(More)