Pathology & Oncology Research

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List of Papers (Total 76)

Aspects of Modern Biobank Activity – Comprehensive Review

Biobanks play an increasing role in contemporary research projects. These units meet all requirements to regard them as a one of the most innovative and up-to-date in the field of biomedical research. They enable conducting wide-scale research by the professional collection of biological specimens and correlated clinical data. Pathology units may be perceived roots of biobanking...

Gene Expression Profiles in Chemokine (C-C Motif) Ligand 21-Overexpressing Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Chemokine (C-C Motif) ligand 21 (CCL21) plays an important role in tumor immunity. However, the molecular mechanisms by which CCL21 regulates tumor immunity remain largely unknown. In this study, we successfully generated a lentiviral vector expressing human CCL21 (Lenti-hCCL21), which was confirmed by biological assays. The Lenti-hCCL21 was transduced into PANC-1 cells, a...

Association between Polymorphisms of X-Ray Repair Cross Complementing Group 1 Gene and Pancreatic Cancer Risk: a Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

Emerging evidences have shown that common genetic polymorphisms in X-ray repair cross complementing group 1 (XRCC1) gene may be associated with the development of pancreatic cancer, but individually published studies and previous meta-analyses revealed inconclusive results. The aim of our study was to investigate the association between polymorphisms in XRCC1 gene and pancreatic...

Immunohistochemistry with Anti-BRAF V600E (VE1) Mouse Monoclonal Antibody is a Sensitive Method for Detection of the BRAF V600E Mutation in Colon Cancer: Evaluation of 120 Cases with and without KRAS Mutation and Literature Review

The major aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of anti-BRAF V600E (VE1) antibody in colorectal tumors with and without KRAS mutation. KRAS and BRAF are two major oncogenic drivers of colorectal cancer (CRC) that have been frequently described as mutually exclusive, thus the BRAF V600E mutation is not expected to be present in the cases with KRAS mutation. In addition...

Efficacy of Iodine-125 Seed Implantation in Locoregionally Recurrent and Unresectable Breast Cancer: a Retrospective Study

The management of locoregionally recurrent and unresectable breast cancer is a therapeutic challenge. This retrospective study aimed to assess the efficacy of 125I seed implantation brachytherapy as a palliative management in locoregionally recurrent breast cancer. We analyzed 36 locoregionally recurrent and unresectable breast cancers in our hospital between 2012 and 2016. All...

Analysis of Undesirable Sequelae of Sentinel Node Surgery in Breast Cancer Patients – a Prospective Cohort Study

Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy limits the frequency and severity of sequelae of surgical treatment. However, the procedure itself may not be completely free of complications. The goal of this work was to analyze prospectively the occurrence of undesirable sequelae in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy as an isolated intervention in the axillary fossa. This...

Molecular Signature of Tumors with Monoallelic 13q14 Deletion: a Case Series of Spindle Cell Lipoma and Genetically-Related Tumors Demonstrating a Link Between FOXO1 Status and p38 MAPK Pathway

Spindle cell/pleomorphic lipomas (SCLs), cellular angiofibromas (CAFs) and mammary-type myofibroblastomas (MFBs) are rare benign mesenchymal tumors with monoallelic 13q14 deletion. They are predicted to have a common pathogenic mechanism due to shared similar histological and immunohistochemical features; however, pathological consequences of monoallelic 13q14 deletion remain...

High- and low-Molecular Weight oat Beta-Glucan Reveals Antitumor Activity in Human Epithelial Lung Cancer

Beta-glucans are widely used in treatment, cosmetics, and the food industry. Glucans play a significant role in activation of the immune and antioxidant system and inhibiting tumor proliferation. In the current study the antitumor activities of new high and low molecular weight beta-glucan derived from oats were investigated in two human lung cancer cell line (A549, H69AR) and...

Influence of CYP2C19 Genotypes on the Occurrence of Adverse Drug Reactions of Voriconazole among Hematological Patients after Allo-HSCT

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of different CYP2C19 genotypes on selected liver function parameters, and ADR occurrence during VCZ prophylaxis in adult patients after allo-HSCT (allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation). CYP2C19 mutations were determined in a cohort of 30 adults using PCR-RFLP methods established by Sim et al. and Goldstein and...

Immunohistochemical Analysis of Foxp3+, CD4+, CD8+ Cell Infiltrates and PD-L1 in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The immunoexpression of the PD-L1 and the number of immune infiltrating cells have been shown to be a significant prognostic factors in various human cancers. Immunohistochemical method was used to examine the immunoexpression of PD-L1 and number of Foxp3+, CD4+, CD8+ cells in 78 cases of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs): with better prognosis - OSCCBP (n = 37), and with...

Long-Term Outcome of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)- Single Center Retrospective Analysis

Abstract For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in complete remission without an acceptable HLA donor, the autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) may remain a therapeutic option as remission consolidation, however its role is still a subject of continued debate. One hundred and twenty patients who underwent AHSCT for AML were included in this...

The 116G > A MSH6 and IVS1-1121C > T PMS2 Genes Polymorphisms Modulate the Risk of the Sporadic Colorectal Cancer Development in Polish Population

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. DNA mismatch repair (MMR) is an evolutionarily conserved process that corrects mismatches generated during DNA replication. MMR defects were found to be associated with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and a subset of sporadic colon cancers. The inheritance of common variations in MMR genes may...

Polymorphism of Promoter Region of TNFRSF1A Gene (−610 T > G) as a Novel Predictive Factor for Radiotherapy Induced Oral Mucositis in HNC Patients

Every year, about 650 thousand new cases of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) are diagnosed globally. Apart from surgery, radiotherapy (RTH), chemotherapy (CHT) or its combination is used in the treatment of HNC. One of the most frequent complications and, at the same time, limitations of RTH is oral mucositis (OM). Proinflammatory cytokines (including TNF-α) play a key role in the...

Is the Genetic Background of Co-Stimulatory CD28/CTLA-4 Pathway the Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer?

The impairment of immunological surveillance caused by aberrant T cell activation can lead to an inadequate anti-tumor response. Therefore, deregulation in co-stimulatory pathway might be associated with cancer susceptibility. Here we undertook a prospective study to investigate whether genetic variations in gene encoding molecule CD28 and CTLA-4 playing pivotal role in...

Detection of KRAS Mutations in Plasma DNA Using a fully Automated Rapid Detection System in Colorectal Cancer Patients

KRAS mutations have been recognized as predictive markers of primary resistance to anti-EGFR-antibodies in colorectal cancer patients. In addition, newly detected KRAS mutations have been reported to be related with acquired resistance to chemotherapy containing anti-EGFR antibody. Considering this evidence, monitoring of KRAS mutations is indispensable for making treatment...

Polymorphisms of Genes Encoding Multidrug Resistance Proteins as a Predictive Factor for Second-Line Docetaxel Therapy in Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains a substantial problem in chemotherapy. The purpose of the study was to investigate potential factors, including MDR genes polymorphisms, that could be used in qualification for second-line docetaxel therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after failure of platinum based chemotherapy. Study group comprised of 58 Caucasian subjects...

Molecular Profiling of Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma: Genetic Differences and Potential Novel Therapeutic Targets

Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are thymic epithelial tumors (TETs). We performed a molecular profiling to investigate the pathogenesis of TETs and identify novel targets for therapy. We analyzed 37 thymomas (18 type A, 19 type B3) and 35 thymic carcinomas. The sequencing of 50 genes detected nonsynonymous mutations in 16 carcinomas affecting ALK, ATM, CDKN2A, ERBB4, FGFR3, KIT...

Prognostic Value of microRNA-9 in Various Cancers: a Meta-analysis

Recently, there are more and more evidences from studies have revealed the association between microRNA-9 (miR-9) expression and outcome in multiple cancers, but inconsistent results have also been reported. It is necessary to rationalize a meta analysis of all available data to clarify the prognostic role of miR-9. Eligible studies were selected through multiple search...

Region Specific Differences of Claudin-5 Expression in Pediatric Intracranial Ependymomas: Potential Prognostic Role in Supratentorial Cases

Ependymomas are common pediatric brain tumors that originate from the ependyma and characterized by poor prognosis due to frequent recurrence. However, the current WHO grading system fails to accurately predict outcome. In a retrospective study, we analyzed 54 intracranial pediatric ependymomas and found a significantly higher overall survival in supratentorial cases when...