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Effect of the MDM2 promoter polymorphisms SNP309T>G and SNP285G>C on the risk of ovarian cancer in BRCA1 mutation carriers
(BioMed Central, 2012-10-05)
Background: While BRCA mutation carriers possess a 20-40% lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer, knowledge about genetic modifying factors influencing the phenotypic expression remains obscure. We explored the ...
Predictive and Prognostic Impact of TP53 Mutations and MDM2 Promoter Genotype in Primary Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Epirubicin or Paclitaxel
(Public Library of Science, 2011-04-27)
Background: TP53 mutations have been associated with resistance to anthracyclines but not to taxanes in breast cancer patients. The MDM2 promoter single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) T309G increases MDM2 activity and may ...
DNA methylation profiling in doxorubicin treated primary locally advanced breast tumours identifies novel genes associated with survival and treatment response
(BioMed Central, 2010-03-25)
Background: Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women and consists of a heterogeneous collection of diseases with distinct histopathological, genetic and epigenetic characteristics. In this study, we aimed to ...
Genetic biomarkers as prognostic and predictive factors in metastatic malignant melanoma
(The University of Bergen, 2010-10-26)
Malignant melanoma is one of the most chemoresistant malignancies in man. Although effort is put into developing new drugs to treat metastatic melanoma, still dacarbazine, an alkylating agent approved in 1975 for therapeutic ...
Radiation therapy combined with hormone treatment for primary prostate cancer. Effects of radiation dose escalations and assessment of side effects
(The University of Bergen, 2009-05-06)
Inflammatory biomarkers with focus on Calprotectin (S100A8/S100A9) and S100A12 (EN-RAGE) : method development and application in acute radiation proctitis and rheumatoid arthritis patients
(The University of Bergen, 2007-02-02)
Assessments of diseases are usually performed by a combination of clinical symptoms, signs and objective measurements. Biochemical markers of inflammation are important in evaluation of treatment of acute and chronic ...
Resistance to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer: Potential role of p21B, p27 and the p53 apoptotic pathway
(The University of Bergen, 2009-03-13)
Association between long-term neuro-toxicities in testicular cancer survivors and polymorphisms in glutathione-s-transferase-P1 and -M1, a retrospective cross sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2007-12-27)
Background: To assess the impact of polymorphisms in Glutathione S-transferase (GST) -P1, - M1, and -T1 on self-reported chemotherapy-induced long-term toxicities in testicular cancer survivors (TCSs). Methods: A total ...
Adjuvant treatment: the contribution of expression microarrays
(BioMed Central, 2007-12-20)