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CD44 as a marker of renal cancer

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Renal cell cancer is a relatively common form of human cancer. Tumors develop in the kidney and have a tendency to grow into renal veins and metastasize to distant organs without the spread to regional lymph nodes as is common for many other tumor types.

This particular case shows a papillary form of renal cell cancer that grows with papillary excrescences into cyst formations and with areas of necrosis. The tumor has been stained with an antibody (HPA005785) that recognizes the CD44 protein.

CD44 is a cell-surface glycoprotein and a receptor for hyaluronic acid that is involved in cell-cell interactions, cell adhesion and migration...Read more


Cancer biomarkers identified

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In two recent publications the group of Fredrik Pontén in Uppsala has identified two very strong, independent biomarkers for the prognostic stratification of breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma.

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer affecting the kidney and there is an unmet clinical need for better prognostic and diagnostic tools for it. Diagnosis and subtyping of renal cell carcinoma are achieved through the morphological analysis of tumor sections. The application of immunohistochemistry can reveal important additional clues during the diagnostic work-up...Read more


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2018 ASCB | EMBO Meeting

December 8, 2018 - December 12, 2018

The Human Protein Atlas will be exhibiting at the 2018 ASCB EMBO meeting in San Diego. In booth number #624 you will meet the Cell Atlas team Emma Lundberg, Christian Gnann, Lovisa Åkesson and Peter Thul. They will also present four posters.
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International Rouen P2M Symposium on Precision Medicine

March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019

On March 29th, 2019, Mathias Uhlén will give a keynote on "The Human Protein Atlas - implications for human biology, drug development and precision medicine" at the International Rouen P2M Symposium on Precision Medicine "Pathways to Precision Medicine".