Advanced search
Start date

Gene expression profile of tumors from the upper digestive track: from tumor biology to new diagnostic tools

Grant number: 06/03227-2
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: January 01, 2008 - December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Pathology
Principal researcher:Luiz Fernando Lima Reis
Grantee:Luiz Fernando Lima Reis
Home Institution: Hospital Sírio-Libanês. Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras (SBSHSL). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Eduardo Jordao Neves
Assoc. researchers: Adriane Graicer Pelosof ; Alex Fiorini de Carvalho ; Ana Carolina Quirino Simoes ; Ana Margarida Miguel Ferreira Nogueira ; Cássio Cortez dos Santos ; Claudia Zitron Sztokfisz ; Dirce Maria Carraro ; Edaise Maria da Silva ; Eduardo Jordao Neves ; Elier Broche Cristo ; Fernando Augusto Soares ; Gustavo Henrique Esteves ; Letícia Koch Lerner ; Luciana Inácia Gomes ; Roberto Hirata Junior ; Sarah Martins Marques ; Tatiana Munhoz ; Yukie Sato Kuwabara
Associated scholarship(s):08/10011-1 - Modeling signaling pathways in cancer research, BP.DD


Tumors of the upper digestive track (stomach and esophagus) represent a major challenge in cancer research. The vast majority of tumors are presented at late stage, with extremely poor prognosis. Whereas stomach cancer is the second cause of cancer-related death world-wide, adenocarcinomas of the esophagus are leading the statistics of new cases in USA and Europe. Adenocarcinomas of both stomach and esophagus are associated with chronic inflammatory response leading to tissue remodeling and intestinal metaplasia, which is consider as a pathology with high risk of malignant transformation. Using cDNA microarrays, we determined the expression profile of samples representing normal and diseased mucosas of stomach and esophagus and, using mathematical and statistical tools, we identify molecular classifiers that might be important form early detection of malignant transformation. We also identify a series of genes belonging to functional modules related to cytokine responses and glicerolipid pathway as new candidates for causative effect in increased DNA damage. In this project, we aim to build a collaborative network of institutions and investigators in order to create a large sample bank with associated clinical data in order to validate previously obtained data as well as to further explore expression profile as a tool to better understand the biology of intestinal metaplasia and the molecular events related to its malignant transformation. The major spin-off from this project is that each participating institution will develop it own sample bank and, at the same time, get expertise in the various methods for gene expression analysis, enabling them to pursue independent research projects. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Living with Cancer 
Conviviendo con el cáncer 
Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERNANDEZ, ROBERTO; FONTES, LUIZ R.; NEVES, E. JORDAO. Density-Profile Processes Describing Biological Signaling Networks: Almost Sure Convergence to Deterministic Trajectories. Journal of Statistical Physics, v. 136, n. 5, p. 875-901, . (04/07276-2, 06/03227-2)
RIBEIRO, ADELE H.; PAVAN SOLER, JULIA MARIA; HIRATA JR, ROBERTO. Variance-Preserving Estimation of Intensity Values Obtained From Omics Experiments. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 10, . (06/03227-2, 11/50761-2, 15/01587-0)

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: