Iryna V Samarska

Iryna V Samarska
Maastricht University | UM · Department of Pathology

PhD, MD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - December 2018
Johns Hopkins University
Position
  • Fellow
May 2013 - present
Maastricht University
Position
  • Medical Doctor
April 2011 - August 2012
University of Groningen
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (36)
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Background: Previous research suggests that Warburg-subtypes are related to potentially important survival differences in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. In the present study, we investigated whether mutational subgroups based on somatic mutations in RAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, and MET, which are known to promote the Warburg-effect, as well as mismatch r...
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Background: Cutaneous metastases of internal malignancies occur in one to ten percent of cancer patients. The diagnosis can sometimes be challenging, especially in cases with an unknown primary cancer. Materials & methods: A retrospective case review was performed including all cases of skin metastases from primary internal malignancies diagnose...
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Introduction KRAS mutations ( KRAS mut ), PIK3CA mut , BRAF mut , and mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) have been associated with the Warburg-effect. We previously observed differential associations between energy balance-related factors (BMI, clothing-size, physical activity) and colorectal cancer (CRC) subtypes based on the Warburg-effect. We now...
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Early‐life (childhood to adolescence) energy balance‐related factors (height, energy restriction, BMI) have been associated with adult colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Warburg‐effect activation via PI3K/Akt‐signaling might explain this link. We investigated whether early‐life energy balance‐related factors were associated with risk of Warburg‐subtypes...
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Background: Energy balance-related factors (BMI, waist circumference, physical activity) have been associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Warburg-effect activation via PI3K/Akt-signaling is one of the proposed mechanisms. We investigated whether energy balance-related factors were associated with risk of Warburg-subtypes in CRC. Methods:...
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Previous research has suggested that the expression of proteins related to the Warburg effect may have prognostic value in colorectal cancer (CRC), but results remain inconsistent. Our objective was to investigate the relationship between Warburg-subtypes and patient survival in a large population-based series of CRC patients. In the present study,...
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Background: Urethral stricture is a relatively frequent problem often requiring multiple surgical interventions. The objective of this study was to compare the clinicopathologic features of urethral resections from patients who underwent open end-to-end anastomotic urethroplasty and later recurred compared to those who did not. Methods: A retros...
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Background: Scoring of immunohistochemical (IHC) staining is often done by non-pathologists, especially in large-scale Tissue MicroArray (TMA)-based studies. Studies on the validity of scoring results from non-pathologists are very limited. Therefore, our main aim was to assess inter-observer agreement between trained non-pathologists and an exper...
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Background The presence of osteoclast-like giant cells (OGC) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rare and literature on this topic is scarce. In this article, we report on a case of a 77-year-old male patient with HCC with OGC and provide an overview of the current literature. Methods We conducted a systematic search to find all available literat...
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Azoospermia is classified as the complete absence of sperm in ejaculate and accounts for 10–15% of male infertility. Many anticancer drugs are known to cause defects in spermatogenesis, but the effects of immune checkpoint inhibitor cancer therapy on spermatogenesis remains largely unknown. Presented here is a normozoospermic man (60 million sperm/...
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BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) has been associated with some high-grade and special urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) subtypes in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we evaluated the relationship of BKPyV-positive urine cytology specimens (UCS) with UCC. A large single-institution database was retrospectively searched for UCS positive for decoy cells, suggesti...
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The purpose of this report was to systematically review the radiation enhancement factor (REF) effects of immunotherapy on radiotherapy (RT) to the local tumor in comparison with other traditional radiation sensitizers such as cisplatin. PubMed and Medline databases were searched until February 2019. Reports with abscopal effect in the results were...
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Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a rare biliary-duct malignancy with poor prognosis. Recently, the presence of the human polyomavirus 6 (HPyV6) has been reported in the bile of diverse hepatobiliary diseases, particularly in the bile of CCA patients. Here, we investigated the presence of novel HPyVs in CCA tissues using diverse molecular techniques to a...
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Background Small cell neuroendocrine (NE) carcinomas of the prostate classically lose androgen receptor (AR) expression, may harbor loss of the RB1 , TP53 , and PTEN tumor suppressor genes, and are associated with a poor prognosis. However usual‐type adenocarcinomas may also contain areas of NE differentiation, and in this context the molecular fea...
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The emergence of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has provided previously unachievable curative therapy for many patients, particularly those with metastatic melanoma.¹ However, the long-term outcomes for patients using ICIs are only beginning to be investigated. One important potential unexplored adverse effect is impaired male fertility. The c...
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Primary rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) of the adult prostate is a very rare tumor with only 45 cases published to date. The clinical course of RMS of the prostate is very aggressive, and prognosis is very poor. Here we describe two cases of primary RMS of the prostate of adult patients and discuss the differential diagnosis of RMS with other mesenchymal tu...
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Background: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a rare biliary duct malignancy with a poor prognosis. Recently, the presence of human polyomavirus 6 (HPyV6) has been reported in the bile of different hepatobiliary diseases, in particular frequently detected in the bile of CCA patients including high viral load (Chan et al., 2017). Here, we investigated the...
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Condyloma acuminatum rarely occurs in the urinary bladder and is considered to be a risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma, although there are only a few publications with limited cases. We studied 51 cases of condyloma acuminatum of the urinary bladder from transurethral resections of the urinary bladder of 38 patients from the consult files of o...
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Carcinoma in situ (CIS) is difficult to visualize with white light cystoscopy (WLC), whereas blue light cystoscopy (BLC) using photosensitizing agents improves detection rates. We retrospectively reviewed transurethral biopsies of bladder tumors in which both WLC and BLC evaluations were performed (n = 135 samples from 79 patients). Biopsies were c...
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Background: A new prostate cancer grading system was proposed in 2013 and endorsed by major journals and societies in 2014, in part because of anecdotal evidence that Gleason scores (GSs) were incorrectly combined in the literature. Objective: To examine how published studies categorized GSs in current practice. Design, setting, and participant...
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Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma with dismal prognosis. The median age of presentation ranges from 62 to 69 years with generalized lymphadenopathy, B symptoms, and hepatosplenomegaly as the most prevalent symptoms. The combination of B-cell and T-cell proliferations is common in AITL and the B-cell component may res...
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Our case report describes the strong ability of noninvasive diagnostic techniques to detect cardiac involvement in advanced systemic amyloid light chain amyloidosis, which was confirmed at autopsy.
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Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may induce systemic inflammation and vascular dysfunction. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) modulates various vascular and immune responses. Here we explored whether agonists of the S1P receptors, FTY720 and SEW2871 improve vascular reactivity after CPB in the rat. Experiments were done in male Wistar rats (total n = 127)....
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CONTEXTCardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a commonly used technique in cardiac surgery but is associated with acute, transient, renal dysfunction that has a negative impact on long-term survival.OBJECTIVE To unravel the molecular pathogenesis of renal injury following CPB.DESIGNTo obtain insight into the pathogenesis of renal dysfunction following CPB...
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Introduction: Rat models of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been used to examine the mechanisms of associated organ damage and to test intervention strategies. However, these models only partly mimic the clinical situation, because of the use of blood transfusion and arterial inflow via the tail artery. Thus a model using arterial inflow in the...
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Background: Hemorrhagic shock is associated with changes in vascular responsiveness that may lead to organ dysfunction and, ultimately, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Volatile anesthetics interfere with vasoresponsiveness, which may contribute to organ hypoperfusion. in this study, the authors examined the influence of adjunct nitrous oxide o...
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Hemorrhagic shock is associated with changes in vascular responsiveness that may lead to organ dysfunction and, ultimately, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Volatile anesthetics interfere with vasoresponsiveness, which may contribute to organ hypoperfusion. In this study, the authors examined the influence of adjunct nitrous oxide on the vascul...

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