Francesca Amicarella

Institution: Institute of Surgical Research and Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel


Hebelstrasse 20


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Phone: (0041) 61.265.2376

Research interests:

Cancer immunobiology and immunotherapy

Selected publications:

1.Ectosomes released by platelets induce the differentiation of naïve CD4+ T cells into T regulatory cells Amicarella F, Sadallah S, Eken C, Iezzi G. and. Schifferli JA. JTH. 2014

2.GM-CSF production by tumor cells is associated with improved survival in colorectal cancer Nebiker C, Han J, Castori-Eppenberger S, Iezzi G, Hirt C, Amicarella F, Cremonesi E, Huber X, Padovan E, Angrisani B, Droeser RA, Rosso R, Bolli M, Oertli D, von Holzen U, Adamina M, Muraro MG, Mengus C, Zajac P, Sconocchia G, Zuber M, Tornillo L, Terracciano L, Spagnoli GC. Clin Cancer Res. 2014.

3.Mesenchymal stromal cells induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in human colorectal cancer cells through the expression of surface-bound TGF-beta.Mele V, Muraro MG, Calabrese D, Pfaff D, Amatruda N, Amicarella F, Kvinlaug B, Bocelli-Tyndall C, Martin I, Resink TJ, Heberer M, Oertli D, Terracciano L, Spagnoli GC and Iezzi G. Int. J. Cancer. 2013.

4.High myeloperoxidase positive cell infiltration in colorectal cancer is an independent favorable prognostic factor Droeser RA, Hirt C, Eppenberger-Castori, Zlobec I, Viehl CT1, Frey DM1, Nebiker C, Rosso R, Zuber M, Amicarella F, Iezzi G, Sconocchia G, Heberer M, Lugli A, Tornillo L, Oertli D, Terracciano L, Spagnoli GC. PLoS One. 2013.

5.Clinical impact of programmed cell death ligand 1 expression in colorectal cancer Droeser RA, Hirt C, Viehl CT, Frey DM, Nebiker C, Huber X, Zlobec I, Eppenberger-Castori S, Tzankov A, Rosso R, Zuber M, Muraro MG, Amicarella F, Cremonesi E, Heberer M, Iezzi G, Lugli A, Terracciano L, Sconocchia G, Oertli D, Spagnoli GC, Tornillo L. Eur J Cancer. 2013.

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