Adelheid Woehrer

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Glioblastoma is the most common malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Its often rapid clinical course, with many medical and psychosocial challenges, requires a multidisciplinary management. Modern multimodality treatment and care improve patients' life expectancy and quality of life. This review covers major aspects of care of glioblastoma patients with(More)
In Austria, registration of malignant brain tumours is legally mandatory, whereas benign and borderline tumours are not reported. The Austrian Brain Tumour Registry (ABTR) was initiated under the auspices of the Austrian Society of Neuropathology for the registration of malignant and non-malignant brain tumours. All Austrian neuropathology units involved in(More)
Brain metastases (BM) are frequent and carry a dismal prognosis. BRAF V600E mutations are found in a broad range of tumor types and specific inhibitors targeting BRAF V600E protein exist. We analyzed tumoral BRAF V600E-mutant protein expression using the novel mutation-specific antibody VE1 in a series of 1,120 tumor specimens (885 BM, 157 primary tumors,(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterised by neuronal loss and cerebral deposition of proteins with altered physicochemical properties. The major proteins are amyloid-β (Aβ), tau, α-synuclein, and TDP-43. Although neuropathological studies on elderly individuals have emphasised the importance of mixed pathologies, there have been few observations on the(More)
Several blood biomarkers have been established for the early diagnosis, screening and follow-up of non central nervous system cancers. However, there is lack of knowledge on biochemical blood alterations in brain tumor patients. In this study, we prospectively collected blood plasma samples of 105 adult brain tumor patients with diffuse low-grade glioma(More)
BACKGROUND Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed cell death 1 (PD1) or its ligand (PD-L1) showed activity in several cancer types. METHODS We performed immunohistochemistry for CD3, CD8, CD20, HLA-DR, phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), PD-1, and PD-L1 and pyrosequencing for assessment of the O6-methylguanine-methyltransferase (MGMT)(More)
Three histological variants are known within the family of embryonal rosette-forming neuroepithelial brain tumors. These include embryonal tumor with abundant neuropil and true rosettes (ETANTR), ependymoblastoma (EBL), and medulloepithelioma (MEPL). In this study, we performed a comprehensive clinical, pathological, and molecular analysis of 97 cases of(More)
To assess the value of anti-isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) immunohistochemistry for evaluating diffuse gliomas, we analyzed anti-IDH1-R132H immunohistochemistry using monoclonal antibodies DIA-H09 and IMab-1 and IDH1 gene sequencing in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded biopsy samples of 95 diffuse gliomas. We found concordant immunostaining results(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors are highly malignant embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumors that were defined as an entity in 1996. As compared with other malignant CNS tumors, their biological behavior is particularly aggressive, but patients may benefit from an intensified treatment. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors display a complex(More)
Ganglioglioma is a rare CNS tumor with a benign biological behavior. Recently, the BRAF V600E mutation was identified in approximately 20 % of gangliogliomas. Here, we analyzed a total of 71 gangliogliomas for BRAF V600E mutational status by VE1 immunohistochemistry and direct DNA sequencing. The BRAF V600E mutation was detected in 41/71 (58 %)(More)