Alfred Böcking

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A task force of experts in the field of diagnostic DNA image cytometry, invited by the ESACP, and further scientists or physicians revealing experience in that diagnostic procedure (names are given in Addendum A), agreed upon the following 4th updated Consensus Report on Standardised Diagnostic DNA Image Cytometry during the 7th International Congress of(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies have detected aberrant promoter methylation of adenomatous polyposis coli promoter 1 A (APC), cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor-2A (p16(INK4a)), retinoic acid receptor beta2, and RAS association domain family protein 1 (RASSF1A) in bronchial aspirates and suggested their use as biomarkers for lung cancer diagnostics. The purpose of(More)
A task force of invited experts in the field of diagnostic DNA image cytometry, especially consisting of participants from the PRESS (Prototype Reference Standard Slides) and EUROPATH (European Pathology Assisted by Telematics for Healthcare) projects, but open to any other scientist or physician revealing experience in that new diagnostic procedure (names(More)
Authors G. Goeckenjan1, H. Sitter2, M. Thomas3, D. Branscheid4, M. Flentje5, F. Griesinger6, N. Niederle7, M. Stuschke8, T. Blum9, K.-M. Deppermann10, J. H. Ficker11, L. Freitag12, A. S. Lübbe13, T. Reinhold14, E. Späth-Schwalbe15, D. Ukena16, M. Wickert17, M. Wolf18, S. Andreas19, T. Auberger20, R. P. Baum21, B. Baysal22, J. Beuth23, H. Bickeböller24, A.(More)
AIM To investigate the prevalence and amount of polyploidy in fine needle aspiration specimens of the liver, urinary cytospin preparations, and cytospin preparations from pleural and peritoneal fluid. METHODS Cells from 44 liver smears, 48 urine specimens, and 46 pleural and peritoneal aspirations were examined. After Feulgen restaining the DNA content of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of exfoliative cytology (EC) and DNA-image cytometry applied to suspicious oral lesions compared with synchronous histology. METHODS Brush- and scalpel biopsies were obtained from 98 patients with suspicious oral lesions. In cases, in which EC revealed malignant or suspicious cells,(More)
OBJECTIVE The sensitivity of conventional cytology for identification of neoplastic cells in effusions is unsatisfactory, about 58%. The rate of diagnostically equivocal effusions in routine cytology is about 6%. DNA aneuploidy has previously been proven to be a sensitive and specific marker for the identification of tumor cells in effusions. In the present(More)