Asmus Heumann

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Five renal transplant recipients were preoperatively treated with transplant acceptance-inducing cells (TAICs) in a Phase-I safety study of TAICs as an adjunct immune-conditioning therapy in living-donor kidney transplantation. Initially, patients received anti-thymocyte globulin induction therapy in combination with tacrolimus and steroid(More)
BACKGROUND Transmission of donor-derived cancer by organ transplantation is rare, but the risk has been increasing due to the aging donor pool. Undifferentiated neuroendocrine small-cell carcinoma is an aggressive tumor with the tendency to spread. Herein we have demonstrated different approaches to treat organ recipients with transmitted tumors. METHODS(More)
Associating liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has increased the rate of liver resections in patients with marginal future liver remnant. We here describe a modified ALPPS procedure with splitting-off the central liver segments for staged mesohepatectomy in patients with advanced gall bladder cancer. A double in situ(More)
Y-box binding protein 1 (YB-1) is an RNA and DNA binding factor with potential prognostic cancer. To evaluate the clinical impact of YB-1, a tissue microarray with 11,152 prostate cancers was analysed by immunohistochemistry. Cytoplasmic and nuclear staining was separately analysed. Cytoplasmic YB-1 was absent or weak in normal epithelium but seen in 86,3%(More)
INTRODUCTION The GNAS1 T393C single nucleotide polymorphism (T393C-SNP) correlates with Gαs mRNA stability and protein expression and augmented apoptosis. Genetic germ line variations as stable and reproducible markers potentially serve as prognostic marker in oncology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential prognostic value of T393C-SNP in(More)
The A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family of endopeptidases plays a role in many solid cancers and includes promising targets for anticancer therapies. Deregulation of ADAM15 has been linked to tumor aggressiveness and cell line studies suggest that ADAM15 overexpression may also be implicated in prostate cancer. To evaluate the impact of ADAM15(More)
PTEN deletion is an established prognostic biomarker in prostate cancer. We compared PTEN immunohistochemistry (IHC) and PTEN fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in the largest existing radical prostatectomy cohort with clinical follow-up data. There was high concordance between IHC and FISH: 93% (3098/3330) of tumors with intact PTEN IHC showed(More)
CD151 is a plasma membrane protein belonging to the tetraspanin family. CD151 represents a putative therapeutic target and has been suggested as a prognostic marker in several cancer types. The present study aims to investigate the prognostic relevance of immunohistochemical CD151 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Tissue(More)
Altered expression of the p16 tumor suppressor is frequently found in prostate cancer, but its role for tumor development and patient prognosis is disputed. In order to clarify the prognostic role of p16 and to draw conclusions on interactions with key molecular features of prostate cancer, we studied p16 expression in a tissue microarray (TMA) with more(More)
Polymorphisms of the base excision repair gene APE1 may be associated with an increased risk for developing prostate cancer. In other cancer types, altered APE1 protein expression is a candidate prognostic marker. Using immunohistochemistry, we thus analyzed APE1 expression in 9763 prostate cancers in a tissue microarray (TMA) with attached clinical and(More)