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OBJECTIVES Different patterns of invasion (representing different grades of tumor cell dissociation) are associated with prognostic outcome in cancer. We evaluated the prognostic value of different patterns of invasion (PI) in cervical carcinomas (CX). METHODS Six hundred eleven surgically treated CX (FIGO IB to IIB) were re-evaluated histologically(More)
O(6)-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation identifies a subpopulation of glioblastoma patients with more favorable prognosis and predicts a benefit from alkylating agent chemotherapy (CT). Little is known about its prevalence and clinical significance in older glioblastoma patients. We studied 233 glioblastoma patients aged 70(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prostate volumes defined by using MRI and CT scans, as well as the difference between prostate delineation in MRI and CT in three dimensions (3D). A further goal was to use MRI to identify subgroups of patients in whom seminal vesicle irradiation can be avoided. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 294 patients with biopsy-proven(More)
There are different types of tumoral growth patterns invading host tissue. During tumor infiltration, cancer cells not only destroy the pre-existing extracellular matrix, but usually induce new matrix formation by activating the peritumoral stromal cells; that is, desmoplastic stromal reaction (DSR) at the front of invasion (juxtatumoral stroma). This study(More)
WHO grading of human brain tumors extends beyond a strictly histological grading system by providing a basis predictive for the clinical behavior of the respective neoplasm. For example, patients with glioblastoma WHO grade IV usually show a less favorable clinical course and receive more aggressive first-line treatment than patients with anaplastic(More)
In most cases, the endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium is preceded by hyperplasia with different risk of progression into carcinoma. The original histologic slides from 560 consecutive cases with complex and atypical hyperplasia were re-examined to assess the interobserver-correlation. The hyperplasias were analyzed separately for their(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a paucity of data on cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 expression in normal breast tissue and on the changes in COX-2 expression from normal tissue via ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) lesions to invasive cancer. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate COX-2 protein expression in normal breast tissue, DCIS, and invasive breast cancer in(More)
SUMMARY The authors investigated whether acoustic speaking voice analyses can be used to predict the beginning of mutation in 21 male members of a professional boys' choir. Over a period of 3 years before mutation, children were examined every 3 months by ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and phoniatric specialists. At the same time, the voice was evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE Different patterns of invasion (PIs) have prognostic impact in several types of cancer and are associated with different grades of peritumoral stromal remodeling, characterized by the desmoplastic stromal response (DSR). One key regulator influencing cellular motility and peritumoral stromal response is c-met/HGF. This study evaluates the(More)
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinomas sometimes represent a non-small cell component. Because of infection with the high-risk human papillomavirus of small cell carcinomas (SmCCs), several host cell regulatory proteins are altered, thus causing altered proliferative activity. Knowledge regarding the prognostic impact of focal neuroendocrine differentiation(More)