Bettina Hentschel

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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)
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)
Epigenetic silencing of the O(6) -methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene promoter is associated with prolonged survival in glioblastoma patients treated with temozolomide (TMZ). We investigated whether glioblastoma recurrence is associated with changes in the promoter methylation status and the expression of MGMT and the DNA mismatch repair (MMR)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether TP53 mutation, 1p/19q codeletions, O(6)-methylguanylmethyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation, and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation predict natural course of disease or response to radiotherapy or chemotherapy or both in low-grade glioma patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cohort A consisted of 89 patients with(More)
PURPOSE The determinants of long-term survival in glioblastoma have remained largely obscure. Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 or 2 mutations are common in World Health Organization (WHO) grades II and III gliomas, but rare in primary glioblastomas, and associated with longer survival. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We compared clinical and molecular characteristics(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)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to compare the outcome of beating heart versus conventional coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) strategies in acute coronary syndromes for emergency indications. METHODS AND RESULTS 638 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) receiving emergency CABG surgery via midline sternotomy from January 2000 to(More)
Total mesometrial resection (TMMR) is characterized by: i). the en bloc resection of the uterus, proximal vagina, and mesometrium as a developmentally defined entity; ii). transection of the rectouterine dense subperitoneal connective tissue above the level of the exposed inferior hypogastric plexus; and iii). extended pelvic/periaortic lymph node(More)
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)
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)