Christian K. Kollmannsberger

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This study evaluates the degree and relevance of persisting ototoxicity after cisplatin-based standard-dose chemotherapy for testicular cancer, with emphasis on identification of potential factors for an increased risk of this late sequel. Hearing thresholds of 86 patients with a median age of 31 years (range 21-53 years) and a median follow-up time of 58(More)
In November 2011, the Third European Consensus Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Germ-Cell Cancer (GCC) was held in Berlin, Germany. This third conference followed similar meetings in 2003 (Essen, Germany) and 2006 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) [Schmoll H-J, Souchon R, Krege S et al. European consensus on diagnosis and treatment of germ-cell cancer: a(More)
OBJECTIVE The optimal sequencing of targeted therapies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is unknown. Observational studies with a variety of designs have reported differing results. The objective of this study is to systematically summarize and interpret the published real-world evidence comparing sequential treatment for mRCC. METHODS A search(More)
To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of combination chemotherapy with paclitaxel, cisplatin and 24 h continuous infusion of 5-FU/folinic acid in patients (pts) with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma. Forty-five chemotherapy-naive pts (28 male and 17 female) with a median age of 60 years (range 35-74) were enrolled. 5-FU 2(More)
As a result of the introduction of effective cisplatin-based chemotherapeutic regimens into the clinical routine, even patients with metastatic testicular cancer at initial diagnosis can be cured of their disease. Sexual dysfunction and infertility are common long-lasting sequelae in testicular cancer survivors, affecting approximately 20% of patients after(More)
To study the role of single agent carboplatin chemotherapy in patients with metastatic seminoma based on the data from two randomised trials. In subgroup analyses in patients with different disease characteristics, the outcome treated with either single agent carboplatin or cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy was compared. Individual patient data from(More)
To assess the ability of [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for the early prediction of response in patients with relapsed metastatic germ cell tumours undergoing salvage high-dose chemotherapy. The role of positron emission tomography was compared with established means of tumour response assessment such as CT scans/MRI and serum tumour(More)
To determine the efficacy of first-line sequential high-dose VIP chemotherapy (HD-VIP) in patients with primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumours (GCT), 28 patients were enrolled on a German multicentre trial. High-Dose VIP chemotherapy consisted of 3-4 cycles of dose-intensive etoposide and ifosfamide plus cisplatin, q22days, each cycle(More)
BACKGROUND Several reports suggest that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) may be more toxic in Asian vs non-Asian populations. Comparative efficacy of these agents with respect to ethnicity is not well characterised. METHODS A multicentre, retrospective, cohort study using Asian and(More)
Targeted therapy has greatly changed the way in which metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is treated. Agents that inhibit the vascular endothelial growth factor and mammalian target of rapamycin pathways that otherwise lead to angiogenesis have now become the standard of care. Much research into the sequence and combination of these agents is ongoing, and(More)