Christoph Rochlitz

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PURPOSE To investigate response, survival, and safety profile of the somatostatin-based radiopeptide (90)yttrium-labeled tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid modified Tyr-octreotide ([(90)Y-DOTA]-TOC) in neuroendocrine cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a clinical phase II single-center open-label trial, patients with neuroendocrine cancers were treated(More)
PURPOSE CEACAM6, CEACAM1, and human carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) are coexpressed in normal colorectal epithelia, but show deregulated expression in colorectal cancers (CRC). Upregulation of CEACAM6 expression in hyperplastic polyps and early adenomas represents one of the earliest observable molecular events leading to colorectal tumors. The aim of our(More)
PURPOSE Radiopeptide therapy is commonly performed with a single radioisotope. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of somatostatin-based radiopeptide therapy with a single versus a combination of radioisotopes. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a cohort study, patients with metastasized neuroendocrine cancer were treated with repeated cycles of(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, the authors evaluated the clinical presentation of patients with T4b breast carcinoma, analyzed the impact of noninflammatory skin involvement on long-term survival, and addressed the question whether the T4 tumor category still has any justification. METHODS The clinical course of a study group of 119 patients with skin(More)
BACKGROUND The MUC1 protein is a highly glycosylated mucin normally found at the apical surface of mucin-secreting epithelial cells in many types of tissues. MUC1 is expressed, but heavily underglycosylated, in different human tumors. TG4010 is a viral suspension of a recombinant vaccinia vector (MVA) containing DNA sequences coding for the human MUC1(More)
OBJECTIVE Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) of the kidney are rare and highly aggressive malignancies. The purpose of our study was to present information about the management of patients with metastatic disease. METHODS The records of 2 patients (30-year-old female and 32-year-old male) with metastatic PNET of the kidney were reviewed and our data(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to explore the efficacy of (90)Yttrium-1,4,7,10-tetra-azacyclododecane N,N',N'',N-'''-tetraacetic acid ((90)Y-DOTA)-Tyr(3)-octreotide (TOC) therapy in advanced medullary thyroid cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In a phase II trial, we investigated the response, survival, and long-term safety profile of systemic [(90)Y-DOTA]-TOC treatment in(More)
Somatostatin-based radiopeptide treatment is generally performed using the β-emitting radionuclides 90Y or 177Lu. The present study aimed at comparing benefits and harms of both therapeutic approaches. In a comparative cohort study, patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumours underwent repeated cycles of [90Y-DOTA]-TOC or [177Lu-DOTA]-TOC until(More)
Chromosomal region 18q21 is frequently deleted in colorectal cancer (CRC) and is associated with poor prognosis. Potential tumor suppressor mechanisms altered by 18q21 deletion include mediation of TGFbeta signaling by SMADs. Following the definition of SMAD4 deletion as a negative predictive marker for chemotherapy benefit in patients with CRC, we aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, however, therapeutic options are limited. 50-90% of hormone-refractory prostate cancer cells show an overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which may contribute to uncontrolled proliferation and resistance to chemotherapy. In vitro, gefitinib, an orally administered(More)