Christoph Wiltschke

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Immunosuppression has been often associated with the course of malignant diseases. In the present study, the proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in response to mitogenic stimulation with phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) was assessed prospectively in 90 patients with stage I-III breast cancer. Whereas PHA-induced proliferation of PBMCs(More)
BACKGROUND In Her2-positive advanced breast cancer, the upfront use of trastuzumab is well established. Upon progression on first-line therapy, patients may be switched to lapatinib. Others however remain candidates for continued antibody treatment (treatment beyond progression). Here, we aimed to identify factors predicting for activity of second-line(More)
The present phase II trial was undertaken to assess the efficacy and toxicity of a combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium. Twenty patients (age range 50-79 years; inclusion criteria: WHO performance status 0-2, no previous cytotoxic treatment) with(More)
Purpose. The present prospective randomized adjuvant trial was carried out to compare the toxicity, feasibility and efficacy of augmented chemotherapy added to hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy after wide or marginal resection of grade 2 and grade 3 soft tissue sarcoma (STS).Patients and methods. Fifty-nine patients underwent primary surgery by(More)
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