Florian Stockhammer

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PURPOSE The standard of care for anaplastic gliomas is surgery followed by radiotherapy. The NOA-04 phase III trial compared efficacy and safety of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy at progression with the reverse sequence in patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic gliomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (N = 318) were randomly assigned 2:1:1(More)
The aim of this investigation was to compare two current non-invasive modalities, single photon emission tomography (SPECT) using 123-iodine-α-methyl tyrosine (123I-IMT) and single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) at 3.0 T, with regard to their ability to differentiate between residual/recurrent tumors and treatment-related changes in(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) have been identified in approximately 70–80 % of astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas of WHO grades II and III, and in secondary glioblastomas. In addition, a low incidence of IDH2 mutations has been detected in these tumors, and the occurence of IDH1 and IDH2 mutations is mutually exclusive.(More)
The primary objective of this augmental, prospective, uncontrolled phase II multicentre trial was to assess adverse events (AE) associated with malignant glioma resection using 5-aminolevulinic (5-ALA). During accrual, the standard of adjuvant therapy changed to concomitant radiochemotherapy with adjuvant temozolomide (RT/TMZ). Thus, this study also(More)
Even after gross tumor resection and combined radiochemotherapy, glioblastomas recur within a few months. Salvage therapy often consists of rechallenging with temozolomide in a dose-intensified schedule. Previously, low-dose metronomic temozolomide in combination with cyclo-oxigenase 2 inhibitors has had a beneficial effect as first-line treatment for(More)
LBA2000 Background: In patients with MGMT-nonmethylated glioblastoma (GBM), primary chemotherapy with temozolomide (TMZ) is at best moderately effective. There is an urgent need for more effective therapies in this large subgroup of GBM. Since results of phase II trials with the antiangiogenic agent bevacizumab (BEV) +/- irinotecan (IRI) are promising in(More)
Malignant gliomas are highly infiltrative tumours with a fatal prognosis. F18-fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET)-positron emission tomography (PET) often reveals a broader extension of these tumours compared with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Complete resection of the contrast-enhancing lesion is aspired. Fluorescence-guided resection using(More)
INTRODUCTION Seizures are the most common initial symptom in patients with low-grade glioma and their occurrence strongly depends on the tumor location. The majority of low-grade gliomas reveal mutations in the genes encoding isocitrate-dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) or 2 (IDH2). These mutations are associated with metabolic changes that are potentially(More)
Objective Even without contrast enhancement on MRI scans gliomas can show histological features of anaplasia. These tumors are heterogeneous regarding anaplastic and non-anaplastic areas. Increased amino acid uptake was shown to be associated with dismal prognosis in gliomas. We investigated histological correlates of tumor grading in biopsies obtained from(More)
Treatment of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains to be a challenge with a median survival of 14.6 months following diagnosis. Standard treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and systemic chemotherapy with temozolomide. Despite the fact that the brain constitutes an immunoprivileged site, recent observations after(More)