Frank-Willi Floeth

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PURPOSE This was an open-label, dose-escalation trial of intratumoral administration of IL-4 Pseudomonas exotoxin (NBI-3001) in patients with recurrent malignant glioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 31 patients with histologically verified supratentorial grades 3 and 4 astrocytoma were studied. Of these, 25 patients were diagnosed with glioblastoma(More)
PURPOSE This was an open-label, dose-escalation trial of intratumoral administration of IL-4 Pseudomonas Exotoxin (NBI-3001) in patients with recurrent malignant glioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 31 patients with histologically verified supratentorial grade 3 and 4 astrocytoma were studied. Of these, twenty-five patients were diagnosed with(More)
OBJECTIVE Diffuse gliomas may harbor anaplastic foci which affect prognosis and determine adjuvant therapies. Such foci are not always detected by contrast-enhancement on MRI. Recently, other modalities have been introduced, such as FET-PET for pre-diagnostic imaging and 5-aminolevulinic derived tumor fluorescence for intraoperative identification of(More)
MRI is commonly used to determine the location and extent of cerebral gliomas. We investigated whether the diagnostic accuracy of MRI could be improved by the additional use of PET with the amino acid O-(2-[18F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine (FET). In a prospective study, PET with FET and MRI was performed in 31 patients with suspected cerebral gliomas. PET and(More)
Although the question of optimal treatment for malignant gliomas has been addressed in many retrospective papers, no clear answer has been found to what extent surgical removal of tumor tissue should be performed. We conducted a retrospective analysis in 274 unselected patients, admitted to our institution with the diagnosis of malignant supratentorial(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of [18F]fluoroethyl-L-tyrosine (FET)-positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy for tumor diagnosis in patients with suspected gliomas. METHODS Both FET-PET and MR spectroscopy analyses were performed in 50 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed(More)
Twenty primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) from immunocompetent patients (nineteen B-cell lymphomas and one T-cell lymphoma) were investigated for genetic alterations and/or expression of the genes BCL2, CCND1, CDK4, CDKN1A, CDKN2A, MDM2, MYC, RB1, REL, and TP53. The gene found to be altered most frequently was CDKN2A. Eight tumors (40%) showed(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Our goal was to evaluate MR imaging findings after local intracerebral gene therapy in patients with glioblastoma and differentiate postoperative contrast enhancement phenomena. METHODS In all, 26 patients with supratentorial single lesion glioblastoma underwent tumor resection and intracerebral injection of murine retroviral(More)