Friedrich Prall

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The term tumour budding denotes that at the invasion front of colorectal adenocarcinomas tumour cells, singly or in small aggregates, become detached from the neoplastic glands. This morphological feature is increasingly being recognized as a strong and robust adverse prognostic factor. Biologically, tumour budding is closely related to the(More)
Previous studies have identified high numbers of intraepithelial T lymphocytes to be associated with good prognosis in various types of cancer. Few studies addressing this issue have been published for colorectal cancer. In a simulated prospective approach ("phase II prognostic factor study"), all nonmetachronous International Union Against Cancer (UICC)(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of chemoradiation using capecitabine and irinotecan as neoadjuvant therapy for patients with rectal cancer. Conventional radiation was given at daily fractions of 1.8 Gy on 5 days a week for a total dose of 55.8 (50.4 + 5.4) Gy. Concurrently, irinotecan 40 mg m(-2) once weekly and capecitabine(More)
AIMS The term tumour 'budding' has been coined for the detachment of tumour cells from the neoplastic glands of adenocarcinomas and is presumed to be an early step in the metastatic process. A limited number of studies have shown budding to be an adverse prognostic factor. METHODS AND RESULTS All primary single, non-metachronous TNM stage I/II colorectal(More)
Pathogenetic pathways of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) lacking mutations in KIT and PDGFRA (∼15%) are still poorly studied. Nearly nothing is known about PI3K alterations in GISTs and only a few GISTs with BRAF mutations have been reported. BRAF mutations (V600E) were found in 3/87 tumors (3.5%) concomitantly were wild type for KIT and PDGFRA. No(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy intensified with irinotecan in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Eligible patients had nonmetastatic disease at a locally advanced stage that made R0 resection and sphincter preservation uncertain. They received preoperative radiation over 6 weeks to 45 Gy(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 is an important factor involved in the cross-talk between mononuclear cells and human papilloma-virus (HPV)-infected cervical epithelia. To prove the experimental model of a negative regulatory loop between the expression of the HPV oncogenes E6/E7 and the MCP-1 gene in vivo, we examined HPV-16-infected(More)
The localization of biliary glycoprotein (BGP) and its mRNA in normal colonic mucosa was studied by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. BGP mRNA was confined to columnar epithelial cells and expressed abundantly in the superficial mature cells and at low levels in differentiating cells in the upper crypts. Epithelial expression of BGP coincided(More)
Both hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and Kawasaki disease (KD) are diagnosed in patients with prolonged resistant fever by using a scoring system. Concurrent manifestation of both conditions has been reported previously. We describe an infant of 7 weeks whose condition fulfilled the criteria of HLH, but who, after clinical response to treatment,(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor infiltrating B cells (TiBc) have not yet been investigated in detail. This may at least in part be due to technical difficulties. Here we describe a straightforward and reproducible method to isolate and culture TiBc from primary colorectal carcinomas (CRC). METHODS/RESULTS TiBc cultures were generated by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(More)