GJ Offerhaus

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BACKGROUND A surgical resection is currently the preferred treatment for esophageal cancer if the tumor is considered to be resectable without evidence of distant metastases (cT1-3 N0-1 M0). A high percentage of irradical resections is reported in studies using neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery versus surgery alone and in trials in which patients(More)
Gut hormones that modulate the growth of normal pancreas may also modulate the growth of cancers originating from pancreas. This study visualized and compared the receptors for cholecystokinin (CCK), bombesin (BBS), secretin and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in tumour-free tissue sections of human pancreas (n = 10) and pancreatic ductal(More)
The isolation of Helicobacter pylori from the human stomach has changed the insights into the mechanisms of chronic gastritis. The altered concepts are reflected in newly developed classification systems. In 1989 distinction of the types A, B and C of chronic gastritis was proposed as a working formulation. In this classification type A gastritis is an(More)
Dysplasia in the gastrointestinal tract is defined as intraepithelial neoplasia (IEN) according to the WHO nomenclature. Neoplastic growth in the gastrointestinal tract evolves through stepwise tumour progression in which consecutive morphological stages are characterized by increasing genetic instability accompanied by specific genetic alterations.(More)
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