Gerd Fastner

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The aim of the present paper is to update the practical guidelines for postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy of breast cancer published in 2007 by the breast cancer expert panel of the German Society for Radiooncology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Radioonkologie, DEGRO). The present recommendations are based on a revision of the German interdisciplinary S-3(More)
For intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) during breast-conserving treatment four different techniques have been addressed: interstitial brachytherapy, an inflatable balloon with a central high-dose-rate source (MammoSite), a miniature orthovolt system (Intrabeam), and linac-based electron radiotherapy (IOERT). The dosimetric properties of these methods are(More)
A long-term analysis by the Early Breast Cancer Trialist Group (EBCTG) revealed a strong correlation between local control and cancer-specific mortality. MicroRNAs (miRs), short (20–25 nucleotides) non-coding RNAs, have been described as prognosticators and predictors for breast cancer in recent years. The aim of the current study was to identify miRs that(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1 (PPARGC1) is a transcriptional coactivator that has been implicated in the regulation of genes involved in energy metabolism. We studied associations of two polymorphisms identified in PPARGC1 transcripts with obesity indices in 591 middle-aged men and 467 middle-aged women of a cross-sectional(More)
  • V Bossuyt, E Provenzano, +17 authors D Cameron
  • Annals of oncology : official journal of the…
  • 2015
Neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) provides the unique opportunity to assess response to treatment after months rather than years of follow-up. However, significant variability exists in methods of pathologic assessment of response to NAST, and thus its interpretation for subsequent clinical decisions. Our international multidisciplinary working group was(More)
Neoadjuvant systemic therapy is being used increasingly in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. Response, in the form of pathological complete response, is a validated and evaluable surrogate end point of survival after neoadjuvant therapy. Thus, pathological complete response has become a primary end point for clinical trials. However, there is a(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) constitutes a paradigm shift from the conventional 3-5 weeks of whole-breast external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). IORT enables delivery of radiation at the time of excision of the breast tumour, targeting the area at highest risk of recurrence, while minimizing excessive radiation exposure to healthy breast(More)
PURPOSE A joint analysis of data from five contributing centers within the ISIORT-Europe program was performed to investigate the main contributions of intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) to the multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a histologic diagnosis of carcinoma of the pancreas, with an absence of(More)
A joint analysis of clinical data from centres within the European section of the International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT-Europe) was undertaken in order to define the range of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) techniques and indications encompassed by its member institutions. In 2007, the ISIORT-Europe centres were invited to(More)
To evaluate retrospectively rates of local (LCR) and locoregional tumor control (LRCR) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) who were treated with preoperative chemotherapy (primary systemic treatment, PST) followed by breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and either intraoperative radiotherapy with electrons (IOERT) preceding whole-breast(More)