Heike Anders

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Radiotherapy represents an essential treatment option for the majority of cancer patients in different stages of their disease. Physical achievements of the recent years led to the implementation of high precision treatment planning procedures, and image-guided dose delivery is current state of the art. Yet, radiotherapy still faces several limitations with(More)
Radiotherapy is an essential part of multi-modal treatment for soft tissue sarcomas. Treatment failure is commonly attributed to radioresistance, but comprehensive analyses of radiosensitivity are not available, and suitable biomarkers or candidates for targeted radiosensitization are scarce. Here, we systematically analyzed the intrinsic radioresistance of(More)
Radiotherapy-despite being a local therapy that meanwhile is characterized by an impressively high degree of spatial accuracy-can stimulate systemic phenomena which occasionally lead to regression and rejection of non-irradiated, distant tumor lesions. These abscopal effects of local irradiation have been observed in sporadic clinical case reports since the(More)
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