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OBJECTIVE Surgical resection is an important form of treatment for pulmonary metastases from colorectal carcinoma. We analyzed the clinical course, outcome, and prognostic factors after surgery. METHODS Between 1985 and 2000, 167 patients (103 men, 64 women) underwent complete pulmonary resection of metastatic colorectal carcinoma. Only patients who met(More)
INTRODUCTION The German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention Trial (LUSI) is one of the European randomized trials investigating the efficacy of low-dose multislice computed tomography (MSCT) as a screening tool for lung cancer. In the evaluation of the first (prevalence) screening round, we observed exceptionally high early recall rates, which made the(More)
The treatment of patients with pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer continues to evolve. Recently the use of novel agents as a first-line treatment in metastatic colorectal disease has generated cautious optimism in the oncological community. However, pulmonary metastasectomy remains a mainstay in a multidisciplinary concept for a highly selected(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumour but with increasing incidence and a poor prognosis. In 2008, the European Respiratory Society/European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Task Force brought together experts to propose practical and up-to-dated guidelines on the management of MPM. To obtain an earlier and reliable diagnosis of MPM, the experts(More)
BACKGROUND Genome-wide association studies have identified three chromosomal regions at 15q25, 5p15, and 6p21 as being associated with the risk of lung cancer. To confirm these associations in independent studies and investigate heterogeneity of these associations within specific subgroups, we conducted a coordinated genotyping study within the(More)
PURPOSE Low-dose multislice-CT (MSCT) detects many early-stage lung cancers with good prognosis, but whether it decreases lung cancer mortality and at which costs is yet insufficiently explored. Scope of the present study is to examine within a common European effort whether MSCT screening is capable to reduce the lung cancer mortality by at least 20 % and(More)
The clinical histories of 10 women suffering from benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) after hysterectomy and information on lung lesions detected in these women are presented, together with corresponding data for 2 women with metastasizing leiomyosarcoma of the uterus for comparison: gross appearance, survival, and light microscopical, immunohistochemical(More)
Recently, a novel classification system based on tumour architecture and with high prognostic impact has been proposed for pulmonary adenocarcinomas (ADCs). For imaging-based prediction of histological ADC subtypes and, thus, prognosis, it is of paramount importance to investigate the correlations of radio- and histomorphological parameters. Associations(More)
Individual susceptibility to carcinogens, an important determinant of disease risk, is influenced by host factors such as the ability to repair DNA lesions. In order to identify subjects who are at high risk, we have developed a microgel electrophoresis assay for use in molecular epidemiological studies. The assay was validated in a pilot case-control(More)