Jochem R.N. van der Voort van Zyp

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Paxillin is an adapter protein regulating signaling and focal adhesion assembly that has been linked to malignant potential in many malignancies. Overexpression of paxillin has been noted in aggressive tumors. Integrin-mediated binding through the focal adhesion complex is important in metastatic adhesion and is upregulated by extracellular pressure in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Boosting the dose to the largest (dominant) lesion in radiotherapy of prostate cancer may improve treatment outcome. The success of this approach relies on the detection and delineation of tumors. The agreement among teams of radiation oncologists and radiologists delineating lesions on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging(More)
PURPOSE Whole-gland salvage for recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) shows high failure and toxicity rates. Early and adequate localization of recurrences enables focal salvage, thereby potentially improving functional outcomes, while maintaining cancer control. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis yielded 20 focal salvage I125 brachytherapy patients(More)
Dose escalated radiotherapy improves outcomes for men with prostate cancer. A plateau for benefit from dose escalation using EBRT may not have been reached for some patients with higher risk disease. The use of increasingly conformal techniques, such as step and shoot IMRT or more recently VMAT, has allowed treatment intensification to be achieved whilst(More)
Malignant cells shed from tumors during surgical resection or spontaneous metastasis experience physical forces such as shear stress and turbulence within the peritoneal cavity during irrigation, laparoscopic air insufflation, or surgical manipulation, and within the venous or lymphatic system. Since physical forces can activate intracellular signals that(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that pressure stimulates colon cancer cell adhesion to surgical wounds. METHODS We quantitated adhesion of murine 26/51 transplantable colon cancer cells by cell counting or chromium 51-labeling. Tumor cells were added to murine surgical wounds after 30 minutes preincubation under ambient or 15 mm Hg increased pressure. Src(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer cells adhere principally by integrins, matrix receptors that may be influenced by divalent cations. Surgical wound fluid is high in Mg2+ and low in Ca2+. We hypothesized that Mg+ and Mn2+ promote perioperative adhesion of shed cancer cells to surgical sites and that washing surgical wounds with Ca2+ inhibits implantation. METHODS We(More)
Patients with locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiotherapy can be eligible for salvage treatment. Whole-gland salvage techniques carry a high risk of toxicity. A focal salvage approach might reduce the risk of adverse events while maintaining cancer control in carefully selected patients. The aim of this review was to evaluate current(More)
INTRODUCTION Salvage Iodine-125 brachytherapy (I-125-BT) constitutes a curative treatment approach for patients with organ-confined recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiotherapy. Currently, focal salvage (FS) instead of whole-gland or total salvage (TS) is being investigated, to reduce severe toxicity associated with cumulative radiation dose.(More)
PURPOSE Organ-confined prostate cancer recurrences after primary radiotherapy can be treated with salvage iodine-125 brachytherapy. Options include total salvage (TS) or focal salvage (FS). TS often leads to severe late gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity. Differences in rectal dosimetry between TS and FS are presented and dose constraints proposed to reduce(More)